|Subject:||Effects of Anti-Virus software when running file synchronization in Syncrify|
|Creation date:||2/23/20 2:56 PM|
|Last modified on:||10/27/20 3:44 PM|
Anti-Virus software could have a negative effect on performance when using with Syncrify. Many Anti-Virus software sit in between an HTTP client (such as a browser) and an HTTP server and monitor the communication between them. The goal is to prevents users from downloading a potentially harmful file from a publicly available web server on the Internet.
Anti-Virus software do that by inspecting every HTTP request and response between the client and server. Communication between Syncrify Client and Syncrify Server is also done over HTTP(S). There are two significant disadvantages of having an anti-virus software watch the communication between Syncrify Client and Server:
Moreover, this can potentially affect the network speed of other users on the same LAN if this inspection is done by the network firewall.
Syncrify client sends an EICAR test virus to detect an anti-virus software in between. One of two things can happen when this test virus is sent: