Firewalls and anti-viral software
, two practical and realistic approaches for reducing a company's vulnerability, can be purchased at minimal expense and installed by software vendors.
Using commercial anti-viral software
about 25 different strains of viruses have been detected so far, but mi2g warns that the software might not help against advanced forms of viruses, which could be of an unknown kind or could be time-triggered and set for a future date.
While not directly comparable, it appears that the portion of respondents who do not have anti-viral software
approximately equals the number who have no Internet connections or external modem access.
Symantec/Norton, Central Point, and Trend Micro Devices contributed special editions of their anti-viral software
that would detect and remove only the Michelangelo virus.
While traditional anti-viral software
products take a reactive approach to identifying such worms, sandboxing products, such as SafeTnet, place limits or controls on downloadable Internet code at the Windows client.
This check, sometimes called STAMIS Gunnery, makes sure your STAMIS system is still working, that the software is the right version, and that anti-viral software
and the current maintenance master data file (MMDF) are loaded.
But the VBS stands for Visual Basic Script and ZoneLabs has a new version of of its anti-viral software
, which includes a nifty item called Mailsafe.