Opinion on adding antiv irus to a cobble together network
Posted on 2009-05-15
I need some opinions please.
I've been called in to next door, they are a seperate company, but our chairman owns both.
They had a slow machine. I then discover that their AV database, called NOD by ESET, was last updated 02 Sep 2006!!!!!!
This exists on 3 machines, one machine has AVG, one machine I don't know and they have 2 Macs which I'm told are fine; I wouldn't know how to turn on a Mac.
Now, I am not going to add them to my 2003 SBS network, no way.
So, opinions please.
They currently have work stored on their own machines:(
The accounts lady copies her work to a pen drive.
Right, there are 5 XP machines and 2 Macs.
A: Install AV on each machine
B: Get a NAS box for them for centralised storage.
C: Buy a small business version of an AV product.
D: Consider Windows Home server. I am unsure if Home server will run a centralised AV program.
E: Get SBS2008.
I think that might be overkill, but it might be the right choice.
These are the sort of people who have been clicking 'Okay' to the AV Out of Date warning message every day for a lonnnnnnng time! Hence why I would like to get a centralised AV package.
I don't want to spend too much time there. I know initially I'll have to.
So to repeat, what would you do with a 7 user network?