Avira Prime vs. ControlNow (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avira Prime
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Avira Prime, now from NortonLifeLock since the December 2020 acquisition, is an antivirus solution used to protect small businesses, a cross-platform and multi-device solution replacing Avira's legacy antivirus solutions (e.g. Avira Business, etc.) that will be phased out by December 2021.N/A
ControlNow (Discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
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ControlNow (formerly GFI Cloud) was an antivirus product from LogicNow in the UK. The company is defunct and the product is no longer available.N/A
Pricing
Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Small Businesses
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(9 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avira PrimeControlNow (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
It is good for organizations that need an AV solution that does really well in AV detection/performance tests, and also has a good track record for using little system resources on the client machine. It is less suited for organizations that want an AV product that is historically used by the industry or is known as an industry standard (e.g. Microsoft products, etc).
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Open Source
Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
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Pros
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • It detects adware (sometimes you just need some ease of advertisement) and phishing.
  • It has Webguard, that allows us to block access to malicious websites.
  • It scans email (POP3 and SMTP), an everyday tool I personally use.
  • It has Bootable RescueCD, wich helps to remove malware and system recoveries.
  • It has a very high detection rate and a very fast scanning engine.
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Open Source
  • An instant scan of file level downloads so that introduction of a variant file is limited before the scan engine clears it.
  • Dashboard use of the agents available allows for near real-time review and action without directed access to the station.
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Cons
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • For the use that I currently give to my laptop it works very well, but it can fail if your way of surfing the web is careful and you dedicate yourself to visit infected forums, download files from any part, or use bad programs.
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Open Source
  • Dashboard refresh when you have over 100 end agents can be lagging at times
  • The agent install process has potential to hang without alert or warning unless your paying attention through the complete install
  • The silent install process can be problematic when dealing with large-scale networks with varied OS models
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Support Rating
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Since the product runs really well overall, and I haven't really run into any major issues, I have not had a need to contact the vendor directly for support. I have perused the vendor's site for other support channels, and they do have a number of good support options, such as submitting a request, KB articles, and Community forums. One support option that does not seem to be available (or might be really hard to find) is a direct line to call for phone support. As an individual or business member you can submit a request via a web form, which then will be sent to the tech support team, at which point they will call you.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
F-Secure despite being a good antivirus when it comes to protecting home equipment does not act the same for business protection because its performance is much lower as well as its ease of use while Avira meets these requirements and its protection is much more complete and efficient, since not only acts against common threats but it is also optimal to protect against advanced threats and the one that works in real time makes the virus detection rate much more efficient before any other antivirus, that is why It is ideal for the protection of business teams
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Open Source
ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
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Return on Investment
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • I have not had serious infections due to viruses or Trojans. In addition, every time a malicious code is downloaded, Avira detects it and blocks it fast enough. So, I have not had to re-format my PC, I have not lost documents that I had stored on disk C, and of course, I have not lost time trying to recover the data from my PC.
  • I've also been able to install it on not-so-powerful PCs, so its users have been able to continue using their computers without any problem and also avoid serious infections.
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Open Source
  • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
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