I am looking for information in SharePoint(WSS 3.0) and looking into touch basing with an Administrator of WSS 3.0 to understand the daily tasks performed by an Administrator.

Under Central Administration, under Operations, there are options in Security Configuration to set Antivirus options.

What are the antivirus softwares available in the market that can secure SharePoint Portal content Does Microsoft have any Antivirus products for SharePoint Portals Can you kindly provide more information regarding this



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Regarding SharePointPortal Antivirus products



A while ago I did an investigation in SharePoint 2007 antivirus products and it turned out that Microsoft was the only supplier of these kind of products. Their ForeFront Server Security For SharePoint was the only product that was able to scan SharePoint 2007.

Symantec and TrendMicro were working on a product for MOSS2007, but that hadn't been released yet. Symantec was supposed to release it at the end of this year (somewhere around now I presume), but I haven't heard anything about it yet.

So I chose to use ForeFront and am very satisfied with it. Besides virusscanning, ForeFront also provides content scanning. Out of the Box SharePoint blocks exe files, but when you rename an exe file to .123, you are able to upload anyway. With ForeFront you are able to block files based on their file header, so renaming file doesn't work anymore.