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What is the importance of SEP for Linux

Created: 08 Mar 2013 • Updated: 09 Mar 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi,

What is the importance of SEP for Linux since very few virus attcks are observed on Linux then whay I should implement Symantec Antivirus for Linux.

Does it impacts ?

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Rafeeq's picture

Quite new variants are comming up. We should not take things for granted.

an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of detection and correction :) 

check this thread

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/do-we-rea...

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

You can check this article

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/d...

In today's world it's very important important to secure all kind of data.

Best practice to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH150596

Here is the step by step procedure for install

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sym...

How to install Symantec AntiVirus for Linux on Ubuntu

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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consoleadmin's picture

There a lot of viruses, trojans, worm which are effect on linux. So better option is that you can install the Antivirus in Linux Server.

Read it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware

Thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sym...

Thanks.

SOLUTION
Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

"AntiVirus?  I don't need any AntiVirus, I'm running Linux!"

Sound familiar?  That's what Mac users used to say, before the emergence of  FakeAV targetting Macs, OSX.Macontrol, OSX.Flashback,  OSX.Sabpab and the rest.  AntiVirus software- like Symantec AntiVirus for Linux- is necessary on a Linux computer, too.  There are more than one hundred threats that target Linux specifically as well as threats that can affect specifc software components regardless of what platfrom they are running on.

And, of course a Linux file server can host infected files or threats that target Windows or Macintosh computers.  Running AV on the Linux file server can stop those before they spread.

More info can be found in the article:

Do we really need a Antivirus for Linux
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/do-we-really-need-antivirus-linux#comment-7349001

SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-scanning-best-practices-somewhat-illustrated-guide

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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