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Anti Virus/Malware for Windows Server 2016

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Anti Virus/Malware for Windows Server 2016

Can anyone recommend a good anti virus/anti malware software for Windows server 2016?

Norton 360 and Norton Small Business do not support Windows Server 2016.

Paid subscription is ok. Value is preferable.
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Deal Expert
Jun 15, 2011
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I’ve seen clients run Sophos, Trend Micro, MalwareBytes, Forticlient and Mcafee.
Blanka
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Ask how hardened is your Server 2016? Rdp is open on all ports?
Blanka
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Is this for home use or Enterprise?
Newbie
Apr 19, 2020
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kaspersky is one of the best...not sure if its supports server tho
Deal Guru
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You need to buy their server editions. They don't "allow" personal licenses to be used on servers.
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My company just switch to Webroot, seems to work ok. we are still using Server 2012 and had SEP
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Drthorne wrote: My company just switch to Webroot, seems to work ok. we are still using Server 2012 and had SEP
Windows Server 2012 = *cringe*. Any reason why? Legacy software reasons? I've seen worse. Server 2003/2008. By the way, have you heard of Eternal Romance and/or BlueKeep?
Blanka
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Cheap company. Also have three VM's still running Server 2008 R2. We even have Windows XP just for an old construction estimating program
[OP]
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fordmaple wrote: Is this for home use or Enterprise?
Friends small business (1 server and 6 workstations). Norton 360 being used on the workstations.
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sexyj wrote: You need to buy their server editions. They don't "allow" personal licenses to be used on servers.
Seems most companies need you to contact their sales department. Prices aren't published online :(
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bizzyseller wrote: Friends small business (1 server and 6 workstations). Norton 360 being used on the workstations.
Not sure what your budget is but there are many options that have a wide range in price.....see below: Bitdefender is as Low as $70CAD. I've used Eset and it's pretty good and affordable.

https://securenetworksitc.com/5-best-se ... s-in-2019/
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Why not use the built in Windows Defender? I haven't had any issues using it in my environment. WSUS pushes updates automatically and they are up to date everyday.
Last edited by Zero1 on Apr 26th, 2020 6:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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bizzyseller wrote: RDP opened.
Oh boy. I hope this is controlled or monitored heavily. Is there a need for someone to get access to the systems internally? I.e. for maintenance or accessing important files? Do you have VPN enabled, in order for someone to RDP into the system(s)?
bizzyseller wrote: Friends small business (1 server and 6 workstations). Norton 360 being used on the workstations.
What's the line of business? Are the logs being monitored? Type of firewall? What OS are the workstations running?
kramer1 wrote: Dude..... RDP is very vulnerable. Use TeamViewer or something would be my advise. 2 vulnerabilities were found just recently - https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... erability/ -

They can possibly be used to infect other computers on your network
OP - he's correct. ^
Drthorne wrote: Cheap company. Also have three VM's still running Server 2008 R2. We even have Windows XP just for an old construction estimating program
Hypervisor level? I take it that the old construction estimating program is not compatible with recent version of Windows? Just be careful its secured properly. SMBs are a target for ransomware attacks too.
Blanka
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At the very least, shove a R7800 in front. It comes with a VPN server & builtin DDNS support
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Does anyone have an idea if Malwarebytes is functional and a good option? I'm also trying to find a good antivirus that works well on servers.
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