Defending a system against viruses involves the prevention, detection, and avoidance of attacks.
Written by Carol Woodbury
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "Virus Got You Down?" available free from the MC White Paper Center.
I really should be asking, "Does a virus have your server down?" Perhaps it's the latest worm, Trojan horse, buffer overflow, or denial of service attack that's got you or one of your servers down. While one of these bugs may be affecting one or more of your servers in your enterprise, it is highly unlikely that the server affected is a Power server running IBM i. IBM i may be running your core business applications or it may be hosting your website or running Domino. Whatever its function within your enterprise, IBM i has remained unaffected by virus and malware attacks. Why is that?