[OT] Virus scanning strategies

shrek-m at gmx.de shrek-m at GMX.DE
Fri Jan 30 14:07:56 GMT 2004

Randal, Phil wrote:

>>>c) IN a Company environment , Mailscanner yes or no, each computer
>>>should run on-Demand Virus scanning.
>>i prefer
>>clients - "on-access"
>>server - "on-demand"
>When I set up our Netware servers I did virus scan on write, then a
>scheduled overnight full scan.  But full on-access scanning on the desktop.

why not?
i can sleep very well with this setup since a few years

viruses on the server
  = 1 = eicar-test-virus
viruses on the clients immediately shutdown by sophos
  = no chance to infect other clients = ~ 30

our file-server (no internet-access) has enough to do with serving the
the clients have no problems with this setup.
let tell it me "distributed server-virus-scanning from the client-side"

nice article


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