Which Virus Scanner

Steve Evans sevans at FOUNDATION.SDSU.EDU
Wed Dec 4 22:23:59 GMT 2002

For F-Prot do you need the Enterprise version or the Small Business
Version.  The FAQ on the F-Prot website says.

The Enterprise version is memory resident, so
you don't have to start a new process and read
virus signatures each time you want to scan a
file, since the process has already been started
and it's just waiting for input. The enterprise
version has been shown to be up to 50% faster
than the command line version when being used
by third-party software.

Steve Evans
SDSU Foundation
(619) 594-0653 

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: Which Virus Scanner

At 21:41 04/12/2002, you wrote:
>Okay I know this is really bad etiquette but this has jumped up on us 
>by surprise and I have till Monday to do something.
>We used to use mcafee.  The contract with our University ran out, and 
>it was supposed to be renewed and it never was.  So now my department 
>is stuck buying a virus scanner for MailScanner.  We have two 
>MailScanner boxes with 1500 users.  In your opinion what is the best 
>value.  We do get e-rates.

As you get education prices I would go for
         1. Sophos
         2. F-Prot
Sophos is the best I have used, and they do great educational discounts.
Julian Field
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