Web anti-virus – deplorable or deployable?

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The internet plays a prevailing role in today’s workplace, and its use continues to grow - from personal web-based email, to the growing popularity of public instant messaging (IM). Despite the benefits the web provides for employees, including convenience and accessibility, its use has opened a back door for viruses to bypass existing email anti-virus security measures and infect the network.

The layered model for email anti-virus security today might lead one to infer there is sufficient protection in place to stop most viruses, with anti-virus software running on email servers, file servers and desktops.  However, a closer look shows that frequent, widespread virus threats ...

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