i was handed a product announcement yesterday about a symantec tool
which does virus checking on smtp packets on the firewall. i didn't
look very closely at it, but it raised a couple of points on which i
would like some feedback.
first, is the firewall the right place to do this kind of checking? on
a fairly skinny host (in my case, a sparc 2 running firewall 1),
wouldn't the overhead of virus checking impact the flow of packets? and
finally, is smtp checking enough? it seems inadequate. thanks for any