Antivirus for Windows Server VM


Sep 23, 2019
Good morning,

I am thinking of installing 3 vm windows server (2012 and 2019) per host.

Which antivirus solution do you recommend?

I saw Kaspersky Security for Virtualization Light Agent but I hesitate with Kaspersky Security for Windows Server.
Your advice is welcome?

Best regards,

There is Windows Defender from Microsoft.

We also switched to the Defender and never looked back. In 2018 and 2019, there were no benefits (only anti-virus/malware comparison) of security suits. Yet keep in mind that most of those suits do a little bit more than just scanning for viruses or malware, they do application firewalling, etc.

Maybe a group of FW rules + IPS can improve antivirus from MS ( and others ).

Security is a journey / methodology and not just a product.

I'm evaluating Windows Defender + IPFire.


Ricardo Jorge


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