On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Sameer R. Manek wrote:
> Basicly here is the scoop. A virus scanning firewall can search for some
> viruses but not always, for example a pgp encrypted mime attached pkzip
> file. Not to mention that such a filter does add a bit of latency. Plus
> I'll bet most virus infections are brought in on floppy or laptop.
Obviously. Anything PGP'd is completely unscannable, regardless of the
type of file it is. A filter on a good machine can pass mail realtime.
I think many companies are well served with a viruswall product for email,
and a desktop product to be used regularly, including for anything
d/l'd over http or ftp.
> I wonder what are the legal issues around scanning files attached to
For viruses? None. You don't invade privacy unless you somehow monitor
content, and a virus infecting an attached file will never be perceived