Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1/10.2 PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Installation 8.7
Ease of use 8.8
Usefulness 9.0
Value 8.9
Distributor: Symantec
Review Date:
June 2007
Reviewer:
Edwin Milheim

8.9


Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1/10.2

 

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1/10.2 supports a variety of platforms that include Windows 2000, 2003, XP/Netware, Vista and Linux in one of the most comprehensive AntiVirus programs to date.

 

Key Features

  • Advanced, enterprise-wide virus protection and monitoring from a single management console.

  • Real-time scanning capabilities automatically detects and removes spyware that attempts to run or install on a machine.

  • Integrated Web-based graphical reporting and centralized management from one single console.

  • Effective protection from spyware and adware, including:
    Spyware repair enhancements that automatically block spyware installation
    Stealthed spyware detection and remediation
    Ability to view spyware impact based on Symantecís Risk Impact Matrix 

Allowing for centralised configuration, the program also offers real-time malware protection for not just workstations but also network servers. It also offers system administrations web-based reporting to ensure that there systems are not only protected but also ensure that the latest updates have been installed thanks to Symantec's LiveUpdate functionality.

 

Rather than having the clients accessing Liveupdate, they receive their updates from server which minimizes the load on the system and internet traffic. 

 

New Features

  • Spyware repairs for invasive risks

As a system administrator for not just impulsegamer but also another major non-profit organisation in Australia, the installation of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1/10.2 was definitely one of the most down-to-earth installations that I have encountered in a long time.

 

The program also offers 32-bit and 64-bit protection which is great for the latest operating systems coming out on the market at the moment. 

 

After the installation, I was greeted to a rather self-explanatory interface that allowed me to set a variety of networking options ensuring that all our workstations were protected from a variety of nefarious internet threats.

 

The management system of this software package can also divide the network into various groups in order for each of these groups have their own primary management server.

 

Although this software package contains all the functionality of Symantec's highly awarded AntiVirus program, the Corporate Edition can encompass a variety of servers and workstations in a huge protective net.

 

By connecting our laptop to the network, we purposely ran an infected setup.exe file of Microsoft Excel and as soon as this program was run, an alert was run on the workstation preventing this file from being installed. This was also reflected on our main server that reported this breach and kept an in-depth log of the potential threat. The program can also e-mail these alerts and even broadcast them over the network.

 

According to IDC, it was  estimate in 2004 that over three quarters of corporate machines have spyware installed on their systems and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition detected a variety of spyware code on our network, eliminating all these instances in around 20 minutes. Of course, these times depend on how large your network is.

 

In conclusion, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1/10.2 is recommended for system administrators who wish to have automated defense and responses against viruses, spyware and adware which can handle quite large networks. Best of all, it even supports Microsoft Windows Vista. Recommended!

 

System Requirements

 

Platforms
Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter

Symantec AntiVirus Server for WindowsWindows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter

Symantec AntiVirus Server for NetwareNetWare 5.1 SP8 or higher, NetWare 6.0 SP5 or higher, NetWare 6.5 SP2 or higher

Reporting Server: Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server; Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise SP1 or higher

Reporting Agent: Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter Central

Quarantine Server: Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter

Symantec AntiVirus Client 32-bitWindows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server; Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/Tablet PC Edition; Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter

Symantec AntiVirus Client 32-bit: Terminal Server clients connecting to a computer with antivirus protection

Microsoft Terminal Server RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) client: Symantec AntiVirus for 64-bit Windows ClientsWindows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003, Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter 64-Bit Editions






 
 



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