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I've heard every so often about a setup that involves a server whose sole function is to run anti-virus scans on networked clients in an automated fashion. Either by a timed schedule that connects to said network clients and scans remotely, or by being able to run a script on an already-infected client that points the client to the server and triggers the server to start scanning it.

However, whenever I Google such a thing, all the responses I get back are anti-virus programs for server OSes. Nothing in line with the above mentioned.

So, OCN, has anyone here dealt with such a setup, or at least know of a source to get me started in setting one up? For the first time in a long while, Google has failed me.
    
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i would look into Symantec Endpoint or McAfee HBSS setup.
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Would there happen to be anything that isn't from either of those two companies? You happened to name the two companies I detest the most, in sequential order no less.


Thanks, though.
    
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Symantec End-Point is not the same as their consumer level software.

We use this at my work. The system runs 24/7 scanning all PCs, over 60,000, for Malware/Viruses/Spyware. It generates reports and E-Mails those who need to know. It picks up EVERYTHING. I've had reports come in when people put a CD in their PC with a keylogger or a keygen.
    
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This might not be exactly what you had in mind, but I'm turning an old pc into a linux firewall/caching server/file server.

Currently looking at the community version of Endian. It comes with an anti virus, which you could configure to scan clients and also all downloaded files.

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pfsense, and Untangle are " router distrib " that both have an Anti-virus, anti-spam and much more.

If you have a spare computer with two Ethernet ports :go !
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pfsense, and Untangle are " router distrib " that both have an Anti-virus, anti-spam and much more.

If you have a spare computer with two Ethernet ports :go !
I'm planning on setting up the Untangle box again. I know that it has built in AV scanning of all traffic, but it's not exactly what I have in mind.

I do freelance computer repair, a good portion of which is virus removals. I'm pretty quick with it, but as you can imagine some systems take longer than others to scan (incredibly so in some cases). So what I'd like to do is have a server setup on a separate vLAN that I can just direct clients too so that I can have the scans running while I'm at my full time job.


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Symantec End-Point is not the same as their consumer level software.

We use this at my work. The system runs 24/7 scanning all PCs, over 60,000, for Malware/Viruses/Spyware. It generates reports and E-Mails those who need to know. It picks up EVERYTHING. I've had reports come in when people put a CD in their PC with a keylogger or a keygen.
I know it's not the same, but I still don't like their products. We use End Point at my work as well (I work at a global data center). We've have at least 3 incidents where End Point missed a critical infection that took down a number of corporate employee's systems as it was bouncing around the network. Luckily, it didn't hit the servers. Nevertheless, I'm not impressed with End Point. Plus, I was looking for a low-cost solution.
    
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Exactly. Whilst a centralized antivirus distribution server is kinda tough to set up, you can do something along the same lines with PFSense or Astaro (free for personal use). You can set those up to be your gateway, and it can do inline antivirus on all the network traffic (Astaro can even use 2 different antiviruses simultaneous).

Pretty cool eh?
    
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