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RE: What should be protected with anti-virus software? Feb 06 2006 03:11PM
Mark P. Larios (mark larios calumetlubricants com) (1 replies)
Has the operations manager ever heard of an old friend called nimda
perhaps?
There are a vew nasty viruses which spread across networks via open
ports.
Does he keep his servers patched and up to date on service packs?
Having an AV on a server is usually considered a good practice.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Erdahl, Larry E [mailto:Larry.Erdahl (at) allina (dot) com [email concealed]]
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:06 AM
To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: What should be protected with anti-virus software?

Long time reader, but first time poster, so please be gentle ;-).

I am in the middle of a risk assessment of our current anti-virus
practice and need a little help.

I am finding servers without any anti-virus software installed and
others that are only configured as on-access detection. I am not sure if
the reasoning for not having anti-virus installed or only running
on-access holds water or is sufficient for today's needs.

The operations manager believes that not all servers need anti-virus
software. He believes his application servers are safe because they
don't receive e-mails and they don't have files that would become
infected. He also feels his Novell file and print servers are
sufficiently protect by using on-access detection only.

Can anyone give me a "best business practice" recommendation or point me
to documentation on what should be protected with anti-virus software
and why?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks....

Larry

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Re: What should be protected with anti-virus software? Feb 06 2006 04:49PM
Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net)


 

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