Antivirus protection

Virtual machines are protected by Kaspersky antivirus for viral environments.

When creating a new VM, installation of VMware Tools, in particular NSX Introspection components, is required for the antivirus to work.

Antivirus installation:

  • To install VMtools, right-click on the virtual machine and select Install VMware Tools.

  • When installing, select the Custom option and highlight the specified components.

Antivirus check:

  • You can use a test virus such as Eicar to check the antivirus.
  • Connect to the VM with using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol):
  • Click on the link: Test malware eicar.
  • We try to download and unzip the zip archive from the link and see the result:
  • The system has worked, the file is inaccessible and deleted.


Protection of new virtual machines:

  • When creating new VMs, connect them to an isolated network.
  • Текстовое полеNotify Linxdatacenter support service to include virtual machines in the VM protection policy.

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If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us and our experts will help.

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business challenge

The customer faced a technical issue with a persistent BGP session flag with Linxdatacenter hardware. We examined the problem and found out that one of customer’s hosts was under a DDoS attack.

Because of the distributed nature of the attack, traffic couldn’t be filtered effectively, and disconnecting the host from the external network wasn’t an option. The attack stopped after changes in the server configuration, but resumed the day after. A 5.5 Gbps attack overloaded the junctions with internet providers, affecting other Linx Cloud users. To mitigate the effects of the attack, we employed a dedicated DDoS protection service.


To ensure the continuous availability of resources hosted in Linx Cloud, we rerouted all the customer’s traffic through StormWall Anti-DDoS system. The attack was stopped within half an hour. To prevent future cyberattacks, we organized all connections to the customer’s resources through the StormWall network.

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