The Symantec Symposium in Sydney raised some serious points about the way in which businesses are trying to secure their servers. According to the speaker, Adrian Covich, many companies are installing end-point anti-virus software that is more suited to laptops than to servers and in doing so are putting their servers at risk.
A recent report by Verizon Data Breach Investigation has shown that 97% of data stolen from companies actually comes directly from the server and not from laptops as many people believe.
To protect a server appropriately administrators should be looking at practices like sandboxing in virtualised environments to ensure that their data is safe and secure. Antivirus software simply is not enough to protect a server from a malicious attack.