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Hi all,
We've been weighing different options for AV solutions.  Avast has come up, especially because it covers so many different types of devices and layers.  Has anyone rolled this out as a centrally provided solution?

I know that policies on the firewall level, the fact that it's more about user education, etc are relevant if not the real issue.  But AV is obviously still important.

thanks,
allan

Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

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Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

We have deployed the manage solution to all fastaff and students.  There is no charge for home use either.  We keep weighing the pros/cons against Forefront and AVG and Avast keeps coming out beating the competition.  See Gartners magic quadrant.

 

So far, it’s been 5 years.  Tech support has been tough though, language  barrier and timezone. Average about two calls per year.

 

 

Russ,
thanks.  Have you used it on servers, etc?  On different layers?
allan


Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889



Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Yes, we deployed I to all 125 servers in a vm environment.

 

We are looking  at the smartphone app and malware app.

 

So far so good (what was expected).

 

It rates high in gartner’s magic q.

 

J

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Chen
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:13 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] avast AV

 

Russ,

thanks.  Have you used it on servers, etc?  On different layers?

allan



Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889

 

 

Hi all,
We've been weighing different options for AV solutions.  Avast has come up, especially because it covers so many different types of devices and layers.  Has anyone rolled this out as a centrally provided solution?

I know that policies on the firewall level, the fact that it's more about user education, etc are relevant if not the real issue.  But AV is obviously still important.

thanks,
allan

Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

We have deployed the manage solution to all fastaff and students.  There is no charge for home use either.  We keep weighing the pros/cons against Forefront and AVG and Avast keeps coming out beating the competition.  See Gartners magic quadrant.

 

So far, it’s been 5 years.  Tech support has been tough though, language  barrier and timezone. Average about two calls per year.

 

 

Russ,
thanks.  Have you used it on servers, etc?  On different layers?
allan


Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889



Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Yes, we deployed I to all 125 servers in a vm environment.

 

We are looking  at the smartphone app and malware app.

 

So far so good (what was expected).

 

It rates high in gartner’s magic q.

 

J

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Allan Chen
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:13 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] avast AV

 

Russ,

thanks.  Have you used it on servers, etc?  On different layers?

allan



Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889

 

 

Hi all,
We've been weighing different options for AV solutions.  Avast has come up, especially because it covers so many different types of devices and layers.  Has anyone rolled this out as a centrally provided solution?

I know that policies on the firewall level, the fact that it's more about user education, etc are relevant if not the real issue.  But AV is obviously still important.

thanks,
allan

Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

We have deployed the manage solution to all fastaff and students.  There is no charge for home use either.  We keep weighing the pros/cons against Forefront and AVG and Avast keeps coming out beating the competition.  See Gartners magic quadrant.

 

So far, it’s been 5 years.  Tech support has been tough though, language  barrier and timezone. Average about two calls per year.

 

 

Russ,
thanks.  Have you used it on servers, etc?  On different layers?
allan


Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
v: 650-543-3889