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Is anyone running Symantec Client Security?   Is it better than Symantec Corporate Antivirus?   Does it pose any problems on the local user side?
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The main difference is that SCS incorporates the firewall and corporate antivirus in one. You can manage both of these using Symantec System Center, which should be apart of the Symantec Antivirus Corp Edition install. You would need to set up an AV server first and the SSC should be installed on a Win 2000 or above system because it needs a newer version of the MMC. We use both Symantec AV Corp Edition and SCS, but currently only use the SCS on our laptops because of the firewall feature. From the SSC console you can manage all your client firewalls and AV from one central location.

The probelms SCS could pose on the users would be from the firewall, but with everything else if you configure the firewall to trust the local network there shouldn't be a problem.

The AV is basically the same on both editions. They have the same icons and gui
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So this can basically stop viruses on the local machine from sending out spam, viruses etc....
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will it block adware and spyware from installing on the local machine.
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Yes, it basically stops viruses from infecting your system, checks incoming and outgoing E-mail and keeps intruders from hacking your system. This is a must if the system is directly connected to a cable or DSL modem.

No, it shouldn’t block the installation of the software. SCS will setup automatic rules for certain applications that it knows are safe like Internet Explorer, but if it doesn't recognize the software it will verify it's access by warning the user that an application is trying to access the internet. Just make sure you select always allow when the user is prompted for that particular application.

Hope this helps out.. It's a great program.
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by:Paul S
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use firefox on your machines if you want to prevent spyware

http://www.paulscomputerservice.net/index.php?body=software/recommended.php#browser
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