What is your take on anti-virus in medical devices?

October 1, 2013

A check-box IT requirement for medical devices on the hospital network is installation of anti-virus software even though most devices don’t have network connectivity and as a result are running outdated AV engine and  signatures. 
What is your take?
Should device vendors continue to install anti-virus even though it’s not effective?
Would you considering using alternative technology like application white-listing such as Mcafee embedded security agent)

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