We have a client with W2k3 server, 15 workstations with mix of XP Pro and W7 Pro, some 32bit some 64bit.
They have been using Symantec End Point for some time now. Setup in managed client environment. They have had a few things get through but nothing horrible really. The new boss, wants to scrap End Point and have everyone install Microsoft Security Essentials.
Why, yup because it is free and he is cheapest client we have ever dealt with in many many other ways.
They pay about $400 per year for the End Point renewal for 15 or so users
We have no experience with MS Security Essentials other than a few stand alones here and there. Plus not sure who it works with W2k3 Server or W2k8 server if they ever get off butts and upgrade OS.
Can some of you all chime in with opinions and thoughts. I am about to fire them as a client as they constantly are screwing up things when we are not there and never listen to common sense recommendations