E scan Internet 2003 Security Suite is yet another soldier to help you strengthen your defense stratagem against viruses and spam. It has introduced a new layer, called Micro World Win sock Layer (MWL), which sits between the default WinSock2 layer and the applications layer. MWL analyzes and filters traffic between the mail server and the web.
E Scan ISS has a simple installation process, complete with a background score of music to put you in just the right ‘fight to the finish’ mood! However, the interface lacks finish and takes a bit getting used to. The Help files could be more comprehensive. That apart, eScan offers the usual options such as disk scanning and kernel driver-the latter checks every EXE file.
The parental control option provided helps in keeping your children away from unsavory sites, but a word of caution here: do remember to turn off the auto-update blocked site list option, as it often ends up adding many harmless sites to the blocked list. It blocked Google in our case!
E-mail-scanning and spam-blocking is achieved using a standard linguistic control approach which provides a list of keywords in the block list but it is not enough to combat intelligent spammers.
Some other features worth mentioning are Heuristics scanning, NETBIOS firewall, remote access file rights and automated updates.
For: Heuristics scanning, pop-u p blocking and MicroWorld WinsockLayer which analyzes and filters the traffic between the mail server and the Internet. Against: Insufficient help files, needs a more sophisticated approach for advanced spam control.
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