Antivirus and licenses
Leland J. Steinke
steinkel at PA.NET
Fri Jun 13 14:27:29 IST 2003
J. Figueira wrote:
> I think we are loosing the focus here on the antivirus and the licences. If
Well, I went and asked f-prot about licensing for an application that only uses
the command-line scanner thus:
> We have several linux applications, both in-house and customer, that require
> only the f-prot command-line scanner and not the f-prot daemon scanner. Will
> the "F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations" be sufficient for our needs?
I did not mention MailScanner at all. At worst, this is a sin of omission ;-).
Anyway, here is the reply:
> The difference between F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations and the one
> for Linux File Servers is how it is used.
> The license fee for F-Prot Antivirus for Linux File Servers is based on the
> number of servers that the license should cover. For the Linux Workstations
> however, the license fee is based on the number of workstations covered.
> Our website offers you the possibility to calculate the license fee for
> various numbers of workstations. Please access the calculator from the
> following path:
> Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.
So, I guess I get an incomplete answer to my, admittedly, intentionally
I am recommending to my management that we go with the Linux File Server
version. We do not need to, but we think it is a good compromise.
What do others think?
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