“What Is Gateway Antivirus?”
Like the other firewall features we have discussed, gateway antivirus is yet another add-on that can increase the effectiveness of your firewall. A gateway antivirus acts as just that – a gateway. Everything that goes in and out of your server must pass through this “gate” and be scanned for potential threats.
A gateway antivirus allows an enterprise to check for viruses at the application level via a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)-based scanning service. It scans traffic on all major protocols, helping to protect against:
For example, a business has e-mails coming in constantly. If spam filtering isn’t set up through your e-mail provider, a gateway antivirus can provide the protection that a spam filter normally would. A gateway antivirus can also be set up to serve as second tier protection if you already have a spam filter set up.
When used in conjunction with a firewall, a gateway antivirus can protect your computer from malicious spyware programs. Total Technology Resources can help you implement a gateway antivirus and improve your firewall. Contact us today for more information.