[clamav-users] ClamAV for EnterPrise

G.W. Haywood clamav at jubileegroup.co.uk
Tue Apr 18 16:30:42 EDT 2017


Hi there,

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017, crazy thinker wrote:

>  - I am looking for  below features in Enterprise Environment
>  -
>  - *Antivirus/Antispyware*
>  - *Desktop Firewall*
>  - *Intrusion Prevention*
>  - *Browser Protection*
>  - *Antivirus for Mac & Linux*
>  - *Device & Application Control*
>  - *Virtualization Features*
>  - *Centralized and Granular Policy Management*

The more questions you ask on this and the development list, the more
painfully obvious it becomes to me that you have no idea what you are
talking about.  The list which you have provided above is garbage; if
you took that to a commercial supplier they would probably fall about
laughing after they have sold you a lot of useless junk and shown you
out of the door.

The best thing you can do is get yourself some good training, so that
you will become capable of making rational decisions based on sound
(and not crazy) thinking.  You should expect the training, if pursued
full-time, to take at least a couple of years to get you to the point
where you at least know what a firewall does.  To know how properly to
configure one would, if you were no more than an average pupil in the
first course, probably take a couple more years.  If this sounds a bit
like a batchelor's degree in computer science, that's not far wrong.

The next best thing would be to employ someone competent, but with
your current level of understanding I have no idea how you are going
to be able to judge the competence of a prospective employee.

To give you a rough idea of what level of skill you should be looking
for, I would not allow someone with a new computer science degree to
make unsupervised configuration changes to computer defences until he
or she had worked for me for at least a few months - probably more
like a couple of years - so that I could assess his/her capabilities.
I managed to get a first class honours degree in engineering in 1976,
I've been working with computers for over forty years, and I'm STILL
learning new, interesting and sneaky tricks which could easily eat my
lunch if I weren't careful.  It's a jungle out there, it really is.

If you plan to risk the livelihoods of employees on your own present
computer skills, then I'd have to say I think that is irresponsible,
and with the present threat levels simply begging for trouble.

-- 

73,
Ged.



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