eScan Corporate 360 Antivirus Review

  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ 3196

Key Specs

    Mobile device management, asset management, one-time password, advanced web protection, advanced anti-spam, two-way firewall, privacy control

Pros: Protects entire network from threats, light, good in blocking malicious URLs

Cons: Not very effective in spam protection

Bottomline: eScan corporate 360 is an effective security suite for businesses where employees are accessing corporate data with their own mobile devices.

The security suite allows admin to manage, deploy and configure eScan on various endpoints. You can create and manage policies or tasks for PCs on a network, and even create, or view customized reports and manage notifications for alerts and warnings.

The web-based management console: eScan Corporate 360 comes with a web-based management console. There are two separate consoles to manage network connected PCs and smartphone/ tablets. Using the PCs management console you can scan for connected systems in the network whether Windows, Mac or Linux. You can add computers in your list and then specify task and policies for them. It allows admin to share the workload by assigning responsibilities to several administrators, each with own set of rights, permissions, and groups.

The Asset Management module lets you get detailed information about the entire hardware configuration and list of software installed on endpoints, enabling admin to track all the hardware as well as the software resources. The security suite also prevents spreading of malware infection on networks and sends events to the administrator about the outbreaks in the network. During the test, we infected our test bed. It detected the malware and displayed live events about Applications.

Its Print Activity module monitors and logs printing tasks done by all the managed endpoints. Admin can also see a detailed report in PDF, Excel or HTML formats of all printing activities.

Mobile device management: The web-based console allows admin to create different groups for different locations, add devices, move devices from one group to another group, etc. It lets you to manage backup of smartphone or tablets, manage assets, define rules/policies for Anti-Virus, setting call & SMS Filter, Web Protection, and Device Oriented policy. This also has an anti-theft module that enables admin to locate the devices in case of loss or theft. You can also wipe device data remotely.

eScan Management Console (EMC) module facilitates dynamic security management of the server and endpoints. Create a group of network connected PCs, and it will allow you to install eScan Client, as well as other third party software.

The Anti-virus: The interface has six small windows to perform the following tasks:

• The ‘File Antivirus’ feature scans all the existing files and folders for any infection. It also allows you to report/disinfect/ quarantine/delete objects.

• The ‘Anti-Spam’ prevents the PCs from receiving spam emails by checking the content of outgoing and incoming emails. Useful to protect you from unwanted emails, but not very effective in this.

• The inbuilt ‘Firewall’ enables you to put-up restrictions to incoming and outgoing traffic and hacking.

• With the ‘Privacy Control’ you can schedule an auto-erase of cache, ActiveX, cookies, plugins, and history.

• The ‘Mail Anti-Virus’ function enables you to analyze all the incoming emails by breaking it into three sections-the header, subject, and the body.

• You can also block websites using the ‘Web Protection’ feature.

• With the ‘Endpoint Security’ you can control the application from the point of end users by allowing/ restricting USB, block listing, white listing, and defining time restrictions.

In our EICAR Test, there were 8 different files (4 for http connection and the other 4 for an https connection). While downloading them from the website, it blocked the download completely. After disabling it, we were able to download the file, but once we enabled it, eScan removed 6 of them. In the second test, we created a 150 MB test folder. We scanned this folder in just 47 seconds and consumed memory around 20 MB. In our 25 zero day malicious websites testing, it prevented us from visiting 22 of these websites. It was able to block most of the attacks with more than 80% accuracy. Though, it was not able to detect newly discovered malicious URLs, yet the performance was satisfactory with 81% of accuracy.

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