symantec scan on MailScanner
prandal at herefordshire.gov.uk
Wed Feb 8 13:52:49 GMT 2006
Play it safe. Add Bitdefender as well, not instead...
And then gather the stats and see if Symantec catches nothing the that
the others do.
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> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of rob
> Sent: 08 February 2006 12:21
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: symantec scan on MailScanner
> On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 12:34:11 +0100, Glenn Steen wrote
> > On 08/02/06, Rob Freeman <rob at robhq.com> wrote:
> > > Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> > > > BDC?
> > > >
> > > > Rob Freeman wrote:
> > > >> Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> > > >>> Which ones do you already have?
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Rob Freeman wrote:
> > > >>>> I was wondering if anyone was using this with
> MailScanner. We
> > > >>>> are looking to add another virus scan engine and got a good
> > > >>>> deal through our parent company.
> > > >>>> Thanks in advance
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Rob
> > > >>>
> > > >> Currently using clam, f-prot, and avg. We just got
> audited, and
> > > >> they wanted us to add one of the " big " vendors to the list.
> > > >
> > > They do not include that on the " big " ones. We work for a bank
> > > and they want something the recognize like mcafee, Symantec, etc
> > > etc. We have not had an email virus in 3 years, but per
> the audit
> > > they asked for more of a known name scanner. They gave
> us a deal on
> > > Symantec. The wonders of working for a big company.
> > For the love of... Why on earth should you choose one of the worst
> > performers when it comes to updates? Even McAfee is (mostly)
> > better.... At least in my experience...
> > I work in the financial sector (sort of) too. We happened to have a
> > site license on McAfee, so that got included alongside
> BitDefender an
> > ClamAV (which is our "primary email AV", simply by dint of catching
> > most viruses), so ... that's OK. But the value it adds is limited
> > (still, the relatively few times it's been the "sole
> detector", I've
> > been glad to have it:-).
> > I'd advice you to look at what you have on your workstations, You
> > might be able to use that at low/no cost.
> > But the whole "auditing, then offering" thing is a bit
> smelly, don't you think?
> > Sounds to me like a pure racketeering thing "... you need
> OUR product
> > too to be safe...". One wonders what their cut is;-).
> > If you are to add anything, BitDefender is a better fit (You could
> > argue that f-prot and avg are "big enough", and that McAfee, Trend,
> > Symantec and the rest aren't really worth your while).
> > But then ... I sense a PHB here, somewhere:-):-) Perhaps
> your options
> > are limited by ... policy?
> > --
> > -- Glenn
> > email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
> > work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se
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> Oh I agree, I am not a fan of anything norton, but was asked
> by the allmighty bank to add something they understand. The
> joys of big buisness. We have used AVG here on workstations
> and servers since 1999 with very good success. They were a
> little iffy on us using that. I will see if I can convince
> them about us adding bitdefender instead, but have a feeling
> they will balk. The other one we mentioned and they seemed
> ok with was sophos.
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