Darren Cromer writes...
> Of course scanning at your firewall assumes that all virus's originate
> on the internet and are not introduced internally. I'd
> venture to guess that most virus we have come in contact with
> transmitted the old fashioned way through floppys.
Not at all. Scanning at your firewall assumes that *some* viruses
infiltrate from the Internet, which doesn't seem like a bad assumption
at all these days.
A lot of viruses probably do walk in in someone's pocket. A lot of passwords
are stuck to monitors on Post-Its, too, but that doesn't seem to have
caused anyone to think that setting up a firewall is a bad idea.
When I say you should check for viruses at the firewall, I don't mean
that you should check for viruses ONLY at the firewall, any more than
setting up a firewall means you can ignore other types of security inside
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