January 11th, 2004, 03:02 PM
The best antivirus
Hey guys what is the best antivirus software for a small to medium sized business to run?
We have about 25 computers and 1 file server. Our web and e-mail servers are outsourced.
I would like to be able to scan e-mail for viruses. I would also want the server (RedHat 9) to be able to scan file shares.
January 11th, 2004, 05:01 PM
I would go with: Symantec AntiVirus v8.1 Small Business Edition Desktop & Server
Details Product Features
Marketing information: Symantec AntiVirus small business Edition 8.1 Is a Complete, license-in-A-box Solution that protects Workstations and Network servers with The world's best-selling virus protection. With its unique navex and Digital immune System technologies, it provides fast, reliable, and hands-Free virus detection, analysis, and repairs via an Easy-to-use central management console.
Delivers immediate protection with a Complete license-in-A-box Solution.
Protects Workstations and Network servers against viruses, trojan horses, malicious ActiveX code, and Java applets.
One-Year maintenance agreement provides Technical support and Product updates at NO Additional cost.
Software Type: AntiVirus
Software name: Symantec AntiVirus V.8.1 small business - Complete Product
Features & benefits: Key Features:
Digital immune System automation delivers fast and reliable virus detection, analysis, isolation, and repair
LiveUpdate automatically delivers New virus definitions
Exclusive navex technology updates Scanning and virus repair engines
Compatibility: - Windows
Distribution Media/method: CD-ROM
Package Type: (Retail-box)
license Type: Complete Product
license pricing: Standard
license quantity: 5 Users
Shipping Dimensions: 2.7, (height) x 7.8, (width) x 9.6, (Depth)
Shipping weight: 1.2 lb
Additional Info.: The Symantec small business 5-packs Carry a full, Year of Upgrade insurance
This might help you out:
January 11th, 2004, 05:22 PM
How about if you just have all the computers download Avast or AVG? My guess is that it would be a hell of a lot cheaper than Symantec's.
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January 11th, 2004, 05:30 PM
well, it may be cheaper, but it breaks their TOS. AVG is free to non-commercial use. Using it at work would make it commercial use.
separate those 2 roles, firewall and virus scanning. IPCOP http://ipcop.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin.../IPCop/WebHome, it's simple to use and provides IDS and logs for your viewing.
Then you'd want to put your symantec AV server on the network where it has access to all the pc's and install the client on all the pc's.. from there you can setup the access scanning, and routine scans on the hdd's and automatic updates.
January 11th, 2004, 05:46 PM
does symantec have a good track record? I have been told that there are other solutions that provide much better scanning and detection rates than symantec.
Thanks for the info. this helps.
January 11th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Have you visited any of the virus vendor websites to see what they offer? It might just be a good idea if you did. Just do a search on Google and see what everyone else has to offer.
That's just my own thoughts ......
January 11th, 2004, 11:48 PM
I have been to eTrust, Kapersky, and McAffee. I'm just not finding the info I'm looking for exactly.
January 12th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Take a look at the symatec website I posted. They have several options for small and large businesses. Sometimes, a Large corporation AV might give you what you need, which a small business one wouldnt carry. Worth investigating all your options before making a decision on this. It will save you further headaches.
January 12th, 2004, 12:52 AM
does this link work for anyone else?
click on the 25 user license.
January 12th, 2004, 01:19 AM
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