The latest addition to McAfees line of corporate antivirus solutions, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.0, gives companies strong virus protection with lower maintenance requirements. VirusScan runs only on Windows NT, 2000, and XP, but it performs double duty, replacing VirusScan 4.51 on desktops and NetShield 4.5 on file servers.
The Achilles heel in any enterprises virus protection is end users who disable the software to save time. To help minimize this, McAfee has improved performance and given administrators better tools to make sure protection is on and up to date. For example, the new File Scan Caching technology improves performance over time by remembering scanned areas and not rescanning unmodified files in future passes.
In our performance degradation testing, VirusScans system impact was less than 4 percent— barely noticeable on todays fast machines. New risk-based scanning lets administrators prioritize scanning requirements based on risk of infection. For example, when Outlook, Excel, or Word is running, the on-access scanner can be set to use heuristics to find new macro viruses, while a static file server may scan only for known patterns. As with previous versions, VirusScan 7.0 provides alerts to the sender, administrator, or designated recipients in the event of an infection.
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