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    Norton AV Corporate Edition

    Is there any advantage running Norton AV Corporate over the standard Norton AV? e.g., protection, long-range cost savings on Subscriptions, etc.?

    Can the Corporate Edition be installed over the top of a Standard Edition?

    Just thinking about going in a different direction before my Subscription runs out in a few months.

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    Re: Norton AV Corporate Edition

    The Norton AV Corporate is a site license type of use. Only if the company that is paying for it allows you to use it. Also the company that holds the license MUST provide the support.

    As for installing over the retail version, I would NOT.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Norton AV Corporate Edition

    The advantage of corporate editions of antivirus packages is the centralized administration and control feature. We've used Trend Micro's OfficeScan for many years and it is really excellent from the point of view of the help desk. You can push installations and updates to everyone from the IT department, and get a variety of alerts when anything breaks out on a computer or multiple computers. But for stand-alone use, the cost would be too high. I think the minimum number of seats might be 25.

    If you have a small office to buy for, take a look at the Client/Server Suite for SMB, a special version of OfficeScan that can be deployed on servers as well as workstations. You can buy 5 "seats" for $140 (or 10 seats for $280); since these seats can be used for users or for servers, it offers is a significant savings over the cost of dedicated server products.

    I believe the suite comes with a very basic software firewall, too (I think I saw this in the large PDF manual). The advantage is central configuration and administration; it wouldn't replace a more powerful and flexible product like ZoneAlarm, Sygate or Outpost Pro.

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    Re: Norton AV Corporate Edition

    Thanks guys for the info. I'll now have to weigh all the pros and cons and decide if it would be worth considering. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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