Review 10 enterprise-geared anti-spyware apps

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  1. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    Countering spyware

    The InfoWorld Test Center assesses the readiness of 10 anti-spyware operatives for active enterprise duty:


    - Computer Associates eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware Corporate Edition r5
    - Eset NOD32 2.5 Antivirus System
    - F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security 6
    - LANDesk Security Suite 8.6
    - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0 with Anti-Spyware Enterprise Module 8.0
    - Sunbelt CounterSpy Enterprise 1.5
    - SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite - Enterprise Threat Shield
    - Tenebril SpyCatcher 4.0 Beta
    - Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Business 3.0
    - Webroot Spy Sweeper Enterprise 2.5


    Full review here
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Thanks for the link, always interesting to read. ;)
     
  3. rdsu

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    Thanks for the link :)

    I will take a look when I have some "real" time...
     
  4. Smokey

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    Like Rasheed already said: it's interesting stuff;)

    In my thread I didn't mentioned "the winner", 'cause to get a complete impression and understand the reasons why the winner was choosen it's necessary to read the whole review.
     
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    Network Computing's Sept. 22 issue:

    • Sunbelt CounterSpy Enterprise 1.5 (Score: 4.28/5.00)
    • Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for SMB 3.0 (4.15)
    • Webroot Spy Sweeper Enterprise 2.1 (3.85)
    • McAfee VirusScan Ent. 8.0 w/Anti-Spyware (3.78 )
    • F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security 6 (3.63)
    • Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Enterprise (3.00)
    • CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware Corp. 5 (2.70)

    PC Magazine (upcoming):
    • Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (beta, Score: 3.5/5.0)
    • Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06 (3.0)
    • Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 (2.5)

    Lousy scores here, due to missing preventive measures. Strange to see MS top the scores, even with Claria detection failing o_O
     
  6. Smokey

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    Take 10 tests, and you have 10 different results.

    Like I already said, it's interesting stuff to read, but take the test-results with a lot of scepsis:D
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Btw, it looks like F-Secure´s AS module is nothing else then Ad Aware. So what does this mean? Because in most reviews Counterspy and MS Antispy came out on top. :rolleyes:
     
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