Magazine Article | April 16, 2015

Product Comparison: Endpoint Security Solutions

MikeMonocello

By Mike Monocello

Five business-class endpoint security solutions are compared. Which is right for you and your customers?

Endpoint security is one of the hottest topics among readers of Business Solutions, and for good reason. First, there’s a market need. Malicious code and threats are on the rise. While malware might have been a nuisance a decade ago, now it’s being used to hold systems ransom and gain access to sensitive information like personal records and credit card data. At the same time, the BYOD trend means there are more endpoints than ever creating potential threat entry points.

Due to the importance of network and endpoint security, MSPs and VARs have discovered a nice revenue stream in providing protection for clients. The combination of need and potential revenue has raised interest in endpoint security solutions to new levels. It’s due to this interest that we decided to compare the various software solutions available for the channel to resell.

For this comparison, we examined business-class versions of products from AVG, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Symantec, and Webroot, identifying a few key areas readers would find valuable. Look at the chart below to see the exact versions we compared, as well as some key similarities and differences.

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