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By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-03-31 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: eTrust Antivirus 7"> Executive Summary: eTrust Antivirus 7

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Excellent
CAs eTrust Antivirus upgrade provides strong real-time protection from viruses by combining two scanning engines. The user interface makes it easy to create protection policies for systems, and IT managers with patience and a team of subject experts should have the product up and running in a week or less.

COST ANALYSIS

The per-seat cost of $35 is consistent with competitors price schemes. Implementation and maintenance wont add a lot to the cost of the product, and we found it relatively simple to configure.

(+) Comprehensive anti-virus protection; straightforward policies enable uniform control.

(-) Burdensome copy-and-paste operations slowed policy deployment.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Network Associates McAfee Antivirus 7
  • Symantecs AntiVirus 8.0
  • www.cai.com



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    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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