ServerProtect for Microsoft Windows and Novell NetWare

Simple Effective Anti-Malware Protection for Enterprise-class Servers


Enterprise servers can be a vulnerable, centralised point of information exchange. Even from inside the network, users or applications without adequate protection can unintentionally upload infected files to the server, which can spread to other systems that access these files. Additionally, large organisations may have hundreds or thousands of individual server machines that require monitoring, configuration, and maintenance. More importantly, today’s sophisticated attacks can target multiple points on the network and leave unseen trails of damage and the potential for re-infection.

Trend Micro™ ServerProtect™ delivers the industry’s most reliable virus, spyware and rootkit protection while simplifying and automating security operations on servers. ServerProtect scans and detects malware in real time and incorporates cleanup capabilities to help remove malicious code and repair system damage. Administrators can use one management console to centrally enforce, administer, and update malware protection on every server throughout an organisation. This robust solution enables enterprises to secure the entire server file system including compressed archives, distribute virus patterns to remove any viruses that get through, and help automate the damage cleanup process to resolve problems left by virus infections. As a result, the cost and efforts associated with a virus infection can be significantly reduced. 


Threat Protection

  • Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Rootkits

Protection Points

  • Microsoft servers
  • Novell NetWare servers
Key features

Reliable and Efficient Malware Protection

  • Features award-winning scan engine technology with an extensive track record in delivering comprehensive malware protection
  • Combines rule-based and pattern-recognition technologies for efficient malware detection
  • Includes new APIs for better spyware and rootkit detection and remediation
  • Secures internal communication channels to prevent disruption by malware
  • Delivers 24x7 anti-malware support from TrendLabs global research and support centres

Automates Scanning to Optimise Protection

  • customises by task to meet specific workflow needs for real-time scans, ad-hoc scans, scheduled scans, deployment, logging, and statistics
  • Breaks up scheduled scan tasks to scan high-usage directories on a different frequency than low use directories
  • Reduces resource impact by enabling traffic analysis and creation of custom RTS policies for different times of the day

Centralised Deployment and Management

  • Streamlines initial deployment and ongoing management of all major Windows and NetWare Servers
  • Centrally manages system monitoring, software updates, configuration changes, and event reporting through a remote console
  • Controls multiple ServerProtect Information Servers and deploys product updates to all servers from a single console;
  • Deploys programs and updates to servers simultaneously and monitors server status in real time
  • Centrally manages security strategies deployed throughout a multiple-site network

Immediate protection and clean-up capabilities

  • Removes malware remnants from all servers with automated malware cleaning and repairing to minimise re-infection
  • Scans and remediates compressed archives for malware to avoid unnecessary decompression
  • Identifies holes in the security system by running the vulnerability scanner feature, which is available upon request


Key benefits
  • Reliable and efficient malware protection 
  • Centralised deployment and management 
  • Easy administration and policy enforcement of all servers 
  • Cross-platform protection for the heterogeneous network to deliver true, enterprise-class support 
  • Virus containment capabilities to prevent spreading of malware 

ServerProtect™ can be configured to download virus pattern files and scan engine updates automatically and then distribute them to designated servers. It uses an incremental update mechanism so that the designated servers only download the new virus pattern files that have been added since the last version, saving download time and preserving network bandwidth.

ServerProtect employs a three-tier architecture: the Management Console, the Information Server, and the Normal Server. A Normal Server can be any server on the network on which ServerProtect is installed—for example, a file server or FTP server. The Management Console is used to configure dedicated Information Servers, which then control the Normal Servers. 

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Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise/Storage/Datacentre/Web (x32 & x64 without Hyper-V) 
  • Windows Server 2008 Core Standard/Enterprise/Datacentre/Web (x32 & x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Standard/Enterprise/Storage/Datacentre (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise/Storage Edition (SP1 or SP2 or R2– x32 & x64) 
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard/Advanced with SP4 
  • Windows Intel Pentium IV 2.5-GHz or Intel 3.0-GHz EM64T or AMD Athlon 2.0-GHz 64-bit processor (or equivalent)
  • 1GB RAM (512MB for Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise and Windows 2000); 500MB disk space
  • Server-class PC with a Pentium IV or AMD Athlon processor
  • 512 MB RAM; 500 MB of disk space
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise/Storage/Datacentre/Web (x32 & x64 without Hyper V)
  • Windows Server 2008 Core Standard/Enterprise/Datacentre/Web (x32 & x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Standard/Enterprise/Storage/ Datacentre (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise/Storage Edition (SP1 or SP2 or R2- x32 & x64)
  • Windows 2000 Standard/Advanced/Professional with SP4
  • Windows XP Home/Professional
  • Windows Vista Home/Business/Ultimate


  • Intel Pentium IV 2.5-GHz or Intel 3.0-GHz Em64T or AMD Athlon 2.0-GHz 64-bit processor (or    equivalent)
  • 1GB RAM (512MB for Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise and Windows 2000); 500MB disk space
  • VMware™ ESX Server 3.5 or ESXi (ESX Server Edition)
  • VMware™ Server 2 (Server Edition)