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Network a three way balancing act - Network speed vs. Content filtering vs. Malware/Virus attacks
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Happy New Year all!!!
The CIO list community was recently discussing “Web content filtering” in response to a query from Richard Nelson. My impression was that most places do not filter web content.
My director of network services came to me yesterday with the three way balancing act described in the subject. I assume those who don’t filter content have ways to limit or prevent the malware/virus that are associated with certain kinds of sites. I would be interested in hearing how. Is this the old axiom “you can pick two of the three” …
I can see several options:
1. A laissez faire approach where sites are not scanned and malware is managed at the desktop by a user support team.
2. A managed approach where sites that are known to deliver malware are scanned to verify they are clean, thus slowing network access.
3. A managed approach where sites that are known to deliver malware are blocked
How do you address these issues?
Dr. Robert Paterson
Vice President, Information Technology, Planning & Research
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
516-678-5000 ex 6443