From: Daniel Stuart Kelly (dstuartkelly at domain online.ie)
Date: Thu 19 Sep 2002 - 11:55:04 IST
I'd recommend both really. A virus scanner on the mail server will
(should) pick up any incoming viruses, except for any encrypted traffic.
This should cover for lazy users not updating their definitions/pattern
files. However in the case of encrypted mails it does not. So there must
be a package installed on the desktops as well.
Mail scanning.. depends on what youre looking for theres the mimesweeper
and the likes see www.mimesweeper.com
Then theres outsourcing it. Try contacting TopSec Technology
www.topsectechnology.com, they might have some solutions.
With regards to scanning files as theyre downloading.. never been a
really viable option.. Too much interferance with the user if you think
about it.. but there are products, WebSense is one that I can think of.
Depends on how much your spending really...
Everything I mentioned here is a commercial products, I'm not sure about
Bruce Coker wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to virus-protect a bunch of Windows 98 machines running Outlook
> Express. Does anyone know whether it would be better to virus-scan email
> on the Linux mail server instead of (or as well as) on the Windows
> clients? What software would it be best to do this with? Is it also
> possible/worthwhile to scan files downloaded from the Internet on the
> server, i.e. provide virus-protection at the firewall rather than on the
> clients? Any help/suggestions and pointers to good resources would be
> appreciated. I'm looking for the cheapest, quickest, easiest solution,
> but as a friend of mine used to say, I'll settle for any two of the three.
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