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What should be protected with anti-virus software? Feb 02 2006 01:06PM
Erdahl, Larry E (Larry Erdahl allina com)
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!



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