AVG AntiVirus Business Edition vs. Symantec Endpoint Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
AVG AntiVirus is available in a Business Edition, featuring malware protection and virus scanning for endpoints and networks.
$140.97
per month 3 devices (minimum)
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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Free Trial
NoNo
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
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Considered Both Products
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Chose AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
Against the competition, AVG AntiVirus Business Edition is both more affordable and easier to use. Your computer is not slowed down due to the background virus scanning and protection.You pay the same low price to protect your computer and your network servers. Software …
Symantec Endpoint Security
Chose Symantec Endpoint Security
We did use a mix of Symantec and ClamWin AV and after that a mix of Symantec and AVG for our store locations. We also tested Comodo and McAfee at one point. McAfee was too expensive for our budget and Comodo I believe just didn't deploy to our store locations easily. We did …
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Features
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
AVG AntiVirus Business Edition
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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
Best Alternatives
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Small Businesses
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CrowdStrike Falcon
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.2 out of 10
CrowdStrike Falcon
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
CrowdStrike Falcon
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.2 out of 10
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(12 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
9.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AVG AntiVirus Business EditionSymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
AVG [AntiVirus Business Edition] is quite a compelling tool and helps in fighting against all kinds of cyber attacks that used to harm us by affecting our files which are quite important to us. AVG has multiple features and its scanning speed is amazing and is the hyperactive tool and its notification feature is also helpful. Email protecting is not so good.
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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
  • Provides protection against hacker attacks and data theft.
  • The software has a feature that checks web pages before opening them and analyzes whether they are safe or not.
  • Complete email protection against malware and spam attacks.
  • Recurring updates with the latest vaccines.
  • The software does not use much RAM and works on any type of workstation.
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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
  • Like other versions, installing this antivirus or others of the same family in systems of low capacity and speed can be a bad idea because if your PC does not have enough power it can tend to freeze and become very slow.
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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
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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
No answers on this topic
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
the support and help is generally quite fast, efficient and pertinent to what you need, besides the community helps a lot by providing extra solutions quickly and clearly, something that anyone can do without having to know a lot about pc or antivirus or operating systems. Also compared to other supports, all questions are answered, or at least those that I have had, something that in other places (Microsoft) does not always happen.
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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
With the products mentioned such as AVAST and NORTON business antivirus protections software, AVG antivirus business Edition outscores both of them in terms of PC energy usage and the need of looking after them. With AVG antivirus business Edition. Apart from the free trial, which is great an all, it's the features and tools. A quick install and I am in the application to start using, there is no set-ups, pop-ups and or any other bloatware to install with AVG antivirus business Edition. Moreover, the other competitors tend to slow down machines with their high CPU and RAM usage. As a result, when clicking on other applications they are much slower to respond, but with AVG antivirus business Edition it uses less than 100MB of ram when running in the background, and for CPU I at least have not seen go beyond 10%. I know this because I have the task manager open when I want to see which applications are using the most RAM and CPU, and AVG antivirus business Edition is always at the bottom on the list
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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
  • Definitely worth the cost and good ROI.
  • Because it takes the pressure off IT staff for constant management etc. We're freed up to deal with other important issues.
  • AVG runs in the background 24/7 doing its job and we have very few virus issues.
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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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