Do I need virus and firewall protection?
Posted on 2004-04-05
Customer has a 5-station XP peer network, with a DSL router attached to the hub as well. Only two of the stations ever access the internet. They don't want to spend unecessary money, so here are the questions:
1) Do they really NEED norton antivirus on EACH computer, or can they get by with it on just those two that ever access the internet?
2) Same thing with norton firewall--do the NEED it on EACH computer?
I know it would be BEST to have it on all, but is it actually a risk by not having it on the stations that never open IE and never go on the internet in any way, and never get e-mail, etc? They are just basic workstations that happen to have access to the internet only because all the stations and the router are on the same hub, but they never access the internet.
If it's NOT OK to just protect the two that access the internet, please help me understand WHY so I can explain to them why they need to protect them all...thanks