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January 2005

Antispyware: Webroot Software's Spy Sweeper Enterprise

Spy Sweeper Webroot Software Price: Starts at $39.95 @exb Spy Sweeper @exe If spyware was only a desktop problem on home PCs, vendors wouldn't be rushing to get enterprise-grade products to market. Webroot has expanded on its respected workstation product with Spy Sweeper Enterprise, complete with client-server technology that gives security managers the ability to install, update and monitor distributed scanners from a central console. Spy Sweeper is a good first effort with some strong management features, but it lacks a Web-based console and strong reporting capabilities. Spy Sweeper can be distributed in minutes through login scripts or Active Directory group policies. The management console can be configured to poll Webroot's update server for malware updates. The versatility of Spy Sweeper's admin console is impressive, enabling security managers to organize clients into logical groups for flexibility and multiple configurations. Policies can be applied globally, by group or individually. For example, the users in the ...

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