symantec scan on MailScanner

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Feb 8 17:02:28 GMT 2006

Randal, Phil spake the following on 2/8/2006 3:10 AM:
> What platform are you running on?  If it's Linux, I'd seriously
> recommend adding Bitdefender too.  It often catches stuff that ClamAV
> and McAfee don't catch here.
> My past experience of Symantec is that they were way too slow with their
> pattern updates, but this may have changed in recent
> days/weeks/months/years ;-)
> Cheers,
> Phil
> ----
> Phil Randal
> Network Engineer
> Herefordshire Council
> Hereford, UK  
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
>> Of Rob Freeman
>> Sent: 08 February 2006 01:48
>> To: MailScanner discussion
>> Subject: Re: symantec scan on MailScanner
>> 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. 
And Symantec's linux offering just seems to be a toss at capturing what they
see as a small market. My PHB's are perfectly happy with the Clam,
BitDefender, McAfee combo, and are happy to spend the money elsewhere. But I
work for a privately held utility company, so any money they don't spend stays
in someones pocket.


MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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