[unisog] Your opinion on your AntiVirus product?

Ken Connelly Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
Mon Nov 28 15:44:08 GMT 2005

We run Sophos against all inbound e-mail and have Symantec for the 
desktop.  I do the e-mail side of things, and have been mostly happy 
with our Sophos implementation.

I have only a marginal connection with the desktop side of the picture.  
I think the admins here are okay with it, but I have heard Symantec 
routinely bashed in some venues I frequent.

- ken

Bartlett, Matt wrote:

> I am on the hunt for opinions of corporate anti-virus products used at 
> other universities.  What do you use?  Are you satisfied with it?  
> What do you find are it's strengths and weaknesses?  Has it presented 
> you with any unique challenges, or does it have features that provided 
> you with an unexpected dividend?  Do you have any problems with your 
> mobile users who may not connect to your network frequently enough?
> We are looking to replace our current Trend Micro product suite, which 
> is why I'm soliciting your opinions.
> Here is my opinion on Trend.
> The client agent is too resource intensive, using 5 processes totaling 
> approx. 25MB of system memory when idle.  It has been unable to detect 
> several variants of IRCBot viruses.  It does have a nice variety of 
> tools for tasks like deployment and imaging.  The real killer for 
> us has been the dissatisfaction with the support provided by Trend.
> I'd value anyone's input.
> Thanks,
> Matt Bartlett
> St. Louis College of Pharmacy
>unisog mailing list
>unisog at lists.sans.org

- Ken
Ken Connelly Systems and Operations Manager, ITS Network Services
University of Northern Iowa           Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0121
email: Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
phone: (319) 273-5850   fax: (319) 273-7373

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