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ageofknowledge

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We are purchasing a new server with Windows Server 2012 standard as the operating system. What anti-virus anti-malware security software choices do we have?

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Here is a table that may be of interest to you.
People may argue, but I think if you use your server for its intended purposes and manage it responsibly, antivirus software is not that critical. Even if you have it, doesn't mean you are 100% safe.
Keep you server patched, don't use it as a workstation, limit and control access to it, educate employees on (at least) basics of cyber security and enforce your company's security policies.

But of course all major vendors would have a solution if you positively need to install an AV.
 

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i would no more run a server sans AV than I would jump out of an airplane sans chute.....AV on a server is one of those things that absolutely proves the 'better to have and not need' credo.....I recall when conficker hit a few years back, servers were dropping like flies.......

but for a server, I'd go something enterprise; probably Symantec.
 

ageofknowledge

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It turns out that both Microsoft AND Symantec make very affordable security software for Windows server.


One license of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition2013 for a file server is $30.00 per year.

http://buy.symantec.com/estore/mf/homePage?rdid=c4258c03-0d14-498c-b234-e0b99d96421e1367599828616#

EndpointProtection Small Business Edition 2013 is antivirus/antispyware, firewall, intrusion prevention and generic exploitblocking. It supports servers, workstations, and network machines. The SmallBusiness Edition also allows you to choose whether you utilize on-premisemanagement or management through the cloud.
 

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yup.....what's nice about that is that if something DOES get in, you are covered by Symantec; they will take the heat. :)
 
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