[unisog] Your opinion on your AntiVirus product?

King, Dennis C. dck22 at alfred.edu
Tue Nov 29 14:24:38 GMT 2005

We have been using Sophos for our email and desktops for several years
and have been very satisfied with the product and support.  We added
their SPAM solution this fall and have also been pleased.

Dennis King

Dennis C King, MBA, CISSP
Information Security Officer
Alfred University, Herrick Library
One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
email: dck22 at alfred.edu - phone: 607.871.2379 


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[mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org] On Behalf Of Bartlett, Matt
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 9:58 AM
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Subject: [unisog] Your opinion on your AntiVirus product?

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.
Matt Bartlett
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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