Re: [fw-wiz] OT: Av and Gartner...

From: Paul Robertson (
Date: 07/31/03

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    To: Jim McAtee <>
    Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 21:08:28 -0400 (EDT)

    On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Jim McAtee wrote:

    > Never understood running AV on servers. How would they get infected? Very
    > little, if any, browser use is permitted on our servers and no email clients
    > are ever run on them. Now, if we're talking about servers in a DMZ, such as

    Obviously, it depends on the type of server, however (a) Administrators
    will occasionally pop up a browser when researching a problem. (b) SQL
    Slammer, NIMDA and Code Red should give enough history of server issues to
    make installing AV worth-while on MS platforms. (c) If end-users connect
    to them, then having professionally managed AV can stop things like laptop
    infections from un-updated machines coming inside.

    Paul D. Robertson "My statements in this message are personal opinions which may have no basis whatsoever in fact." Director of Risk Assessment TruSecure Corporation

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