Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?
I have a dedicated production server hosting a QlikView application. Our application files (i.e. .QVW) are infrequently uploaded or updated. The QA environment is carefully controlled, so we have confidence that the .QVW files are not infected with any nasty viruses. From a best practices perspective, what are the pros and cons of using or not using anti-virus protection software on the server?
Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?
Pros: security (no server is immune to infections all by itself), alignment with IT policies
Cons: none that I know of
The latter on condition that you disable scans for all file types suggested above, and for C:\Program Data\QlikTech. If you have put your documents, data files, ocnfiguration files and framework in a different spot, exclude that sub-tree as well.