Antivirus questions

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Tim Young, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Tim Young

    Tim Young Guest

    I have just installed SBS 2003. I read somewhere along the
    way that I can't install regular antivirus software, but
    have to install antivirus software that is compatible with

    I don't use Exchange to handle our external e-mail (we
    have our e-mail hosted at an ISP). It is used just for
    internal e-mail and server alerts and monitoring. Does
    this make a difference in what kind of antivirus software
    I have to install.

    Also, I'm wondering what the relationship is between
    antivirus software installed on the server and on
    antivirus software installed on the clients. Everywhere I
    look for this stuff, I have to buy 5, 10, or 15 licenses.
    Does this mean I get a server app. and then a couple
    licenses to put on clients that interact with it? Can I
    still use our regular Norton Antivirus 2004 on the
    clients? This stuff is kind of expensive.

    If anyone can clear some of these issues up for me, that
    would be great! Also, any suggestions on good software out
    there and where I can get it cheap would be really cool.

    Thanks a lot,
    Tim Young, Jun 16, 2004
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  2. Not exactly true - you can, and should, use both Exchange-aware and
    file-level AV on your server - the caveat is, you must make sure to exclude
    the appropriate folders from file-level scanning or you'll eventually see
    Bad Things happening. See;en-us;328841 for info on

    One option I like is Trend Micro's client/server/messaging suite - works
    quite well. Includes Scanmail for Exchange & Officescan for
    Not really - you're still storing mail in your mailboxes & it should be
    scanned by Exchange-aware AV software. My question is, why keep your POP
    mail at all when you have a perfectly good mail server in house already? You
    can host your domain's mail directly on the Exchange server - much faster,
    more reliable, and a lot easier to adminster if all mail comes in/goes out
    through a single point. Plus, then you can use cool things like OWA and
    Depends what you choose - whatever it is, you need the corporate edition so
    you can manage all workstation AV from the server.
    Cheap - well, how expensive would it be for your company's server/network to
    be down for days due to a bad virus infestation? Don't skimp on things like
    this (nor on firewalls, UPS, tape backup) - in my view, it's worth doing
    things right, from the beginning, to avoid future problems. Check pricing on
    the Trend suite I mentioned above, scalable to your network/user base size.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 16, 2004
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  3. Tim Young

    sarah5211314 Guest

    The fast all in one protection not only is easy to operate, but also will not reduce the speed of your computer and occupy the RAM. Norton 360 will speed up the computer so that the user can work quickly. Norton 360 will delete unnecessary interruption to release more space for important papers. Allthese installation can be done in only one minute.
    sarah5211314, Sep 26, 2012
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