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How to exclude SAN and NAS mount points from scanning with VirusScan Enterprise
Technical Articles ID:   KB54457
Last Modified:  7/19/2018


McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention 10.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x

Storage Area Network (SAN) devices and servers
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and servers


To exclude SAN and NAS devices and servers that use mount points from scanning with VSE, create an On-Access Scanner process exclusion for the volume names of the SAN / NAS devices and servers.

IMPORTANT: These exclusions will not work with Endpoint Security. Endpoint Security does not support physical path exclusions yet.
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Use the following syntax for exclusions:
\Device\HarddiskVolumeN\ (where N represents the volume number)


How to configure exclusions in VSE:
When configuring exclusions, always apply the principle that the more precise the exclusion, the smaller the potential security risk. For instructions to configure exclusions, refer to the following documentation:
  • KB66909 - Consolidated list of Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise exclusion articles
  • KB55898 - Understanding VirusScan Enterprise Exclusions
  • KB67544 - How to create low-risk and high-risk process exclusions for VirusScan Enterprise 8.x in ePolicy Orchestrator
  • KB50998 - How to manage file and folder exclusions in VirusScan Enterprise 8.x using wildcards
  • KB61000 - VirusScan Enterprise exclusions and hardware paths (physical address versus logical address)

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