We here at Hobart and William Smith Colleges have also recently
purchased Norton now Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate Edition. We
purchased for all institutional computers, and also for all student
computers. The numbers work out at about 750 institutional and 1800
The installation of the servers, of the Centralized Quarrantine,
deployment of signatures and policies has gone very well, been stable,
reliable, and most importantly well supported by Symantec Tech Support
My greatest success story comes accidentally, however the honey-pot
created has helped us to isolate and destroy dynamic replication viruses
such as Nimda. On a file server, we have a file share which is open
read write to the world (unfortunately necessary) and which we keep
quite close tabs on for that reason. Viruses which search those out
such as Nimda are caught by NAV now SAV and a popup notifies us what NT
username attempted to write the file there. A quick scan of active
sessions and "BAM!" one infected computer nabbed and virus swat teams to
Our biggest issue with NAV7.6 and SAV8.0 is that we are told each server
can handle about 1000-1500 clients max using VDTM. Devising a way to
balance out the load since clients can only attach to ONE server has
been tricky. We do it now with a little logic in a webpage.
Issue number two, removing other anti-virus applications. Tricky even
with Symantec's competitive uninstaller (an unsupported tool)... not
impossible but if anyone wants updates on this just drop me a line.
Bottom line, great product, good choice.
We evaluated NAV, InoculateIT 6(previously used here), McAfee, Trend,
Michael Ruiz, ESSE, ACP v4, ACP v5, A+
Network and Enterprise Systems Engineer
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Division of Information Techology (DOIT)
And Academic Learning Environments
Phone 315.781.3711 Fax 315.781.3409
From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Pam Kunzman
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:33 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CIO] Feedback: Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition
Doane College is using this product and it works very well. We licensed
all computers owned by the college and purchased the student agreement.
Each student with a computer on campus is required to run antivirus
software. If they don't want to run Norton Corp. Ed., they must provide
their own. We manage the definition file updates over the campus network
for 600 College computers and 1000 student computers. It is easy to set
up and manage.
From: Stephen Pruch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 6:40 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CIO] Feedback: Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition
Group, is anyone using this product for campus wide distribution and
update of antivirus software/definitions? Would you be willing to share
your experience here? We are trying to get one solution that works for
instructional labs and staff workstations.
We are looking at going down this path and I have some concerns about
the FTE, hardware and expertise required. All thougths appreciated.
Stephen F. Pruch
Associate VP for Information Technology
Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640
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