Thu, Dec 23 2010 22:43
I really like Microsoft's a/v software ...but....
From the mailbag tonight...
I've been very happy with the protection of Microsoft Security Essentials for my Small Business clients of 10 or less. MSE has detected and removed viruses that other AV software doesn't catch. However, what do I get for my SBS customers that have more than 10 PCs? I looked at Forefront End Point 2010 but according to what I've read it requires Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. That's way too expensive. What do you think? I really like Microsoft's AV software but I need to know how I can get for my SBS networks. Please help.
I'm right behind you. I really like Forefront but the System Center Configuration Manager is too expensive and too bloated. Right now I'm using the interface of the SBS 2008 console (also in SBS 2011) on the network/computer tab to keep track of a/v status. You can buy "just" the agents and run them unmanaged. Mind you, you do have to buy Forefront under a 3 year open value contract. They do not make it easy to buy Forefront, lemme tell you.
But... I might have another solution... something that was just shown to me the other day that looks promising and maybe... just maybe... more SBSized.
Not yet released, but you might want to email them to get more information.
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