We are a small company with around 35 laptops/desktops and currently have CA’s eTrust Threat Management suite r8.1 installed from last many years. Apart from a few machines at random getting infected there was no major virus/malware outbreak ever. We were still with eTrust because we were also using their CA Gateway Security solution for email filtering. Now we have got rid of our Exchange server and can switch to a different antivirus for endpoints. Our current subscription is about to expire in 10 days. I was thinking of actually switching to Microsoft Security Essentials
because it is not only FREE
but I have used it on few machines for many months and it proved very light, efficient and not resource-hungry.
NOW, a Google search reveals many articles suggesting Microsoft recommends using a 3rd party antivirus software etc such as here
However on their website Microsoft is still singing praise for MSE, here
and a commitment statement here
Can we trust Microsoft Security Essentials as a good antivirus protection for a small business?
Any input is greatly appreciated!