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Only need fsav for amavis (Ubuntu/Debian)

Tijn W/ Alumni Posts: 1 Security Scout

We have a license for F-secure Linux Security Server Edition but i only need to implenent the fsav binary.


I dont want to install webui's all kind of processes and more overhead.


It wil be implemented in amavis :


### version 4.65
['F-Secure Antivirus for Linux servers',
['/opt/f-secure/fsav/bin/fsav', 'fsav'],
'--delete=no --disinf=no --rename=no --archive=yes --auto=yes '.
'--dumb=yes --list=no --mime=yes {}', [0], [3,6,8],
qr/(?:infection|Infected|Suspected): (.+)/ ],


Do we have the wrong product / package? Or is there any way we can lift the needed binaries and libraries (+ license) so i can use it.




  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master



    I think it is not recommended to use Amavis due to poor performance. Furthermore, FSAV Linux Security 9.20 is a really old product and everybody is waiting for F-Secure team to come up with a version 10 or 11 replacement.


    However, F-Secure Corp. has a specialized Linux mail-filtering solution called "FSAV Internet Gatekeeper", which runs on either normal Linux distro or special Linux (appliance format). The latest FSAV-IGK ver. 5 has only command-line configs, as you desire, while the previous IGK ver. 4.xx has a webGUI.


    You can put FSAV IGK on a separate physical or virtual Linux computer or you can put it on the same server computer, by fiddling with the TCP ports. The product's user manual is really detailed and of high quality, so the configuration should not be a maze for the sysadmin.


    This kind of modularity should offer better reliability and disaster recovery levels, compared to trying to shoehorn antivirus onto the mail server via Amavis. If something gets broken, the Amavis devs and the anti-virus devs can start pointing at each other for the bugfix responsibility. With the IGK product in place, F-Secure's tech support has sole responsibility to you, as a customer.


    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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