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Anti-virus for SBS

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Looking for non-Symantec, anti virus and spyware solution for SBS, using Exchange. As I understand it, not all such applications are ideally suited for SBS. I am considering GFI's Mail Essentials and Mail Security for Exchange, but wondering if there are any positive or negative points, and is it compatible, or are there better solutions. I believe Trend Micro has, or at least did have, a specific SBS version but I cannot seem to find it.
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--Rob
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Hey Rob, I think CA had a suite catered to SBS - included anti-virus, backup, maybe spyware too. there was a time when they were giving it away to anyone who got thier SBS certification.
Yep, just found mine, says "CA Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Premium edition"
Can't say if it's better than GFI though
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Thanks fruhj (Jack ?) Looks like a good option. I remember reading briefly about this quite a while back, but had forgotten all about it. I'll look into it further in the morning.
Thanks again,
--Rob
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A Trend Micro reference:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/suites/csm-smb-suite/evaluate/overview.htm

Requirements:
OS: Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 SP2, XP SP1, 2003, or Microsoft Small Business Server 2000, 2003
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Thanks Zadkin, I'll start comparing features.
--Rob
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For alternative vendors you have F-Secure, Symantec, Sophos, and Mcafee all with Small Business Server compatable software bundle. For myself I use Nod32.

If you are looking at a managed email service Mcafee has one here too that lets you see all information across your sites.

Everyone has their own prefered provider, some love Symantec, for example, others truelly hate it.

David
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Thanks folks. I was looking for specific suggestions, and both the recommended versions of CA and Trend Micro were excellent. I was actually wanted options for a client, but he ended up insisting on GFI. He had been very pleased with other software they had provided in the past. For the record I called GI and they assured me it was SBS compatible.

Thanks again fruhj, Zadkin  and David.
--Rob
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