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General Chat Thread, I think I've found a AV suite worse than Sophos.... in General; I switched from End point to Sophos. During my testing (downloaded the trial) I found that Sophos seemed to run ...
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    I switched from End point to Sophos. During my testing (downloaded the trial) I found that Sophos seemed to run relatively well on my server 2003 member server. Pulled in the Computers from the OUs Ok and deployed to all the machines with no issues once the download of the updated client install completed.

    I have used earlier versions of Sophos but it seemed to miss a fair bit. When I moved schools they had symantec Corporate edition which I found to be quite good. It did have issues deploying the client at times though but in the whole it did tend to stay out of the way. Now we upgraded to end-point. Man, is that thing dodgy. After trying to resolve an installation issue, I upgraded (after checking the system requirements using Symantec's own tool were OK) to 11.6.2 or something like that only to find that the system came to a complete crawl. Opening the central console took about 15 minutes and thats before logging in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I like Kaspersky. It keeps telling me Windows 7 on my PC at home is a virus ;-)
    That's because it is.

    I've always used AVG and Avast (rare occasions) on my Windows boxes. It's never let me down. Even on older hardware when scheduled scans start with AVG I don't notice.

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    So avoid Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 then? I've just looked at Avast and it's quite pricey in comparison.

    Seems there's not a good word to say about any of them, really?

    Hmm.

    Edit: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security...se-review.aspx
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    Interesting comparisons here too from Gartner.

    http://www.symantec.com/content/en/u...ms_17Dec10.pdf

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    It's still better than F-Secure

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    I think Sophos is pretty good these days. Had to stick with it through during the dark days at one school due to the school buying a long renewal period but glad they did.
    Console is good, software easy to deploy, machines easy to manage and it actually does something with viruses now

    Symantec Endpoint 11 on the other hand...

    Edit: Though if you plan to move the Sophos Console to another machine, have a stiff drink first
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    Sophos is okay, we used it, the engine could be lighter but all the parts certainly worked but earlier versions had some major issues, version 5 still gives me shivers

    AVG, I presume you were talking about paid? the free version is the worst AV on the planet tbh and I have had to fix far far to many peoples computers that were infected although avg was up to date. MSE FTW.

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    Not had many issues with sophos beside the update setup being long winded and changing versions becoming a pain on clients and server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I've just looked at Avast and it's quite pricey in comparison.
    I have Education pricing for Avast that is (yes that is four pound signs) cheaper than Symantec, and by far the cheapest out of all the quotes I have (Symantec, ESET, Sophos, McAfee and Kaspersky)

    Guy

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    Eset and sophos are the best

    I removed mcafee staight away ! Load of rubbish !

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