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    NOD32 Versus Sophos

    Just found this blog

    Daryl Hunter - Church IT Guy: Antivirus Product Winner: Sophos

    And was just wanting some input from people who have or use NOD32 on there networks and wanted to know what you think of NOD32 versus sophos ?

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    Nod32 all the way , smallest footprint and pickups up everything for me

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    any chance when people post or reply to this thread they could put a few pros and cons for each like

    sophos pros

    etc
    etc

    cons

    etc
    etc

    nod32 pros

    etc
    etc

    cons

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    ie like the console on nod32 as they have updated it and not so complex etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    any chance when people post or reply to this thread they could put a few pros and cons for each like

    sophos pros

    etc
    etc

    cons

    etc
    etc

    nod32 pros

    etc
    etc

    cons

    etc
    etc

    ie like the console on nod32 as they have updated it and not so complex etc
    LOL my pro is the small footprint and that i have never had a virus when using it , cant comment on sophos as have stayed clear after hearing bad reports.

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    We use Sophos and have done for years and i have no complaints about it.

    Pros,

    Intuitive Interface
    Mac and PC Management
    Install and Forget
    Does remove viruses if configured to do so
    Good endpoint security tools

    Cons,

    Heavy on the processor when updating so slower PC's may suffer.




    Never used NOD32, but always reminds me of the Brotherhood of NOD from the command and conquer games. LOL

    Regards.

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    NOD32

    Pros
    Small Footprint
    Non intrusive scan

    Cons
    Awful central console
    V4 buggy
    Steep learning curve


    Sophos

    Pros
    Really easy console to use
    Easy to deploy and maintain clients

    Cons
    Big CPU use on older clients
    Bad at getting rid of viruses, reboot, reboot and reboot again

    A combination of the two would be good, the GUI and ease of Sophos and the ability of NOD... oh and Sophos's customer service because NOD's is useless. IMHO

    I've said it a few times on here but I am regretting changing from Sophos.. its been a nightmare for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    Cons
    Awful central console
    V4 buggy
    Steep learning curve
    Can't comment on V4 other than to say it's been running on my admin workstation here with no problems since I first got the email about it being available. All other workstations on my network are still 3.x. I personally find the console really great to use - I can't think of anything missing from it that I need, or anything I need to do with it that I can't. When we got our license email through I downloaded and printed the manual, read through it and had it up, running, packaged and deployed to our IT rooms in a couple of hours. Not sure where the learning curve comes in?

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    The Sophos dashboard is quite an attractive thing isn't it? I must say I do like it and the Nod consol can be quite daunting when you first use it. Now that I'm used to it though I like the segmented data and the range of facilities that I can use.

    Pros for nod:

    Small footprint
    Easy client install (push)
    Fast scanning

    Cons:

    I'm not so sure about it catching all viruses yet...
    Support is terrible
    Documentation is incomprehensible.
    @Simcfc73: Please give me a message or make threads if you have problems and I'll do my damnedest to help if I can!

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    We switched from sophos to nod32 a few years ago. Back then sophos degraded performance on the workstation in a terrible way. Now we are using nod32 for 4 years.. PRO's would be performance, easy installation and roll-out. con's : terrible support (at least in netherlands they only have email support ).. overall we are happy with it

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