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Symantec Endpoint 11 server/client management

One of my clients has Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 on some of their workstations. I want to install a centralized antivirus on his Windows 2003 SBS so that I can manage and deploy Endpoint Protection 11.0 antiviruses on workstations from the server. I'm not so much familiar with Symantec products when it comes to server/client relationship.
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Cris HannaCommented:
how many workstations.  When does the subscription end on current workstations?
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XAnalyzerAuthor Commented:
currently about half of the 15 workstations have it, not sure what the license situaon it... just wondering if I can just install it on the server from the cd and centrally manage the others from the server?
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Cris HannaCommented:
I would uninstall from all of them, then install the software on the server and deploy to each workstation using the console.  Symantec is not my AV of choice..
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XAnalyzerAuthor Commented:
last question before I award and close this thread- what is your AV of choice (for central deployment and quality)?
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Cris HannaCommented:
because all the AV vendors now seem to keep trying to add more and more to their product, for my customers I don't do a centrally managed AV.

I install and AD integrated UTM Firewall (Calyptix Access Enforcer is my preference).  It does AV, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spam, Email Scanning, Content Filtering, Attachment Filtering, etc, before it ever gets to the server

If I have less than 10 workstations I use the free Microsoft Security Essentials
More than 10 I use the Microsoft EndPoint Protection without the Management Console.   Those clients will get updated by the WSUS server on SBS.
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XAnalyzerAuthor Commented:
You mean, Micrososft *Forefront* Endpoint Protection for the server? And then you have Microsoft Security Essentials manually loaded onto each users PC? And finally, you installed WSUS for Windows Updates and MSE Virus Definitions? I just want to confirm, sounds like a better and cheaper solution to Symantec bloated AV.
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Cris HannaCommented:
Actually I don't put anything on the server...I let the hardware firewall with UTM services protect incoming traffic to the server from the outside as I mention above

then I use Forefront Endpoint Protection unmanaged on each client (since there are more than 10 workstations in this situation)   If there are fewer than 10 workstations, Microsoft now permits businesses to use Security Essentials, but essentially they are the same product.

Either product can be updated by WSUS
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