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Hi Experts,

If I have 10 Windows VM on a physical machine, do I need to install SEP client on all 10 VM to get the protection from virus attacks?

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Tony Giangreco earned 360 total points
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If each VM acces the web for email, browsing or other related rtasks, then I would say Yes. If they don't access the web, then No.
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Yes, ALL those virtual machines still need AV protection, just like a physical machine. The virtual machines are indepedant containers from the Host, the host cannot scan inside the VMs.
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Yes, although when your AV comes up for renewal, I'd recommend switching to Trend Micro because they have a client licensing model that gives you free server installs - it's based on number of users. Also the product is better.

To give more detail, if you have SEP on the host, because the VMs are different machines and because SEP isn't smart enough to scan the virtual hard disks, you need to install it on each machine.
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We are thinking to roll over to TM.  Thank you for advice.
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