Symantec AntiVirus 9.0
Symantec AntiVirus 9.0 small business packs - available in 5-, 10- and 25-seat versions - are designed to protect company network servers and desktops against virus threats, allow administrators to schedule and automatically receive virus definitions, run reports and implement antivirus policies and rules to protect the business. The Symantec AntiVirus 9.0 small business solutions are designed to protect businesses from security problems and the costs associated with lost data, compromised data and downtime. Continuous protection is provided through live updates. According to Symantec, AntiVirus 9.0 automatically removes viruses at all points of entry and at multiple levels in the network (desktops and servers), includes centralised installation, updates and management, defends against known and emerging threats and is backed by Symantec Security Response with fast deployment of virus definitions. AntiVirus 9.0 small business packs are distributed by Tech Pacific and Express Data. RRP: 5-user pack - $479.95; 10-user pack - $899.95; 25-user pack - $2029.95.
Check Point Integrity SecureClient
Released to the Australian market in late August, Check Point Integrity SecureClient is designed to be an easy-to-manage and fast-to-deploy end-point and remote access security solution for the enterprise space. According to Check Point, it delivers advanced remote access, end-point security and enforcement of network access policy for all desktops and laptops in the corporate network. To this end, it includes features such as Application Security and Outbound Threat Protection, Policy Enforcement with VPN-1, Patented Stateful Inspection, Network Firewall, Centralised Management, and VPN Secure Remote Access. Check Point Integrity SecureClient supports desktop and laptop PCs running Windows 2000 Pro SP4, Windows XP Professional and Windows Server. Check Point Integrity SecureClient is distributed in Australia by Lan Systems. RRP: Pricing varies depending on volume purchased, with representative pricing of $89.27 per seat for a management and enforcement software server license and 1000 end-point licenses.
Websense Enterprise is an Internet content and virus filter based on identifying and organising websites into 80 categories. According to the vendor, it is the only employee management software with the ability to manage and secure employee computing at three points - the gateway, network and desktop. At the gateway and network, Websense is designed to support the organisation's Internet use policy; at the desktop, Websense provides protection against unknown security threats as well as blended viruses, worms and Trojan horse attacks, spyware, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing abuse, employee hacking, phishing, fraud-based websites and malicious code. Websense is tightly integrated with the leading Internet infrastructure providers including Check Point, Cisco, Microsoft, Netscreen and Nokia. Websense is distributed through Alstom IT. RRP: $2000 for a one-year 50-seat license.
CA eTrust Antivirus v7.1
eTrust Antivirus is designed to provide virus protection for business IT systems from the perimeter to the PDA. According to CA, eTrust Antivirus reduces virus infections, eases administration by providing a single management console for managing heterogeneous enterprise environments, simplifies and automates the updating process, and safeguards the enterprise from viruses and malicious code before they can enter the network. Launched in July and squarely targeted on businesses with 25 or more employees, the eTrust Antivirus v7 Secure Content Manager for the Gateway supports Microsoft 64-bit Windows Server 2003 for Intel and AMD, features added support for NetApp Filer storage device, and enhanced support for PDA, Macintosh, Linux, Unix and NetWare platforms. The product comes via a CD-ROM and its use is recommended on 2.4GHz Dual Processor Intel Xeon Server platforms, running 2GB of memory, 73GB Ultra Wide SCSI hard drive. CA's eTrust Antivirus v7.1 is distributed in Australia by Express Data and Tech Pacific. RRP: $US40 per node.
Network Box Managed Security Service Basic Level Service
Network Box has recently launched managed perimeter security service offerings aimed at SOHO and SME customers. The technology provides integrated security functionality that includes firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, VPN, antivirus, anti-spam, Web content filtering, and comprehensive reporting. All these are covered by 24x7 monitoring, 24x7 updates and helpdesk facilities to suit the customer's requirements, chosen from a number of different SLAs. SOHO and SME customers typically have less complex and dynamic environments than enterprise-size organisations. The new Basic Service Level Agreement, enables the vendor to offer these customers the same level of protection its enterprise customers receive. Network Box technology is distributed by Firewall Systems. RRP: from $480 per month.
Trend Micro CSM Suite for Small and Medium Business
Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for Small and Medium Business is an integrated antivirus and anti-spam solution for networked workstations, servers, and Microsoft Exchange servers. According to Trend Micro, the product is designed to scan and eliminate viruses within a company's network and also block spam at the email server before it reaches users. Described by the vendor as a robust solution Client/Server/Messaging Suite for Small and Medium Business, it delivers spam detection with low false-positive rates by combining advanced heuristic anti-spam engine functionality with signature lookup capabilities and approved/denied email lists. Its single Web-based management console also facilitates ease-of-management, eliminating the complex task of maintaining multiple security solutions. It is distributed by Alstom IT, Ingram Micro and ChannelWorx. RRP: $60.45 for 50 seats.