Norton vs. VIPRE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Norton
Score 8.1 out of 10
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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
VIPRE
Score 9.0 out of 10
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VIPRE (formerly known as ThreatTrack Security) is an antivirus solution, now part of J2 Global's portfolio of cloud offerings and applications since the February 2018 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
NortonVIPRE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NortonVIPRE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
NortonVIPRE
Considered Both Products
Norton
Chose Norton
Our go to product is Webroot. Unlike Norton Internet Security it is built for MSP's that need multi-tenancy options. Webroot also does not need to be installed on a server (like NIS) and it uses much fewer resources on the endpoints. Norton is licensed annually, Webroot is …
VIPRE
Chose VIPRE
I have used McAfee and Norton on a personal level, not in a company environment. I know on a personal level I had issues with it slowing my computer down. I also had issues trying to uninstall McAfee completely. I'm not saying that they are bad products, I just think VIPRE has …
Chose VIPRE
A common price-point for standalone antivirus protection is about $40 per year. VIPRE Antivirus pricing system can get a bit complicated at times because the prices will vary depending on the type of package you purchase, the number of devices you wish to protect and the number …
Chose VIPRE

GFI Vipre protects against viruses and spyware as well as threats from email, instant messaging and removable media.

It is a good full-featured protection that effectively detects and blocks prevalent malware. Proactively monitors your network and if threats are detected, GFI is …

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User Ratings
NortonVIPRE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(16 ratings)
8.7
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NortonVIPRE
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Ziff Davis Inc
Robust protection with a small footprint. Catches all malware and viruses, while respecting the exclusions put in place by our organization. Pricing was very aggressive compared to other products. Great management application, where you can manage the installations and even update third-party apps on those machines from that portal. Great product for a great price.
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Pros
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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Vipre Antivirus constantly scans your computer in the background without a need for user intervention.
  • In one program Vipre can successfully protect all your computing devices from both malicious virus attacks as where vicious spyware intrusions.
  • You won't feel any slowness or sluggishness with Vipre installed & running in the background while you continue to use your computing devices.
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Cons
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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Ziff Davis Inc
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Usability
NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec)
Well organised interface.
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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE is very easy to use and administer. You have a lot of functionality from the server on what you can do with the clients. It has proved useful when I can't access a client any other way. I can reboot the computer from the server and then usually get back into that machine.
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Support Rating
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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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE support is usually pretty quick. Sometimes you have to get a lot of information to send back so they can see the issue. This has not been too bad and I understand why it's needed. VIPRE also has a free rescue tool that is very useful and easy to use. There have been others but VIPRE seems to keep theirs updated. It's my go-to even outside of work.
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Implementation Rating
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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Ziff Davis Inc
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Alternatives Considered
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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Ziff Davis Inc
We got a chance to buy AVG Business edition and we tried to install that throughout our organization and most specifically to our important systems but it was not compatible with a majority of them and we found AVG as high-demand software with a mediocre speed of action and more pricing. So in comparison to AVG, VIPRE is good in all aspects.
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Return on Investment
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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • The VIPRE MSP program cost effectively lets me integrate protection into every endpoint I protect.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for deployment and billing has increased our revenue.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for management means we keep endpoint protection coverage consistently above 99% to secure our clients.
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