Anti Virus for VDI in a box

I am looking for a Anti Virus solution for VDI in a box. We are planning for 30 VDI desktops on Citrix or VMware platform.
What is the recommended AntiVirus software for 30 user VDI desktop ?
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SrikantRajeevAsked:
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
I prefer McAfee which is really good and ease to manage. for reference more details http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/vdi-54/vdi-manage-antivirus.html
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Chris BurnsCitrix ArchitectCommented:
The antivirus vendor doesn't have as much of an impact as the settings that you have enabled.  If you do it at the hypervisor level like Andrew said with vShield you'll get far better performance of each VM.  If you do need to install the actual antivirus client on each VM or on the base then using one that supports cloning and the ability to only scan on writes will give you far better performance.  You also need to ensure you have the right exclusions in place in the polices.  AV scans are killers on CPU and Disk performance so you need to ensure that you properly size your hardware accordingly.
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SrikantRajeevAuthor Commented:
So the recommendation is to use AV @ hypervisor level rather than VM level.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That is correct.
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Chris BurnsCitrix ArchitectCommented:
If possible yes use it at the Hypervisor level.  If not you have to tune it correctly or else you'll get horrible performance.  If you do have to install it on each VM then look at options for changing the filter mode of the AV system filter.  Trend Micro has a mini-filter mode that leverages the built-in Windows file system filter drivers, which substantionally increases performance.
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SrikantRajeevAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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