Server Malware Protection Policy

1. Overview

eCuras is entrusted with the responsibility to provide professional management of client servers as outlined in each of the contracts with its customers.  Inherent in this responsibility is an obligation to provide appropriate protection against malware threats, such as viruses and spyware applications. Effective implementation of this policy will limit the exposure and effect of common malware threats to the systems they cover.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to outline which server systems are required to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware applications.

3. Scope

This policy applies to all servers that eCuras is responsible for managing. This explicitly includes any system for which eCuras has a contractual obligation to administer. This also consists of all server systems setup for internal use by eCuras, regardless of whether eCuras retains administrative obligation or not.

4. Policy

eCuras operations staff will adhere to this policy to determine which servers will have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware applications installed on them and to deploy such applications as appropriate.


All servers MUST have an anti-virus application installed that offers real-time scanning protection to files and applications running on the target system if they meet one or more of the following conditions:


If the target system is a mail server, it MUST have either an external or internal anti-virus scanning application that scans all mail destined to and from the mail server. Local anti-virus scanning applications MAY be disabled during backups if an external anti-virus application still scans inbound emails while the backup is being performed.


All servers MUST have an anti-spyware application installed that offers real-time protection to the target system if they meet one or more of the following conditions:


An exception to the above standards will generally be granted with minimal resistance and documentation if one of the following notable conditions apply to this system:

5. Policy Compliance

5.1  Compliance Measurement

The Infosec team will verify compliance with this policy through various methods, including but not limited to business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.

5.2  Exceptions

The Infosec team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.

5.3  Non-Compliance

An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Revised: March 14th, 2018

Table of Content

  1. Acceptable Encryption Policy
  2. Acceptable Use Policy
  3. Clean Desc Policy
  4. Data Breach Response Policy
  5. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
  6. Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
  7. Email Policy
  8. Ethics Policy
  9. Pandemic Response Planning Policy
  10. Password Construction Guidelines
  11. Password Protection Policy
  12. Security Response Plan Policy
  13. End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
  14. Acquisition Assessment Policy
  15. Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
  16. Remote Access Policy
  17. Remote Access Tools Policy
  18. Router and Switch Security Policy
  19. Wireless Communication Policy
  20. Wireless Communication Standard
  21. Database Credentials Policy
  22. Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
  23. Information Logging Standard
  24. Lab Security Policy
  25. Server Security Policy 
  26. Software Installation Policy
  27. Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
  28. Web Application Security Policy
  29.  Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
  30. Anti-Virus Guidelines
  31. Server Audit Policy
  32. Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
  33. Communications Equipment Policy
  34. Dial In Access Policy
  35. Extranet Policy
  36. Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
  37. Internet Usage Policy
  38. Mobile Device Encryption Policy
  39. Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
  40. Removable Media Policy
  41. Risk Assessment Policy
  42. Server Malware Protection Policy
  43. Social Engineering Awareness Policy
  44. DMZ Lab Security Policy
  45. Email Retention Policy
  46. Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
  47. Lab Anti Virus Policy
  48. Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
  49. Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
  50. Virtual Private Network Policy