OT - Multiple Virus Scanners
jrudd at ucsc.edu
Tue Aug 15 08:26:33 IST 2006
On Aug 14, 2006, at 11:46 PM, Jon Bates wrote:
> I was just wondering what peoples opinions were on running multiple
> virus scanners with MailScanner. I'm currently only running ClamAV,
> and I was thinking about running one or two more.
> Could someone recommend what other scanner/s to use? My main concern
> is system resources. I would like something that doesn't load up the
> server too much more as ClamAV is quite light on resources from my
> experience with it.
My opinion is: if you can run 2, do it. Always good to have an extra
layer of defense, but don't cause more overhead than you need to.
ClamAV is a _great_ choice for your first pass.
From there, I remember an article that Kaspersky was very highly rated
for protection ... but it's not available on a diverse set of
platforms. If you can get it, go with them for your second layer.
We use sophos, but we get a good price break (edu discount), and
because we're a university, we're going to have put a big budget into
whatever we get (due to our # of users). For other people, sophos is
probably pretty pricey.
Not sure who else to mention. I suppose it's worth looking at McAfee
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