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CA Threat Manager
CA Threat Manager, an integrated antivirus and antispyware product, won the silver medal. Readers gave it high marks for the frequency and speed of its signatures updates and its reporting and alerting capabilities. The product also scored well for its ability to detect and block unknown malware and zero-day exploits, plus its effectiveness in catching known malicious code.
CA Threat Manager detects and provides remediation for viruses, worms, spyware (technology acquired in 2004 from PestPatrol), keyloggers, Trojans and other malware. Features include extensive graphical reporting and support for Cisco NAC.
The product supports a variety of platforms, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, NetWare, PDAs and Network Appliance NAS devices, and is managed via a Web-based console.
CA Threat Manager works with the CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System, which combines firewall and intrusion prevention capabilities.