I'm evaluating which option is better for my environment as I'm using VMware essentials (3 hosts with vcenter) I need a agentless or something similar for my virtual machines. I've been reading and the agentless solution from Kaspersky is not good beucase it needs vshield, which is only available on the most expensive vmware enterprise licenses. As I'm using vmware essentials I can't have vshield.
The options left are the light agent and the normal kaspersky installed on each VM like done in a normal barebone hardware running Windows .
This light agent solution seems interesting as I'm going to have a central VM doing all the heavy work and storing the AV databases. But I would like to know from your guys opinion what other vendors might be doing regarding this approach, is there any other company competing in this area with Kaspersky? Anything as good, or even better?