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Problem Can anyone recommend an AV/client FW solution??

Discussion in 'Software' started by Asterix, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    Im looking into a AV/Client FW solution for a small 10-20 person business, and don't really know where to start. I'm hoping to get a few options to put side by side (with commercials) and then present this to the company, any ideas/recomendations?
     
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Personally speaking I would have a look at Microsoft Security Essentials or Forefront Endpoint Protection and the Windows firewall managed by GPO
     
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  3. jk2447

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    I second a Microsoft solution. If it were a bigger environment I'd go for McAfee VS and ePO every time but that's just me :)
     
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  4. Boffy

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    MCAFEE?!?! Crazy :D

    Microsoft solution ftw!
     
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  5. Asterix

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    Thanks for the recommendation, unfortunately there is more than 10 people in our organisation so we cannot use 'security' essentials, and i cannot find any pricing for 'forefront Endpoint protection', we are actually a Microsoft partner and entitled to use the 'Microsoft action pack' (which gives us 10 licences of a lot of Microsoft products), but unsure whether this allows us to purchase this ourselves or whether we need to go through another partner??
     
  6. SimonD

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    You must have a Microsoft person you can speak to unless you go through a VAR.

    I would also point out that FEP now falls under the Core CAL license so if you're covered under the Core CAL then you already have the license for FEP (client only, you would need to purchase the server).
     
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  7. Asterix

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    Hmmm well we are actually a VAR (value added reseller) although for network devices, unfortunately the only contact we have with MS is via their partner portal, although this doesn't have details for purchasing/reselling MS products.anyone have any ideas?
     
  8. nugget
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    Most of the leading names in AV are good. F-secure, Kaspersky, AVG and Avast all spring to mind. I think they all have AV/FW in one package and maybe a few different features between them. The only real difference is the price.

    It also depends on if you want a server based control or are willing to just go around to each client occasionally.
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    I'm pretty sure it's based on the number of PC's, not the number of people.

    See here.
     
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