Which Commercial Anti-Virus?

Shane Kelly s.kelly at ayrcoll.ac.uk
Mon Feb 11 08:32:41 GMT 2002

Hi Todd,
	For what its worth, we use Sophos for desktops and servers. Our setup is a 
bit larger than yours so perhaps a site license is not economical for you.
	I like sophos because:
	1. Central installation and auto update on all desktops and servers.
	2. It is possible to automate updates from the Sophos site (mailscanner does 
	3. Their response to new virus threats is acceptable.
I have it running on Win95, Win98 and W2k desktops, Win NT 4.0 and W2K 

I have not tried other products on such a large scale, but I have used other 
products, and have had good and bad experiences with them.

Hope this helps.

	Shane Kelly
On Friday 08 February 2002 22:42, you wrote:
> I'm shopping for an AV package for work. I wanted to get feedback
> from this list about which package to choose -- I don't have time to
> evaluate them all and I can't find any competent reviews in any of
> the pubs I get.
> I don't intend to start a flame war, but a quick little Brand X works
> great or Brand Y is a pain would be great. Here's my specs:
>         30 windows PC running mostly Win98 or Win2K (MacOS, WinME, Win95).
>         2 Win2K servers
>         FreeBSD internet gateway with mailscanner (can run Linux binaries)
> Price is somewhat an issue. I don't want to "double license" (once
> for the desktop, once for the email gateway) so I need a package that
> includes the unix command line application.
> Central management for settings, unattended scanning, and virus def
> file updates would be nice, but not absolutely necessary (most of my
> 30 users are trustworthy and can follow instructions).
> I was considering F-Prot -- mostly due to the price. I have an
> evaluation copy running; however, I don't like how my win98 box has
> become sluggish. I've already heard from the list that F-Prot on
> Win2K is not happiness (anybody care to confirm/deny?).
> Please share your knowledge and experience 8-)
> ~Todd

Shane Kelly
Network Controller
Ayr College
01292 265184
s.kelly at ayrcoll.ac.uk

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