Antivirus questions for Windows network

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Is antivirus on the windows 2003 server and not on the desktops of Non-connected devices? They can not get to the Internet. The user saves all files to the server. Is it ok to only have antivirus on the server?



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It is a really good idea to load a good antivirus software on both server and client machines i say this because you dont want to have antivirus software only loaded on you server because you may find users on the client machines sticking flash drives and mp3 disks into their pc,s and the chances of a bug lurking in those devices is almost gaurantied therefore infecting their pc and possibly others on the network that have no kind of protection. It is also possible your server gets infeced if the antivirus does not recognise the virus definition as a virus. At the end of the day loading antivirus software on server and client machines should be a rule of thumb beacuse if it is not done you are just making your network vunrable.

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  • jinteik
    I agree with Mrdenny. To give an example, lets say your clients are all new pc and here come person A with an infected thumb drive plucking his thumb drive into your pc and there goes your pc, it is infected too..so it is better to install an antivirus program on the server and client
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  • Tritech
    I agree but be aware that retail "Home Use" AV programs may not be the best fit on a server. Get yourself something that you can be managed from a single node or appliance such as Kaspersky Business line of products or if you use a SonicWALL firewall look into their endpoint security subscription. NOTE: With the SonicWALL stuff make sure they get you the right stuff. I have seen them sell a guy 55 endpoint licenses for a device that only supported 25 connections.
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