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Centralized anti-virus management evolves

Library Systems Newsletter [December 1999]

Centralized management of anti-virus protection has been available for nearly three years. However, in the past few months as major vendors have rolled out new versions, it has become easier to install, easier to use, and more effective.

Symantec Corporation (Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution), Network Associates, Inc. (McAfee Total Virus Defense), and Trend Micro Inc. (Trend NeaTSuite) now all have versions of their products which can be installed on a network server or on a firewall server. Any of the company's products will scan all downloads begun by work-stations on the network and will block those which include known viruses or characteristics common to viruses. Another useful aspect of centralized management is reporting, to be able to known exactly what viruses have come from where.

As with all anti-virus products, in order to be effective, central management products must be updated on a regular basis. [Contact: Symantec at; Network Associates at; and Trend Micro at].

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Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 19 Number 12
Issue:December 1999
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Antivirus software
Record Number:6571
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