Configuring link scanning

3 July 2024

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You can turn on link scanning to track links that lead to malicious websites as well as advertising links and links relevant to legitimate software that can harm your corporate LAN if used by hackers.

To configure link scanning:

  1. In the application web interface window, select the SettingsGeneralProtection section.
  2. Select the Links scanning tab.
  3. Enable or disable link scanning using the Scan links toggle switch.

    By default, link scanning is enabled.

  4. In the Maximum scanning time (s) field, specify the maximum duration of a message scan in seconds.

    Possible values: integers from 1 to 600. Default value: 30.

    If the message cannot be scanned within the time limit you specified, Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway:

    • Interrupts the message scan.
    • Performs your configured action on the message.
    • Assigns the Error status to the message.
    • Adds a record to the /var/log/ksmg-messages event log.
  5. If necessary, configure exclusions from scanning. To do so, in the Scan exclusions settings group:
    • Use the Adware links toggle switch to enable or disable scanning of adware.

      This setting is enabled by default, which means that adware is not scanned.

    • Use the Links related to some legitimate applications toggle switch to enable or disable scanning of links to certain legitimate applications that could potentially harm the corporate LAN if exploited by hackers.

      This setting is enabled by default, which means that links to certain legitimate applications are not scanned.

  6. Click Save.

Link scanning is configured.

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