Security Portal: Linux Viruses: Scanner PlacementSep 27, 2000, 20:46 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)
"A virus scanner doesn't do you any good if it's not somewhere along the path the virus takes to get into your network, onto your machine, and then executed. When deploying antivirus software, there are a number of factors to consider...."
"Antivirus software should be loaded onto workstations when possible, especially for mobile users with laptops. Consideration should also be given to purchasing antivirus software for people that telecommute from home. Even if you do not load antivirus onto corporate desktops it is extremely important to load it onto users' home machines. The reason for this is that home machines will be accessing the Internet and are probably not protected by any form of antivirus software at the ISP's end."