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By ksandy ·
What anti-spyware software that can be deployed and managed remotely accross a network.

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by JimCim In reply to Spyware

Hello,
My company uses and also became a reseller of Webroot's Spysweeper. We hooked up with them a few months ago and it's a great product. It is very easy to install and configure. Every client that has purchased it is extremely happy. Using it is like using Symantec's System Center. You install the Admin console on a pc (Or server) and from there you can manage the clients. You are able to remotely install the software on the clients and set the options. Currently the updates come about twice a week and are automatically pushed to the clients. You can also schedule scans for the clients. If you go to their website
http://www.webroot.com
you can download a free 30 day trial version. You need the Enterprise version for what you want to do. I believe the price is about $30 per client. It's not exactly cheap, but since you can deploy the software and run a scan from your office instead of traveling to a remote location, the time you save makes it worth the money. It seems to do a great job of removing the spyware from our network. I hope this helps. Good luck, Jim

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by pierrejamme In reply to Spyware

ksandy:
we have been using Sunbelt software's counterspy Enterprise for about three months. They actually have the rights I believe to the Microsoft version plus more on the AntispyWare once owned by giant. price is $20 for small networks like ours and lower for bigger.
It is finding stuff that the normal freebies didn't.
some links of interest follow:
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpyEnterprise.cfm
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1763038,00.asp
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=050302BL-PCWORLD_BESTBUY
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=050330BL-WinITProReview

They are coming out with an updated version this month. Currently the console must be run from a Windows Server, the new one should allow workstation console control.
The best part is that the users don't even know it's running as i have scheduled scans for lunch or break and even if they are there they cannot notice the difference.

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by zaferus In reply to Spyware

If you want to stop Spyware, Malware, viruses and the like without worrying about zero day misses or IE exploits take a look at Greenborder.

It creates a locked down virtual machine for "untrusted" content to run in (IE and external E-mail). Unlike most solutions this lets everything run - both good and bad - but once you click "close" everything it was running is gone. No registry changes, no keystroke logging, nothing.

Our company looked at the product and we went through some indepth research on it. Although our management balked at the price (the one bad thing about the product) I think this is an innovative and secure way to prevent all this garbage from harming your network.

For security and it's ability to stop harmful material I give it a 9.5/10.
For price I give it a 3/10.

But if you can afford it, I'd recommend it.

Zaf

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by zaferus In reply to

Also for it's networking capabilities: It can be deployed through AD, it has a server component that manages the clients, you can use AD groups for user configuration and "pre-trusted" zones and information on usage goes to a database for reporting, etc.

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by pete.g In reply to Spyware

I've had luck using Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE Plus (around $29, but cheaper with volume licensing). This is the "gold standard" in spyware and adware removal, and it had a clean interface and efficient scanning times. My favorite feature involves the command-line scanning and administration options, which can be easily built into batch files and run after-hours. In addition, I've found support to be prompt and helpful (only had to use it once!) Hope this helps!

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by kalaivanan.vvelan In reply to Spyware

If u r using an antivirus which is centrally managed. Contact ur antivirus vendor. Antivirus vendors are also providing support against Adware\Spyware. Symantec has included Syware\Adware as a part of the threats the antivirus scans against in its latest Coperate Edition(Version 10).

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by kalaivanan.vvelan In reply to Spyware

If u r using an antivirus which is centrally managed. Contact ur antivirus vendor. Antivirus vendors are also providing support against Adware\Spyware. Symantec has included Syware\Adware as a part of the threats the antivirus scans against in its latest Coperate Edition(Version 10).

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