I know there are hundreds of posts related to my question - however nothing recent for 2015
Currently I have several Windows servers with no AV programs - due to ongoing configuration issues and the fact most of the popular AV programs have poor support for their enterprise versions of their software. Many of my clients specific application vendors warn you "not to scan their application folders and data".
I have all of my client PC's protected with Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Premium. Fortunalty, all my SBS servers and their domained PC's have never been hit with anything harmful.
This year, I have inherited 2 Windows Servers (one was 2008 and the other 2008 R2) both in a "peer to peer" network that have been hit with the "crypto" virus. Ended in rebuilding servers - and luckly they had good backups
I have asked Microsoft on several occasions and no one wont give their recomendations for an AV solution. One recomeded "ForeFront". I had to tell him thta Microsoft no uses ForeFront (not sure if they support it) but its an outdated product for SBS servers
I have a very senior IT Consultant I use who recomended "Comodo". He informed me that its not easy to configure it but if configured correctly, its his favorite choice. Comodo uses "sandbox" to keed copies of executibles. Not sure how that exactly works but my concerns are not just excutables but also PDF's, Docs, XLS, and JPG's to name a few of the common files hit hard
I used to use "Panda BusinesSecure" for several years but quit using any Panda product in the last 3 years due to poor tech support response or call backs. Not sure if they are any better now
I am looking for input of other Server network Administrators recomendations. This has been very frustrating making a decision. Calling the AV vendors do not help becasue they are bias to their products.
Like I said, this may be a repititous post but I need more recent feedback. this stuff changes dreasticall every 6 months or less. I think this will help many IT Consultants with EE
Thanks for any input you can provide.