Best Antivirus for a Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi all. I am looking for an antivirus provider which supports windows 2003, I have tested a few and some won't even install. I need it to support windows 2003 not just xp. Thanks.
Question by:pampadevelopers
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    There are lots to choose from...we use Mcafee Viruscan Enterprise edition, and really like it.  It works well for servers and clients.  The suite also comes with ePolicy Orchestrator which is a server side management program to distribute/configure the viruscanner on each server/client.

    Norton A/V corp edition is ok as well.

    Trend Micro makes a decent product.

    Those are the 3 I can recommend.
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    I use eTrust Antivirus v8 which works like a charm on everything from 9x-2003 including XP, Linux, MAC, Palm One, and PocketPC.

    eTrust has some nice features like free signature updates (most other AV vendors make you pay a subscription).  It also features an enterprise manager that auto-discovers clients, allows you to group them, and apply different policies to groups.
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    Hi there we use Symantec Enterprise 10. Again similar to mcafee it has a management console etc and you deploy av to clients. the enterprise version also comes with AV for exchange which is quite good.

    Have used symantec for some time now on numerous sites and never really had a problem with it.

    For me its what you know, I tried F-secure and it looks like a great product but I had not got the time to learn how to use it.

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    Hi pampadevelopers,

    we use Trend as mentioned above by Thecleaner accross, over 500 sites and i would highly reccomend it, we also use their complete corporate package - not bad at all

    Author Comment

    Thanks, I have tested Trend and I like it.
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    thanks :)

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