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Antivirus commonly used for enterprise environment


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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:35 AM

I'm curious - which antivirus brands are commonly used for enterprise environments?

As far as I know my brother's company employs Kaspersky, and my school uses McAfee.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

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AFAIK almost every well know antivirus vendor have products specific for Enterprise use, the choice depends on the specific needs of each organization has.


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:00 PM

I notice that very large enterprises tend to go with very large vendors. Symantec, McAfee, ...


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:16 PM

I remember reading somewhere that McAfee tends to be used protecting enterprise environment...

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:37 PM

I notice that very large enterprises tend to go with very large vendors. Symantec, McAfee, ...

That has been my experience as well.

Smaller business organizations tend to use a wide array of different products.Note:

...Microsoft Security Essentials was designed to provide desktop protection. We would not recommend installing it on servers.

Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

A lot of the choice has to do with the level of support the vendor will provide, and most importantly to the enterprise organization, the 'pricing' of the product. All too often the decision making personnel involved on which vendor is awarded the Anti-Malware contract. Have little to zero real world experience using the products or product range. So in my experience the actual product may not be the best one for that enterprise deployment.

This doesn't mean it happens all the time. But often enough that it's disturbing trend. And one that needs to be corrected. But then that costs money... Lather rinse repeat....

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 09:56 PM

We Run Mcafee.



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 08:19 AM

These articles may be helpful in making a choice:
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Posted 01 January 2015 - 08:31 AM

The TechRepublic link is dead, quietman7.

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 08:53 AM

Fixed...it's amazing how one little extra hyphen can kill a perfectly good link.
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:22 AM

 

I notice that very large enterprises tend to go with very large vendors. Symantec, McAfee, ...

That has been my experience as well.

Smaller business organizations tend to use a wide array of different products.

 

 

Hi Quietman7,

 

There is at least one missing from your list TrendMicro :) (the site will redirect for a different site based on the Country)

they have several different products for Business with local servers (OfficeScan and others) or cloud based service (WFBS)

 

It's the one we have at my work.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

I have added Trend to my list above (and my notes). :thumbup2:
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

We Run Mcafee.

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I have looked at this option, and for Small Business they seem to miss quite often.

McAfee do run personal and then seem to jump to Larger Business / Corporation versions. Not that it is bad, but your 10 to 20 systems is overlooked at times.

 

Microsoft will even cover up to 10 units (Microsoft Security Essentials for small businesses with up to 10 PCs) but the next jumps often seem to concentrate on much larger setups.

 

Just my observations ....



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

McAfee offers Endpoint Protection for small and medium sized businesses.

McAfee Small Business SaaS Endpoint Protection (for 1-99 employees)
McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite — Business (for 100-250 employees)
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:30 PM

I have looked at this option, and for Small Business they seem to miss quite often.

 

What do you mean "miss quite often"? Are you talking about false negatives?


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