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Routers with on board software

rhosybol
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Posts: 100
Registered: 24-09-2007

Routers with on board software

Does anyone know of a Router that includes a Firewall and a Virus Scanner on board so save having a firus scanner on each machine.
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Routers with on board software

Most of them have firewalls. I don't know of any that can do virus scanning as that is not the main role of a router anyway. Much better to use a software based AV scanner.
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Routers with on board software

See THIS post for details on why AV on a router is not a replacment from software based AV.

AV on a router is only second line of defence, and should not be a primary one.

However, you may like to look into the Zyxel 662. It doesn't have the AV built in yet, but is due to be part of the firmware set at the next release.

I am awaiting confirmation from Zyxel myself, of when this will be, and for wirtten eviance that it will be a feature. I certainly don't want to make a purchase that will devalue itself (so want some compensation if they do drop it).