[CentOS] can I use CentOS as a antivirus / spam filter / HTTP AV gateway?

Johnny Hughes jhughes at hughesjr.com
Thu Jul 10 09:52:00 UTC 2008


Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I've been thinking about using CentOS on a Dell R200 server and turn it 
> into a firewall / network monitor / traffic shaper in our datacentre, 
> instead of using a dedicated firewall device.
> 
> One of the devices that I have been looking at, with my limited budget, 
> is the D-Link DFL 860 - 
> http://www.netdefend.eu/Product.aspx?m=15&ref=DFL-860
> 
> It provides AV, SPI, VPN, DOS, P2P, etc protection. Most of this can be 
> done with Linux as well, but I'm not 100% sure about the AV part.
> 
> How will I use / setup CentOS to check all traffic coming in & out 
> (HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, etc) for virusses and clean them? We host both 
> Windows & Linux servers, and I'm not too worried about the Linux 
> servers, but Windows needs a lot of extra protection.
> 

ssshhh!!!  Don't tell Trend Micro you are scanning for viruses at the 
gateway ... they don't like that term :-D

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2219926/breakthrough-trend-micro-patent-barracuda



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