I see that the "Protection for Business" thread has been closed. Just as the discussion was about to get going. A pity
In the last post dpeters11 had said: "Honest question here. Is Windows 10, which was released a month ago, mature and ready for deployment in a larger corporate network?" I felt this deserved a reply.
Now, for some businesses this may be largely valid, but in our case we have to test our software on every available platform it might be used on before release to the public. We therefore need several PCs with Windows 10 installed for testing and evaluation purposes. We also need to carry out testing of our internal systems on Win 10 PCs before we can plan a general end-user rollout of Win 10.
It might be possible to do this safely without AV protection in a DMZ or similar, if you buy dedicated PCs for the purpose, or create VM Win10 PCs (which may not detect some real-world physical PC issues) but by far the best test is to run it in a real live office environment to check all client-server interactions etc.
A beta solution is also far from ideal, as was pointed out by etomcat. Will KSC10 (10.2.434) deliver the beta KES10 installation package and manage the new KES10 clients? If so, this might be OK for a few test machines. If not, and KSC10 also needs to be patched with beta software then we are using a beta system to manage the protection of our whole corporate (300 PC) environment, which is not acceptable.
As etomcat said yesterday: "I think there will significant discontent among the customers after the announced delay of "KES10 for Win10" until December 2015. It is a serious problem." I think Kaspersky are going to have to seriously expedite this, or risk losing a lot of business customers.