List of software to protect Win2K server

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What is the minimum set of software that you would recommend to protect a
Win2K server from any viruses or malicious software, spyware etc? The
server does not run Exchange Server but it does act as a file server and web
server. The server is connected to the web via a linksys NAT router.

Is it enough to have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition? What else should
be installed? Is the right set of software sufficient or do you really need
some kind of hardware device to protect in addition to a NAT router?

Thanks so much.

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My personal take:

[1] Anti-virus. SAVCE is good - make sure it's updated on a regular basis.

[2] Spyware detection like Ad-Aware or Spybot Search & Destroy.

[3] Software-based firewall software like ZoneLabs (pony up for the "Pro"
version, it's worth it) or Symantec Internet Security.

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"David Jensen" <djnews1@xxhealthcare.com> wrote in message
news:8XTGc.5030$sD4.935@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> What is the minimum set of software that you would recommend to protect a
> Win2K server from any viruses or malicious software, spyware etc? The
> server does not run Exchange Server but it does act as a file server and
> web
> server. The server is connected to the web via a linksys NAT router.
>
> Is it enough to have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition? What else
> should
> be installed? Is the right set of software sufficient or do you really
> need
> some kind of hardware device to protect in addition to a NAT router?
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> --
> David Jensen
> Replace the xx in my E-mail address with "Team" for my real E-mail address
>
>
 
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Our servers run quite fine on the public Internet with nothing more than the
Cisco Security Agent.

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Eric Chamberlain, CISSP


"David Jensen" <djnews1@xxhealthcare.com> wrote in message
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> What is the minimum set of software that you would recommend to protect a
> Win2K server from any viruses or malicious software, spyware etc? The
> server does not run Exchange Server but it does act as a file server and
web
> server. The server is connected to the web via a linksys NAT router.
>
> Is it enough to have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition? What else
should
> be installed? Is the right set of software sufficient or do you really
need
> some kind of hardware device to protect in addition to a NAT router?
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> --
> David Jensen
> Replace the xx in my E-mail address with "Team" for my real E-mail address
>
>
 
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On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 14:40:04 GMT, "David Jensen"
<djnews1@xxhealthcare.com> wrote:

>What is the minimum set of software that you would recommend to protect a
>Win2K server from any viruses or malicious software, spyware etc?

None needed. Unplug the system, put it in a locked closet. :)

>The
>server does not run Exchange Server but it does act as a file server and web
>server. The server is connected to the web via a linksys NAT router.
>
>Is it enough to have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition? What else should
>be installed? Is the right set of software sufficient or do you really need
>some kind of hardware device to protect in addition to a NAT router?

All of these are valid. But security is a process, not an event.
Keeping up to date on security issues is the piece you're not even
touching on. Otherwise, start here:

http://securityadmin.info/

Jeff
 
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You might look into using ipsec filtering to supplement the NAT router which can
be configured to restrict outbound traffic. Ipsec policies do not require a
reboot. General hardening of the operating system is also very important.---
Steve

http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1559
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=15E83186-A2C8-4C8F-A9D0-A0201F639A56&DisplayLang=en

"David Jensen" <djnews1@xxhealthcare.com> wrote in message
news:8XTGc.5030$sD4.935@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> What is the minimum set of software that you would recommend to protect a
> Win2K server from any viruses or malicious software, spyware etc? The
> server does not run Exchange Server but it does act as a file server and web
> server. The server is connected to the web via a linksys NAT router.
>
> Is it enough to have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition? What else should
> be installed? Is the right set of software sufficient or do you really need
> some kind of hardware device to protect in addition to a NAT router?
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> --
> David Jensen
> Replace the xx in my E-mail address with "Team" for my real E-mail address
>
>