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    Symantec vs. Trend Micro

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    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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    • #3072900

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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.

      • #3118799

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        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

    • #3072706

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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

      • #3118800

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        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

        • #2948833

          LEANING MORE TOWARDS TREND

          by ddanyluk ·

          In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

          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.

    • #3072638

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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!?

    • #3072627

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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.

    • #3071390

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Point value changed by question poster.

    • #3071344

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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

    • #3057722

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      by mr_rutherford ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Trend is a lot easier on the eyes and much easier to move around in. We are currently using Symantec (against my recommendation), and I am still working on being able to install clients across our VPN. If I load the client here at corporate and send it out into the field, it works fine, but if I try a web install across the VPN, the client never shows up on the server. If anyone has a solution to this I would appreciate the info.
      If I were you, go with Trend, btu if you have to use Symantec, it’s not all that bad.

      • #3118796

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        Thank you.
        I’ll go with TrendMicro.

      • #2960460

        Clients not showing on server

        by chicago jay ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I’ve seen this problem here too. It was an issue with the certificate not matching up. Before Service Release 4, we had to keep a copy of the server’s pki file handy, and copy it to the client manually. It was garbage. Fortunately, somewhere between SR1 (what we used to run) and SR4 (installed a couple months ago), the problem has been rectified. We were able to roll out SR4 install packages, and clients show up with no problems.

    • #3057721

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      by mr_rutherford ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Trend is a lot easier on the eyes and much easier to move around in. We are currently using Symantec (against my recommendation), and I am still working on being able to install clients across our VPN. If I load the client here at corporate and send it out into the field, it works fine, but if I try a web install across the VPN, the client never shows up on the server. If anyone has a solution to this I would appreciate the info.
      If I were you, go with Trend, but if you have to use Symantec, it’s not all that bad.

    • #3057565

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Mr Rutherford

      Good observation, in future we’ll develop the infrastructure in order to support mobile users/VPN.

    • #3070026

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      by allthegoodnamesweregone ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Trend and Symantec both work very well. They would be my top 2 for AV solutions, with symantec getting the edge, probably due to most of my experience being with it.

      5 years with no infections really isn’t the result of a good desktop av solution, it’s a result of good practices. good firewall rules, good attachment scanning inbound, good web content filtering, etc etc.

      There will be a small learning curve as there is with any major software change, but I think you’ll like Trend products almost as much if not more than symantec.

      • #3118793

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I’m not very happy with the last “improvements” from Symantec. I’ll go with TrendMicro.
        Thanks.

    • #3069863

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      by ttosun ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Is it written in concrete that you must use TrendMicro? If not, I would suggest checking out eTrust by Computer Associates. I’ve been using it now for just under a year and it’s central management console is a breeze to set up and configure. You have control over signature distributions, scheduled scans and more. Policies are created and applied using drag and drop method. Good Luck.

      • #3118803

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        The question was about Symantec and TrendMicro.
        I tested last year the eTrust antivirus and I was not impressed with it.
        Thanks.

      • #3118794

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        The question was about Symantec and TrendMicro.
        I tested last year the eTrust antivirus and I was not impressed with it.
        Thanks.

    • #3070396

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      ttosun

      I used eTrust. Sorry, but in my opinion it is not comparable with Symantec. I tested it in a small company (8 PCs, no server) and I had a lot of issues.

    • #3068756

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      by nico baggus ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      Trend micro has some features that may make it
      more worthful. F.e. there are several brands of
      firewalls (netscreen/juniper to name one) that
      can use TrendMicro to scan every mail / https /
      ftp session in transit through the firewall.
      Also some proxy tools are capable of this.
      AFAIK this is unique to trendmicro.

      • #3118795

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        You are right. We changed the firewall solution and the new firewall (Phion) can work with TrendMicro.
        Thank you.

    • #3072469

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      by mehulnpatel ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      At our organization also the same case as yours. We have shifted to TrendMicro and we have found it to be the BEST. Even Symantec is good but we place it second. But for McAfee it seems the place for it will go very much down the list of AntiViruses. This can be evident if you visit McAfee’s site (Network Associates). Very less viruses are listed on their site as they are not reported, even sometime for weeks. That means they lost considerable support. I donot know much about others. But think that TrendMicro is the best.
      GO FOR IT AND DEPLOY.
      Best of Luck.

      • #3118792

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I didn’t know very much about TrendMicro. I made my own tests, I saw that many people recommended it, so I’ll deploy new antivirus solution.
        Thank you.

    • #3072454

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      MehulBhai

      In the mean time, I installed a server and a client of TrendMicro Office Scan (demo).

      I found that the client’s settings cannot be locked, many option can be deactivated by the user, you must ask the user to activate the POP3 module, etc.

      How about these ?issues??

    • #3060670

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      by jdgretz ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      I started working with anti-virus products back in 1985 and have been through all the products at one time or another. For my money, and where I place my customer’s trust, Trend Micro is THE way to go. The products just work – no muss, no fuss, they just work. None of my clients who use their products have ever gotten network infections – even with folks who open every infected email that comes accross their desk. I have installed Trend’s products where people have used other software and they all have been more than satisified.

      You’d be hard pressed to find a better, easier to use package, and yes, you can lock down what the users can do from the command console.

      jdg

      • #3118790

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I’m glad to hear about a personal experience with TrendMicro. Next year, when the Symantec subscription will expire, I’ll change the antivirus solution.
        Thanks.

    • #3044468

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      by lbofh ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      I have used Trend Micro products for about 4 years. One thing that I like about Trend vs Symantec is the desktop client is much less process-intensive while doing system scans, which results in fewer complaints from users. Another thing that I like is the rapid release of new definitions.
      You will find that you can control all of the client options through the administration console.

      • #3118791

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        More good news about TrendMicro! Now I fell more comfortable to know that TrendMicro is appreciated by others.
        Thanks.

    • #3044451

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      by adembo ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      You last said that Trend did not dis-allow users to change the settings. Mcaffee is the same way. Symantec is not like that. You can deny the user to change anything. You can even remove the icon from appearing in the task bar to prevent the temptation to users to click on it. I had it to the point that everything was greyed out, users could still see what definition level they were at, but could not change anything.

      All of this is done on the server. All settings are then replicated to all users, so its a one time change at only one station.

      • #3118801

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I’ll accept only one answer and comments to it.
        I know very well Symantec products.

      • #3118789

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        by gigelul ·

        In reply to Reply To: Symantec vs. Trend Micro

        I’ll accept only one answer and comments to it.
        I know very well Symantec products.

    • #3044442

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

      adembo

      Yes, I know very well Symantec products.
      You can tell me something regarding TrenMicro?

    • #3118788

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      by gigelul ·

      In reply to Symantec vs. Trend Micro

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