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Savant Protection v3.3 VIPRE Enterprise v3.1
The server load does require VPE is conﬁgured. Log-on to
some time to complete. It’s a the console can be integrated
multi-step process and includes with Windows login credentials.
loading an Apache web server, Conﬁguration is completed
MySQL, ODBC drivers and through several windows of
then the SEMS application. data entry. Once complete, we
The client can be loaded in two moved on to adding policies.
ways. The ﬁrst is via manual Agent deployment has several
deployment and the second is options, including Active Direc-
Vendor Savant Protection via a preconﬁgured package tory (AD) integration. We could
Price subscription: $2,995, automated using the Savant auto-deploy agents at deﬁned
includes management MSI and Microsoft Installer Vendor Sunbelt Software intervals based on AD informa-
console and 100 transforms. We would have pre- Price $26.25 per seat for tion of IP range monitoring.
clients ($30 per device) ferred a tighter integration with 50-100 users; includes The user interface was easy to
Contact www.savantprotection.com a directory services solution. one year maintenance navigate and the data was very
Besides the lack of AD integra- Contact www.sunbeltsoftware.com well presented. We had the abil-
avant Protection v3.3 tion, we were very pleased with ity to conﬁgure the dashboard
S takes a unique approach
to combating malware.
This solution was the only one in
the remaining management
Savant has extensive logging V
IPRE Enterprise v3.1 is
an anti-virus and anti-
spyware product that is
to display the items we wanted
to focus on.
Even though we did not
the batch tested this month that and alerting capabilities, with managed from a central console. test catch rates, we were very
provides application whitelisting decent built-in reports and the VIPRE Enterprise (VPE) is impressed with the approach
capabilities. The decentralized ability to create custom reports an enterprise application that that this solution took to scan-
management approach allows and published database views is installed on a server and ning for malware. Using tradi-
the endpoint device to control for use by external reporting referred to as the VPE server.