Virus Scanner for Medium Sized Network Suggestions

  broady40 09:33 27 Jun 2003


We are a training centre with over 100 trainees. We have a Windows 2000 server with thirty workstations clients running windows 2000 and office xp, outlook express for e-mail, No mail Server.

We are looking for a full virus scanning setup to run across the network. Any suggestions for a good cost effective solution? Not McAfee.


  Belatucadrus 09:53 27 Jun 2003

Nod32 click here has the best record on Virus Bulletin tests click here
I use and frequently recommend the free version of avast4 for home use, the full commercial version has more features, unfortunately the small business server edition click here is running a bit late and not available yet, but will be worth looking at.

  Sir Radfordin 10:15 27 Jun 2003

Sophos click here is perhaps best for this. You can set up a sever that will then push out the AV to every other PC on the network making sure they are all always up-to-date.

  DieSse 11:57 27 Jun 2003

I always recommend (and use) NOD32. Simply the best record in professional testing.

  Belatucadrus 12:45 27 Jun 2003

While avast 4 server isn't ready, it's predecessor avast32 3.0 is still available, though not to my mind as good click here and click here for info.

  Despicable Desperado 02:04 28 Jun 2003

Throw my hat in and recommend Symantec Corporate Edition - lots of permutations and combinations

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