Queries about Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition and Client Firewall

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by emil_lam, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. emil_lam

    emil_lam Guest

    Hi,

    My computer have Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate Version
    10.1.4.400 & Symantec Client Firewall Version 8.7.4.79 installed. My
    system administrator told me that Symantec's antivirus software were
    among the worst commercial product in the market. Was my friend's
    comment true(His company used F-Secure product)? How F-Secure
    antivirus & internet security products compared to Symantec?

    How Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition differs from other non-
    Corporate Edition (e.g. Norton AntiVirus 2007,2008)?

    Tks!
     
    emil_lam, Jan 5, 2010
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  2. From: "emil_lam" <>

    | Hi,

    | My computer have Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate Version
    | 10.1.4.400 & Symantec Client Firewall Version 8.7.4.79 installed. My
    | system administrator told me that Symantec's antivirus software were
    | among the worst commercial product in the market. Was my friend's
    | comment true(His company used F-Secure product)? How F-Secure
    | antivirus & internet security products compared to Symantec?

    | How Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition differs from other non-
    | Corporate Edition (e.g. Norton AntiVirus 2007,2008)?

    | Tks!

    He's right!

    F-Secure is OK and hedges out Symantec.

    Norton and Symantec are the same and it doesn't matter if it is corporate or retail, they
    usethe same signatues.

    However the GUI of non corporate versions tend to have the "bloat" problem.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 5, 2010
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  3. From: "emil_lam" <>

    | Hi,

    | My computer have Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate Version
    | 10.1.4.400 & Symantec Client Firewall Version 8.7.4.79 installed. My
    | system administrator told me that Symantec's antivirus software were
    | among the worst commercial product in the market. Was my friend's
    | comment true(His company used F-Secure product)? How F-Secure
    | antivirus & internet security products compared to Symantec?

    | How Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition differs from other non-
    | Corporate Edition (e.g. Norton AntiVirus 2007,2008)?

    | Tks!

    BTW:
    Why are you asking about Symantec AV in a Sophos news group ?
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 5, 2010
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  4. From: "Little Charlie" <>

    | David have you personally installed any NAV 2009 /2010 or NIS 2009 /
    | 2010 products yourself? Every reviewer I have read -and- my own
    | experiences show the old tired "Norton is bloatware" (which is never
    | supported with data but just a shoot-from-the-hip 'parroting' much like
    | a Macaw) argument to be baseless since Symantec's 2009 product line
    | offering. So..have you tried them for yourself and haven't you read the
    | reviews and test data such as vbuletin and icsa? Been away for a few
    | years from this group David and smiled when I saw your posts and
    | chuckled at your same old worn-out regurgitated Norton-bashing
    | 'promulgations'

    People give me their PCs to clean. All various notebooks and desktops. Besides the
    factor I got their PCs because they were infected, those with the various flavours
    Norton/Symantec are noticibly hindered by the retail versions. You can see and feel the
    OS sluggishness (this includs Norton 360). The sluggishness is not noted on the
    enterprise versions. Albeit the versions with the Symantec FireWall can become
    problematic.

    Since their ability catch most malware is low, they get removed and replaced with Avira
    AntiVir and MBAM.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 5, 2010
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  5. emil_lam

    Leythos Guest

    While you dismiss David's experience and knowledge, you might want to
    listen to him and myself.

    I've used Symantec Corporate Edition products on thousands of computers
    since version 7.6 came out. In that time I've never (until last month)
    had a single malware compromised computer on any network we've designed
    and managed, while managing it.

    I've seen thousands of compromised computers, both when we take over a
    network and when we work on home computers for company owners.

    In my decades of experience I had not found a product that worked better
    for my own system or my clients UNTIL last month. Keep in mind, I detest
    their HOME product line, and they've had a few issues where V9 borked a
    lot of things, 10.(can't remember), would corrupt user profiles, etc...

    I had a machine in one of my DMZ networks, no HTTP filtering, and it was
    running SEPP 11.5, the latest and greatest, all the tools and up-to-
    date. I was logged on as a local Admin, browsed to a website, spelled it
    incorrectly, and was compromised in seconds without having to click
    another thing. Symantec didn't even alert to it, a full scan in Safe
    Mode didn't remove the multiple malware... To make a long story very
    short, I cleaned it up, uninstalled SEPP, installed Avira, it fould
    more, cleaned it, and then went back to the website that compromised the
    system - Avira (FREE) blocked the attack, alerted, kept the computer
    safe....

    I have moved all of my computers and started moving clients computers to
    Avira PAID versions and will not switch back to Symantec until I can
    prove in my lab that it will stop drive-by attacks that should never
    have been able to compromise a computer.

    Do I have strict technical stats published somewhere - NO
    Do I have details for you to inspect - NO
    Do I have this information validated by a third-party - NO

    You are welcome to believe what you want - the information is for you to
    ignore if you want, but you have no reason to argue against the data
    because you don't have enough information to base your argument on.
     
    Leythos, Jan 8, 2010
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