How many Symantec Protection Engine scanners should be attached to Network Attached Storage devices or filers?

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 How many Symantec Protection Engine scanners should be attached to Network Attached Storage devices or filers? 

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The actual number of scanners required for any given Network Attached Storage or filer is dependent on activity level of the device.

Support recommends at least 2 instances of Symantec Protection Engine connected to each Device. This provides a basic level of fault tolerance. Some installs may require more to handle the scan requests in a timely manner.

You can also use the Protection Engine Sizing Guide to give you an idea of the number of scanners needed to handle the traffic through the NAS. www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196906