Originally Posted by cbachinger
Would you as an administrator, depending on the file's purpose or source, agree to download an .exe file to an individual's computer within your network, scan it with the latest virus patches (regardless of the program) and then allow it to be opened either by you or the individual?
I manage a small LAN at work.
I would allow it yes, Im using ZoneAlarm Suite with Web Filtering,
which allows you to control most aspects of your LAN and the Internet.
I have monitoring software on my LAN ... I keep a good eye on my
users with Remote PC access software such as Radmin.
My small LAN consists of a Firewall, Web Filter, Remote Access Software & an Anti-Virus Application.
The job of an Administrator is to keep an eye out on what files are been downloaded and used per workstation regardless of whether it be an EXE or any other file format.