Alternatives to Sophos

Peter Valian valianp at SOUTHWESTERN.EDU
Fri Nov 30 22:21:49 GMT 2001

If Im not mistaken, you technically only need one license to run on your
mail server.  Only one user is *technically* scanning mail (root).

we use mcafee on our campus...we have some sort of site license for
desktop scanning software and they just gave us the unix scanner as part
of that agreement.  I have no idea what we paid.


Stephen Lee wrote:

>I am currently running Mailscanner 2.60-2 and the demo version of Sophos
>on a Redhat7.1 - Sendmail 8.11.6. It works very well but the Sophos
>license for 10 users is $600 USD. When converted to Canadian dollars,
>that is very expensive for us. We only have 5-6 mail users so it's hard
>to justify the cost especially when you consider that each desktop copy
>of Norton AV is around $40. Are there alternatives to Sophos that work
>with Mailscanner which might be more friendly on the pocket for small
>Thanks for any suggestions.

Peter Valian
Network & Systems Administrator
Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas

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