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    I think I've already said it but I'll repeat the most annoying aspect about Sophos...

    It's the total lack of regard the code writers had for things like packet loss or slow network while ensuring that Sophos has the highest priority and won't let the computer "go" until it completes a task like a signature update or similar.

    The combination of the two results in lock ups and freezes which just make it completely un-usable.

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    We moved away from Sophos as it was causing us all kinds of issues. We now run Forefront Client Security. It's cheap, not resource hungry and very quick at removing threats.

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    We have been running Symantec for years, and are in the process of switching to a new product. SAV 10 had many flaws, SEP11 is terribly bloated, unreliable, complex, and causing many problems for other programs.

    It looks as though we will be switching to MS Forefront. Have a trial setup in 2 schools, very impressed so far. Workstations are much faster at everything with Forefront (compared to Symantec), and users at those schools have noticed the huge difference and are very pleased.

    As well, I really like the way it integrates with our existing technologies (AD, policy management, WSUS). Price is fantastic too.

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    I used to hate sophos, but I quite like it now.
    We have it on our servers and it runs fine.
    We have McAfee provided by the LA, but it is total crap - made even worse by the fact we have no access to the management console (we can't have VNC installed anywhere as it is classed as malware ffs).
    I refuse to install anything as rubbish as McAfee (which, IMHO, is only fit for home PCs not schools, business, etc) on our servers.
    I don't find Sophos is resource hungry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie_OLSJ View Post
    I used to hate sophos, but I quite like it now.
    We have it on our servers and it runs fine.
    We have McAfee provided by the LA, but it is total crap - made even worse by the fact we have no access to the management console (we can't have VNC installed anywhere as it is classed as malware ffs).
    I refuse to install anything as rubbish as McAfee (which, IMHO, is only fit for home PCs not schools, business, etc) on our servers.
    I don't find Sophos is resource hungry
    There are many that would argue that it is not even fit for Home use.

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    our new machine

    I am currently running SAV 10.1 on our PDC and clients, and although i have tried the new endpoint MR4 i will be sticking with sav10 when i 're-do' the server this holiday, as i find endpoint to be far too much of a home product, rather than a corporate one. I still put endpoint on the teacher laptops, but those usually stay at home anyway.
    Still come licence renewal i will definately be looking for a replacement for endpoint.
    I have had no real issues with symatec 10.1 though, its been the best for me.

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    So from these posts and for the network here, NOD32?

    All other AV mention has had a good comment followed by several bad comments... and NOD32 seems to just get the +++

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    Well it was really good untill V3 (now ok) and now V4... Nod32 V4

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