Re: AV recommendations for 2008 & R2?
I’d recommend Trend and Sophos.
Trend have just released Deep Security 7.5 which you might want to take a look at.
From what i can gather its a virtual appliance that sits and scans all traffic for your VM’s removing the need for AV on them directly. It also lookslike it will run and be able to be managed from the sme console for physical machines.
I’m not sure however if it hooks into the Security Centre.
Sohpos i used a few years ago in the NHS in Scotland and it just worked flawlessly with minimal impact on servers or clients. I haven’t used it for a while though so it may not be that same.