James how large is your school. At $5 a user I probably would jump on it but the person on the chat gave me a cost of $250/mo as a base price, and with 75 students that is way outside my pricerange.
We are going into our second year of the paid version of Panda. It cost $ 5 a machine and seems to be doing a pretty good job.I really like not having to run another server to manage it. It gets its pattern files from other machines rather than all of the machines going to the internet so its impact on bandwidth has not be noticeable.When I look at how the various vendors do, Panda is right in there with most of the top 5.The support has been good. They monitor the database and contact me when there is something odd going on.
Jack W. Barnes, CNE
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On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:I just came across this and thought I would share. The reviews basically say it protects OK, but does a horrible job of removing if infected. Unlike the other free A/V's (security essentials, AVG, Avast) which is only free for home or up to 10 users. Panda is legal for the entire school. Since my budget got cut in half I will likely be trying this out this year at MSJ. Instead of a database that gets updated regularly it basically checks online weather a file is good or not. I don't have high expectations but I figure since I can't afford anything else I would give it a try. Their paid version with central management seems to cost about the same as many of the other solutions, but it is cloudbased so no need for internal hardware to run it.Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop LearningGoogle Apps For Education Certified TrainerMy Sites~ Google Weekly ~ 35: Hello to everyone at Google I/O and ISTE (6/28/2012)~ Teaching Change ~ 3: Transferring Google Docs (6/4/2012)~ AskBj.net ~ Online Training and Ed Tech Resources~ VTed.org ~ Vermont's Personal Learning Network
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