RE: Antivirus

  • From: "Chris Nielsen" <cnielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:36:36 -0600

The gist of my question was whether there were viruses that could affect the
Exchange server even if you had bullet-proof AV on every client that would
be connecting to it (and even non-Exchange AV on the Exchange server to
protect it at the file access level).
I'm not sure if you're giving a yes or no answer to this more specific
question. Everybody else seems to say no.
Keep in mind I'm asking from a wisdom-aside perspective -- I know redundancy
is Good and relying on the end-users is Bad. I'm just interested in the
purely technical. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Spradling [mailto:jack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 9:56 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Antivirus
  Running an Antivirus layer on the Exchange server is a must. Have you ever
dealt with a NIMDA like virus? Or any other self replication virus that
disables the client side antivirus software? And then writes its payload to
all UNC tunnels you have open? Many new virus actually kill the antivirus
service on your clients system? I would much rater have the server strip it
out before I have to deal with a C*O that has trashed his/her system. 


  I run Trend ScanMail, the Exchange server also runs Trend ServerProtect,
and my clients run OfficeScan. I also run Trend VirusWall on my ISA 2000
server. When I arrived at this site every computer had some sort of virus
and most of them where propagated through email. It took 2 months to
eradicate all of them from all of the servers and clients, that was 2 years
ago, we have had 0 infections since. This is where it pays off, no extra
time dealing with virus related problems. 



Jack Spradling 
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