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What Antivirus Software suits best for SBS2011 Standard? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Could any one suggest me what is the best Antivirus Software for SBS2011 Standard Edition?

    In Case of (hardware) Firewall or Gateway Security needs to take what are the best one for small business?

    Regards,

    Ram.


    Ramakrishna
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ramakrishna,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    For antivirus software , you may refer to the paragraph “Antivirus Solutions” in the F&Q article to obtain the list about our  third party antivirus/antimalware solutions, it also apply to Windows Small Business Server 2011:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/cc817589

     

    And for Firewall/Router device, we at lease have to make sure it is UPnP certified ,for more information please refer to the link below:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg637859.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:54 AM
  • When purchasing a firewall you need to take into account the size of the network, the size of the internet pipe, how much traffic will be flowing through the firewall at any given point of time, will you want WAN Failover (backup internet) Content Filtering, Anti Virus Security, Anti Spam, VPN access, remote management of the firewall. Bascially you need to pick the firewall based on what you want it to do.

    Even though you can get AV and Anti Spam protection with a firewall it does not subsitute for a software anti virus/anti spam running on the computers. Although it does provide additional security, software is far more superiour and thorough.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:00 AM
  • Microsoft Security Essentials is also a product we may consider to deploy on client side:

     

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/09/22/microsoft-security-essentials-available-free-to-small-businesses-in-october.aspx

     

    Or Forefront Endpoint if have more than 10 clients need to be protected.

     

    Forefront Endpoint Protection

    http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/endpoint-protection/en/us/default.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:07 AM
  • I am using Forefront Endpoint Protection and have been really happy with it.  The current version can be configured with group policy, which is a big benefit over MSE.  I just create a policy with exclusions and other settings, and it gets applied to new workstations or servers automatically.  It's about $10 or $11 per worstation/server per year.  Very simple - if you're used to MSE, it's very similar.  I appreciate that it's simple, no measurable impact on system performance, low cost, and serviced by WSUS.
    Dave Nickason - SBS MVP
    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:47 PM

All replies

  • We generally recommend the Sonicwall firewall to use as a router/firewall as it's a good piece of hardware for a decent price. It comes with a bunch of nice features too and their tech support is top notch (free 1 year support with a purchase of a new device). You can literally call them up and ask 'how does NAT Traversal work' and they'll explain it to you without hesitating.

    As a software Security Suite, we stick to Vipre, it's insanely easy to configure and manage from the server and runs either making a lot of noise, or without making a peep depending on what you want. The resources it uses are minimal at best and most clients barely notice it.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:45 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    What features we need to consider when we are going to purchase a firewall?

    Regards,

    Ram.


    Ramakrishna
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:54 PM
  • Hi Ramakrishna,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    For antivirus software , you may refer to the paragraph “Antivirus Solutions” in the F&Q article to obtain the list about our  third party antivirus/antimalware solutions, it also apply to Windows Small Business Server 2011:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sbs/cc817589

     

    And for Firewall/Router device, we at lease have to make sure it is UPnP certified ,for more information please refer to the link below:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg637859.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:54 AM
  • When purchasing a firewall you need to take into account the size of the network, the size of the internet pipe, how much traffic will be flowing through the firewall at any given point of time, will you want WAN Failover (backup internet) Content Filtering, Anti Virus Security, Anti Spam, VPN access, remote management of the firewall. Bascially you need to pick the firewall based on what you want it to do.

    Even though you can get AV and Anti Spam protection with a firewall it does not subsitute for a software anti virus/anti spam running on the computers. Although it does provide additional security, software is far more superiour and thorough.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:00 AM
  • Microsoft Security Essentials is also a product we may consider to deploy on client side:

     

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/09/22/microsoft-security-essentials-available-free-to-small-businesses-in-october.aspx

     

    Or Forefront Endpoint if have more than 10 clients need to be protected.

     

    Forefront Endpoint Protection

    http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/endpoint-protection/en/us/default.aspx

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:07 AM
  • Hi rkbs,

    For the hardware part, have you looked into the Cisco ASA5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances? By the way, what are the essential capabilities you need for a firewall solution? I'd be happy to provide you more information on the features of the ASA appliance so feel free to reach out to me!

    I have posted a link below that I would like you to check. This is the Cisco ASA5500 Series Comparison Page: (Check out the summary and capabilities section to help you determine the features you need on getting a firewall device)

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html#~mid-range

    Thanks!

    Carie Vito, Cisco Small Business Group

     

    Friday, September 30, 2011 5:28 PM
  • I am using Forefront Endpoint Protection and have been really happy with it.  The current version can be configured with group policy, which is a big benefit over MSE.  I just create a policy with exclusions and other settings, and it gets applied to new workstations or servers automatically.  It's about $10 or $11 per worstation/server per year.  Very simple - if you're used to MSE, it's very similar.  I appreciate that it's simple, no measurable impact on system performance, low cost, and serviced by WSUS.
    Dave Nickason - SBS MVP
    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:47 PM
  • I have had major problems with eset.   kerpesky has been solid.
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 4:25 AM
  • Does this handle Exchange as well?

    Looking into this for our new SBS2011 upgrade (we currently use CA).
    --
    Allan Williams
     

     
    I am using Forefront Endpoint Protection and have been really happy with it.  The current version can be configured with group policy, which is a big benefit over MSE.  I just create a policy with exclusions and other settings, and it gets applied to new workstations or servers automatically.  It's about $10 or $11 per worstation/server per year.  Very simple - if you're used to MSE, it's very similar.  I appreciate that it's simple, no measurable impact on system performance, low cost, and serviced by WSUS.
    Dave Nickason - SBS MVP
    Monday, October 3, 2011 4:50 PM