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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by eBBox, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. eBBox

    eBBox Registered Member

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    Hi Guys.

    Was just checking features of my dlink and found that it has the possibility to use following software: http://sentinel.dlink.com/SecurityServices/

    Anyone knows anything about? What AV engine are they using? o_O

    Have not tried it yet, but maby I'll give it a go :thumb:

    [EDIT] Found out that its software that must be installed on the computer - thought it was on the router :p
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    im pretty sure it uses Sophos.
     
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    That actually sounds like a great idea. Have your security installed on your router so as not to slow down your comp. Is there anything like this for home users. Or is it a stupid idea?
     
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    I think Trend Micro and Netgear had/has something like this. Not sure how it works though.
     
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    It looks interesting
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    It's called Unified threat management (UTM)
    Free solutions for home users and small business:
    Endian
    pfSense
    IPCop
    SmoothWall
    The concept is very simple: upgrade your "el cheapo" home router to a full blown security appliance worth hundreds/housands of dollars:
    - Far better performance.
    - Hardened Linux/BSD.
    - Full SPI firewall.
    - IDS (Snort).
    - Antivirus scanning.
    - Antispam.
    - Content filtering.
    - VPN.
    - Etc.
    In fact it's a great idea, if you understand its limitations and don't become reckless forgetting basic security practices.
     
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    It's almost unbelievable :D
     
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    Interesting idea but it seems too 'blackboxish' for me (no pun intended). eBBox's question is the first thing that came to my mind: "Sounds great but what is actually under the covers?".

    I don't think there's any one software vendor out there that consistently performs well covering all the bases (a/v, firewall, antispam, etc)...so having some arbitrary branded software inside the box doesn't sound great to me...I think I'll stick to my own blend thank you very much ;)
     
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