Symantec Client Security 3.1 PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Installation 8.9
Ease of use 8.8
Usefulness 9.2
Value 9.0
Distributor: Symantec
Review Date:
February 2007
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

9.0


Symantec Client Security 3.1
 

Symantec Client Security 3.1 is the perfect companion for businesses and organizations which protects you and your users from a wide gamut of internet threats that include viruses, spyware and hackers to name a few of potential hazards that businesses face.

 

The internet has boomed since the late 1980's and with it businesses have also grown, however like real-world stores, business owners need to ensure that their stores are securely protected and for businesses using the internet, the same must also be said.

 

Fortunately for businesses wishing to ensure the protection and integrity of their data, Symantec have released Client Security 3.1 that gives businesses almost total protection from nefarious internet threats.

  

Key Features 

  • Automatically removes viruses and spyware while stopping hackers and online intrusions.

  • Collaborative security elements including client firewall, intrusion protection, and antivirus/antispyware deliver enhanced protection against known and emerging threats.

  • Scans POP3 email messages and attachments.

  • Protects itself against malicious code that tries to disable antivirus software.

  • Repairs changes made by viruses and spyware.

  • Offers centralized installation, configuration, management, and reporting.

  • Permits administrators to customize spyware/adware policies.

  • LiveUpdate can automatically download new virus definitions. (Active maintenance agreement required.)

The installation of Symantec Client Security simply auto installs once the CD is detected by the computer and then it's up to the system administrator to select the various settings for your business network. Once installed, the system administrator is greeted to an extremely user-friendly interface that is not only ideal to the basic system administrator but also those with more IT experience as there are a variety of advanced options available.

 

System administrators also have the ability to centralize the installation (ideal for large networks) and also generate reports which is a great option for checking the integrity of the system. I must admit that the reports generate by Symantec Client Security 3.1 are quite in-depth, ensuring that administrators know exactly where the threat may have come on.

 

New Features 

  • Improved protection from spyware and adware, including:
    Spyware repair enhancements automatically block spyware installation
    Stealthed spyware detection and remediation.
    Enhanced spyware repairs for invasive risks.

  • Integrated Web-based graphical reporting.

  • Identifies most common infected PCs and infection types.

  • Simple installation that scales with your business.

  • Streamlined workflow and usability.

  • Linux client support.

The beauty of Client Security 3.1 is that it also features a secure firewall that gives added protection to threats such as intrusions and hackers. We tested the network with a variety of known viruses that were contained in zip files and e-mail attachments that Client Security automatically detected and removed the offending file.

 

Although not tested as Client Security was too secure, the program automatically prevented any viruses from changing the system, however if something does occur, Client Security has the ability to repair any changes made by viruses and spyware. We scanned our entire network in around 20 minutes which is considerably quite fast when compared to the competitors products.

 

Although aimed at Windows XP/2000 operating systems, Client Security 3.1 also offers Linux client support for those users that wish to access their PC systems through this popular free-ware operating system.

 

As with all Symantec products, Client Security 3.1 also offers a subscription to LiveUpdate that allows your business to automatically download the latest virus definitions and updates, ensuring that your system is protected from the latest threats.

 

At an affordable cost with additional licenses at a minimal cost, Symantec Client Security 3.1 is a must have program for businesses to protect their users from the variety of internet threats available to windows-based systems and will ensure that your data is not integrated and you are thoroughly protected. Recommended!

Desktop/Remote PC

  • Windows XP Professional/Home
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server

Symantec AntiVirus

  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • NetWare 5.1 SP8
  • NetWare 6.0 SP5
  • NetWare 6.5 SP2

Management Console

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Management Console 1.2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2

Management Server

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • NetWare 5.1 SP8
  • NetWare 6.0 SP5
  • NetWare 6.5 SP2





 
 



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