We’re currently evaluating our corporate Anti-virus products.
For the past couple years we’ve used Trend Office Scan. For the most part it’s worked OK. The interface and admin tools are horrible though and it’s also good at finding things but not necessarily cleaning it up.
Over the last couple months we’ve had a few (read more than 4) instances where computers were infected and Trend Office Scan was oblivious.
We’re up for renewal in February, so the timing is perfect to switch.
In the recent cases of infestation we’ve been able to limit the damage and clean up after trend with other 3rd party products. Mostly free versions so this really makes us suspicious of Trends effectiveness.
For the record, we are not open to any Symantec solutions. That’s just not going to happen. We’re also not big fans of McAfee. Those two companies seem more focused on Marketing than creating reliable usable products.
AVG looks great on the client side, but administratively it’s kind of week.
Kaspersky is just overkill, we’ve toned down UAC messages, and installing Kaspersky will remind you why you did so. It’s also prohibitively expensive.
Microsoft ForeFront, really come on… A corporate anti-virus solution should not have the complexity of Sharepoint to administer it. It also shouldn’t need to use 3 different servers.
We are leaning towards AVG but we are open to suggestions.
- Cost: < $20 a user
- Basic Anti-virus is really all we need, we don’t need another firewall product and we don’t need extended browser enhancements or even email scanning.
- Centralized updating and management is a MUST. Our users shouldn’t ever need to do anything and we need to report on the condition of the product.
If you have a suggestion or a comment on any of these products please post away.