Any Recommendation for Coporate Anti-virus?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JEFFREY81, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. JEFFREY81

    JEFFREY81 Registered Member

    Oct 25, 2004
    Hi, i am looking for a anti-virus that is for coporate use?
    Some of the considerations I can think of is as below

    Use of 2 different antivirus programs
    Not all PCs with av installed
    Choice of the av programs
    AV not installed on unix
    AV update interval
    AV bandwidth usage
    AV deployment strategy
    Separate AV strategy for servers and user pcs?

    What anti-virus u think will be suitable for a medium size company? I am thinking of the Trend Micro Officescan or sophos, but i hope to have some suggestions? Thanks.
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    North Carolina, USA
    Hi JEFFREY81,

    Welcome to Wilders!!!

    I am moving your thread to the other anti-virus software forum where it will receive more attention.
  3. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    Christchurch, UK
    I am no expert, but at work, we have mainly used, Sophos, Norton and McAfee products both on the gateway, servers and on individual workstations. And therefore I can only make some comments on these programs.

    These have all appeared to be stable, producing very little down-time across the network. Further, support, according to our IT staff, has been very good with all 3 companies.

    The corporate products of McAfee and Norton are completely different to their retail versions and their popularity in the Corporate field is not just based upon advertising muscle.

    1. Some McAfee products here;

    2. Norton Corporate Antivirus;

    Updates both with Norton and McAfee are generally weekly, unless in an emergency malware outbreak.

    3. However, since costs are very important, F-Prot would be worth consideration, at least on some part of your network; as judged by their very competitive prices;

    In fact the bean counters here are pushing for F-Prot for Windows to be considered on our individual workstations throughout our network because of cost considerations.

    I only have experience of F-Prot for Windows in the Home environment, but this product seems very stable, updates are several times/week and support is excellent for this version.

    Its malware detection rate is also very good; and it can run on a variety of Operating systems.

    The only slight disadvantage of F-Prot for Windows in the Corporate field, may be the lack of a specific email scanner. But it is due for a major upgrade soon, which will include such a scanner. The Exchange version of F-Prot, however, can scan all incoming and outgoing email; but this is a lot more expensive.

    BUT as we tell people looking for suitable Home AV's, ask around and TRIAL the products. Moreover, decisions you have to consider for a choice of Corporate AV will not always be the same as those for a Home AV.

    In addition, the Range of Corporate Antivirus solutions, even within an individual company, can be very extensive, where you have products for the gateway, servers and individual workstations. Compared to this, choosing a Home edition of an AV is very easy.

    Hopefully, more members can give you some thoughts on their Work AV.
  4. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Denton, Texas
    Do you have more specifics on the size of network you're trying to protect?

    Symantec makes a good product. Trend makes a good product.

    Although I really like F-PROT, there are a couple of drawbacks to using it in a network, which I believe are being addressed by FRISK:

    **It does not have much manageability--at the moment.
    **Desktop settings cannot be locked
    **Updates, while not huge, are larger than some AV's
    **There is not a separate e-mail scanner for the desktops--not really a huge issue, but something to be aware of

    Having said that, F-PROT is excellent, and great for gateways, mailservers, and the like, and again, I believe the coming version for windows will provide more central manageability in a networked environment.

    NOD32 Enterprise Edition is a centrally managed solution that can also scale to what you need, and provides good manageability in a domain. We resell it and F-PROT, (disclosure!) and they're both great.

    You might consider a combination of products, as well--as the cross-protection couldn't hurt.

  5. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Hampshire UK
    May be worth taking a look at They are corporate specialists and are very well respected in the business world. :)

    HTH Pilli
  6. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    command antivirus is also a corporate antivirus that is used world wide extremely easy to set up and use. can get info here
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