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Identifying a replacement for VSCL for Linux

Folks,

We are currently using McAfee VirusScan Command-Line Scanner (VSCL) for Linux on an Ubuntu system.
    https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB52944

This product is end of life so we have been looking at the McAfee product range to try and identify a replacement.
The key features we require are:
    - Works on Linux (Ubuntu for preference)
    - Works from the command line
    - Works in an air-gapped environment (no Internet)
    - Does not require 'management infrastructure' (e.g. no EPO or equivalent)
    - Can be updated (new DATs) manually
    - Produces file by file output, in the manner of "uvscan --verbose --recursive some_directory"

There are other, more technical, requirements but those are the main ones.
Do McAfee have a suitable product?

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rackroyd
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Re: Identifying a replacement for VSCL for Linux

Hi,

Are you sure about the EOL status ? Please double-check on that with support.
VSCL 6.1.5 was only released 6 months ago and 6.1.4 & 6.1.5 still seems current according to articles:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB52944
https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-gb/support/product-eol.html

Kind Regards





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Re: Identifying a replacement for VSCL for Linux

Yes, VSCL is going to be EOL soon.

Yes we have product ENSL that works on ubuntu machine and can be a standalone product. Please refer the supported platform KB for ENSL below.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB87073

Answering to your questions. 

    - Works on Linux (Ubuntu for preference) - Yes
    - Works from the command line - Yes
    - Works in an air-gapped environment (no Internet) - Yes
    - Does not require 'management infrastructure' (e.g. no EPO or equivalent) - Yes it can be managed and standalone 
    - Can be updated (new DATs) manually - Yes
    - Produces file by file output, in the manner of "uvscan --verbose --recursive some_directory" - The may not be applicable. 

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Re: Identifying a replacement for VSCL for Linux

Bharath99,

Thanks for the response.  I have been looking at ENSLTP 10.6.13 (we are stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 until we resolve some legacy issues).

I could not find an Installation Guide for 10.6.13; the latest I could find was for 10.6.6

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/endpoint-security-10.6.6-installation-guide-linux/page/GUID-D0BC7521-...

I have followed the section “Install Threat prevention module on standalone systems”.

The TP module requires the McAfee Agent to be present - which I don’t need or want.

Once the TP module is installed, I cannot find a command which will allow me to run a scan of a directory from the command line.  You’ve indicated that this is possible.  Can you tell me how, or point me to the relevant documentation?

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