Which of the following antivirus software implementation strategies would be the MOST effective
in an interconnected corporate network?
Server antivirus software
Workstation antivirus software
Virus signature updating
An important means of controlling the spread of viruses is to detect the virus at the point of entry,
before it has an opportunity to cause damage. In an interconnected corporate network, virus
scanning software, used as an integral part of firewall technologies, is referred to as a virus wall.
Virus walls scan incoming traffic with the intent of detecting and removing viruses before they enter
the protected network. The presence of virus walls does not preclude the necessity for installing
virus detection software on servers and workstations within the network, but network-level
protection is most effective the earlier the virus is detected. Virus signature updating is a must in
all circumstances, networked or not.