Allow or Block Zip Files at Firewall

By sbhelms ·
For some time we have blocked certain file types at the firewall such as script, exe and zip files. We continue to get requests to no longer block zip files. I understand that anti-virus software has gotten better at examining zip files. We currently run Barracuda spam firewalls for inbound email. With the recent escalation of malicious files in the form of zip files, what is the opinion/best practice with regard to allowing or blocking inbound zip files at the firewall?

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Webroot Email Security SaaS

by henryadam80 In reply to Allow or Block Zip Files ...

"Sounds like you need a solution that dives deep into content. I'm currently subscribed to Webroot Email Security SaaS at the moment, and they do a couple of pretty cool things.

They do Deep Content Inspection - ability to scan for content inside more than 300 different attachment types for Data Loss Prevention. Even if the files are Zipped up - this service digs in and analyses the content... pretty cool SaaS technology if you ask me... "

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