SonicWALL Network Anti-Virus features rapid e-mail attachment blocking, automatic policy enforcement and management of McAfee antivirus signature and client software updates.
Cost: Approximately $1,525.
Target market: Small-to-medium enterprises.
Distributors: Tecksel, LAN 1 and Dovetail.
Norman's premier AV product, Norman Virus Control (NVC), comes with full technical support, unlimited Internet updates/upgrades, virus alerting and electronic newsletters for a period of 12 months.
Cost: $89 (inc GST).
Target market: home users to large corporates.
Distributor: Capital Security Solutions: (03) 9801 0100, www.capitalsolutions.com.au.
Sybari Antigen is a comprehensive antivirus, security and content-filtering solution for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Microsoft SharePoint servers. It boasts a choice of up to six leading scan engine technologies from Network Associates, Norman, Sophos, Computer Associates and Kaspersky Labs.
Cost: Per-user range of $58.25-$90.00 based on volume and a minimum of 25 users.
Target market: Enterprise market as a reliable high-performance server-based solution.
Sybari Software: (02) 9495 9700.
eTrust InoculateIT 6.0 is certified by ICSA Labs for detecting 100 per cent of "in the wild" viruses. The Windows Advanced Edition includes powerful centralised management functionality making it easy to protect distributed networks. It supports Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Novell Netware 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, various Linux platforms, Lotus Notes/Domino, Microsoft Exchange 5.5+/2000 and Macintosh OSes.
Cost: $US995 for a 25-user pack.
Target markets: Small-to-medium organisations and departments within larger environments.
Distributors: ACA Pacific, Express Data, Ingram Micro, Lynx, Tech Pacific.
Computer Associates: 1800 224 636.
Trend Micro Control Manager (TMCM) provides centralised management to simplify antivirus network management, enhance the performance of various individual products and reduce the cost of ineffectively managed networks. An important component of TMCM is Outbreak Commander, a proactive protection service that implements the latest protection policies on all systems while providing reports of a virus outbreak lifecycle for analysis.
Cost: $3,000 for 50-plus users (ex GST).
Distributors: LAN Systems (02) 9432 1000, Alstom IT Distribution (02) 8875 0500.
Trend Micro: (02) 9870 4888.
VelociRaptor 1.5 is an integrated hardware and software firewall/VPN appliance. It is touted as a plug-and-protect solution with preconfigured software and secure remote management. It runs on Windows NT 4.0, Sun Solaris V2.5.1/V2.6, HP-UX VII.0, Linux and Windows 2000.
Cost: $9,889 (inc GST) up to 100 nodes; $21,989 up to 250 nodes; $32,989 unlimited nodes.
Target market: Small-to-medium companies.
Distributors: Tech Pacific (02) 9380 6000, Express Data (02) 8336 5100.
Symantec: 1800 680 026.