Nextcloud and Kaspersky partner up to protect users from malicious files


Today we’re happy to announce a partnership with Kaspersky to help secure customer data. With online collaboration tools becoming central to remote and distributed work in modern organizations, risks of malicious files spreading over the internal network have to be mitigated. The secure, on-premises content collaboration technology from Nextcloud integrates Kaspersky Scan Engine, the company’s integrated security product to automatically scan files when they are uploaded and ensure no dangerous files can spread.

Anti-virus

Nextcloud has had an anti-virus app using the open source ClamAV engine to scan files on upload and periodically in storage for a long time. But ClamAV has its limitations and large customers have been asking about more enterprise-ready options for a while. Together with Kaspersky,
we now have such a solution. It requires an on-premises Kaspersky Scan Engine, which can be purchased via Nextcloud, and a special version of our anti-virus app capable of interfacing with the Kaspersky Scan Engine.

The cross-platform nature of Nextcloud, with clients on mobile and desktop operating systems, means users can unknowingly upload and share infected files that might not affect their device, or even intentionally try to spread them through a public Nextcloud instance. The integrated anti-virus scan will intercept and block the upload on the server side, making sure the file is not distributed to other users.

The integration of Kaspersky anti-malware technology into Nextcloud’s product provides its customers with the certainty that files accessed through or downloaded from their content collaboration platform will be secure. It is extremely difficult for businesses to fight millions of web threats on their own – that’s why technology partners are needed. Together we can make our online world safer.

– Alexander Karpitsky, Head of Kaspersky Technology Alliances, Kaspersky.

About Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com

See also the full press release on our website for details and the Kaspersky website for their press release.

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