Date Added: Oct 2010
Today's enterprise networks are distributed to different geographical locations and applications are more centrally located, this technological enhancement offers new flexible opportunities also measure security threats poses in the networks. These threats can external or Internal, external threats divided as hacking, virus attack, Trojans, worms etc. These threats can be minimized using number of network security tools and antivirus software, but all are not equally compatible for each type of attack hence the study is undertaken. This research paper highlights the performance of antivirus software using the number of parameters such as installation time, size, memory utilised, boot time, user interface launch time and full system scan time etc.