[unisog] Request Opinions on Anti-Virus Software

David Foster foster at ncmir.ucsd.edu
Mon Jun 6 17:57:39 GMT 2005


I would bet this survey might have more to do with the attractiveness of
University site licenses for these products, than with the effectiveness
of the products themselves.

UCSD has a site license for Sophos that makes its use very cheap (free).

Just a theory, comments welcome.

Dave Foster


Brian Milner wrote:
> I recently did a survey of Antivirus product use, 
> on the Jiscmail Windows list [http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/WINDOWS-UK.html]: 
> 
> Here is the summary. I have the raw data if you'd like to read the comments, too. 
> _______________________________________________________
> 19 respondents in total. 
> 
> McAfee                   3
> Sophos                  13
> Symantec                 2
> F-Secure                 2
> Kapersky                 1 (students only) 
> 
> AV licenced for home use too: 
> 9 of 10 respondents 
> 
> Firewall deployed on PC Build: 
> 2 of 9 respondents 
> _______________________________________________________
> 
> :)
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> Brian Milner 
> Computer Centre 
> Brunel University 
> London, UK 
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org
>>[mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org]On Behalf Of Andy Johnston
>>Sent: 03 June 2005 10:17 pm
>>To: unisog at lists.sans.org
>>Subject: [unisog] Request Opinions on Anti-Virus Software
>>
>>
>>
>>Hi, folks.
>>
>>UMBC has a site license McAfee Anti-Virus software and a server on our
>>network that mirrors DAT updates.  We've noticed that we are 
>>frequently
>>seeing malware infecting campus systems well before (sometimes several
>>days) the DAT update that handles the problem appears.
>>
>>Has anyone else had similar problems?
>>
>>How do other McAfee users feel about it?
>>
>>Symantec users: How do you feel about Symantec?
>>
>>We're trying to decide which way to go for AV software.
>>
>>Opinions, gripes and grumbles welcome and encouraged.  Please 
>>respond to
>>the list in case anyone else is facing the same issues.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>- Andy Johnston
>>
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