Viruses such as "I Love You" and "Melissa" propagated via email at an unprecedented rate, making a trend in virus distribution that forced IT departments to find cost effective ways of dealing with email-borne viruses and outbreaks. The only way to stop many of today's costly Internet-borne viruses is through extremely high levels of compliance with a strictly defined anti-virus security policy. Internet Gateway protection is a key component of the overall anti-virus policy solution and it is particularly important in enforcing your anti-virus policy. Scanning for viruses should be performed at the Internet Gateway where a virus can be stopped before entry into the network, minimizing any damage to business critical systems.
To stop the destructive path of all types of viruses, McAfee created WebShield for Solaris. It is one of the first virus security products to leverage firewall architecture and FTP, HTTP and SMTP scanning for viruses and other malicious code. The scanning process works seamlessly, thereby