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Argument to drop Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition in favor of Forefront only? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We recently replaced our company AntiVirus solution from Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10 to Forefront.  We also use Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition for endpoint spyware protection.  Our renewal license for Webroot is up in early 2010/2011.

    Forefront seems to have a more robust spyware definition component than Symantec AntiVirus did.  It would be really nice if we could drop Webroot to cut renewal costs, free up Administration resources/time  and free up enduser computer resources.

    Can anyone provide a case to go solely with Forefront for our AntiSpyware needs and ditch Webroot in the furture?  Will we be as protected without Webroot?
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:16 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    Yes, I think Forefront will achieve your goal. As far as I know, The Microsoft Forefront comprehensive line of business security products provides greater protection and control through integration with your existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. Here is post regarding this. You may have a look at it and get a better understand about Forefront Client Security.

     

    Which Antivirus Solution is Best ?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Forefrontclientgeneral/thread/7db86263-e06b-4bf5-89d3-844b78e5da4c

     

    Regards,


    Nick Gu - MSFT
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:26 AM
  • FCS combines both our Antispyware and Antimalware engines.  When you receive definition updates you are actually getting and applying 2 separate sets of updates. Our spyware installed based is actually pretty huge as it comes enabled by default in all of Windows Vista (Windows Defender) and we gather reporting via SpyNet for a large percentage of those that feeds back into the group that creates definitions.  our AV-Comparatives and VB100 testing have placed us right in the top tier of AV/AS vendors with regards to detection so I think you could safely say we would be comparable at a minimum to your existing solution. 
    CSS Security Support Engineer (FCS/MBSA/WUA/Incident Response) Check out my blog http://blogs.technet.com/kfalde
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:55 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    Yes, I think Forefront will achieve your goal. As far as I know, The Microsoft Forefront comprehensive line of business security products provides greater protection and control through integration with your existing IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment, management, and analysis. Here is post regarding this. You may have a look at it and get a better understand about Forefront Client Security.

     

    Which Antivirus Solution is Best ?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Forefrontclientgeneral/thread/7db86263-e06b-4bf5-89d3-844b78e5da4c

     

    Regards,


    Nick Gu - MSFT
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:26 AM
  • FCS combines both our Antispyware and Antimalware engines.  When you receive definition updates you are actually getting and applying 2 separate sets of updates. Our spyware installed based is actually pretty huge as it comes enabled by default in all of Windows Vista (Windows Defender) and we gather reporting via SpyNet for a large percentage of those that feeds back into the group that creates definitions.  our AV-Comparatives and VB100 testing have placed us right in the top tier of AV/AS vendors with regards to detection so I think you could safely say we would be comparable at a minimum to your existing solution. 
    CSS Security Support Engineer (FCS/MBSA/WUA/Incident Response) Check out my blog http://blogs.technet.com/kfalde
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:55 PM