We are sorry that our May'99 meeting is being held on a religious holiday, we were unable to move the meeting off the scheduled date.
Trend Micro has software which, at the firewall, can scan and clean Internet traffic such as SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Java/Active-X Applets for viruses, worms and other known "evils".
Even though your Unix Systems may be semi-immune to PC-Viruses, your Windows Systems behind your firewall are not. You know Windows... you must protect your users from Word Processor and Spreadsheet Macro Viruses, aside from the good old executable virus or worm.
The portability of Java based applications does create a threat for Unix-based Systems at the browser level. These threats are best stopped at the Internet Gateway or Firewall. Real-Time scanning of these protocols is now being used to identify viruses and stop them before they actually enter onto your internal LAN.
Here is a short list of Anti-Virus Software Vendors:
Dr. Solomon/Network Associates http://www.drsolomon.com McAfee /Network Associates http://www.mcafee.com Sophos http://www.sophos.com Symantec http://www.symantec.com Trend Micro http://www.antivirus.com
PC Magazine has reviews of Anti-Virus Products in the May'99 article "Defend Your Network".
Description of Talk:
** Please check the meeting web page for any updates to this description.
Our speaker will discuss the following:
Jim Glenn has been working in the Anti-Virus industry for years and is knowledgeable about the technologies used to combat viruses. Before joining Trend Micro, he worked for another very well known Anti-Virus vendor.
Extracted from Trend's Web Page:
Trend Micro, Inc. develops server-based anti-virus software for the enterprise. The companys application server and corporate desktop products are certified by the International Computer Security Association to detect 100% of viruses in the wild today. The scanning engine that powers these products is at the heart of every Trend virus protection product from the Internet gateway to the desktop. Trend technology protects more than 14 million users worldwide.
Trend Micro's many important technology "firsts" include Internet gateway virus protection, the first and still the only free online virus scanning service, and the use of intranet technologies to deliver efficient centralized management tools.
Check out the following Trend Resources:
Free Java-based Downloadable Anti-Virus Program: http://housecall.antivirus.com Virus Primer: http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/vprimer.htm Security Alerts: http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/alerts.htm
Complimentary Refreshments will be served.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!