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11th March 2008, 05:11 PM #16
Moved to Nod32 two years ago and never looked back, small footprint so our old clients don't die during updates.
Sophos and Symantec before and i didn't rate either, especially Symantec.
@Michael, everyone has nightmares about an LEA picking Symantec AHHHHH!!!! :-)
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11th March 2008, 05:39 PM #17
I have just read an old E-Mail which mentions EAV Antivirus Suite Free Edition. Havent heard of it before and I can't look at the site from here because our ISP is blocking it. If you use this google search:
Google Serach For EAV
You will see the pages that are blocked for me. Might be worth a look? I am going to look at home tonight.
11th March 2008, 05:46 PM #18
We receive Symantec AV as part of our SIMS SLA through the LA.
Originally Posted by Michael
11th March 2008, 05:47 PM #19
Too true, that would be a nightmare!!! Sophos does feel like bloatware on older hardware, but machines with 1GB or more work just fine with Sophos.
@Michael, everyone has nightmares about an LEA picking Symantec AHHHHH!!!!
11th March 2008, 06:41 PM #20
I wonder which version of NOD32 you are using?
I agree that versions 2.5 to 2.7 were excellent but the latest incarnation version3 seems to hog resources and cripply slow machines.
11th March 2008, 07:48 PM #21
- Rep Power
We use ESET NOD32. Great product! very low overhead and much better detection than symantec. Read an independant review here:
11th March 2008, 09:38 PM #22
Running 2.7 on most network machines version 3 on a couple and it does seem a bit heavier. It always seems the way when an AV product adds anti spyware scanning, that's when Symantec really went carp as well.
12th March 2008, 09:39 AM #23
Even on 1GB machines the HDD rattle is ridiculous, takes over the whole machine until it makes a large download (think somewhere around 25MB) then reinstalls itself, what happened to just updating virus defs not the whole bloody program
Originally Posted by Michael
12th March 2008, 11:28 AM #24
As Netman, moved to NOD32 from Sophos some months ago - much better - quicker - no problems at all - would recommend it
11th April 2008, 12:29 PM #25
Anyone used CA antivirus r8.1? Just had the sales chap on the phone from Misco with a good price. We've got Symantec at present which ends in August so I was looking to change anyway.
11th April 2008, 12:43 PM #26
We've got Sophos here, and we have no problems with it all!
We're in our 2nd year of a 5-year deal (which was taken out 18 months before we arrived at the job so not our doing) but yeah, so far no complaints.
11th April 2008, 12:47 PM #27
We use F-Secure here -provided by the county.
I have opted to use the policy console vesion because I can control both what the PCs do and their installations remotely.
Been ok for me so far - update happen automatically and nobody notices the PCs being upgraded.
The only niggle is one of the modules in the setup priodically takes up to 60% of the CPU time and since this runs on a server everyone else suffers. Solved this by taking the application off main server.
11th April 2008, 01:19 PM #28
- Rep Power
Sophos is free to all London schools, so we have no choice. At another place we use LightSpeed - generally held to be OK on desktops, but rubbish on servers
11th April 2008, 05:02 PM #29
Only in London
Originally Posted by burgemaster
11th April 2008, 05:04 PM #30
sophos here did prefer v3-4 when it was just an anti-virus product.
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