ControlNow (Discontinued) vs. Norton

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ControlNow (Discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
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
Norton
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The Norton products, including Norton 360, Norton Antivirus, and Norton Security, are consumer antivirus and privacy protection products, and are now a product line of NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec) after the enterprise security division of Symantec was acquired and is now part of Broadcom.N/A
Pricing
ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
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
ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
Top Pros
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ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ControlNow (Discontinued)Norton
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
For a stand-alone business this should do the trick, but if using across multiple clients (multi-tenancy not an option). Default settings within the program will cause performance issues if not tweaked, meaning someone with networking experience may be necessary. Not ideal for MSP's unless they only have a few clients, as the manageability must be done within "the walls" of each company.
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Pros
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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • Norton works quite quickly and is efficient enough to detect threats
  • It is very easy and simple to install and is without any complications and irrelevant inquiries.
  • Norton is available at a very reasonable price in the market and is not heavy on pocket.
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Cons
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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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • Cost could be an issue. They could perform a free trial at the beginning for people to check.
  • It would be good if you can do an online free check of your computer.
  • While the updates are good sometimes your computer is attacked by a virus they did not expect.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
I did renew it before because support is great and cost is great. I believe that Norton has a very long experience in what they do and they are doing a great job with all the updates they provide and the work they are doing. Moreover Norton is going in the right direction for sure.
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Usability
Open Source
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Well organised interface.
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Support Rating
Open Source
No answers on this topic
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Security software with very good features that works in the background.
Price suitable for companies of any size and easy to install and use.
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
No answers on this topic
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Would like a manual or online version that is simple to understand and explains in detail what choices we have and why to make these choices.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
User-friendly interface (it's not just AV and users who were interacting with the product), performance, resource usage (most of the computers were not very fresh and that factor was very critical), efficiency, it shouldn't be just sitting on a PC - it should protect it, what was perfectly done with that product.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • Poor performance against Spyware and other threats despite claiming to act against them (recognizes very few and eliminates less) It is limited to viruses.
  • Regular blocking of incoming scripts (in front of other antivirus)
  • Little or almost no compatibility with the Windows XP Firewall, but they are involved.
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