Antivirus/Firewall for Servers

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  1. cubanresourceful

    cubanresourceful Registered Member

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    I would like to know what applications are out there for servers and what should be utilized in such case?
     
  2. cupez80

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    most AV vendors have enterprise solution this including workstation,server,gateway,etc.
     
  3. 3GUSER

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    As for the firewall

    IMO you should not run any other firewall product for a server than Windows Firewall built in Windows OS
     
  4. m0unds

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    ^ this is good advice. it's more-than-adequate and it should help keep you from running into any surprises or needing to click prompts nearly as often as some third party solutions.

    as far as AV goes-- and i'm not sure what environment you're talking about, but if it's a home server running windows, VIPRE will install on all versions of windows server without nagging. it's easily 1/10th the cost of most "enterprise-grade" av products, albeit without any of the management consoles and other big features that lots of server users would want.

    if it's a linux server, there are paid enterprise-grade solutions and there are ways to adapt clamav to scan mail attachments or file shares or whatever on a schedule.
     
  5. acr1965

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    I believe the last version of Rising Free av ran on Windows Server 2008. I am not sure if this current does or not.
     
  6. bradtech

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    Stick with the windows firewall built into the server OS like others stated. I suggest you get a mock server, and try out what works best for your environment. You never know how things are going to go until you start mixing it into your Servers, and Workstations. I found so many problems for ESET, and reported them during testing that got fixed. What works great for me may be a nightmare for you..
     
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    With servers...and ANY brand antivirus software, make sure you do your home work and set all the proper real time file protection exclusions and disable scanning of certain file types. Else you will have..at the least..huge performance issues...and commonly corruption of certain important file types......lockups and problems.
    You cannot do a default install like you would with a workstation.
    Many active directory folders, infrastructure directories, and of course..database and shared program folders.

    I never do 3rd party software firewall products on any of my clients servers...they're behind hardware firewalls. And with Windows Servers...except for 2008 Server, you cannot use the Windows firewalls on 2003 or earlier unless you're running multi-homed...the service won't start with 1x NIC.
     
  8. buddee

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    Eset Businuess Edition can be installed on workstation and servers
     
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    Is the Server OS being used as a Server, or are you just running it as a desktop OS? We really have to know this to give an answer.
     
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    If you are looking for an AV for Windows Server OS than probably you can go with Ikarus Utilities and VIPRE AV ..Both of these AV supports Windows 2003/2008 Servers. Ikarus also supports Windows 2008 R2 edition.
     
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    Avast provides AV solutions for servers:)
     
  13. YeOldeStonecat

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    Pretty much every antivirus brand out there has a product for "servers"..don't really need to go naming them all, it'll be a long post.
    Just choose the brand you prefer...read up on how to install it, and when you install it..follow the configuration of the stuff you should have read up on.
     
  14. 3GUSER

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    This might be useful:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/corporate-reviews
    ~ Removed Direct PDF Link as per AV-Comparatives Request - See page above for the actual PDF ~
     
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