The ever-increasing availability of faster, wireless network access, wirelessly enabled laptops and other devices are turning the traditional office into an un-tethered workspace that can happen just about anywhere, any time. But all this poses new challenges for businesses who must monitor and secure the online interactions of these distributed and roaming workers.
Conventionally in a business environment most antivirus are managed by a local server. However as recent trend, Cloud antivirus has also been introduced to this field by most of the major players like Kaspersky, Symantec and Sophos.
One major benefit of cloud antivirus is that would eliminate the need to manage hardware and software on site and bring down the cost long term.
We have compared two leading cloud antivirus in the table below:
|Products\Provider||Symantec Cloud AV||Sophos Cloud|
|Deployment via Active Directory||Yes – MSI||No – EXE|
|Deployment via Email||Yes||Yes|
|Removable media monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Installation & Configuration||Good||Good|
|Technical Support||Very Good||Good|
|Package size||446MB||Online Installer 13MB|