Symantec Protection Engine implements a TCP/IP protocol to provide scanning functionality to client applications. It is text-based like HTTP or SMTP. It uses ASCII commands and responses to communicate between the client and the server. To submit a file for scanning, a client connects to the specified IP port and sends the file to Symantec Protection Engine to be scanned. Symantec Protection Engine scans the file and sends the results to the client. After the client receives these results, the connection is closed. The client opens a new connection for each file that it sends to Symantec Protection Engine.
From version 7.0, Native protocol has been deprecated. Symantec recommends the use of either ICAP or RPC protocol.
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