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Re: [suse-security] Firewall/Virusscanner
  • From: Gerhard Sittig <Gerhard.Sittig@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 19:22:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <20001201192249.S27042@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 14:29 +0100, ralf.vroomen@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> [ ... ] While all good firewall programs defend you against
> hackers, I still haven't found a decent virusscanner to defend
> all workstations behind the firewall.
> Okay, you could install virusscanners on all worstation, but my
> goal is to catch the virus and those damn pokémon BEFORE they
> can reach the workstations.

Not to leave you with a wrong impression: It's not the "good
firewall" defending you, it's employing it in the right way which
does! And I consider it dangerous to believe that a central
scanner could defend all workstations. What about crypted
communication? What about Web and FTP transfer? What about
removable media?

Do yourself a favour and consider using *all* the tools available
to you. Install a central scanner, maybe use multiple engines
which complement their scanning success, and do install scanners
at the workstations, too!

And please turn off this f*** HTML in your email messages, at
least when posting to lists. There's no point in tripling the
volume for null gain in information value. Thanks!

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