Avast Small Business Solutions vs. Symantec Endpoint Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast Small Business Solutions
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Avast offers their business class antivirus application, simply Avast Business Antivirus, which the vendor boasts as having a 100% malware detection rate and a centralized management platform to monitor threats network-wide across all connected endpoints, in editions for Windows, MacOS, and Windows Server.
$26.67
per year
Symantec Endpoint Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.N/A
Pricing
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Editions & Modules
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Considered Both Products
Avast Small Business Solutions

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Symantec Endpoint Security
Chose Symantec Endpoint Security
Though Avast seems to use less resources than Symantec Endpoint Protection, we felt that Symantec Endpoint Protection offered better protection against zero day exploits and kept up to date far more than Avast. In addition, we felt that the price was affordable for the …
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Features
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avast Small Business Solutions
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Ratings
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7
36 Ratings
3% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.630 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.433 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.634 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.325 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings7.634 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.131 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.434 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(16 ratings)
8.8
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Small Business SolutionsSymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
If a company is in
need of an anti-virus that would help them in saving their data against all
kinds of virus attacks then Avast is just a witty option. The utilization of
cyberspace is inevitable and it is necessary to make it secure and Avast is a
good option. There can be multiple powerful antivirus tools but the price of it
is highly suitable and is the cheapest among its competitors.
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Broadcom
Symantec Endpoint Security is a well-rounded product that provides a significant amount of functionality and covers many of our endpoint needs without needing to resort to multiple vendors that might clash in unpredictable ways when ultimately deployed to the endpoints in our estate. The default policies are adequate and tuning these requires some time as with all similar EDR products but the product is flexible enough to allow very granular whitelisting/blacklisting which is great. Low resource requirements are also fantastic and we've not had many complaints from developers who were getting slowed down when compiling complex code with other previous solutions.
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Avast Business Antivirus does particularly well detecting any threads in real time in order to it's live scanner that's constantly detecting any changes in your system.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is very good with your system resources saving you time when you are on demanding tasks that can make your system slow.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is amazing keeping constantly updated with latest virus and threads definitions that can harm your system keeping it secure all the time.
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Broadcom
  • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
  • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
  • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Alerts - these are handy for sure, but some alerts, when turned on, can flood your Inbox. I'd like to see a more granular approach that sets limits on how many times an alert will be delivered.
  • Fingerprint access on the mobile app would be awesome.
  • Aside from that, some of the menu paths are not straightforward. Like the install client creation can only be done from the dashboard (to my knowledge) when it should be done from the policy and/or device pages. Make the interface a little more intuitive.
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Broadcom
  • The system should have a better ability to auto repair, if an item is malfunctioning it should auto reinstall.
  • The cloud platform and the server do not talk well to each other and it would be great to get the same data on both platforms, this may be due to version though.
  • It seems the whitelisting on the cloud platform could use some work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Broadcom
Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
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Usability
Avast Software
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Broadcom
I think it works great. It's easy to administer. It's easy to see if it's working and how well. There's no real user interaction necessary.
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Reliability and Availability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Broadcom
We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs it
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Support Rating
Avast Software
I gave this rating because after using this fantastic product. Everything is under my control and also all my databases are secure enough and also quite convenient to be managed. Thus, it’s a really good application in each and every regard that totally supports me in the best way.
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Broadcom
Support is completely awful! You can never get anyone to help if you can even find a number to call. The support web portal is a joke and their response time if you're even able to submit a ticket is ridiculously slow.
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Implementation Rating
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Broadcom
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
We once had an experience of using the AVG AntiVirus Business Edition for eight months and we experienced something surprising that it was not effective and active much as the prices were also too low as compared to Avast Business Antivirus. In short, to explain, Avast Business Antivirus is just [an] amazing antivirus and is working well enough with our organization to protect our systems. From our side, Avast is the best antivirus platform to experience by any organization.
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Broadcom
Symantec Endpoint Security offers very similar features to the above products, they all do the same thing in terms of protecting your endpoints against cybersecurity threats. Installation wise the products all install from a central management system and report back to this for central reporting. Ultimately we choose Symantec as the reseller was able to offer additional incentives which made their pricing very competitive.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • With Avast Business Antivirus, we can focus on other things and not worry about virus and malware attacks
  • The cost of deploying Avast Business Antivirus is low compared to what we can spend in the event of a malware or virus attack
  • While it is not the cheapest option, it is worth the cost considering the level of protection and all the features that it offers.
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Broadcom
  • The ROI from deploying this has led to fewer security issues which reduces costs.
  • Keeping track of security issues and how the were remedied is easier.
  • Deskside support can work with end users easily if something is triggered and this allows us to not have to overstaff.
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ScreenShots

Avast Small Business Solutions Screenshots

Screenshot of Avast Business Hub - Online Management Console for Avast Small Business Solutions.Screenshot of Device client UI - Ransomware Shield