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Business Review October 2012

Date September 2012
Language English
Last Revision October 15th 2012

Release date 2012-10-15
Revision date 2012-10-15
Test Period September 2012
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows

Introduction

This year’s Business Software Review again uses Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008 – a domain controller and Microsoft Exchange server for up to 75 users. Our scenario assumes that the security software will initially be installed by an experienced IT consultant who is familiar with SBS, but that everyday management and monitoring may be undertaken by a non-expert administrator who has other responsibilities in the company, and only looks after IT administration part-time. We feel this is a typical situation found in many small companies with fewer than about 25 PCs. The review thus looks at the installation from the point of view of an IT professional, though we assume that he/she is not familiar with any one particular product, merely the principles behind corporate antivirus systems.

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Tested Products

Award levels reached in this Business Security Tests and Review

APPROVED
AvastAPPROVED
AviraAPPROVED
BitdefenderAPPROVED
eScanAPPROVED
ESETAPPROVED
F-SecureAPPROVED
IkarusAPPROVED
KasperskyAPPROVED
McAfeeAPPROVED
SophosAPPROVED
SymantecAPPROVED
WebrootAPPROVED

Copyright and Disclaimer

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