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Old 05-30-2012
Best AV for Itanium IA64 (Windows 2000, 2003, NT)

Hi there

I am hoping for a quick response to this one, because we're in a tight spot right now where the Itaniums we have don't support McAfee to run on Windows server setup on our Itanium machine. Does anyone have any idea (perhaps based on good experience themselves?) on what is a good AV that supports this machine?

I remembered using Sophos back in the day, but that was for RHEL on Itanium..not sure if it would work on Windows, checked Sophos site tho, their endpoint life cycle for their latest version (v10) expires in 2014 and I was hoping for a 'long term' support

Thank you all!
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Old 05-30-2012
clamAV is open source
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Old 05-30-2012
For windows?
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Old 05-30-2012
yes (and unix and macos)
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Old 05-30-2012

really?! I think you may just be right, let me propose this to my team..i like the idea of it being free but free usually means no support and i'll have to think about this one...but thank you for your feedbackSmilie
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Old 05-30-2012
Originally Posted by hedkandi
but free usually means no support
Yes - and gravity is a myth because the earth is flat, otherwise we would fall off it.

Welcome to the stories providers of non-free software tell to make open-source look bad. "free" means usually as much support as a vendor provides but carried out in a different way.

If a software you buy doesn't do exactly what you want it to do chances are that the vendor is willing to provide you with a modification if it suits him to do so. Chances are, on the other hand, that he doesn't because it doesn't suit his goals and it would be too much effort to create a special version of his product only for you. So maybe you get what you want, maybe not. If not you will simply have to change your environment so that the product in question fits in somehow.

The same is true for copylefted software: you might get the developer community to change the product in a future version like you want it to be changed or you might not get the developers to do so. In this case you have to do the same as with the bought product OR you can modifiy it yourself to build the missing functionality.

Linux is open-source. Is it used? Has anybody suffered because of lacking support?
Apache is open-source. Is it used? Has anybody suffered because of lacking support?
Mozilla Firefox is open-source. Is it used? Has anybody suffered because of lack of support?
ClamAV is open-source. You tell me if it being open-source is a problem or not.

I hope this helps.

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Old 05-30-2012
@bakunin you've got a faily good point there but I am dealing with a rigid customer and frankly they're going to question the whole free support thing. So i think the best will be if I provide both Sophos and Clam to them and see where they take off from there.

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