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Paid hundreds for sonic wall and still got virus

by ChuckJTS-23427222252684036696820606199520 / January 15, 2015 11:04 PM PST

My employer paid hundreds of dollars for a Sonic Wall and still got a virus. What do you suggest a person do if they pay hundreds and still get viruses?

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There's the ugly truth.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2015 11:39 PM PST

No antivirus or device will stop today's threats. This has been in the news for years and while these devices and protections are pretty good they are not perfect. That is, WE are still the best protection. If you have employees that open every email attachment because they think the antivirus/wall will protect them, they will be infected with something.

I guess the word is naive when folk think there is a perfect solution for Windows platforms.
Bob

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dont blame sonic wall
by renegade600 / January 16, 2015 3:16 AM PST

There is not one anti-virus, anti-malware or firewall solution that is 100 percent effective. the biggest threat to computers is the users click. once that click is made, it gives whatever they were clicking on permission to bypass security. without knowing what the virus you claim you gotten, there is no way to give suggestions for that specific occurrence.

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