Looking for "Best Antivirus" solution for Windows Server 2008, 2008R2, SBS2008 and SBS2011

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 I had to tell him thta Microsoft no uses ForeFront (not sure if they support it) but its an outdated product for SBS servers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.
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In my opinion you don't want to switch products every year - too much of a hassle and EVERYONE has a problem once in a while.  I strongly advise AGAINST Symantec (they have a VERY long history of problems and ineffectiveness with me - though in fairness, the last year or so has been much better -- but to me, a year of ok-good is not enough to erase a decade+ of horrible ones).

I use and have used for years VIPRE from ThreatTrack Security.  Excellent management console, inexpensive, and I haven't had clients with an issue using it.
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
Its ironic that you mentioned Vipre. That was the other AV program my senior consultant recommended along with Comodo.

Are you using an "end point" version of their software and/or server based?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'm using VIPRE Business and VIPRE Business Premium at all my clients.
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David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
We tend to use ESET on out networks.  Again, easy to configure and compares well in terms of protection. The after support is good as well.

We've used Vipre in the past for workstations but never for a server - Might have to give them a try.

It is a big question really as different techs prefer different AV programs.  All of them have their merits (baring Symantec as Lee rightly said is rubbish!).
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
thanks for everyone's input
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