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    AnTi-Virus Software - which one?

    Hi all,

    I'm shortly going to evaluating a new anti-virus solution. As there are so many products out there, I'm after some recommendations, if possible. The software needs to ogger the following:

    - Cheap to license per PC
    - No irritating serial numbers - like the AVG client software, which I need to go around every workstation and re-licence when it expires
    - Central management console, where I can push out new difinitions
    - Low footprint - we still have a fair number of PCs with 512MB RAM plus a number of PCs with Atom processors in them
    - Able to run on Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, with future proofing for Srver 2008 and Windows 7

    Any help/advice/suggestions are much appreciated1

    Cheers,
    Neil

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    Personally I'm running McAfee with EPO server. Central managment, pushes everything out, sync's with AD fine. Lots of control options and you can deploy the software via AD if you wish,

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    BitDefender here. Moved from Symantec.

    Really easy to setup and manage.

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    We rolled out Vipre across site yesterday and it's a doddle. Their support is good, deep scanning doesnt seem to have an effect on the ability to use the machine (unlike Sophos which was so resource intensive when scanning it was ridiculous).....

    All in all very impressed with Vipre

    We run a mix of XP and Win 7 (32 and 64 bit) and it hasnt been a bit of bother throughout the testing and the rollout. It also comes with a handy plugin for uninstalling/removing your old AV.

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    Sophos will do what you want too. I don't particularly like it, but I don't particularly like any Ant-Virus...

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    We use CA eTrust here. Very low resource demands, keeps up to date pretty much perfectly, keeps the machines clear of nasties etc...

    Not sure on pricing though, as we get it free from our LA at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    We use CA eTrust here. Very low resource demands, keeps up to date pretty much perfectly, keeps the machines clear of nasties etc...

    Not sure on pricing though, as we get it free from our LA at the moment.
    Which version are you running, we had all sorts of issues with v7 and 8 but the v8 stuff was their integrated AV, antimalware with the stupid client web interface for the scanner.

    At the moment we are using the latest version of Norton Antivrus Corporate which although a little hungry actually does its job reasonably well and is massivly improved from the Nortons hell of old.

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    I find Sophos does the job well - specially as my LA pay for it.

    Issues it had which at the time did harm it's rep and force memory upgrades, have been ironed out.

    Support is UK based if you catch it daytime and in my opinion, superb.

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    NOD32 by eset ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Which version are you running, we had all sorts of issues with v7 and 8 but the v8 stuff was their integrated AV, antimalware with the stupid client web interface for the scanner.

    At the moment we are using the latest version of Norton Antivrus Corporate which although a little hungry actually does its job reasonably well and is massivly improved from the Nortons hell of old.
    We're running r8.1, with the web based interface as you say. We haven't had any issues here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    We're running r8.1, with the web based interface as you say. We haven't had any issues here.
    Must have got better, we had 8.0 and on our older macines scheduled scans and stuff just choked them completely. That and the overhead of a web browser for a simple dialogue or form was nuts.

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    We use NOD32 here, used to use Symantec but Nod is much easier to use.

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    If you have machines with 512MB or less then Sophos will grind them to a halt.

    It uses the best part of 100MB simply to sit in the background. MSE uses almost half of that even when doing full scans. Not that you can use MSE in an education environment.

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    Anyone using Forefront from school agreement?

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    Another vote for VIPRE here - we use it internally, and if you buy (or have bought) a Smoothwall product in the UK, you can get VIPRE desktop licences at a reduced rate It really is top stuff though. Nice and nippy, few FPs, good catch rate, and they're a nice bunch too are the Sunbelt lot (even their new masters @ GFI are ok!)

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