Call it a virus, worm, trojan, malware, spyware or something else; a computer virus by any other name would smell as disgusting. It sneaks into your system right under your nose, without giving you the slightest hint. To make the situation worse, it’s always on the prowl – so much so that it’s almost impossible to run a computer without getting infected, if you don’t have a piece of antivirus installed.
Interestingly, just like the internet is deluge with viruses, the market is flooded with a huge number of antiviruses. With everybody claiming to be the best, users are left scratching their head trying to make out which one to buy.
There was a time when Norton and McAfee ruled the roost. Over the time, the market evolved, and then there came a time when other antiviruses like Kaspersky and BitDefender got rave reviews.
In this post, we will review Vipre Business antivirus and endpoint protection, which has taken over the old antivirus players within a short span of time.
What’s different about Vipre?
A Different Approach: Unlike traditional viruses (accounting for a meagre 4% of the total computer viruses), the new malware is far more sophisticated and calls for a complete shift in the antivirus technology. Most of the existing antiviruses fail to understand this and respond by merely retooling/revamping of, and adding new layers to, the existing technology.
Vipre on the other hand is not built on any of those traditional style existing antivirus engines. This promising piece of software is built on the VIPRE-RAM-thumbcore code, developed by the GFI guys after years of research. It helps you stay a step ahead of the malware perpetrators, who are getting smarter by each passing day.
Minimal Resource Usage: Most of the antiviruses out there are heavy on your RAM. They tend to slow down your computer so miserably that at times, you feel better off without them. Vipre on the other hand is surprisingly light. It is good at providing solid protection with negligible impact on your system’s speed.
Some Notable features
Here are some of the notable features of Vipre:
- Easy installation and unstallation
- User friendly interface
- Light on system resources
- Reliable real-time protection as well as manual scan
- Regular antivirus definition updates
- Integrated email security
- Multi-site tiering model
- Role-based access control
- Policy-based management
- Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit.
Business Premium Edition
Vipre Business is available in 2 versions – Standard and Premium. The premium version offers the following added benefits:
- Two-way firewall and web filtering
- Ad, script and bad url blocking
- Protection from phishing websites and emails
- Boot time firewall option to selectively restrict access to network resources
- Predefined IDS rules with option to write your own rules based on the Snort language
Pricing is based on the number of users within an organization with provision for special incentives for educational institutions.