When:  Thursday, May 20, 1999

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:40 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:40 PM - 6:50 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:50 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  Unix-Based Anti-Virus Software,
             Real-Time Protocol Scanning Performed at the Firewall

  Speakers:  James Glynn (and associate),
             Trend Micro 

  ** 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
    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:

  a) Types of Virus and Threats Seen Today (Java, Active-X, Macro, etc)
  b) Current Threats (this week, this month)
  c) Detection and Cleaning
  d) Internet Gateway Real-Time Scanning Technology
  e) Advantages of a Unix Based Scanner at the Internet Gateway
     Did you realize that the NT based scanners usually cannot
     scan outbound email traffic while the Unix scanners can?

  Speaker Biography: 

  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

  Company Biography:

  Extracted from Trend's Web Page:

  Trend Micro, Inc. develops server-based anti-virus software for the
  enterprise.  The company's 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:
    Virus Primer:    http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/vprimer.htm
    Security Alerts: http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/alerts.htm


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street (after 6:30-7pm) and there is a lot
          right in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  After
     the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk past the cash
     machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the meeting room.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.  The building cafeteria is open to the public.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $140.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
         in both organizations for a discounted price.
         UniForum membership is currently $95.00 per year.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
         UniForum membership benefits include various discount programs as
         well as a subscription to the "Open Systems Product Directory,"
         an important resource for Unix Users.  The Directory contains
         information on Unix related hardware, software and services.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



  The following topic is scheduled for the next Unigroup meeting:

  July'99: Building and Running a High Traffic Unix Web Site

  Speaker: A Unigroup Member who runs a high traffic web site here
           in NYC will discuss his experiences maintaining his
           company's site.



   PC EXPO '99
       June 21-24 at the Javits Center in NYC
       Online Registration is available at http://www.pcexpo.com
       Unigroup will be handing out Complimentary PC Expo'99 Exhibit
       Hall Passes at our May'99 meeting.

   SIA Technology Management Conference & Exhibit
       June 15-17 at The NY Hilton in NYC.
       Register Online in advance at http://siashow.watersinfo.com/99/ 
       and bring the resulting printout with you.  



  Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
  Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
  not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer organization.
  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on
  technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup
  is also the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an
  International Unix Users Group.

  Thanks to Chase, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
  THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
  Planned meeting dates are: 5/20/99, 7/15/99, 9/16/99, 11/18/99,...
  Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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