57 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
136 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    9.5

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    95%

    Norton Small Business

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Norton Small Business are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    90%
    8 Ratings
    9.0

    Norton Small Business

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    89%
    9 Ratings

    Norton Small Business

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    Small or large organizations will benefit from using MDE. They need to provide a way to buy MDE as a standalone add-on product not only make it a bundled feature in Microsoft 365 E5. I wish it had the ability to deploy updates to 3rd party apps when the vulnerability scanner discovers a vulnerability. Currently, I have to use a 3rd party tool to address this gap.
    Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    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
    Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • It is great at proactively monitoring threats across the network. It works seamlessly with the client to monitor individual user computers, and it has a good real-time scanning engine.
    • On the client side, Windows Defender doesn't require a whole lot of system resources to run, nor will it create unnessary slowdowns of a computer, even while scanning for threats
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    • Effective Outcomes
    • Transparent & Customised Pricing
    • Ease of Use
    Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • Virus detection rates are below competitors.
    • Too many notifications that end up bothering.
    • Do not ask every time if you should send reports to Microsoft.
    Danilo Soares Peres | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    • Confusing Workflow at Renewal
    • Fixed Bundle Sizes may be an issue for Smaller Businesses with in-the-middle requirements
    • Easier Installation
    Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $250 per user/per month

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standalone5.201
    Academic2.501
    1. per user/per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Norton Small Business

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $99.99 per year

    Norton Small Business Editions & Modules

    Edition
    5 Devices$99.991
    10 Devices$149.991
    20 Devices$249.991
    1. per year
    Additional Pricing Details

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint 8.9
    Based on 9 answers
    Every time I've had a question or a problem, I was able to get it addressed quickly. Microsoft has a huge database for ATP support, and it has contained 90% of what I have looked for. It was a lifesaver during initial setup.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    Defender works better for my org. This may depend on your ecosystem, however for me, Defender is a clear winner. I like Defender's ability to utilize multiple sensors and data points to detect possible breaches. I like the built-in EDR functionality. I do not need to purchase a separate EDR software anymore. I really like the vulnerability management. it has enabled our SOC team to view multiple security-related sensors from a single portal.
    Ali Marandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    We did not actively consider any other software. Overall we did do a basic understanding of a pricing & features and found that the offerings from Symantec were better than others even prima facie. At the current time for an organisation such as ours we do not believe that there is any other option worth active consideration
    Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • There is definitely a piece of mind provided when you know that your system will not get compromised because of malware and viruses.
    • The fact that I don't have to spend money in the first place means that I can spend money on other more important things that do require it.
    Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Norton Small Business

    • 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.
    Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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