Date Added: Jan 2010
Internet is omnipresent. It has shrunk the world and has been tremendously beneficial. However, on the flip side, this shrunken virtual world is not free of threats. New blended threats have reared rendering single security solutions inadequate. In the present scenario, Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions guiding the network gateway have come in vogue. A standard UTM broadly comprises of Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), Content Filtering and Band-width Management services. The purpose of this paper is k explore the Anti-virus facet of UTM the authors will elucidate the exact role of an Anti-virus in a UTM solution.