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Small Business Anti-Virus/Malware and Content Filtering Firewall solution


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#1 rods

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:47 PM

Hello,

 

I'm an IT consultant for several small to medium-sized business.  I've mostly use Avast and Malwarebytes for my Anti-virus and Malware protection.  For the small offices it's easy to manage, but for bigger offices, keeping track of anti-virus expiration dates is ridiculous (since it will be different based on when they get a new computer) and this week it was proven that I can't rely on the staff to let me know when a registration is expiring.  One of the computers was infected with CryptoLocker because he ignored the 30-day daily reminders of Avast expiring.  Fortunately, I was able to minimize the data lost to 4 hours to 12 hours by using Shadow Copies and the previous nights backup for the database applications that got encrypted.  Please note, they also host their own exchange server (SBS 2011/Exchange 2010 or SBS 2008/Exchange 2007)

 

So, with that preface, I need a good business management solution that provides virus, malware, phishing, spam, web-content filtering and blocking of potentially harmful sites.  For one of the offices, I do have a Barracuda Anti-Virus/Spam firewall, but this is only for email not web-content filtering.

 

I am considering the following:

 

BitDefender Small Office Security

Untangle NG Firewall - would order the hardware from them

Dell SonicWall solution - debating between NSA or TZ series for the medium-sized businesses.

 

I also really like the Barracuda devices, but I'm not sure the benefits outway the cost compared to the others.

 

I'd greatly appreciate any feedback on the above solutions, especially if you use them in your office or any other solutions that you use that you think may be better than the ones I mentioned.

 

Thank you in advance.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

I have never personally used any of the software available for business environments but here is a list I compiled.

Antivirus Enterprise Software for Business and Corporate EnvironmentsThese articles may be helpful in making your choice:My Security Colleague, Didier Stevens, Microsoft MVP Consumer Security is an IT Security Professional who has a lot of experience in this area. Hopefully he will read this topic and follow up with more specifics for you to consider.
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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Thanks for the reply quietman! I really appreciate it.  I have been a long time reader of bleepingcomputer and really appreciate all you do for the security community.

 

I was really hoping to get a reply from someone who has used a hardware device for anti-spam/virus and content filtering and web security.  Hopefully your security colleague would be so kind to respond or anyone else in the community.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

I seems that your main problem is managing the AVs.

 

I suggest you look into cloud based solutions. For example, I know that Panda anti-virus has a cloud product.

To manage each computer remotely, you login to a Panda website.

I saw a demo of their product a couple of years ago, I think it is their Pro solution.


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