I'm currently in a cycle of reviewing some Antivirus/AntiMalware software for our next round of protection.
Here are my initial thoughts on Sunbelt's VIPRE Enterprise (remember, I'm just a normal, non-AV-specialist IT admin trying this out):
- The setup is very easy on the server side. Just make sure you have .NET framework installed (it will notify/install it for you).
- The local "agents" on your network computers use a ridiculously low amount of resources (my Vista x64 box uses just 52MB of RAM when I turn all of the protection on; XP Pro uses less). Running with "open file/copy file protection" can slow things down.
- Deploying the software to Vista machines is easy as pie. I've had some struggles with my XP boxes (haven't finished reading the proper way to do it yet).
- The Enterprise Console can be a little slow at times when doing intensive tasks (like loading all of the threats in the database as a list, or sorting them).
- A LOT of good reports come standard in the box.
- Run the "Console" on a computer with a lot of RAM. When making changes to policies, etc. you can eat a huge amount of RAM. I ate 500+MB when doing some large list/policy settings.
- Licensing is not complicated. I was very happy that it was straight-forward, and easy to understand
More updates to come! Up next is Sophos Endpoint Security.