Originally Posted by gmaster456
I've been looking at Trend Micro WFBS very closely. It looks like what we need. I'll have to take a look at ESET too.
I looked at both when deciding on a new vendor. This was over a year ago so bear with me:
-ESET ran better on some of the ancient computer systems we had laying around
-ESET also came with a mechanism to push software installations. Didn't play around with it so I don't know how easy it is to use but that was a big consideration in my book as there are only 2 IT people in the company for about 200 computers
-TM Cost much less. Like 25% less from the quotes we got. So I had to go with TM
There was nothing really wrong with TM just that ESET had some extra bells and whistles I really wanted to play with and use
So - after 1.25 years with TM I am definitely happy with it. There was a brief period just after installing it that there was a rash of 2012 Internet Security viruses that got in but other than that its pretty much been issue free. (It prevented it from modifying local GP and kept the infection to just that local user)
TM comes with the ability to uninstall most old AV products on a computer you push it to. I did find that it often had problems with Kaspersky though. I don't know if thats a TM or KAV problem considering several needed the actual KAV uninstall utility as even the uninstaller in add/remove programs failed.
I will say that TM is incredibly fast to install when pushing an installation. I want to say that it took about 1 minute for each. You can also setup a webpage for people to go to install. I will note that I ran into issues doing this with our IE security settings so I utilized their installer builder utility.
If you have a remote office its also very easy to setup a remote update server that they can pull updates from locally. You can then have that single remote server pull from a master update server or from TM directly