Many good questions. In general I need anti-virus for Windows XP and Windows 7 64-bit. It should support Windows file servers (2008/R2) and OES2/SLES. I am not that interested in fire-walling workstations as that seems to cause many problems.
My definition of anti-virus includes ALL malware, which I know differs from some vendor’s definition (sell two products rather than one).
I don’t have any real quantitative numbers, only perceived expectations. If I have to give a number, I would say any product should use no more than 10% CPU resources during a scan given a modern CPU, say a Core i5 desktop CPU. I would love it if an anti-virus product could scan at night with no user logged into the workstation.
Email is GroupWise. If we could scan GroupWise that is a plus, but I doubt that is an option.
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My key things I want in a replacement are:
- Obviously it must to good at detection
Any quantitative measure for this? Does this mean “good” compared to the
competition, or “good” compared to what people think the software should
do? I assume the former, since AV software traditionally has done pretty
terribly in a lot of areas, particularly the bad areas like new malware.
Any particular platforms in mind, or just the one that everybody thinks of
when they think of viruses? Just for workstations or does there need to
be a server scanning component too? Should it handle e-mail or network