ESET PROTECT vs. Norton

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ESET PROTECT
Score 8.8 out of 10
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ESET provides Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) capabilities via the ESET PROTECT Platform, covering Windows, Mac, Linux, and both Android and iOS operating systems, providing Mobile Device Management functionality. It comes with multi-tenant management, ensuring real-time visibility for both on-premises and off-premises endpoints as well as full reporting for ESET enterprise-grade solutions. ESET PROTECT management platform can be deployed on-premise or in-cloud. For organizations looking to…N/A
Norton
Score 8.4 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
ESET PROTECTNorton
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ESET PROTECTNorton
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsESET offers are tailored to each customer’s needs. ESET takes pride in working with customers and partners to find the perfect solution for their security challenges at the right price. Contacting an ESET partner or sales representative ensures each solution is made-to-measure and precisely fits the size, complexity of IT environment and level of protection to match the customer’s business requirements.
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Community Pulse
ESET PROTECTNorton
Considered Both Products
ESET PROTECT
Chose ESET PROTECT
For us we thought ESET was stronger that Norton. More well rounded in its all its features for business. Price point was also a big factor and no treats or issues while using this software in the past 7 years.
Chose ESET PROTECT
ESET PROTECT was the easy choice, with the web interface, the ability to be installed on all OSs including Mobile, built-in MDM. Having the ability to package Anti-virus, real-time scanning, Encryption, and Firewall into one package was perfect. The Support team has helped …
Chose ESET PROTECT
Far more cost effective, doesn't slow computers down as much, far easier to use and better central management.
Chose ESET PROTECT
ESET uses far fewer resources in computer systems than the other endpoint antivirus software.
Chose ESET PROTECT
All of those are better than running no antivirus or relying on Windows Defender to protect your machine in today's danger connected world, but nothing tops ESET Smart Security for zero-day protection, protection from bots, malware, randsomware, and viruses that infect, spread, …
Norton
Chose Norton
Norton is better in terms of features especially identity safe and non-intrusiveness and is very economical (10 user licenses).
Chose Norton
Other security products have their own strengths and weaknesses but Norton Internet Security does very well in terms of performance and working with Android OS devices. While past versions were known to be performance hogs, today's incarnation of the security program is well …
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Features
ESET PROTECTNorton
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ESET PROTECT
9.1
15 Ratings
7% above category average
Norton
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.715 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ESET PROTECTNorton
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(47 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ESET PROTECTNorton
Likelihood to Recommend
ESET
Comprehensive threat prevention against a variety of threats, such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware is effectively provided by ESET PROTECT. The cross platform compatibility of this software is advantageous for business with diverse IT environments such as those combination of Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. Some industries, such highly regulated sectors with specific compliance needs, may find it more cost-effective, however it is less suitable for small enterprises with limited IT resources and for organizations with severe budgetary limits.
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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
ESET
  • ESET provides comprehensive, transparent protection for my MacOS devices without interfering with the efficiency of my operating system.
  • It's easy to install, configure (default settings are great for just about everyone), and update.
  • ESET's customer communications, including a very detailed knowledge base online, make it clear I've chosen the right antivirus solution!
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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
ESET
  • If the system administrator has functions such as pop-up notification and alert mail transmission, I believe that countermeasures can be taken faster
  • It often gets in the way of the network system.
  • Communication between PCs under the same network may be hindered, which may be an obstacle to verification.
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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
ESET
I'm giving it a 10, because I would totally have no reservations about staying on with eSet for another 3 years once our contract comes up for renewal. We are looking to transfer to a different product in January, however. This is due to a special pricing contract with the state of Ohio that made a normally much more expensive product very affordable and was cheaper than our coming eSet renewal cost. This is a very special case only available to government and educational organizations, but had that not been offered, we would have gladly stayed with eSet.
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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
ESET
We had issues initially getting all of the policies implemented and working since it can be hard to figure out what setting is coming from what policy. Once you get your stack of policies setup and working, the product works great. The installers just work and knowing that they can remove other AV software when you install it can save you a lot of time and headaches.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Well organised interface.
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Support Rating
ESET
Excellent support from ESET and when we had questions regarding the initial deployment they were there. The questions we put forth were answered immediately with great detail. Any of the items we put forth, scenarios, were given a good solution from ESET to fit our needs. This company stands by their product and are happy to step up when needed.
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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
ESET
Do the full scan at the beginning and be prepared to wait until it is done. It will find things you did not know were there. You can leave on the Apple firewall as well as the ESET firewall. There have been no conflicts. Remember to remove emails from being backed up, so you do not have spam on your backup! This was the mistake I made.
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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
ESET
We really like the lightness of ESET, this really is a differential in your favor, the way it operates quietly in the background even running a scan was something that interested us, nothing worse than an antivirus locking everything like a scan and still end up issuing scandalous false detections, in the end the choice was made by ESET much because of this differential.
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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
ESET
  • Stopped several malware outbreaks that would have had considerable downtime on endpoints.
  • Stopped several ransomware attacks that would have potentially costs large sums of money and downtime.
  • Allowed us to utilize Eset itself in lieu of a patchwork of platforms to accomplish the same tasks. Saving us several thousand per year.
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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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ScreenShots

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