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The threat from viruses changes constantly. More than 300 new viruses are discovered each month. To make matters worse, today's most prevalent threats are worms and mass-mailing viruses that can spread around the world in a matter of hours. Since the virus threat is actively shifting, shouldn't your defense strategy be active too? To effectively combat the ever-changing virus threat, you should establish an active anti-virus policy. Most companies today understand the need for virus protection. Many have established formal policies defining what form that protection should take, and how it should be used. But very few take the necessary next step to make their policies active. Making a policy active isn't as simple as just changing it occasionally. Before you can know what changes should be made to a policy, you need to know which parts of it are working and which are not. Is the virus protection software on all computers being updated according to policy? Are the configuration settings dictated by the policy still applied? Is virus protection even installed on all machines?

To know, you need a tool like McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator. The heart and soul of the McAfee Active VirusScan Suite, ePolicy Orchestrator can help anyone answer all these questions - which will enable administrators to intelligently adjust their policies to the changing virus threat. Once you know where the weak points in your defense are, you can take action to correct the problems. Having world-class virus detection and cleaning software on all desktops and file servers on the network is a good start. The McAfee Active VirusScan Suite offers industry-leading protection for each of these two essential network tiers. Once all the desktops and file servers on the network are fully protected, ePolicy Orchestrator's policy enforcement features can ensure they stay that way. ePolicy Orchestrator also enables administrators to make configuration changes to handle new virus types or changes in virus prevalence trends.

File servers are extremely useful, productive tools. Their utility in collaboration and file storage makes them indispensable. But it also makes them a favorite hiding place for viruses. When Jane User's out-of-date desktop virus protection allows her to upload a virus infected document, all the other users who access that file can become infected. And if the IT team backs up the data on the server regularly, even the backups can wind up infected if they're not careful. McAfee's NetShield server protection can eliminate these potential headaches. It offers both real-time scanning to detect and clean known viruses as files are accessed and on-demand scanning that allows scheduled deep-down bug scrubs of the entire system. NetShield handles myriad compressed and archive file types with ease, making it possible to clean viruses even from zipped-up file stores. The result is comprehensive yet unobtrusive protection for every file server on the network. Every desktop on the network represents several vectors of infection, or ways for viruses to enter the network. Floppy disks, CDs burned at home, personal email accounts, and PDAs are just a few of the routes a virus might take onto the network. That's why comprehensive, manageable desktop virus protection is essential. VirusScan is the protection of choice for desktops. Its tight integration with McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator management console makes it one of the most manageable desktop anti-virus solution on the market today. And a host of installation and customization features make it a favorite of enterprise customers.

Both VirusScan and NetShield use McAfee's patented incremental updating technology, AutoUpdate, to keep themselves up-to-the minute on the latest viruses. Checking the McAfee website or an FTP site defined by the administrator on a configurable schedule, AutoUpdate downloads only the changes to the virus definitions database that have occurred since its last update, preventing unnecessary use of network bandwidth. At the end of the day, all the manageability and policy enforcement in the world won't stop a virus, if the anti-virus solution can't detect and clean viruses. All the McAfee Active VirusScan Suite components use the award-winning McAfee virus-scanning engine. With unique double heuristic scanning technology, generic variant detection capabilities, and industry-leading compressed file handling, the McAfee engine is one of the best money can buy.

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