Configuring a Network Share

  1. Go to Virtual Analyzer > Network Shares.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Add to configure a new network share.

    • Click a network share name to change the settings.

  3. Configure the general settings for the network share.
    Table 1.

    Field

    Description

    Status

    Select an option to enable or disable the network share configuration.

    Share name

    Type a descriptive name for the network share.

    Description

    Type additional information for the network share.

    Protocol

    Select an access protocol from the drop-down list.

    Server address

    Type the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the network share server.

    Note:

    Make sure the share server uses UTF-8 encoding to allow Deep Discovery Analyzer to perform sample analysis and display the server address properly.

    Path

    Type the network share path (for example, /Users/Shares/Website)

    User name

    Type the user name to access the network share.

    For domain users, type the user name in the format domain_name\user_name.

    Password

    Type the password to access the network share.

  4. Configure file name patterns that Deep Discovery Analyzer uses to filter files for scanning. Do the following:
    1. Select to match files based on the inclusion or exclusion list.
      Note:

      If you select to use both lists for file name matching, the exclusion list has priority.

    2. Type one or more file name pattern for the selected list.
      Note:
      • File name patterns are not case sensitive.

      • Deep Discovery Analyzer supports the following wildcards in file name patterns:

        • *: Matches all

        • ?: Matches any single character

        • [seq]: Matches any character in seq

        • [!seq]: Matches any character not in seq

      • You can configure up to 10 file name patterns in a list.

      • The same file name pattern cannot exist in both inclusion and exclusion lists.

      • Deep Discovery Analyzer scans files that match the selected file name pattern list.

  5. Specify the scan action.
    Table 2.

    Action

    Description

    Do not move files after scanning

    Select this option to keep the files in the original folder after scanning. This is the default setting.

    Note:

    To have Deep Discovery Analyzer automatically create the output_ddan output folder, select the Copy analysis report to output folder option.

    Move files

    Select this option to move files to the specified output folder after scanning.

    To access the output path using the same access credentials as the network share, select Inherit credentials from network share; otherwise, specify the access credentials for the output path.

    Note:
    • The output path and the network share path cannot be the same.

    • Make sure read-write permissions are set on the specified folder.

    • Files in the output path are excluded from scanning

    Delete files with the selected risk level(s) after scanning

    Select this option to delete files with the selected risk levels after scanning.

    Note:

    To have Deep Discovery Analyzer automatically create the output_ddan output folder, select the Copy analysis report to output folder option.

    Deep Discovery Analyzer stores the following generated files in the output folder (which is excluded from scanning):

    • Report files (with the file naming convention id_filename_report.zip)

    • Report metadata files (with the file naming convention id_filename.meta) that contain the original file path information for scanned files.

  6. Select a scan method.
    Note:

    This setting is not applicable if you select the option to move files after scanning.

    • Quick scan: Select this option to only scan files that are modified since the last scan. This is the default setting.

    • Full scan: Select this option scan all files.

    Note:
    • For the first quick scan, Deep Discovery Analyzer performs a full scan and scans only modified files in subsequent quick scans.

    • If you switch from Full scan to Quick scan, Deep Discovery Analyzer scans only modified files after the previous full scan is completed.

  7. Specify other scan settings.
    • Rename detected files: Select this option to rename detected files to prevent accidental execution of malicious files.

      Deep Discovery Analyzer renames detected files in the format id_<original filename>.vir.

      For example, if the original file name is test, the renamed file becomes 56_test.vir.

    • Copy analysis report to output folder: Select this option to create a copy of the analysis report to the output folder.

    Note:

    If you enable a scan setting, make sure read-write permissions are set on the network share.

  8. Configure scheduled scan settings. Do the following:
    1. Click the toggle button to enable or disable scheduled scan.
    2. Select a schedule option and configure the required settings.
      Note:

      If you select Full scan, you can only configure a weekly or monthly schedule.

  9. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test the connection to the network share.
  10. Click Save.
    Tip:

    After you add a network share, you can access the Submitters screen to view the associated sample submissions and adjust the weight value (the default is 4) for Virtual Analyzer resource allocation.