sophos or nod32 better in corporate environment ?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by onward, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. onward

    onward Registered Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    houston, tx
    hi ,

    new here ,,, gotta say what a great group !!

    anyway ,,, been running Symantec corporate edition ,,,, time to get rid of it ! !

    after reading the other post on this site ,,, narrowed choices down to sophos or nod32. any recommendations which would be better considering key hot points below ?

    central office : 40 users with laptop(traveling users) and desktops,
    with another 30 (desktop and laptop) users at remote sites connected vpn broadband connections. central office has the Exchange server, file server, application servers, ect…

    key features looking for :

    -corp management console to push out installs and upgrades reliably without having to go touch the computers because push install fails a lot of the time…

    -must be able to exclude certain files or programs from being scanned on the workstations and then lock this configuration up so users can not change settings from the workstation. Again all being done from management console.

    -all the above to work on local lan and at remote branches via vpn with domain login.

    -small fast AV client ,,,, not like Symantec AV slow hog of a client

    -looking for option to include firewall for laptop traveling users.

    -looking to be able to get “real” tech support without waiting on hold for hours

    note as for cost,,,, anyone have feeling for big round numbers for which package cost more ?? such as sophos would run about 1.5 times as much as nod32 ?

    any thought would be great help,,, thanks, joe
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Hi onward, welcome to Wilders.

    This is the NOD32 Support forum, so you will have an obvious bias to NOD32, besides this point, the answer indeed would be NOD32.

    I would suggest contacting a local Reseller/Partner in the USA and trialling the Enterprise Edition of NOD32, there is also a Tutorial HERE

    Cheers :D
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    Both are strong in management console'll find them both superior to Symantecs Corp Edition in granularity of management features and ease of creating/managing/pushing out configs.

    I'd lean towards NOD32 for client performance though...but management wise..Sophos is also strong...I'd say on par...and that was your question.
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