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I agree with Roger on this. If you look at the license terms the free AVs
are not licensed for use by businesses.

My past corporate experience has been with McAfee & MS Forefront.
Forefront is among the worst at detection; I would avoid for that reason &
I think MS is ending support anyway.

- If you work with a reseller, see what they can offer you. Some AV brands
have discounts available for displacing competitors.
- Ballpark how many licenses are you looking at?
- Are you subject to any compliance regs that include reporting on AV
- Platform support: Windows/Mac/Linux?
- How much admin time is devoted to AV support? How much support staff time
is consumed by malware remediation? What products reduce the time needed?
- Other endpoint protection functions that might be useful/necessary
(anti-spam, endpoint firewall, hard drive encryption, DLP, Host IPS, etc.)

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 10:25 PM, Roger Vicker, CCP <rv-tech@xxxxxxxxxx>

BTW, If you were asking if "AVG FREE" was suitable for work - NO.

The free AVs are for home users only. Businesses, charities and schools
have to pay. Some companies (AVG does) have discount programs for
charities and schools.

Roger Vicker, CCP

On 12/9/2014 10:11 PM, Roger Vicker, CCP wrote:

I am an AVG Reseller and have been using the Network Edition for my
customers for years. This has an administration center that allows you
to control the AVG clients as well as get reports on them.

AVG is moving to what they call CloudCare. Same principal but instead of
running the admin on your own hardware AVG hosts it. One change they
made in the move to the cloud is that there anti-spam product no longer
runs on the PCs. You have to point you DNS MX entry to their servers and
then either pickup the email from there or have it forwarded on to your
own servers after being filtered.

Roger Vicker, CCP

On 12/9/2014 2:38 PM, Jeff Crosby wrote:
We currently use a paid AV (ESET) for all workstations and servers. A
couple of workstations are experiencing issues.

The issue is not the AV software or viruses, but this AV software
a monitoring piece of software that intermittently causes performance

I've used AVG Free at home for years with nary an issue. Is it suitable
for using at work (workstations only, not servers)? Anyone actually


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