Anti-virus and Update management tools

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Philip Washington, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. We are looking to transfer our PDC and BDC over to Samba, but we are
    running into an issue with network management software for anti-virus
    and updates. So far everyone I've found requires installation on a
    Windows Server. I would even be happy if I could figure out a
    configuration where a windows workstation is used for management. Any
    ideas or possible solutions? Does anybody have this on there roadmap?
    Philip Washington, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. ftp works fine here with McAfee.
    Mattias Honrendgard, Apr 23, 2004
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  3. Philip Washington

    Dustin Guest

    I think he is referring to having a central management console and
    such, not just updates. Like Norton Corporate Edition or something.
    I have this same issue. We are migrating from Windows Server 2000 to
    Linux with Samba, and we currently have Norton Anti-Virus
    Professional, that has no central management. It is about to expire
    and we want to purchase something with a central management interface,
    because our IT department is 3 guys, and one is quiting... and he
    won't be replaced.

    Dustin A. Dortch
    Network+, MCSA/MCSE W2K
    Dustin, Apr 23, 2004
  4. Philip Washington

    D Guest

    Drew McBee
    Network Administrator
    We've been using Sophos ( ) for a couple of years now, and
    I'm really pleased with it. The price was reasonable - especially when you
    compare it to Norton or McAffee ( about 1/2 to 2/3 the cost ). I think it
    can do what you want it to. We use it on a RH 7.3 mailserver and an NT PDC.
    I think you could have your CIDS ( the directory nodes update from ) located
    on the Linux PDC, while having your mgmnt console on a pc somewhere. When we
    bought our contract, we get the whole package, including just about every
    platform. That is not to say that they have a GUI for every platform, but
    theres probably a solution for you. We also got a nice little remote update
    package as well, for our roaming users....

    D, Apr 23, 2004
  5. Philip Washington

    Bill Marcum Guest

    ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.admin.]
    [following text pasted manually because my newsreader doesn't
    quote signatures]
    Excuse me but IMHO it doesn't look professional for a network
    administrator to write the body of his message below the signature.
    Bill Marcum, Apr 25, 2004
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