Kaspersky versus symantec corporate.

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
We currently have symantec corporate 10.1 antivirus running on our network, this software worked fine for us all these years but for the past few months it has started giving us numerous problems.
We are currently evaluating kaspersky antivirus for our network, my question is how good is kaspersky compared to symantec corporate? How much memory does it utilize compared to symantec, will kaspersky slow down our system like symantec does and how good is the virus database of kaspersky?
Thanks in advance.
Question by:KASPBoodai
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    Here are links to some good discussions on the subject.  Bottom line, I'd have to state that Kaspersky is a better antivirus all around.  It has a smaller memory signature, is less of a resource hog, and their database is also better.  Go with Kaspersky if you can.

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    Thanks for the links, it explains everything.
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    You're welcome.  Glad to have helped.

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    I am also a longtime (15yr) loyal customer of Symantec, BUT with my recent interest in BlueCoat SG appliances and their relationship with Kaspersky, plus the obvious painful performance issues with Symantec Enterprise/Corporate, kaspersky is being seriously considered as a replacement.

    This was a very cool real-time Malware Dashboard that the Kaspersky rep. showed me for monitoring Kaspersky's lab efforts and outbreaks:

    (require Flash and hight resoution to view entire dashboard)

    I'll circle back to let everyone know my final decision....

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    So what did you guys go with? I am also a Symantec 10 user thinking of going with Kaspersky.

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    Kaspersky is a much better than Symantec. I use Kaspersky about 2 years, and it never let me down... Kaspersky is number one for me!

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