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Symantec vs. Trend Micro

By Gigelul ·
Hi,
We use from 5 years now the Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition. At this time, no viruses infected our network.
A headquarter decision asks us to migrate to Trend Micro Antivirus because of the company standard. Until now, I did not use Trend Micro Antivirus.

Our environment:
-Win2k domain
-Win2k, WinNT40 servers
-WinNT40, Win2k, WinXP workstations
-Linux Internet servers ? firewall, email, web, etc.
-Citrix, OfficeXP, SAP, VERITAS backup, etc.
-soon an Exchange server

Please share your impressions/experience/recommendations
about these two products.

Thank you,
Florinel

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by adembo In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

I honestly dont think there is much difference in the way each program will protect you from Virus/trojans. I think the difference comes in on how productive the application is for adminsitration. Using Symantec, you have a great interface for allowing remote installs, system scans, and other tasks. Im not sure about what Trend Micro offers in that sense, but I have used Mcaffee, and did not have that luxury. Which I really missed from using Symantec.

Try the demo or whatever, and see if you like the interface. If so, then you may as well follow the company standard.

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by Gigelul In reply to

In the last few months I had different problems with Symantec and from my tests the TrendMicro performed well. When the subscribtion to Symantec will expire I'll go with TrendMicro.
Thanks

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by TheChas In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

Where I work, they have been using Trend for years with no problems that I am aware of.

Virus definition updates are pushed out when users log onto the network.

Trend is also the anti-virus solution for some security suites, such as V-Com's System Suite.

Chas

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by Gigelul In reply to

I'll go with TrendMicro. The Symantec support is not so good. They made changes to their product which are not all very good (at least in this moment): you need at least 512MB memory on PC for it to work well, "tamper" technology generates many false positive alarms, sometimes you need to reinstall the client because it doesn't work, etc.
Thanks

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LEANING MORE TOWARDS TREND

by ddanyluk In reply to

I have been using Symantec Corp for the past 9+ years and you always have to seem to tweak around with something here and there. I have never really thought about using other tools until about 4 years ago. It seemed that Symantec seemed to be the leader. I have been messing around with TrendMicro and it just seems a lot more forgiving and easier to manage. Symantec Endpoint Protection which is the new release SUCKS! It always causes problems. The Network/Firewall Protection feature is crap and the Management seems to be more difficult. I have always used Symantec and I am trying to get away from it because it seems be more difficult and a headache to manage than it is worth.

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by Gigelul In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

The licensing of Symantec Antivirus is based on the number of machines and Trend Micro is based on the number of users!?

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by Gigelul In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

adembo

I tried to install a demo:
- it doesn't work on WinNT40
- you can't install a client before install an Antivirus Server on a server machine (server OS!)
So, before to see how it looks/works I must install a server machine for tests.

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by Gigelul In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

Point value changed by question poster.

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by tben In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

I believe the biggest difference between the products only lies in the operations and interface.

I have personally compared the usefulness of the virus database offer by Trend Micro and Symantec. I feel that at times, the trend Micro's description of the virus details seems to be more accurate.

But both products work equally well in my opinon

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by Gigelul In reply to

You are right.
Thanks

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