LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: AV Definition Support Added for Sophos AV for Mac 07-JUL-2009

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    ·        (July 7, 2009) LANDesk has released Mac Antivrus (AV) content support for Sophos Antivirus 7.0. These AV vulnerabilities will detect and report real-time scanning, autoupdate status, pattern file up-to-date checking, and perform an engine version check. 

    New Vulnerabilities

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Sophos-AV-Pattern-VirusData

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Sophos-AV-Pattern-Engine

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Sophos-AV-AutoUpdate-Status

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Sophos-AV-Engine-RTStatus

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Sophos-AV-firewall


    The AV vulnerability definitions will check the following settings:

    ·     Virus pattern and scan engine should be up-to-date

    ·     Auto update for pattern files should be enabled

    ·     Real-time scanning should be enabled

    ·     Firewall should be disabled (for it may block the autoupdate of the pattern files)

    Changed Vulnerabilities

    ·          Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Antivirus-Install-Check


    The content will check the following settings:

    ·        At least one AV solution should be installed (Norton, McAfee, Symantec or Sophos), please provide feedback for additional AV solutions that should be added

    New Patch Downloads

    ·          N/A

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