[Dshield] AntiVirus Pattern Release Stats

Mrcorp mrcorp at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 3 20:19:22 GMT 2005


I know this doesnt answer your question, but I recomend layering AV vendors across the enterprise.

For example, Use Mcafee on the desktop and servers, and use trend at the email servers.  

Charles

--- "Holmes, Alan" <AHolmes at FSC.Follett.com> wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a website or other resource that tracks and has reports
> on the timeliness with which antivirus companies make virus definitions
> available?
> 
> The reason I ask is I am very frustrated with our current antivirus vendor
> as they are ROUTINELY at the bottom of the list for pattern releases of the
> vendors that I check when a new threat is detected.
> 
> For example, the other day when the new Bagel/Beagle/ToSoo variant broke, I
> saw some vendors had detection available at 10:30PM my time on Sunday while
> the vendor we use didn't have detection available until almost 11:00AM the
> following day after several of our users had already received it in their
> email.  This, of course, created a lot of headaches and extra work.
> 
> I'm looking to use this type of data as a justification for ditching our
> current vendor.
> 
> Thanks for any input anyone can offer.
> 
> Alan
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