Perimeter-based security solutions almost universally make the claim that they constantly scan files and links to ensure the organizations they protect are free of viruses. There might be no single organization that is more in need of data security than a financial institution. For a credit union, what could be more powerful than knowing when a virus is headed in your organization’s direction and being able to deflect it before it ever reaches its target?

Let’s back up a bit. How does a malicious file detection engine decide which credit union files are to be scanned for viruses? The persistent and constant scan of an organization’s files can become too expensive and unwieldy for some organizations. Instead, some of these institutions must make decisions on how to parse through files and decide which to scan. How does a credit union decide which files will be scanned?

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