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Anti Virus for Win2008 Server R2?

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Say, would you recommend Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 2008 Server R2? What alternatives would you recommend?

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by:Sandeep Khanagwal
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I know of a few companies that use the MSE tools from Microsoft, because they combine them with SCCM, easy to deploy/integrated and what not, they are not unhappy with this solution.

Alternatives are plenty, most popular choices that I come across are Trend Micro Officescan, Sophos, Symantec and Mcaffee, personally I like Trend Micro and Sophos most.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Asking for an antivirus recommendation is like asking for a definitive answer on the best flavor of Ice Cream.  You will never get an answer everyone agrees upon.  I use and strongly recommend VIPRE.  I hate and will likely never (certainly not in the foreseeable future) use Symantec - in my EXPERIENCE and opinion, they are awful and the only time in the last 3 years I've had to clean an infected PC is when they've been running Symantec.  Hardly effective in my experience and often causing more problems than it's worth.

MSE is limited to 10 systems in a business, if memory serves.  If you have more than that, you need Forefront if you want the MS solution (I wouldn't use it... in fairness, I have no experience with them, but VIPRE has done a fantastic job, it's affordably priced and comes with a great deployment tool.
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