Unigroup's May '99 Meeting Announcement

Unix-Based Anti-Virus Solutions,
Real-Time Protocol Scanning Performed at the Firewall

James Glynn
Trend Micro

Thursday, May 20, 1999

The Chase Manhattan Bank (formerly Chemical Bank)
55 Water Street, South Tower
13th Floor Conference Room C

6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:40 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:40 - 6:50 PM Unigroup Business
6:50 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

We are sorry that our May'99 meeting is being held on a religious holiday, we were unable to move the meeting off the scheduled date.


Trend Micro has software which, at the firewall, can scan and clean Internet traffic such as SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Java/Active-X Applets for viruses, worms and other known "evils".

Even though your Unix Systems may be semi-immune to PC-Viruses, your Windows Systems behind your firewall are not. You know Windows... you must protect your users from Word Processor and Spreadsheet Macro Viruses, aside from the good old executable virus or worm.

The portability of Java based applications does create a threat for Unix-based Systems at the browser level. These threats are best stopped at the Internet Gateway or Firewall. Real-Time scanning of these protocols is now being used to identify viruses and stop them before they actually enter onto your internal LAN.

Here is a short list of Anti-Virus Software Vendors:

    Dr. Solomon/Network Associates   http://www.drsolomon.com
    McAfee     /Network Associates   http://www.mcafee.com
    Sophos                           http://www.sophos.com
    Symantec                         http://www.symantec.com
    Trend Micro                      http://www.antivirus.com

PC Magazine has reviews of Anti-Virus Products in the May'99 article "Defend Your Network".

Description of Talk:

** Please check the meeting web page for any updates to this description.

Our speaker will discuss the following:

Speaker Biography:

Jim Glenn has been working in the Anti-Virus industry for years and is knowledgeable about the technologies used to combat viruses. Before joining Trend Micro, he worked for another very well known Anti-Virus vendor.

Company Biography:

Extracted from Trend's Web Page:

Trend Micro, Inc. develops server-based anti-virus software for the enterprise. The companys application server and corporate desktop products are certified by the International Computer Security Association to detect 100% of viruses in the wild today. The scanning engine that powers these products is at the heart of every Trend virus protection product from the Internet gateway to the desktop. Trend technology protects more than 14 million users worldwide.

Trend Micro's many important technology "firsts" include Internet gateway virus protection, the first and still the only free online virus scanning service, and the use of intranet technologies to deliver efficient centralized management tools.

Check out the following Trend Resources:

Free Java-based Downloadable Anti-Virus Program:
Virus Primer:    http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/vprimer.htm
Security Alerts: http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/alerts.htm

Complimentary Refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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