2010 Windows IT Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards
Windows IT Pro
Windows IT Pro's annual Editors' Best and Community Choice
award programs offer a unique way to recognize the hottest products
among the past year's offerings. Choosing favorites from such a
competitive field—not to mention in the midst of such a financially
unstable market—can be a challenge, but this year's winners show an
uncommon breadth of functionality and originality.
Best Antivirus and Anti-Malware Product
Gold: Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations • Kaspersky Lab • www.kaspersky.com
Why It Won: Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows
Workstations provides centralized protection of workstations on a
corporate network from malware, potentially dangerous programs, network
attacks, and unwanted mail.
Mike Kavka is a network engineer who uses Kaspersky's enterprise
antivirus suite. According to Mike, Kaspersky's protection is "superior
to Symantec, Trend, and McAfee.
Overall, it uses fewer resources most of the time." In addition, he
notes that "updates to Kaspersky's database happen more frequently than
most products (sometimes multiple times a day)." Although Mike did note
some downsides to the product, he says that "once tweaked, Kaspersky is an excellent security suite, and the clients I have set it up for have had a huge drop in malware infections."