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Whats the best way to set up antivirus protection to 5 computers on a shared server?

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The ideal solution would be centralized which would allow you to remotely deploy and manage the A/V client on workstations and servers from an admin console — typically installed on a server. This removes the burden and uncertainty of users having to maintain A/V programs locally, or an administrator having to touch each and every workstation to ensure that it is configured and updating properly.

There are a number of vendors that offer this type of solution, such as Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro, only to name a few.

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  • Schmidtw
    Having a firewall is important too. This can reduce the amount of threats coming into your internal network. Keep in mind, many companies offer volume liscensing, and at a discounted rate, too. Microsoft Forefront is another Wrobinson didn't include: Microsoft Forefront Hope this helps! -Schmidtw
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Be sure to try before you buy if at all possible! Some of these centrally-managed solutions are VERY unintuitive and difficult to manage, especially for small-business owners who don't have the time or gumption to constantly fool around with them. In fact I was using one of these centralized solutions for 3+ years for my own small network and the latest version became next to impossible to manage. I now use standalone AV on every system that automatically updates and scans and it's much simpler.
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  • Labnuke99
    I agree with Kevin. Some of these centralized solutions are much too big (read that as costly, complex, etc.) for a small business with only 5 computers.
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