Battle Norton Security or Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Software comparison
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Norton Security
Feature comparison
  1. Core protection (malware and heuristic engine)
  2. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  3. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  4. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  5. Ransomware protection

Wraith

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Hello guys. I'm stuck in a dilemma as to what I should choose for my family desktop. It still runs Windows 7 (please don't tell me to upgrade to 10 right now, I'll do it by the end of this year) and is used by my parents just to watch movies, listen to songs and for casual browsing. I have a license of SEP lying around with me but I'm a bit hesitant to Install it after hearing about the Broadcomm acquisition. Does it offer the same protection as before? Or should I switch to Norton Security (or maybe Kaspersky). I don't need the cloud backup feature of Norton tbh since I already have MEGA on the PC. So what are your suggestions? Stick with SEP or go with Norton/Kaspersky?
 

Divine_Barakah

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If you're talking about the ESET Smart Security Premium version then yes it lacks the cleanup utilities and vpn. Eset also has no plans to include a vpn into their product. But their internet security version has few extra features that most AVs lack that is Anti-theft (for laptops), Connected home monitor, SysInspector.
Their anti-theft feature is great. I love the way Eset does things. No bloat and no browser extension and whatsoever. Only protection.
 

Vitali Ortzi

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Hello guys. I'm stuck in a dilemma as to what I should choose for my family desktop. It still runs Windows 7 (please don't tell me to upgrade to 10 right now, I'll do it by the end of this year) and is used by my parents just to watch movies, listen to songs and for casual browsing. I have a license of SEP lying around with me but I'm a bit hesitant to Install it after hearing about the Broadcomm acquisition. Does it offer the same protection as before? Or should I switch to Norton Security (or maybe Kaspersky). I don't need the cloud backup feature of Norton tbh since I already have MEGA on the PC. So what are your suggestions? Stick with SEP or go with Norton/Kaspersky?
If you have access to SPEM or cloud portal use SEP it's better then Kaspersky's consumer offerings
 
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