Product Information

eTrust AntiVirus

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January 01, 2003
Vendor:

Computer Associates

Product:

eTrust Antivirus (Anti-virus group test)

Website:

http://www.cai.com

Price

$35/user

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QUICK READ

  • Strengths:

    eTrust provides a wide area of protection, good support and documentation for the larger SME model looking for AV protection.

  • Weaknesses:

    Nothing.

  • Verdict:

    As a serious anti-virus solution this product does come up to a pretty high spec, with ease of use, perfect performance and a host of features worth exploring.

For the larger SME that requires server protection which also covers workstations throughout an organization, eTrust AntiVirus can be called upon.

Part of the eTrust security family, this anti-virus solution has built its reputation on usability, detection, disinfection and quality support, with regular updating of both virus antidotes and signature files. This solution offers both remote and local installation, so you can ­ determine at the time of installation which offers the best option, depending on the size of your ­ enterprise.

Again, like many other solutions, eTrust AntiVirus provides a Windows- GUI that is easy to both use and navigate and doesn't take long to familiarize yourself with - important if you don't want to spend months learning how to use it to its optimum. The benefits include a truly scaleable solution for the larger SME that intends to go on to bigger things and needs corporate protection that will grow with it.

As part of the eTrust family of solutions it will fully integrate with these valuable security products, providing rounded protection across the enterprise.

During our round of arduous tests eTrust AntiVirus provided the type of results that we have come to expect throughout the years. It delivered a perfect score during Test 1 and similarly sailed through Test 2 to provide 100 percent returns. In our third test against the onslaught of 1,012 polymorphic viruses it again ran into no problems whatsoever and carried its so-far perfect score into Test 4 against our second division viruses.

These are the ones that may not be in the current in-the-wild list as they have dropped off, or they may only be listed in a subsidiary category (as for example a virus only affecting a small part of the world or having only been picked up by one reporter). These do usually end up on the main list at some point and should be protected against, and eTrust AntiVirus didn't let us down, sweeping all 226 to finish with 100 percent detection.

The macro test offered no resistance and once again a perfect score was achieved, leaving just the speed test where eTrust delivered an amazing two-second result for speed, putting it up there with the fastest products in the test.

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