Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations
November 26, 2004
10 users from $32.50 + vat per user license. 100 users from $19.00 + vat per user license, 1,000 users from $10.00 + vat per user license
- Ease of Use:
- Value for Money:
- Overall Rating:
: Great performance and lots of useful features.
: Documentation needs to be overhauled.
: If you value sheer performance over looks then this could be for you.
Earlier this year it was revealed Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. That prize now goes to the owner of Swedish furniture giants Ikea, one Ingvar Kamprad. What does this show? It highlights that you don't necessarily need good assembly instructions to run a successful business.
The instructions for Kaspersky's Version 5.0 anti-virus software bear some resemblance to those found with a new Ikea bookcase. At first all the relevant points seem to be there, eventually you get to where you want to be, but somewhere in the middle you get a little lost. Cleverly, though, at just the point it seems that there is no chance of finding the file or folder you've been instructed to search for, it appears. The effect is to prevent you from boiling over, just.
That said, configuration of the system took very little time and once implemented ran smoothly. Kaspersky's latest offering promises to beef up existing anti-virus, removing or blocking swathes of programming that
may previously have slipped through the net. It allows central configuration of applications and application settings, and central management of up to 10,000 client systems. All of which saves a great deal of leg-work.
With real-time protection and the ability to completely scan the computer to check for malware 5.0 definitely wins in terms of sheer brute power (and this occurs without any apparent slowdown). The only downside is some people say it can cause anti-code-scan programming to be triggered, such as some games. But people shouldn't be playing games at work anyway...
This new version is kind of bleakly powerful and altogether uncompromising, like the Hollywood version of Mother Russia. Of course the downside is it doesn't have the pretty interface of many other anti-virus programs. But Kaspersky have gone some way to correcting their time-honoured problems in this area. The main functions are easily accessed through tabs which are then subcategorised in a very functional manner. Whatever you want to scan, be it hard disk, file or email it's all very easily done.
For non-technical users of the software it's jumped the usability gap that perhaps prevented it from being as popular as it should have been. And in standard industry tests Kaspersky's anti-virus software regularly
comes out on top. What more could you ask for?
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