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  Asked By: Arielle    Date: Dec 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 817

Some discussions are starting about which Antivirus for MOSS 2007 we
should use, and I've seen conflicting reports about Portal Shield. Some
say it's the best thing since sliced bread, others have complained about
it taking their portal offline.

While my gut feeling, is to go with ForeFront, I'd like to get the
group's opinion first.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kai Carney     Answered On: Dec 15

We've used Forefront when it was Sybari and the product is great. Very easy to

Answer #2    Answered By: Gaurav Nemane     Answered On: Dec 15

I would go with forefront. MS does that for some of their larger data
centers. If they are willing to drink their own koolaid on that one, I would say
they must think it is something special. At the least you also know if there are
any flaws, MS will find them and fix them quick.

Michael Starr

Be confident in what you can do, honest about what you can't do, and bold in
what you might do.

Answer #3    Answered By: Marjorie Humphrey     Answered On: Dec 15

With Forefront, you also gain the ability to block message content by word
matches and they will be improving the functionality with the next release. I
have not seen any other anti-virus for SharePoint have that feature.

If you do look at Forefront, I recommend running two engines for real time
scanning and then looking at doing scheduled scans off hours (like the weekend)
with four engines. This creates a good balance between performance and

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