Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England UK
Re: AVG anti-virus
For my Sins I was responsible for install a corporate wide AV solution. This goes back about 7 years.
Norton, Mcafee, AVG, CA and Sophos, I could have tested more but was on a time limit.
We needed a simple and effective Control and deployemnt method, and needed to be able to give everyone in the company a free version for home. If we were going to let them remote into our systems, we needed to know they had some form of protection. Our VPN tested that AV was installed and current, and that nothng was in the Quarantine, before letting you in to our systems.
We opted for Sophos, it was quick and simple to setup on a management server, and simple to deploy corporate wide, and touch wood, 7 years later life is good.
I've recently been doing an exercise of checking AV products again, and have been teesting Kaspersky, not much to choose between them apart from the footprint, Sophos uses lots of Ram, while Kaspersky uses less. Don't know if we will switch next Oct when renewal come around, but It's import ant to have something.
That said, a good anti-spyware product is a good thing to have too, and using a little common sense when browsing will also protect you from those nasties out there.
On my Daughters PC, I installed free AVG, and i anyone was going to get a virus it would be her, so far, so good.
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