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Old 04-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Anti-virus on Linux server


hey all,

Trying to migrate some of my servers to Unix base servers and was wondering does Symantec have any corporate version that would run adequately on a UNIX base server. Also will it be able to provide updates to a mix mode of client operating systems
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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firewall scripts

hie there, I would personally go for firewall scripts instead of synatec, for one even in windows its not a sure way securing a network from attacks. all these antivirus companies, from my point of view, are in it for the money and will always bring up something to be protected from
 
Old 04-28-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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hie there, I would personally go for firewall scripts instead of synatec, for one even in windows its not a sure way securing a network from attacks. all these antivirus companies, from my point of view, are in it for the money and will always bring up something to be protected from
Yeah that is right mate!

Anyway clamav is free on Linux but if you want to go for Symantec this is the link: http://www.symantec.com/business/pro...ity&pvid=805_1

The Linux is supported by Symantec.

Laz
 
Old 04-28-2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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hie there, I would personally go for firewall scripts instead of synatec, for one even in windows its not a sure way securing a network from attacks. all these antivirus companies, from my point of view, are in it for the money and will always bring up something to be protected from
Can you elaborate here a bit. What do you mean by firewall scripts?

just to make sure we are on the same page: I have a Symantec Antivirus server running on Win2003 Server, that provide updates to about 300-500 clients. I want to replace with a Linux base server.What I am asking is there a symantec Anti virus product that works as a server on a Linux base system.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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just leave one server runing win 2003 for the AV plus that server can scan the windows/samba shares for viruses on the *nix servers
 
Old 04-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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If a Linux server is acting as a mail server of some kind, then it might reasonably offer the service of detecting and flushing messages that appear to contain questionable content. But in my opinion all of these strategies are ultimately very deficient.

Realistically speaking, you cannot prevent malware from arriving. But what you can do, and can do very well, is to prevent it from succeeding. Practice the "principle of least privilege" throughout your organization ... and implement regular, automatic backups. (You need those backups anyhow, because "ka ka occurs" and so "the ability to retrieve yesterday's version of anything at all" is priceless.)

I am still dumbfounded at how many companies "routinely" run all of their user as Administrators. MS Windows has an extremely sophisticated security model that is more-or-less entirely wasted.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 02:34 AM   #7
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I am still dumbfounded at how many companies "routinely" run all of their user as Administrators. MS Windows has an extremely sophisticated security model that is more-or-less entirely wasted.
You know users need to be able to install games/spyware/maleware and stuff like that.
 
  


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