I am trying to get away from a traditional AV solution on my virtual desktops and servers. We use VMware ESXi for servers as well as View 4.5 - moving to 5.2 soon for VDI. I am looking for a solution that integrates with vShield so I do not have to install a traditional product on the VM's.
I have tested a number of these products in my lab, looking mostly for ease of setup, console that works well, but doesn't take doctorate to manage and things like this. Mostly I have found that they are not hard to install, but management seems overly complex. For example, on one product it seemed that the SE and I spent way too much time getting everything to go green and then too much tweaking to remove "false" errors in the console.
One thing that is hard to test is the ability of these products to do what we really buy them for - protect us from viruses and malware.
I'm looking for some real world opinions based on your experiences with these products to answer the following questions:
1. Does the install make sense and does it minimize downtime?
2. Is the console full featured without being so complex that you never know what's going on for sure? Can I kind of set it and forget it from a configuration standpoint or does it require constant tweaking?
3. Does it do the job of protecting VM's from viruses and malware?
The companies that I am looking at are:
Thanx in advance for your expertise.