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Old 01-19-01, 11:18 AM
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We have a network of around 110-120 computers and 14 servers. Currently we are using Norman Anti-virus, but our license expires next month and I might want to switch to something else. I don't like the Norman AV, because it was a pain to set up, we had to create our own script file to update the workstations, and it failed to remove a boot sector virus today, that Norton was able to do easily.

My question is for those working with medium sized networks like mine... What anti-virus package do you use, and would you suggest it? I am leaning toward Symantec's NAV corporate edition 7.5.

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Old 01-19-01, 11:32 AM
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I am leaning toward Symantec's NAV corporate edition 7.5.




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I use NAV 7.5 everywhere, large, small, stand alone. It is not perfect (what is?) but it is the best way to go for an AV solution.

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Old 01-19-01, 11:40 AM
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I use NAV 7.5 everywhere, large, small, stand alone. It is not perfect (what is?) but it is the best way to go for an AV solution.



The only problem I can see is convincing the company to pay more. Currently a 2 year Norman license is $2520. NAV would run us $3162 for a two year, after a first year cost of $2137. Sometimes they don't see eye to eye with the problems I run into, only the amount of money it will cost.



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Old 01-19-01, 01:04 PM
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The only problem I can see is convincing the company to pay more. Currently a 2 year Norman license is $2520. NAV would run us $3162 for a two year, after a first year cost of $2137. Sometimes they don't see eye to eye with the problems I run into, only the amount of money it will cost.



You can easily justify the cost by running the numbers of the cost of downtime to the company. Check Symantec's site for help on that, or any virus manufacturer's...err...virus protection manufacturer's site.
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I also use NAV 7.5 Corporate Edition at my work. It's pretty easy to setup. The cool feature I like is once you set everything up, it runs itself. For example the LiveUpdate are set to run once a week on the server. As soon as the server grabs the update, all the clients get it too! It's magic!
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