ComputerWorld: Virus Scanning Moving to ISPs

“At last week’s Networld/Interop ’99 show in Atlanta, Cupertino,
Calif.-based Trend Micro Inc. announced its eDoctor Global Network
Internet antivirus service product…”

“…eDoctor builds malicious-code protection into service
providers’ networks, allowing customers to get virus scanning as a
service from their Internet providers and managed service
providers. This strategy delivers updated virus protection,
around-the-clock support and faster virus response.”

“…will reduce the cost of computer downtime due to viruses
and worms, which
Carlsbad, Calif.-based research firm Computer
Economics said has cost businesses $7.6 billion so far this