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What is recommendat between forefront and symantec endpoint 11 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it advisable to run forefront client security in a business environment than running a normal antivirus like symantec endpoint 11?
    Friday, March 19, 2010 6:48 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is you who must make this decision, you need to compare the two solutions, but not both AV on the machines ... Personally I know FCS and SEP and I prefer FCS :)

    FCS : http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/en/us/

    SEP : http://www.symantec.com/business/products/family.jsp?familyid=endpointsecurity

    Thanks.


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE M+S, MCITP Server/Enterprise Administrator, MCT, MCTS Configuration Manager/Forefront
    Friday, March 19, 2010 7:04 PM
  • It depends on the environment.  If you have a large number of machines to monitor and keep updated, a program like FCS will probably make your life easier.  However, if your running a small office of 20 or fewer PCs, would the added hassle of set-up and configuration, not to mention server resources be worth your while?
    Monday, March 22, 2010 6:57 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It is you who must make this decision, you need to compare the two solutions, but not both AV on the machines ... Personally I know FCS and SEP and I prefer FCS :)

    FCS : http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/clientsecurity/en/us/

    SEP : http://www.symantec.com/business/products/family.jsp?familyid=endpointsecurity

    Thanks.


    Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE M+S, MCITP Server/Enterprise Administrator, MCT, MCTS Configuration Manager/Forefront
    Friday, March 19, 2010 7:04 PM
  • Recently, I have replaced SEP and McAfee with FCS at a couple of client sites.  Both products can provide an antivirus solution for business environment.  As Bachir mentioned, you need compare the features and products.  I personally like FCS.


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:21 PM
  • It depends on the environment.  If you have a large number of machines to monitor and keep updated, a program like FCS will probably make your life easier.  However, if your running a small office of 20 or fewer PCs, would the added hassle of set-up and configuration, not to mention server resources be worth your while?
    Monday, March 22, 2010 6:57 PM