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    Anti Virus Software Usage and Distribution

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    You work for the CIO of your company as a strategic analyst. The CIO has just read an article on ZDNet.

    ZDNet AnchorDesk: Antivirus software must be free. Here's why

    He wants to know that it would be useful for a company like yours to subsidize free distribution of anti-virus software to home users as the author proposes. In particular, he wants you to explain why there is a connection between the company's network and home users and how this might help your company's problems with viruses. He also wants you to consider whether there are other issues besides providing free software to home users that affect the network security of your firm.

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    New technologies like ecommerce are bringing high speed and constant connectivity to companies and their users (employees, customers and suppliers), aiding the global trend. Ecommerce portal is designed to include not only everything that an user might hope to find on an intranet (such as a corporate directory, or customer support information), but also may be personal information and links that the users might want (such as stocks information, or even games). The intention is to increase not only efficiency, but also user satisfaction and a sense of loyalty with the organization. There is a connection between the company's network and the home users as they are linked through intranet. The offices intranets are connected through telecom network. Each office area network may have for example NetContinuum Firewall and NetContinuum Antivirus for servers. (K2 network, 2006)

    This system is functional without the restriction of geography and time. But it will use the resources of the users such as computer, internet and processing system. Thus there is network or link between the system of home user and the company. Through this link ...

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    700+ words, including sources, on the use of subsidizing free distribution of anti-virus software.