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How CIFS virus scanning works

CIFS virus scanning is carried out on dedicated PC clients running the Data ONTAP-compliant antivirus application of your choice.

When you enable the virus-scanning process through Data ONTAP on the storage system, the virus-scanning application tells the storage system to send file scanning requests.

The virus-scanning application watches for requests from the storage system. Whenever the types of files you specify are opened or changed on the storage system, Data ONTAP sends the PC client a request to scan the file.

The Data ONTAP virus-scanning process can scan multiple storage systems from a single PC client if your virus-scanning application performs this function. For more information about whether a specific virus-scanning application can accommodate scanning multiple storage systems, contact the manufacturer of your virus-scanning application.