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Barracuda Web Application Firewall

How do I enable Anti Virus protection for file uploads / downloads on the Web Application Firewall?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: one year ago

Solution #00004069



Applies to Barracuda Web Application Firewall models 660 and above, all firmware versions.


The Barracuda Web Application Firewall uses an integrated anti virus engine to scan files for embedded viruses and malware. Virus scanning is specified on a per URL basis, and should only be enabled for URLs which allow file uploads and downloads. This is recommended to avoid a load on the system as virus checking is a performance intensive task.

  1. Navigate to the Websites > Advanced Security page of the Web Application Firewall web interface.
  2. In the Advanced Security section, locate the service you would like to enable Anti Virus checking on and click Edit. Optionally, you can create a new service by clicking Add.
  3. In the Edit URL Policy section:
    a. Set Enable Virus Scan to Yes. 
    b. Set Status to On.
    c. Set Mode to Active.
  4. Click Save Changes.

When the Virus Scan feature is enabled for a service, all requests passing through the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for that service are scanned for viruses, and any traffic containing viruses is blocked.


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