Security solution for SBS 2011 Essentials

Is there a cost effective solution to protect SBS 2011 Essentials?
Obviously there is no exchange server involved.
I don't think its possible to purchase a single license of a business grade application and I am not certain if server OS has specific requirements for security software to be compatible?
Can I use a standard Trend Micro Security application that is normally installed on a desktop computer?
stevenvelIT ConsultantAsked:
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ReubenwelshCommented:
Hi,

I would recommend http://www.clamwin.com/, most free antiviruses arn't designed for servers and could cause issues in a domain environment so i wouldnt use them unless it specificly says server 2008.

Clamwin is made for server environments as well and we've used it for stingy customers a few times with good results.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
what do you use on the workstation?  if you use a business class product that should suffice for the server.  Otherwise, I recommend VIPRE for the entire network.  
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ReubenwelshCommented:
Oh yeh, and if you want a commercial antivirus you can buy single licenses from avast that are one of the leading antivirus companies: http://www.avast.com/server-edition
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In my opinion, clamwin should NEVER be recommended.  There is no on-access scanner in it.  In which case, why even bother?
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stevenvelIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Currently using CA security on the workstations not sure exactly which version.Its on a workgroup network but going to setup SBS essentials.
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stevenvelIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Viper claims business security level of protection.
If I can purchase single copy this may do the trick.
I like the sound of low resouce feature.
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ReubenwelshCommented:
Compared to the other free antiviruses for server platforms it is the best free one, ive had good result with it cleaning out stuff that other antiviruses havnt found, therefor i can recommend it. I would never install a client antivirus on a server, they just arn't made for that platform.
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stevenvelIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Business class antivirus products are designed for the workstation AND the server.  Home class are not - but they are not licensed for server use ANYWAY.

If you have CA, then use CA (unless it's a home version).

VIPRE requires a purchase of 10 or more copies but is generally cheaper than most other products.  I've installed it at all my clients and I haven't had any significant issues in the last 2 years or so.  And upon installation, replacing NOD32 and an AVG business edition, VIPRE picked up things that those two missed.
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stevenvelIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
leew,

I will consider using CA since we already have a copy but will certainly refer to VIPRE as a possible alternative solution.
Actually, I have used NOD32/ESET Business on one occasion and found it to be very complicated to setup in a small business environment with full management features.

Is VIPER relatively simple to use and manage network security?
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stevenvelIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
BTW - I liked the AVAST option becasue it provides for single license on server which was one of my main requirements.
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Pura_VidaCommented:
For those with a Technet or MSDN subscription, Forefront Client Security Antivirus is an option. It requires running the /NOMOM switch on the command line during setup.
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