Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Quest for New Enterprise Antivirus

I am going to moving from Symantec Antivirus at my work. This has not been an easy decision for me. I have used Symantec Antivirus for almost for ten years. I have depended on it and it has not let me down on a large scale. However version 11 is absolutely horrible. It takes up a lot of resources and is not easy to configure. Symantec has moved from a traditional Antivirus to a security agent that has Antivirus, Firewall, Intrusion detection, and client security.

I am going to looking at Sophos Antivirus and Kaspersky Antivirus. I am told that both have an enterprise solution. I have no experience with either software. I will also be looking at Cisco Security Agent. I know that it is a completely different approach. With Cisco Security Agent you have a list of trusted application and can block all the others. That is a very simple explanation. From what I can understand there are a lot more details.

As I learn more about each product I will be blogging about them.

1 comment:

Tom said...

You'll be pleased to know that the newest version of Cisco Security Agent (6.0) comes with ClamAV integrated into the management console.

I've been using CSA and Trend Micro Officescan for 5 years now and will use only CSA when we put version 6 into production.