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Add ClamAV as module in Plesk to protect better the server. Thank you Parallels Team.

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Plesk currently offers two high-quality anti-viruses and other related services like WAF. Integrating another anti-virus solution is an expensive undertaking, so we’d like you to let us know which ClamAV features are missing in anti-viruses and services already available in Plesk. This will help us properly evaluate and prioritize this request.



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  • Madalin Ignisca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A decent paid extension would be better as an alternative to KAV and DR.WEB which are kind of too expensive.

    Like Plesk Web Host is 15$ and KAV 30$ per month?...

    People ask for Clamav as it is free and a 3-5$ addon to manage Clam through Plesk would show better potential for more Plesk users.

  • Michele commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 ... it's free... I think that is absolutely necessary to allow to have a system protect from virus/malware without give you more money... Plesk is already enough expensive!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well, I guess the point is that many user do not want to pay the extra fee for the two commercial anti-virus solutions...

  • JJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have all of our plesk server with kaspersky licences and it works alot better than our best clamAV configuration on some other servers - dont know why.

    @ Greg Conway: You know, that spamassasin is able to move spam in another directory without forwarding? Thats not a point for the integration of clam av.

  • Greg Conway commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would also like to see ClamAV within Plesk for the reason that it's a free subscription.
    However what is really required is a spam quarantine system. When spam is received it should be held on the Plesk server (rather than being tagged and forwarded on) and the quarantine system should send a daily summary email of all spam/virus received. This email should contain individual links so that the end user could then click a link to have any single spam email delivered to them if they so require. Any spam that has not been delivered would then be deleted from the server after x days.
    I am currently locked in an argument with my employees saying we should use the plesk spam/virus scanning system but they say it is not sufficient and we should instead be looking at something like barracuda or GFI. If the system as I have described was integrated into plesk then there would be no reason not to use plesk.
    The current system of tagging emails is okay BUT it involves having to set up outlook rules on every single client PC to filter out the mail, and all the spam mail is still forwarded to the on-site exchagne server. using the system above the spam email would go no further than the plesk server unless specifically requested.
    Thanks for listening! :)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Clam allows blocking by attachment type, even if the attachment is inside a ZIP file

  • Alpha Computer and Web Services commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've tried the Plesk anti-virus and anti-spam programs, I found they didn't really tell you, or do anything at all. WAF = Modsecurity is pretty good have that enabled with subscription. But you still need more in my opinion. Being able to Implement ClamAV FTP, HTTPD realtime scanning and Amavisd-New for antispam and email antivirus in Plesk with not having to do it manually. would be a great thing for a lot of people that don't know much about plesk and with a low budget.

    https://admin-ahead.com/products/plesk-plugins/ has plugins for Plesk ClamAV, but for email you'll have to manually setup Amavisd-New. Which you can use ClamAV and hundreds of other email antivirus scanners with Amavisd-New.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Several reasons for the inclusion of ClamAV (which are important for my company):
    1. We already have an infrastructure service with the central repository signatures ClamAV. If Plesk will maintain ClamAV out of the box, we can simply plug it into our infrastructure
    2. ClamAV is free and is open source
    3. In the event of a plurality of false-positives hosting provider will be able to remove poor-quality signature itself and will not bother its users erroneous notifications
    4. We have scripts to scan files using ClamAV, that uploaded via ftp, and subsequent notification for users (at the end of the session ftp).

  • Gustavo Morgado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    MORE INPUT REQUIRED? I don´t think so.

    Plesk really offers 2 High-Quality antivirus, for some bucks $$$. We want 3 high quality antivirus, so, one of them is FREE (Clamav), then we can choose to pay for Karpesky, Dr Webb or stay with free Clamav.

    This is the point.

  • Jake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 Mislav.eu
    Very well said, agree 100%.
    On a somewhat different note I stumbled across Admin-Ahead Realtime File Upload Scanner 1.0 in the extentions catalog. Apparently they've already taken the time to integrate ClamAV into plesk without any extra setup. They just seem to think it reasonable to charge $4 for something that should be free.

    @BC (small business owner)
    As a small business owner you should know the importance of time management. It takes time and resources to include new software into plesk. This isn't something they can say "Yep it's free, so it's included" Their devs have to not only include the new package but setup the GUI to work with it as well. Plesk (or any admin panel) has certain code that must be added to for every new piece of software included. As Mislav stated, it's much easier for us as system admins to add it manually to our local servers than it is for the Plesk team to add it globally. Justify your responses with reasons what features make ClamAV is better than what is offered as they've requested.

  • Mislav.eu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The main problem of society today is they want everything as final product without any manual work.

    Whatever you will say, in every company there must be a system administrator to take care of things like this. I never payed a penny to plesk for some other products, only the licence and I never had problems with stuff like this (I did, before I learned how to do this) - and I'm using plesk since version 9.

    People are paying for jugger firewall, kaspersky antivirus and other solutions provided, which are, don't get me wrong, just fine and they're working, but you can setup everything on your own.

    I setup-ed fail2ban on all of our servers even before plesk announced changes coming in plesk 12 and it was working, even apf firewall solution with IP banning (it's still on forums). People were complaining about incremental backups for years - I've also made a script for that - so it is possible - this one is also on forums.

    Why paying for some spam solution if you can integrate both clamav/amavis into postfix and that is working just fine in REAL TIME? You can also put addition rules to block different hosts, rules and you can even use different RBL there. How do you think people used different PHP versions under plesk before version 12 and option to just add new version in handler list? Manual way, yes, nothing automatically. In addition to that, clamav can scan command line, right? So you can even setup cronjob to scan emails ONLY (not vhosts) and move infected files to some quarantine folder.

    In the end it all comes to this:
    - I didn't come here to tell everyone how cool or uncool I am
    - I came here to tell sys admins outside there to learn and do your job, otherwise switch to windows platform and do the clicky stuff there or change job
    - if you're small company and don't have budget, do it my way and you will learn from this manual setups 500% more then all others, because this is what it takes to be a linux sys administrator (you can always automate things later)
    - if you're lazy and have money - purchase the product and hope everything is fine (in the end, you don't know how this work)
    - if you're lazy and don't have money - change the job, don't complain

    Yes, I gave 3 votes in the end, because, although it is free, it's very powerful tool as already mentioned and if something is free it doesn't essentially means it's worse product/solution then payed option (also widely used, documented, etc.)

    I know it takes time to implement, but just like fail2ban was integrated, clamav should be as well.

    I forgot even what to type more, I want voice recorder here so I can just talk and afterwards I just post new comment.

  • BC (small business owner) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Sergey & Jake Why isn't the fact thats its a free AV not a good argument. If thats not an argument u could ask thousands of dollars for one single plesk licence or an antivirus module. We got a bussiness to run. Mine is small, so i need to keep the costs low, to make some profit.

    Not only is ClamAv free, its fast, reliable, its widely used, well documentated, known and used by a huge group. Due that de current AV is IMO pretty expensive compared to my monthly costs of a full managementpanel: plesk (im a very small businessuser). Cause of this reason, me and many others with me use ClamAv. Integration with Plesk would save this big group of customers a lot of time. I think cause of this reason its in te top 10 of features requests. Besides, other panels have it, why shouldn't plesk have it?

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