Focus on Virus
AV Testing Feb 05 2007 08:43AM
Richard Whitworth (richard whitworth brammer biz) (1 replies)
RE: AV Testing Feb 05 2007 02:56PM
Evan Mann (emann pinnaclefinancial com) (1 replies)
RE: AV Testing Feb 05 2007 03:58PM
Alex Ackley (alex2 alexackley com)
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Reviews quite a few on your list. As far as McAfee goes, I've always had
serious problems with not only their tech support but in the installation
and most importantly uninstalling their software. You run into some of
these problems with Symantec but not on the same scale and I've always had
excellent tech support from them.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] [mailto:listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]] On
Behalf Of Evan Mann
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 9:56 AM
To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: RE: AV Testing

I have not tested or used F-Secure, NOD32, ESET, or Kaspersky. I don't
hear those names come up to frequently in medium-to-large enterprise
deployments. My environment is very similar to yours in size.

I have used extensively Symantec over many versions, and have since
switched to McAfee after testing Trend Micro OfficeScan and McAfee to
determine my new AV vendor of choice.

I found Trend and McAfee to be pretty similar all around when it came to
impact on systems/network, but McAfee has a more robust management
product with ePolicy Orchestrator. You can get an Anti-Spyware add-on
module that installs as a plugin, and with the recent release of v8.5i,
it does an extremely good job IMO. McAfee's biggest downfall is their
support, but I haven't had to use it for anything critical.

That being said, I do not like McAfee GroupShield, and opted to get
Trend Micro's ScanMail product for Exchange, which I am very pleased
with. I actually liked the Symantec Mail Security product for Exchange
a lot as well, but in the newer versions, they started to dumb down the
configuration options which turned me off from it.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] [mailto:listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]]
On Behalf Of Richard Whitworth
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 3:43 AM
To: focus-virus (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: AV Testing

Hi,

I am in the process of evaluating software from various AV vendors to
roll out across my organisation. The product will be installed on up to
1500 desktops/laptops, around 100 servers including Exchange and ISA
proxies.

As part of the process I want to measure the impact of the software on
key systems and services. Has anyone gone through this process before
and if so can you provide any tips or testing ideas?

For Exchange database aware AV I was considering using the Exchange Load
Generator utility from MS, however I am not sure how accurately this
will generate loading on the AV software.

I am going to be evaluating F-Secure, NOD32 from ESET, Kaspersky and
McAfee's Enterprise solution. What have people's experiences been with
these products - any good/bad experiences to be aware of?

TIA,

Richard

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