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    What Anti Virus does your place use?

    Hello All,

    We currently use Kaspersky End Point 8 Enterprise Antivirus, and the contract is almost about to come to an end. The facilities that the Enterprise Console in Kaspersky provides is fantastic, and it is full of features. We have had lots of problems with it though, for example - when updates have come through in the past, they've caused machines to loose system files and we've ended up either rebuilding software or repairing o/s.

    Sophos is another option, but it's pretty basic and doesn't do too much compared the the facilities in Kaspersky, and Sophos is more expensive than Kaspersky.

    What does everybody else use?

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    We use Sophos and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenShan View Post
    We use Sophos and love it.
    Except when it flags itself as a virus and deletes everything with the word "update" in it.

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    In the enterprise console for sophos though, you can start basic tasks on clients; but you can't see what is updating where and when, it's not very informative! Overall I think the enterprise console is too basic for a well managed enterprise system.

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    We use Eset Endpoint Antivirus for Business. (Was Eset Nod32 for Business)

    We have used Eset for years - it has low resource usage and is easily to deploy with the Remote Administration Server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Except when it flags itself as a virus and deletes everything with the word "update" in it.
    LOL - granted that was a major PITA but all virus vendors make mistakes (McAfee being the worst in my experience) and Sophos did react quickly.

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    use Mcaffe, had no issues with it but its not very good. We are switching over to the Microsoft one for buisness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oalcock View Post
    In the enterprise console for sophos though, you can start basic tasks on clients; but you can't see what is updating where and when, it's not very informative! Overall I think the enterprise console is too basic for a well managed enterprise system.
    I agree that's one of the annoying 'features' of Sophos Enterprise Manager - I would love to see the progress of clients and also improved reporting.

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    Do you have an EES subscription? If so you could try the Endpint Security for free.

    We currently have Sophos but are giving the MS one a trial.

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    The client end tools for Sophos are great, easy to follow layout and user friendly, but really poor enterprise console facilities!

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    We use Sophos endpoint protection anti virus and Sophos pure message do spam filtering. Both fantastic products, I hardly have to touch the server, just check for alerts every so often but it emails them to you if there are any! We got the whole Sophos package which I think lasts several years befor it needs to be renewed. Would highly recommend it

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    I would say it is recommended to monitor the server regularly where Anti Virus is concerned, and the info needed to monitor the clients isn't suitable in Sophos.

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    RM = Norton

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    I always recommend Vipre. Quite a lot of schools on here use it.

    Let me know if you need details/pricing

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    ESET. Easy to install and monitor, and very good tech support

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