Tests on how various Anti Virus products perform when accessing Sage 50 dataThese tests were conducted using identical Windows XP virtual machines and a speed testing utility that uses the Sage 50 SDO to read data over a Gigabit LAN from a Sage 50 2010 dataset on a Windows 2003 server. The server had no Anti Virus running on it. The results are in Records Per Second.
Default anti virus settings were used except that where possible an exclusion was set on the Sage data folder.
Please note that these tests are not relevant for New Sage 50 & 50cloud v21 and above, which talks to its data in an entirely different way to previous versions of Sage 50.
Network Tests – Data on Mapped Drive
|No Antivirus Installed||4715|
|NOD32||4036 (see note 1)|
|BullGuard||3925 (see note 2)|
|Panda AntiVirus Pro 2011||3699|
|MS Security Essentials||3057|
|BitDefender||2187 (see note 3)|
|Norton AV 2012||710|
|CA||49 (see note 4)|
Standalone Tests – Data on Local C: Drive
|No Antivirus Installed||10602|
|MS Security Essentials||5934|
|Panda AntiVirus Pro 2011||1786|
|Norton AV 2012||1544|
- NOD32 was only 162 until I disabled the option to scan network drives.
- Bullguard was only 46 until I disabled scanning of network drives. However, even after disabling the scanning of local hard drives (very unwise) the Local data test could only achieve 907.
- BitDefender was only 48 until I disabled scanning of network drives.
- The trial version of CA did not allow me to exclude the Sage data folder so this was probably not a fair test.
So our overall winner with good results on both Network and Local data was F-Prot.
End of Document – v21.0.6 – 30/06/2015 – Copyright 2011-2019 Adept Computer Support Ltd.