Symantec Endpoint Protection LogoChoosing the Right AntiVirus Software – Endpoint Vs Endpoint Small Business

Deciding on an antivirus used to be simple – there were only a few product options and features to keep track of, and purchasing licenses were relatively straightforward. Today, with the introduction of cloud computing, advanced threat protection, and increased users counts, narrowing down your options can be more difficult. Fortunately, we’re here to help –

This quick guide is designed to help you properly narrow down the right Symantec anti-virus application for your small business or enterprise environment.

Which Version Of Endpoint Is Best for My Needs?

Symantec offers several different packages of anti-virus software, the most popular being Symantec Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Small Business Edition. These applications come in a variety of different trim levels, ranging from 1-24 users, 25-49 users and 50-99 users. Endpoint protection includes a variety of new features, but is typically licensed for large enterprise environments with over 250+ users. Small Business edition lacks a few of the bells and whistles that come standard in Endpoint Protection but proves to be a more affordable solution for businesses with under 99 users.

Endpoint protection comes in two basic trim levels:

Comparing Features & Quality of Protection

The good news is all of the aforementioned Symantec products offer levels of protection against a wide range of threats and detect malicious codes. Endpoint delivers constant defense against all types of files, network elements and computer domains that could be subject to attack by viruses and malware. Below is a comparison of the features found in each edition:

Endpoint Protection

  • AntiVirus & Antispyware
  • Desktop Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Device & Application Control
  • USB Device Control
  • Advanced Protection For Virtual Environments

Endpoint Small Business Edition:

  • AntiVirus & Antispyware
  • Desktop Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Additional Messaging & Web Security Features (reputation-based spam filtering, antiphishing, content filtering & compliance, + more)
  • System Backup & Recovery

Pricing & Licensing Cost

The Small Business edition remains the cheaper option between the two. Pricing remains relatively the same between user and device quantities. Users have the option to purchase in 1 and 3-year increments. If you opt for the 3 year you will receive a considerable price discount, in addition to any updates and patches that may be released during that time. Unless you are a large organization with over 250+ users, or you require Advanced Protection for a Virtual Environment, you should opt for the Small Business edition. Current pricing is as follows:

Endpoint Small Business Edition (1-24 Users @ 1 yr) – $23.50

Endpoint Small Business Edition (1-24 Users @ 3 yr) – $46.20

Endpoint Protection (1-24 Users @ 1 yr) – $39.99

Endpoint Protection (1-24 Users @ 3 yr) – $56.99

Have Questions? Get In Touch

Have questions related to Symantec Endpoint software? Contact our in-house licensing desk. Receive a free consultation and let us recommend the best version for you. Royal Discount is a certified software reseller and Symantec Partner. To get in touch with our Licensing department, call us direct at 1-877-292-7712.