Malware research has become increasingly important in hardening your customer's network againt attacks from viruses, worms, Trojans and other types of malicious code. These reviews from Information Security magazine look at policy control, configuration/management, effectiveness, and the reporting capabilities of Prevx1, Sophos Endpoint Security and NetChk Protect 5.5 to provide value-added resellers (VARs) and consultants with the facts they'll need to make an educated decision about which tools meet their customers' needs.
Prevx's Prevx1 Review
Malware continues to assault our corporate desktops and laptops with rapidly emerging and varying threats. In this climate, behavioral detection tools like Prevx1 offer an extra layer of protection in the crowded endpoint security market.
Prevx1's "signatures" are based on how malware behaves -- not on an exact pattern match used in conventional products -- which helps it detect variants and new malware threats.
Sophos Endpoint Security
Sophos Endpoint Security Review
Securing an enterprise against Internet threats is difficult enough without having to deploy and manage separate security applications for each emerging problem.
Sophos Endpoint Security provides a single enterprise-wide interface for deploying and managing Sophos Antivirus 6.0 and Sophos Client Firewall. In the meantime, the latest version of Sophos' antivirus tool has been bolstered with the ability to recognize and block the execution of spyware.
Shavlik Technologies NetChk Protect 5.5
Shavlik Technologies NetChk Protect 5.5 Review
Shavlik Technologies' NetChk Protect 5.5 is a unique combination of security tools. It integrates HFNetChk-Pro, the company's flagship patch management product, with its NetChk Spyware antispyware module in a single management console. The result is a smooth path for existing customers who want to add antispyware capabilities, and new customers who can fill two needs in one purchase. But there are some catches.
NetChk Protect works only with Windows machines (it supports Windows XP, 2000 and 2003 Server), which is fine for many shops, but a big red flag to larger, heterogeneous enterprises, particularly for patch management. Also, while NetChk Protect may reduce the chaos on your enterprise network, it won't eliminate it.