Anti Virus for Clients

Hi Experts,

we have a domain with servers and clients and about 300 users.
Which is the best anti virus system for clients, which you can manage on the clients ?

I have knowledge with MCAFEE and KASPERSKY.
But we are not very satisfied with it.

Which alternatives a available ?
Can you help me please ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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shahzoorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i have tested following
TendMicro - Nice central management but poor in terms of performance and cleaning viruses. Too heavy for old machines

Symantec EndPoint - Too heavy and central management is not very powerful

Kaspersky oss - Again too heavy and background processes never stop. Not meant for old computers

My solution would be ESET NOD
Light on machines
and super fast
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Ok, I see.

Is BitDefender also available for a client server network ?
Can I manage the clients via server console ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok Vipre is not so good then the first two.
One arrow is missing : Gamer Mode.

Do you know Nod32 ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
And what do you think to enroll MS Essentials in a company for workstations ?
No Firewalls are needed because we have a big one in the company.
MS Essentials will do (with safe browsing, or policy, habits).
Haresh NikumbhConnect With a Mentor Sr. Tech leadCommented:
MS Essential is good and free but there is no centralize management console..  if user is tech savvy then he can uninstall it from his machine and spread virus in all network
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok , no management, so this is no new option
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
anything else ?
Nick RhodeConnect With a Mentor IT DirectorCommented:
I like trendmicro worry free business security advanced.  Easy to use management console and grouping of workstations.  It is lightweight and a pretty good webfilter if you want certain sites blocked and all that jazz.  Pretty much my favorite to use because it can be configured to basically take care of itself and just email you if there is an issue.
ded9Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Mcafee for old systems. Symantec for new systems.
John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are not satisfied with McAfee and Kaspersky, then consider Symantec Endpoint Protection. The newest versions are good.

Also, and despite what I sometimes hear, SEP runs with very low CPU resource when properly installed and managed.  Updates occur daily for the most part.

I have this running at my clients, some with near 100 users, but SEP scales up very well and 300 users is well within its capability.

I am satisfied with SEP overall, but recognize that ALL A/V suites are rear-guard actions against true zero-day exploits. Accordingly all users need to use common sense whatever you choose.

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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
AV TEST conducts tests on security solutions multiples times a year and provides a gold mine of information that many find invaluable in choosing their antivirus solutions for home use or business use and for several Operating Systems (e.g., Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8).

It is worth your time to take a look at the results for tests for business-specific antivirus solutions for Windows 7.  The information will go a long way in getting an objective handle on what many consider only subjective, anecdotal, criteria in their decision-making process.

You may find the comparative-study results at: >
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I will check the report.
One question to the performance column, what does it means ?
many Performance better or less performance ?
aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
More "squares" -> better performance (e.g., scan speed).  

More protection, greater performance, and greater usability is the best.

You could also decide what is the most important for you?: protection with a slightly lower performance and a slightly lower usability (say) (example).
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