Malware , Antivirus and web-protection

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How does Webroot secureanywhere compare with Panda Endpoiint protection. What is the recommended best Malware/Antivirus and web protection for Corporate systems.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
We use Symantec on all our machines, over 50,000. I am not aware of either of those software's on corporate systems. I'd wait till another expert chimes in and see what they say.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We use Symantec Corporate on all our servers and workstations. I have heard of Webroot and Panda here and they have decent reputations. Use a top brand selection that you like and you should be happy.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
1) As far as detection, there's no one "best" product that detects everything.  All of them have holes and none of them pass the various yearly reviews with 100% detection.

2) No antivirus protects against Day Zero exploits.  It takes about three days for a new virus to be seen in the wild, reported, a detection scheme developed, and then push the detection out to the field.

3) What is best for one company won't be best for another company.  A company with a million dollar budget can afford things a smaller company can not.

4) An expensive antivirus is not necessarily better than a less expensive one.  Like every other product, advertising costs money.  More advertising definitely means more cost, but does not imply a better product.

5) The more features an antivirus / malware product claims to provide, the more it is going to drag down performance of the host system.

All the major antiviruses are reasonably competent at finding pre-existing viruses.

Side note:  I've never seen a system with Symantec / Norton on it that worked right.  I suggest some other product.

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it_gsrAuthor Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I've never seen a system with Symantec / Norton on it that worked right.

Interesting comment. 100.0% of all our client machines work correctly.
Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
Same here John. We never have issues here with Symantec.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use your summary link (nothing truly surprising to me) to select what works best for you.
Of course it can never be known that a system is working correctly in this context. It will only be known not to be working correctly, the minute a problem appears. The ongoing absence of problems might be attributed to many factors outside of the system, and the systems themselves may have many unknown vulnerabilities.

Regardless, there is no "best" for almost everything in this industry. Many alternatives are very good and some are "better" in different environments. Without knowing all relevant requirements and constraints, only general recommendations can be given to get and install a well known set of products or components and to learn how to use them in your environment.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Endorsed Dr. Klahn for last comment.

I wrote custom detection for polymorphic worm detection at a client and automated the submissions of them because SEP didn't detect them (albeit SEP11/12 at that point).
Checking these samples on VirusTotal showed other vendors detected them for days/weeks, sometimes months.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
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