Has TDR matured enough not to need 3rd party Endpoint AV?

Has anyone considered not using a 3rd party AV product and just using the TDR Agent for AV/Malware protection?

Thanks in advance for any comments.

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  • edited June 18

    No. It's not designed to be an AV solution.

  • James_CarsonJames_Carson WatchGuard Representative

    Hi Brian_D

    TDR isn't an anti-virus product, so we would still always recommend using A/V in conjunction with TDR.

    The main target of TDR is to detect, and prevent malware/ransomware. There will generally be some overlap between it and A/V, however.

    We do always recommend making exclusions for your A/V directories (and making exclusions for the TDR directories in your A/V software,) so they don't waste time scanning each other.

    We do have a best practices article here:
    (TDR Deployment Best Practices)
    https://www.watchguard.com/help/docs/help-center/en-US/Content/en-US/Fireware/services/tdr/tdr_deploy_tips_c.html

    Thank you,

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Security in layers! There is only one way that I ever will stop using endpoint AV, and that is when there is no such thing as an end user.

    Gregg Hill

    Firebox T15/T35-W
    Fireware 12.5.1 build 601804
    WSM 12.5.1 build 601717
    ISP = Spectrum Cable 100 x 10 service
    Management computers: Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, Server 2012 R2

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