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Best and easiest network virus software?

By fred ·
Hi,

we have an all-NT network, 1 server and 20 workstations. we use Network Associates virus software on both, but the updating of the software, virus patterns, and scan engines is not as automatic as i think it should be.

the question is:is there some good virus software out there that autoupdates itself easily, regularly, and reliably?

thanks for your help!

fred
fred@natural-law.org

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by tysonmathews In reply to Best and easiest network ...

I found with that software that the update for dats and such are on a network sever which is not mapped before the Mcafee service try's to run.
Also be sure you put in a custom account to upgrade since NT will not let a non local admin update itself. When you install use an account that has local admin rights on all nt boxes.
ie:
user= mydomain\mcafee
pass= eefacm
yes the user must be with the domain name prestent as stated.

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by fred In reply to Best and easiest network ...

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by Phinaddict In reply to Best and easiest network ...

We have gone to Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 7.x and it works great! Once you get it set up and pushed out to your clients you don't have to mess with it at all. Your server will go out to Norton liveupdate when you specify (for us 3:30 AM) and retrieve any necessary updates, your other servers connect up to the server that just did the download at a specified time (4 AM) to get their updates and our workstations will check their parent server twice a day for any updates. Also any administrative changes you made to the configuration are pushed out to the workstations when they get their updates.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Best and easiest network ...

Although I am partial to Norton AV and currently use it, I must still manually update the master dat files from the internet, whereas Inoculan seems to do a better job at automating itself, with a bit of a pain...

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by hugevlad In reply to Best and easiest network ...

Hello, Fred
We using Antiviral Toolkit Pro by Kaspersky Lab(http://www.kasperskylab.ru/eng/news/default.asp), and we found it optimal for network use. More than 36000 known viruses, fast, frequently updates.

With best regards,
Vlad.

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by Todd O. In reply to Best and easiest network ...

I think Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Suite 4.0 is the way to go. Several studies and anecdotal user comparisons have found NAV to catch more viruses than McAfee/NA and it couldn't be easier to deploy and maintain. Just push it out to the desktops, set up your update and scan schedules and you have the basics covered. Nothing more to do, but if you want to make changes or check reports, it is really easy.

If you buy it through one of Symantec's Small Business Licensing partners, you should be able to get the media and licenses as a competitive updgrade for less than $900. Check it out:

http://www.symantec.com/nav/nav_es/

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