Gateway security device Vs software running on a PC ?
Posted on 2010-09-22
I wanted to get some inputs from experts who have been managing some small business networks (>75 PC's) as how they handle the following things:
- internet browsing threats
- email scanning threats
We were using the Symantec locally on the PC's and on a server from a decade.
Since recent time things have changed and users are getting the fake antivirus threats and they accidentally click. The best way to clean up is using some free tools like malware bytes.
Now we are planning to implement some new software or a gateway device which will take of anitivirus,rojan,email,spyware threats in our network.
I was looking at some ads about some gateway security appliances which can be installed on our network internet gateway.
1. How good are these gateway security appliances ?
2. Are they easy to manage compared to a software based one a server ?
3. Does the security appliance take care of everything ?(antivirus,spyware,malware,email threats,trojans, etc ) ?
Email me your inputs based on your experience.
Ours is a small business network (>50 PC's), can spend more if its worth with a appliance compared to software based.