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Best WEB Server Virus\Firewall Software?

I would like to know what is the best firewall and best Anti Virus applications for a Win 2k Server box to run.

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A matter of opinion

by eBob In reply to Best WEB Server Virus\Fir ...

IMNSHO, there's no such thing as "best".

Certainly the "best" firewall for any microcomputer O/S is a separate appliance. However, if you absolutely "must" run the F/W on the W2K, ZoneAlarm or Black ICE Defender seem to get high marks.

As for AV, it depends on what else the box is running, and the intent of the AV. For instance, TendMicro has a respected AV that you want to run on an email server. If all you want is to protect the PC itself, then any of the big brand names (Trend, Norton,NAI/McAfee/etc.) will do just fine. If this PC is also going to dish out updates to clients across your internal network, then look closely at the Enterprise editions, and make sure they are appropriate for your environment. Pay special attention tofeatures like management consoles, automatic updates, push/pull, and so on.

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Firewall AV recommendations

by Mark_Dutch In reply to A matter of opinion

For Firewall use:
Checkpoint FW-1

For Anti-Virus use,
Trend Micro applications:
Serverprotect - Servers
Officescan Corp. Edit. - Workstations
Scanmail for Exchange/Notes/Openmail - Groupware/mail.
Interscan Viruswall/ messaging suite - http/ftp/smtp/mail scanning.

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