Mac Thread, Mac anti virus in Technical; I just wanted to get peoples view on this, we have 6 Macs altogether 4 imacs and 2 Mac book ...
15th May 2009, 02:47 PM #1
Mac anti virus
I just wanted to get peoples view on this, we have 6 Macs altogether 4 imacs and 2 Mac book Pros.
What anti virus are you using on your Macs? Are you using any antivirus at all?
Been speaking to our local supplier who recommends Intego Virusbarrier anyone using this? if so what are your thoughts or recommendations on a different product?.
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15th May 2009, 04:08 PM #2
Sophos for us... we use Sophos on all the Windos machines so why not? All manageable centrally too (although it doesn't do remote deployment).
15th May 2009, 04:22 PM #3
I know it's pobabley not recomended but we have over 100 macs with no anti virus and (touch wood) haven't had a problem yet
15th May 2009, 04:33 PM #4
Of course you also have no way of detecting that a virus is there
Originally Posted by bladedanny
15th May 2009, 04:49 PM #5
We do get sophos thought theh county but they don't support Macs so we can't get it though them. Wheres the best place to get it from?
Originally Posted by Ric_
15th May 2009, 07:21 PM #6
Have you tried their website? Sophos - Anti-virus, anti-spam and encryption software for businesses
IIRC MacAfee are/were developing a client for the mac platform as well as Avast/AVG. For the amount of macs you have it's probably less hassle/expense (it's free) if you simply downloaded and installed ClamXav?
Apart from lab conditions there are no viruses out in the wild that can infect a mac. However there are more and more trojans, spy and malware that can and do affect the mac platform. DNSChanger springs to mind. In view of this it makes sense to treat macs the same way.
Having macs in a predominantly Windows environment is potentially an unsecured and unprotected 'way in'. You can protect a PC against a pupil bringing in a memory stick he/she has just downloaded something from BitTorrent or Limewire on. However you can't really say the same for the mac? OK it won't 'infect' the mac but that's not the point. It's now on the network as a whole. Potentially a big problem.
However if the environment was wholly mac or even a 'ring-fenced' network separated from the rest of the Windows environment you could consider not bothering.
Antonio Rocco (ACSA)
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