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By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2005-07-21 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist Integrated anti-virus/anti-spyware solutions

McAfees VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i with Anti-Spyware Enterprise module Good blocking capabilities, decent cleaning routines and solid all-around management (

Panda Softwares EnterpriSecure with TruPrevent Increased emphasis on technology to block unknown threats before signatures are available (

Symantec Client Security 3.0 Anti-spyware defenses need a lot of improvement (

Trend Micros OfficeScan 7.0 Client/Server Edition Subpar defenses, but the future looks bright with the addition of Intermute technology (

Dedicated anti-spyware solutions

Computer Associates International Inc.s eTrust Pest Patrol Anti-Spyware Corporate Edition Good spyware defenses but not yet integrated into CAs other security platforms (

Sunbelt Software Inc.s CounterSpy Enterprise Now has spyware blocking capabilities on top of exceptional scanning and cleaning (

Webroot Software Inc.s Spy Sweeper Enterprise We anticipate that the newest versions of this package will address management and deployment shortcomings (

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Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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