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Which Antivirus Software and why,  AVG 8 Anti-Virus Network Edition or ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition?

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I'm looking to replace Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 9.0 with either AVG 8 Anti-Virus Network Edition or ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition? I'm familiar with the free version of AVG and always recommend it to family and friends for their personal computers; it seems to work very well. I have no experience with NOD32. I need to protect 25 workstations and 5 files servers, no mail protection needed. I'm conscious about the effect antivirus software has on system performance.

Of the two products which do you prefer?

If you think I'm being too narrow minded with my choices, tell me why.

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Take a look at this website:
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Click on the names of the antivirus products (at the top) and a page with a good review will display. Take a
read and decide the best one for your purposes.




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That's a review of HOME products.  While it may be GENERALLY applicable, it does not take into account any management features that one would want in a business class solution.
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That is true, however it will give a greater understanding of how the products compare for detecting viruses. The corporate systems will use the same detection methods as the home versions.

While the management of the software is important, I put greater emphasis on how well it protects the network from malicious software.

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Thanks for the feedback so far... I'm looking for opinions based on actual experience.
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