[unisog] Request Opinions on Anti-Virus Software

John LaCour johnlacour at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 23:58:59 GMT 2005


There's an interesting presentation by Andreas Marx
about AV vendor response times, number of updates,
etc.   It was presented at the Virus Bulletin conference
last year in Chicago.

http://www.av-test.org/down/papers/2004-09_vb_2004.zip

-John

On 6/3/05, Andy Johnston <andy at umbc.edu> wrote:
> 
> 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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