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Anti-virus software: What are the options?

With so many threats out there, you’ll need to make sure you’re adequately protected

With so many malicious programmes out there waiting to corrupt your networks and computers, you need protect yourself. We look a few of the more populare anti-virus packages on offer.

MCAFEE

Total Protection for Small Business

Price: £20.00 per user licence

Features:

  • Single management console
  • Scaleable from five to 500+ users
  • Free 30-day trial

Designed to protect your business from viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, and identity thieves. This product uses automated technology and a desktop firewall to provide ‘comprehensive, simplified security’, and remains ‘always-on’ to give protection across desktops and servers.

SYMANTEC

AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1

Price: £20.00 per user (100-249 users)

Features:

  • Single console access
  • Can be scaled for thousands of users
  • Graphic-based reporting
  • Linux-based client support

The corporate edition provides protection to workstations and servers and can be accessed and operated from a single console, saving the time of moving from machine to machine. The system offers ‘real-time’ protection and reports are made online and illustrated with graphics.

SOPHOS

Security Suite Small Business Edition 

Price: £375 for ten users over one year

Features:

  • Unlimited 24-hour telephone, email and online support
  • Automatically updates with latest protection
  • Central control centre

Offers security for your business against a range of unwanted malware, as well as providing a ‘client fi rewall’. Designed to protect against both known and unknown threats, and offers instant status reports on all the computers in your network.

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