I need to find antivirus for Windows 2003 server. I only have one server. Does anyone know how I can buy the software for just one server (no workstations) for around $50 is possible.
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We use Symantec Corporate Edition antivirus and it isn't terribly riddled with bloat like the consumer Norton packages. Eset has a pretty solid antivirus package but you can't get it for Windows Server at that price. Is this just for a file server? AVG File Server Edition is good and you can get it for $99/year for a server with five connections. I've used this successfully on Workstations and it had kept my machines clean and running smoothly.
I can't give you advice on which antivirus to use, but I can tell you which ones NOT to use: Stay away from McAfee and Norton as they are the most bloat and processor intensive packages I've seen.
I don't have an active monitor running, but I do run a manual virusscan from time to time. I can recommend Kasperksy for this (they're free for scanning).
We recently switched long-time-use Symantec AntiVirus to TrendMicro, and I am glad I did it. It has various options you can choose to secure your system and the price is cheap. We choose Worry-Free Enterprise, which costs around $23 per node. Definitely worth checking out.
I used about a year BitDefender After that We stooped using NetBios and folder sharing So I now run without any antivirus system. I can said that is most of my requirements was above the expected for this product.
But I still wondering Do We need antivirus system for servers. If it only run on services such as SQL, IIS and others
I understand that clamav is available for windows. Not sure about server 2003, but worth a look.
I use it on Linux machines all the time, and it's free.
What you use and if you need it depends on the use and exposure of the server. If you have a lot of client machines hitting it you probably should have something installed. Take your pick, they all have good and bad.
Avast should cover your needs.