I am hoping to get some discussion points on installing Antivirus software on your servers. We are currently in the process of upgrading all our Antivirus clients to the latest McAffee 8.7i with their ePO Agent 4.5.0 to mange the setup. We previously always installed antivirus on all our servers, however, I am curious now if that is really necessary. I was looking at removing antivirus from all the servers with the exception of the file servers. Our environment consists of Windows 2003 R2 servers, these servers host a variety of Domino, Oracle, SQL and Terminal services for our environment. All our servers are protected under lock and key from any intruders and there is 24/7 security in the building.
Does it make sense to install Antivirus on just the Windows File servers and leave the rest unprotected? Are there special considerations if you were to install antivirus on a Domino or Oracle server? Right now, the ePO policy is set to exlude NSF files in the Domino case and the policy is also set to exclude the database files along with their directories.
Input and discussion on your opinions and setups is definitely welcome.