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Help me choose antivirus software
From: Steve Hillier <securityfocus () mastermindtoys com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:34:52 -0500

I administer a small (30-50 hosts) network with 4 servers -- all of
which are either NetWare or Slackware Linux.

We had been using Symantec AntiVirus Coporate Edition, but I'm a few
revisions behind and the cost to update would be the same as purchasing
a brand new package.

Right now the SAV client runs on every workstation (all of which are
running Windows) and on one NetWare server to act as the centralised
administration server.

I haven't been thrilled with the detection engine of SAV -- I feel it's
bloated and doesn't always catch everything. We had an infection a while
ago that simply slipped right by SAV. However, I don't think I can do
without a centralised administration console. It has made my job a lot
easier to be able to configure all the clients at once, lock them out of
changing any settings and then forget about it.

I'm now looking for an antivirus product and I'm not sure that I should
necessarily stick with SAV. My requirements are:

        - centralised administration
        - small memory footprint
        - NO WINDOWS SERVERS: I don't have any and I don't intend on setting
one up just to use as an antivirus admin centre so that I can reboot it
every few weeks

Anybody have any suggestions?


Steve Hillier, B.Sc.

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