A computer virus cure
- By Lisa L. McNair
- Apr 30, 2001
Recent news coverage of computer viruses and hackers shows that e-mail
messages and attachments can be deadly to government and corporate networks.
But now, McAfee a business unit of Network Associates Inc. offers
the first solution we've seen that combines hardware and software to stop
the viruses at the gate. The WebShield e50 appliance (online at www.mcafeeb2b.com)
is a firewall-independent antivirus scanner that plugs into virtually any
existing network of up to 2,000 users. Administrators also will relish the
remote manageability via the Internet-based WebShield SMTP client.
WebShield e50 uses Outbreak Mana-ger, an antivirus technology, to monitor
network e-mail messages by looking for activities that are representative
of new virus outbreaks. It scans both inbound and outbound SMTP traffic,
seeking infected attachments and messages. Once found, the infected messages
are cleaned, rejected or quarantined. Outbreak Manager also informs the
e-mail recipient and network administrator of the problem, and guards against
Starting at $3,560, the device features a built-in status monitor for
up-to-the-minute statistical information about McAfee WebShield e50 and
the e-mail traffic such as the number of e-mail messages scanned, the
number of infected e-mails and the number of messages filtered for content.
It also provides details about the average e-mail throughput and peak time
utilization of users' systems.
Because virus security products are only as good as the most recent
version, WebShield enlists AutoUpdate to ensure that you're always up to
date with the latest Virus Definition Drivers.