McAfee Total Protection (discontinued) vs. Norton Small Business

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
McAfee's Total Protection included antivirus and antimalware offerings for home and small businesses or home offices. This product line is not a focus for Trellix, the brand formed from the merger of McAfee and FireEye that offers business grade products. Trellix Endpoint Security is the company's product line for business endpoint security.
$24.99
per year (2 year subscription, 5 devices)
Norton Small Business
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Cybercriminals increasingly target small businesses because they expect it to be easy. Norton Small Business is an antivirus service available as a subscription for protecting a multitude of endpoints, from NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec).
$99.99
per year
Pricing
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)Norton Small Business
Editions & Modules
Multi-Device
$24.99
per year (2 year subscription, 5 devices)
Individual
$29.99 ($79.99)
1st year price (subsequent years)
Family
$29.99
per year (2 year subscription, 10 devices)
5 Devices
$99.99
per year
10 Devices
$149.99
per year
20 Devices
$249.99
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)Norton Small Business
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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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)Norton Small Business
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
McAfee Total Protection (discontinued)Norton Small Business
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
I think McAfee is great to have whether it's for work or for personal use. While it has some drawbacks, I like the peace of mind of feeling safe when I'm browsing the web/email, especially when my computer has sensitive/confidential information, knowing that McAfee will immediately detect any threats. The UI is extremely easy to navigate, which makes it easy for users regardless of how tech-savvy they are.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
For a small or mid-sized firm with distributed computing requirements like ours, Symantec Norton is well suited. It is an ideal solution as it is easy-to-use and the pricing is the right fit on account of geographical customisation. Small businesses, especially, realise the value of endpoint protection only when they encounter serious issues, therefore their product becomes well suited for those who may dither because of the lack of clarity and poor pricing structure of other options. However, the most important feature still remains its effectiveness, which makes it the most optimal option at the right price
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Excellent protection of all internet connected assets on our VPN.
  • Constant updates of needed security patches that ensure our network and systems are protected from current and emerging/potential threats.
  • Prompt and reliable customer service that provides needed answers and expertise in a crisis.
  • Strategic whitepapers on emerging cyber threats and McAfee solutions to resolve them before they become a problem for my team or our clients.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • In term of pricing
  • In term of Advanced threat protection
  • User friendly solution and good support team.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Price - Extremely high price tag for many of the solutions.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • Confusing Workflow at Renewal
  • Fixed Bundle Sizes may be an issue for Smaller Businesses with in-the-middle requirements
  • Easier Installation
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
McAfee has consistently delivered on its stated goals of providing comprehensive protection for our networks and systems. Due to their excellent work and follow through I have been, and will continue to be a loyal customer.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I haven't used Norton for a while, but when I did use it I felt that it slowed down my computer and had constant pop-ups, which were both equally frustrating and annoying. It was also very difficult to remove from my computer. Malwarebytes is a great, straightforward program I've used for virus scanning. It's pretty bare bones but I think if you just want something to scan for viruses it gets the job done quickly and reliably. In my opinion McAfee offers similar benefits as Norton but its more intuitive and doesn't impact system performance.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Blocks unsafe websites
  • Virus detection and removal
  • Protects sensitive data
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
  • Data Protection is ensured which ensures positive focus from all team members on their work which certain results in improved productivity at the individual level of 2-4% that consequently improves organisational productivity.
  • Our cost of external inputs for data security issues is NIL therefore obviously reducing the bottomline by 1-2% which would be the average cost incurred by organisations of our size in general. Of course an event maybe costlier, but I am sticking to averages since we have had no events.
  • Overall, we feel that the cost of security software is also lower on account of optimised pricing by Symantec. While the expense in this segment is a fraction of total IT costs, and therefore tangible savings are also fractional. However, So, since the value of outcomes (lack of security related negative events) is much higher, intangible benefits are even higher.
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