[squid-users] https antivirus proxy necessary?

Marcus Kool marcus.kool at urlfilterdb.com
Thu Jun 23 14:35:50 UTC 2016

On 06/22/2016 11:10 AM, hans.meyer0 at fn.de wrote:
> Do you think it's necessary to have an additional https antivir proxy to normal client antivirus? We are using Avast Business that already offers a web protection. Can an additional antivir proxy
> significant higher the level of protection? In general I think two different antivirus programms see more then one. But on the other hand an HTTP/HTTPS antivirus proxy is an additional attack surface.
> Especially because its costly to build the latest squid version with https support from source on a debian jessi. So the proxy will not be  up a proxy or not?

There is not a single antivirus vendor that catches all viruses, especially not new or mutated viruses, so it is definitely recommendable to use two vendors.
One can use brand-1 on the PC and brand-2 on the web proxies and email servers.


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