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Best antivirus solution ?

Best antivirus solution ?

Best antivirus solution ?


Looking for some advice. We are looking for an antivirus solution that run on Windows 2000 server. This software will scan incoming and outgoing email, and all clients/servers interactivly in real time. We currently have Windows 2000, 95, 98, ME, NT4 and unix clients. Maily microsoft clients, aprox 500 of them. Unix virus scanning is a lower priority than the Windows clients.
We have Windows 2000 and unix servers. The total cost of the solution must not be more than £8000.

What do you guys recomend / not recomend.
What do you think of minesweeper and what is the rough cost of it ?

Hope you can help


RE: Best antivirus solution ?

I have not tried it but Sophos ( www.sophos.com ) has a new email scanner. They also list, or at least they use to, other scanners that used their AV. They are based in England. I don't know their costs but I do really like their other AV products.

James P. Cottingham

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RE: Best antivirus solution ?

If it available there, have a serious look at Trendmicro
http://www.antivirus.com/ . I've used their Scanmail for Exchange for the last year, and in that time it has stopped every email virus. We are talking at least 500 copies so far, and most importantly not one of our customers got an infection from us. They are extremely fast to get out updates, with their 'goner' update within 4 hrs of first known occurence.

I am now taking the whole enterprise across to Trend solution and installing 'Neatsuite', which covers all areas of the network and is set-and-forget. Per seat cost is very attractive.


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          It doesn't work today.
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RE: Best antivirus solution ?

I was checking out Trend Micro's scanmail for our exchange server. Will it tell you where the email with virus's are coming from(email address).


RE: Best antivirus solution ?

I agree with ChrisBurch, i use TrendMicro Scanmail (exchange 5.5) and Serverprotect on win2k servers...I have yet to have a virus infection, let alone spam, all blocked by this and OmniQuad MailWall SMTP server

I'm very happy with Scanmail and I have every confidence that my systems are well protected.


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