AV Software for Windows Server 2008?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by E.V., Oct 11, 2009.

  1. E.V.

    E.V. Guest

    Since we are going to migrate old servers from Win2000/Win2003 to new
    Windows Server 2008 servers, I would like to update my old AV Software too.

    Maybe I am not looking at the right places, but the McAfee datasheets
    for Active Virus Defense does not even mention Windows Server 2008.

    The datasheet for Symantec Endpoint Protection does mention Windows
    Server 2008, however I have heard stories about bad performance.

    Does anybody have any suggestions, ideas, references or good experience
    with Server 2008 and a specific AV solution?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    E.V.
     
    E.V., Oct 11, 2009
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  2. From: "E.V." <>


    | Since we are going to migrate old servers from Win2000/Win2003 to new
    | Windows Server 2008 servers, I would like to update my old AV Software too.

    | Maybe I am not looking at the right places, but the McAfee datasheets
    | for Active Virus Defense does not even mention Windows Server 2008.

    | The datasheet for Symantec Endpoint Protection does mention Windows
    | Server 2008, however I have heard stories about bad performance.

    | Does anybody have any suggestions, ideas, references or good experience
    | with Server 2008 and a specific AV solution?

    | Thanks in advance.

    | Regards,
    | E.V.

    McAfee Enterprsie v8.71 should work on Server 2008.
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 11, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    David

    It does work. Just confirming
     
    Peter Foldes, Oct 11, 2009
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    Leythos Guest

    SEPP 11.5 and 11 MR4 work fine, and they catch a lot more than the old
    Corporate Edition 10.x did. I have SEPP installed on hundreds of servers
    and thousands of workstations and it's fine. Just read the install
    instructions - I do not use the Firewall or Network component on
    workstations.
     
    Leythos, Oct 11, 2009
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  5. From: "Peter Foldes" <>

    | David

    | It does work. Just confirming

    | --
    | Peter

    Danke Peter.
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 11, 2009
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    1PW Guest

    Hello E.V.

    According to Virus Bulletin's October 2009 report, out of the 26
    products tested, the following 15 products not only worked with
    Windows Server 2008, but they also earned their VB100 Virus award by
    catching /everything/ from the wildlist:

    Alwil's Avast!
    AVG I.S. Network Edition
    BitDefender Security
    CA eTrust
    eScan Internet Security
    ESET NOD32
    F-Secure Anti-Virus
    G Data AntiVirus
    K7 Total Security
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
    Microsoft Forefront
    Quick Heal AntiVirus Lite
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Trustport Antivirus 2009

    Avira's AntiVir Server and Sophos' Anti-Virus failed with 1 miss each
    from the wildlist. Embarrassing and no doubt fixed by now.

    Some commercial/professional products failed by missing *THOUSANDS*
    from the wildlist. They have simply disgraced themselves!

    <http://www.wildlist.org/WildList/200908.htm>

    <http://www.virusbtn.com/>

    Note well - these products, that passed, may fail to totally address
    you server's /other/ antimalware needs.

    HTH
     
    1PW, Oct 12, 2009
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