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GFI Moves to the Cloud

GFI has been making a lot of moves of late. It bought Sunbelt, makers of the well-regarded Vipre. And now GFI is moving its anti-malware and monitoring wares to the cloud. GFI Cloud is a straightforward offering that includes Vipre security software and its network server monitoring software.

Redmond magazine asked Brien Posey to review GFI Cloud and he liked what he found.

The first claim Posey tested was the promise that the software can be set and operational in minutes. Posey set up a trial through the Web, signed up through a wizard (which asked for some identifying information and offered a selection of services) and then the download of the management agent began.

The ten-minute claim turned out to be accurate, although each additional machine could take a minute or two.

Bottom line is the software works just like on-premise -- just with a lot less fuss.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/04/2012 at 1:19 PM


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