Which AV do you use v. large business/corporate environment

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    In my opinion based on my experience with our current av solution, and reading over test results of how well our AV performs...i think we REALLY need to consider changing to something else.

    What do you admins/IT personnel use? Is there such a thing as "the perfect av solution"? Meaning...doesn't cost an arm and a leg to license, easy to admin, stays up to date, and performs well.
     
  2. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Oh btw we use Sophos currently :ugh:

    That is what the previous admin picked out, and the new director also used it at his last job and thinks it is more than adequate :ugh::ugh:
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v.10.
    Also, Network Associates McAfee ViruScan Corporate
     
  4. Supernaut

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    Currently in the transition from Sym AV Corp to Nod32. Licensing costs were a big factor, and Sym is a resource hog nonetheless.
     
  5. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v.10 here too.
     
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    avg corporate. It was a bit of a pain to install, but once set up runs like a champ. I also have a firewall appliance that scans all incoming email.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Firewalls don't scan email. :confused:
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well a software one can, but I wouldn't have guessed a hardware one would either.
     
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    I thought he was talking about AVs...as in avatars. :mamoru:
     
  11. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    We switched from Sophos to Trend. The server install didn't install correctly because of permissions that the installed put on the files so after an hour of tech support we got it up and running. We like it.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    The company I'm working for uses Sophos but I don't know anything about it nor can I speak to it's effectiveness. I'm just a lowly programmer.
     
  13. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    We don't use specific anti-virus software, we use a SonicWALL TZ 180 router/vpn/firewall.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    That's like saying it's okay to have sex with someone who has AIDS as long as you use a condom. Good luck with that.
     
  15. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I use Trendmicro's corporate products and nothing more after witnessing many different other solutions
     
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    Been using Symantec Corporate for ever, too lazy to change. Also have a Barracuda appliance doing spam filtering. The only other quirk is we have rolled out a lot of new laptops, and we have a NAC setup that forces laptops trying to access our network to get the latest virus defs before being able to access resources.
     
  17. WooleyBooger

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    Our higher ups moved from Symantec because of price :hs:

    So convincing them to go back will be impossible. But i fell like we need to move away from Sophos.
     
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    :ugh:

    Pretty sure a $900 router is going to do its job :hsugh:
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    ibwtfjusthappened
     
  20. deusexaethera

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    A firewall can't block shit you download on purpose, can it? So you're safe from everything but trojans, which make up what? 95% of all viruses in the wild?
     
  21. Riiiiiiight....

    Riiiiiiight.... AVAST!!!!

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    :hsugh:

    Several firewalls are available that can prevent users from downloading infected files, even if they want too. One example is Sonicwall with their Gateway A/V scanning.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Ah, so it's actually a "network appliance". Nice in theory, but I prefer client-side AV because I can configure it individually for each machine.
     
  23. Riiiiiiight....

    Riiiiiiight.... AVAST!!!!

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    True it is a network appliance as much as it is a firewall. And they work very well in practice.
     

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