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    Possibly moving from LEA, need a new anti virus solution.

    Hello all,

    we are looking at the possibility of moving from our LEA and I have been told to look for another anti virus program. We currently use Sophos but tbh we have never been much of a fan. As well as having a good rating as regards to viruses we need one that blocks removable storage and has a good enterprise console for managing and deploying software and keeping an eye on which machines are up to date etc... I had a play with ESET Nod32 a couple of years ago but I could'nt get the software deployment quite right. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Jonny.

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    If you want software deployment etc. as well then Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager is well worth looking at, particularly if you're using EES licensing. Lets you deploy all sorts of software, does all your windows updates, and lets you use System Centre Endpoint Protection which is included in your EES (and works very well).

    Not sure on blocking removable storage, but you can do that in GPO anyway I think.

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    I mean the deployment of the client from the enterprise console of the anti virus, not so much deployment of other software. cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    I mean the deployment of the client from the enterprise console of the anti virus, not so much deployment of other software. cheers.
    Ah right. Well SCCM does do that bit, for what it's worth, and it's easy setting policies for different machines etc. If you already have EES then I'd at least give it a look, although it's not necessarily an easy system to set up (though it's brilliant once it is); if you get your MS licences differently then I'm not sure it'd be cost effective, and it'd certainly be overkill if all you need is AV.

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    I will look into this as I have seen it mentioned but never looked at it.

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    We use VIPRE and it's working well for us.

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    we use avg and its been reliable and a lot better than Sophos is!

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    Another fan of SCEP here. Included for 'free' with EES licensing. Well worth it.

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    Been using Kaspersky Security Center here for the last 2 years and it does all you need from the admin console. Cost worked out to about £12 per computer for a 3 year license

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    do you know what the pricing is for Vipre? we have probably over a 1000 machines and are a school.

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    SCEP for me as well! Recently deployed it to remove our existing sophos and found 43 machines with spyware.

    All had Sophos, up to date and no alerts of anything?? Very concerning

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    We sell Vipre as a few people on here will tell you

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    We use Vipre too. Really easy to install, learn and manage. The pricing was pretty good too!

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    SCEP integrated into SCCM works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    do you know what the pricing is for Vipre? we have probably over a 1000 machines and are a school.
    I bought Avast 4.5k for 3 years for 1000 machines!

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