* FreeBSD AntiVirus Solutions *

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Jun 12 05:51:23 PDT 2003

Olivier Nicole wrote:
>>i am using the norton av eval version with auto updates
>>works fine so far, i will let you know when i finish evaluating it.
> The debate may become OT, but problem with Norton and other McAfee is
> that updates are committed at a very low frequency (few days?) which
> leave you with a large risk window when you know that new viruses
> usually circulate the world round in less than 12 hours.
> Sophos (from what they claim) and Kaspersky (to a lesser extend) will
> provide updates on the hour basis (I do automatic update every other
> hour). That makes a huge difference on th einsecure window.

I can vouch for Sophos doing this.  I got an email about the Bugbear-B
from Sophos telling me to update my profiles to get protection before
I heard about it from anywhere else.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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