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Best Antimalware Products

Readers vote on the best business-grade desktop and server antivirus and antispyware products.

Kaspersky Open Space Security
Kaspersky Labs

Kaspersky Labs' Kaspersky Open Space Security is the company's suite of antimalware protection for the gateway and endpoint. It includes: Work Space, which keeps workstations secure; Business Space, which adds file server protection; Enterprise Space, which adds mail server security; and Total Space, which adds gateway protection to the previous offerings. It received high marks for detecting, blocking and cleaning malware, and in the speed and frequency of signature updates.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection

Sophos' Endpoint Security and Data Protection wraps antivirus, firewall, network access control and encryption into a neat package that voters liked for its quick signature updates, and reporting and alerting capabilities. You can also centrally manage the security status of your endpoints from one console; the product supports Windows, Unix and Linux.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus offers not only antivirus and antispyware protection, but a personal firewall and antispam capabilities. Voters were keen on the product's ease of installation, configuration and administration. NOD32 requires 44MB of memory, less than other similar products. Voters also said they were able to get a significant ROI from this product.


"Generally speaking, antimalware is antimalware; what you get from one vendor is not much different than what you get from another. Where the market is changing is that there are lots of components required to have a comprehensive strategy. Antimalware alone is not going to cut it. It's hard to buy antimalware alone; vendors are almost forcing you to buy a client suite." -- Natalie Lambert, analyst, Forrester Research

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