[unisog] Forefront A/V

Martin Sapsed m.sapsed at bangor.ac.uk
Wed May 20 14:28:55 GMT 2009

uma mahesh katamareddy wrote:
> Hello,
> I have deployed forefront client security for 2000 machines as company
> decided to go with it. It works great. It is easy to deploy with proper
> planning. One thing that concerns me is that we are putting microsoft
> AV to protect Microsoft OS. In my view it should be a different line of
> defence when it comes to security. That is my opinion though.

...but then Microsoft should know the holes better than anybody!! ;-)

Also, some of us are probably old enough to remember the last time
Microsoft tried doing A-V (DOS 6.2 was it?) and that they got bored
fairly quickly that time...

One thing I have noticed recently is that when I've uploaded suspicious
files to virustotal.com for an opinion, the A-V branded Microsoft has
often had detection when Symantec, McAfee and lots of others haven't.
The files have typically scored around 10/40.



Martin Sapsed
Microcomputer Support Manager
IT Services                          "Who do you say that I am?"
Bangor University                          Jesus of Nazareth

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