Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs. Norton Small Business

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) is a holistic, cloud delivered endpoint security solution that includes risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavioral based and cloud-powered next generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, managed hunting services, rich APIs, and unified security management.
$2.50
per user/per month
Norton Small Business
Score 6.9 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
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Editions & Modules
Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
5 Devices
$99.99
per year
10 Devices
$149.99
per year
20 Devices
$249.99
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Free Trial
YesNo
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
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.2
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Norton Small Business
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology8.051 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)8.551 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management7.952 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation8.252 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management8.350 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection8.553 Ratings00 Ratings
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Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(84 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Defender for EndpointNorton Small Business
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
I would say, where it's well suited as certainly any device where you know that either you're potentially running a Kickstarter device as your own personal unit, but maybe you want to try to connect it to some resource like, "Hey, you know what? This is a small community device. Maybe I'll try connecting my email on the go." You're protected from that perspective with the vendor, even if it's something that might be a bit suspicious from a hardware perspective. There's also the case where any device that you know are running Defender for endpoint that you're good to go. You don't really have to worry about all the other solutions out there because Defender has recovered.
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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
Microsoft
  • It integrates perfectly with Azure Sentinel. I mean, that's great. We can have a single pane of class with other platforms, like Defender for Cloud, Defender for endpoints, and Defender for servers, which is awesome as well. The ease of deployment is because Microsoft made sure around a year ago that every single workstation with Microsoft Windows came with Defender for Endpoints embedded.
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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
Microsoft
  • While it's a very good product for auditing, it has a very hard time to distinguish what is malicious and is an attack, what is not. Very rarely we get indication of a real malicious attack. We got lots of hours for off the shelf malware that it cleans up automatically. So basically we never get to look at it, which is a positive thing, but threats are detected by the third party endpoint, so it will not be enough by itself.
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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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Support Rating
Microsoft
The first time I tried to onboard my macOS endpoints to MDE I struggled for quite a bit. I had to reach out to Microsoft's MDE support team. The tech was very helpful in walking me through the steps during a screen share session
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Tenable Security Center was a fantastic exposure detection tool but there was always a lag and servers would hang alot when being scanned causing resource traffic. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on the other hand does not use up most resources soo there is usually noo lag during scanning and it also provide more detailed insights on the network. Also Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integration power has helped us up our security game by delivering a smooth secure network.
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NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Positive : Microsoft Defender for Endpoint offers sophisticated threat detection and response capabilities, putting it into use helps increase security. Reduced security incidents, data breaches, and related expenses may arise from this.
  • Positive : A more secure environment means less time and effort spent by IT and security teams on remediation and incident response.
  • False Positives: Like any security solution, false positives can occur, leading to unnecessary investigations and potential disruptions to business operations. This may require additional resources to manage.
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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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ScreenShots

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Screenshots

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