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If you had to pick an antivirus/anti-malware tool, which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Software Stuff' started by spyrule, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. spyrule

    spyrule Active Member

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    Current company that I just took IT management control of (there was no prior management, just a cheap company plugging things in) has been using Eset security, but I'm not 100% convinced its worth the cost (and its up for renewal in 3 weeks). We havn't had issues, but were about to merge with another company and I'm not sure how effective it will be at preventing ransomware and other emerging network threats.

    I'm just looking for opinions and experiences with any corporate/business level AV/AM software that you've either loved or hated.

    Thanks in advance.

    I plan on changing most of the network switches/firewall/gateway to ubiquiti products, so anything that you know works well with that is appreciated.
     
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  2. StammesOpfer

    StammesOpfer Active Member

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    Nobody gets fired for going with Mcafee or Symantec. Are they the cheapest probably not. With the installed user base and the size of companies running it they have things worked out and excellent integration. If something does break it will get fixed quickly.
     
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  3. nkw

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    My personal view is third-party antivirus utilities introduce more (or more serious) vulnerabilities than they protect against.

    See, e.g., Project Zero: How to Compromise the Enterprise Endpoint and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ndows-security-updates-and-antivirus-software
     
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    sophos would be good, that being said, ms has pretty much covert anti virus.
    you be better off protecting the incomming traffic, mail and im traffic at a scanning proxy/gateway, and some basic user training

    send from a mobile device, so typo's are to be expected
     
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  5. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

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    McAfee, Symantec, Sophos
    I would always try to use a different vendor on server than desktop and also make sure you have you UTM/Proxy doing malware and virus checking
     
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  6. Jannis Jacobsen

    Jannis Jacobsen Active Member

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    Palo Alto Traps

    -Jannis
     
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