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We are trying to relieve as much maintenace from the users as possible.  We have implemented Forefront client security and have removed clamwin and spybot.  I was asked if ForeFront replaces all of the functionaility in spybot.  Is this the case?
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I used ForeFront in a corporate environment with great success. To  my knowledge ForeFront covers the antimalware aspects of Spybot up to the Tea Timer portion. On the client end I never saw an rogue/bad URL update. This may happen on the server side however.
I can tell you that we ran updated versions of Symantec and ForeFront in side by side tests and ForeFront picked up malware strains (legitimate) that Symantec did not. So in short, I think the only functionality that you  may lose between ForeFront and Spybot would be the Tea Timer portion.  
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Hi,

1) Check the Forefront features list :

http://www.microsoft.com/Forefront/clientsecurity/en/us/features.aspx


2) Check the Spybot features list:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/features/index.html


I'm not going to say anything about Symantec SEP because the goal behind your question is to compare Forefront with Spybot

A Symantec Certified Specialist @ your service
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Thank you both for your answers, advice and information.
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