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    Point to note. No mis or accounts hosted internally or any emails etc.
    However as an excerise i dont think it is possible unless anyone knows a decent reputable and free enterprise anti virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencole View Post
    Point to note. No mis or accounts hosted internally or any emails etc.
    However as an excerise i dont think it is possible unless anyone knows a decent reputable and free enterprise anti virus.
    These services don't have to be hosted internally for passwords to be obtained. Externally hosted email still has malware that doesn't get filtered automatically (my example was in Gmail for education - if the link had been clicked on, it could still have exposed our network)

    I cannot be sure from your above post whether you intend to keep an AV or not. I still recommend that you pay for AV and use it.

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    You could install Microsoft's EMET to protect against both known and unknown exploits, but this would be installed in addition to anti-virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by bencole View Post
    a decent reputable and free enterprise anti-virus.
    Anything that's decent, will not be free.

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    Just to add..
    I would make sure that you remove all references to your school in here/profile/online if you plan to run without protection.. Whether it be your schools students or potential hackers looking for an easy target to exploit etc

    Also just checked.. Since we cleared the logs (I believe beginning of school year) in our enterprise console we have had 32 infected website's blocked by Sophos. This is going through a county Smoothwall firewall and a 2nd local Smoothwall install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Just to add..
    I would make sure that you remove all references to your school in here/profile/online if you plan to run without protection.. Whether it be your schools students or potential hackers looking for an easy target to exploit etc
    Good advice

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    In his shoes I'd be more worried about people from here contacting the head/governors at his school voicing their concern, but let's not forget he just stated an opinion rather than "I intend to run a school network with no protection". I sincerely hope for his own sake as well as the school that won't be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Anything that's decent, will not be free.
    Well, there is one, but you have to be in the us for it.
    Avast

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    Quote Originally Posted by MordyT View Post
    Well, there is one, but you have to be in the us for it.
    I knew about AVAST, but didn't mention it since I reckon Ben's school is in Selby (North Yorkshire), rather than Selby (South Dakota).

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    Another + for Sophos EM from me. I know it had a 'major' problem about a year ago now but the support team did a magnificent job recovering that plus I have never found Sophos support wanting. We have a lot of our lock downs working through a work group on the Enterprise Console and it's a great tool for monitoring in so many other ways as well. The price is pretty unbeatable and great value as well.

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    I'm plenty happy with my Eset AV, we have a 1800 device license including servers and mobile security and it costs us 3500. For a really small network I would also +1 the sophos offering,

    You might be able to get an offering from MS included in you, or your LEA's licensing deal.

    Whatever you do, don't run with nothing.

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    Firstly I'd cast an eye over the Microsoft Security Essentials EULA:
    From MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS - MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS
    Restrictions. The software may not be used on devices owned by government or academic institutions.
    Secondly I would remove it. Schools have, and do, get into trouble for this.

    I use Sophos, apart from the, admittedly stupid, occurrence of it quarantining its own files, I think it does a very good job.
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    Along with backups I personally consider Anti-Virus most important.

    I sure don't want to end up in another workplace that has had neglected/no-existent Anti-Virus and have to sort out the mess

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    HAve any of you ever had any experience with Panda? There new Managed Offering seems useful....

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    I've only seen the personal version of Panda and it was pretty dire when I saw it about 6 months ago.

    It threw up loads of false positives (obviously not dangerous things, like random parts of windows and the ESET kernal itself.) and let past some pretty obvious threats. It seemed to have a particular weakness for issues born via Java. I got suspicious about the behavior of a teachers personal laptop at the firewall, called it in and put ESET on it and it found 50-odd threats Panda hadn't spotted. More than 40 of them were in the java cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    I've only seen the personal version of Panda and it was pretty dire when I saw it about 6 months ago.

    It threw up loads of false positives (obviously not dangerous things, like random parts of windows and the ESET kernal itself.) and let past some pretty obvious threats. It seemed to have a particular weakness for issues born via Java. I got suspicious about the behavior of a teachers personal laptop at the firewall, called it in and put ESET on it and it found 50-odd threats Panda hadn't spotted. More than 40 of them were in the java cache.
    Interesting Thanks for the quick reply.

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