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A Comparison of Norton vs BitDefender by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of Norton vs BitDefender by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of September 19, 2017).


NortonBitDefender

Company Profile:

Founded in 1982 in Sunnyvale California.
Headquarters is at Mountain View, California.
Revenue of $3,600,000,000+

Company Profile:

Established in 2001 in Bucharest, Romania.
Bitdefender has over 500,000,000+ installs.

Versions:

Norton Security Standard - Save up to 43%
Norton Security Premium - Save up to 45%
Norton Antivirus Basic - Save up to 60%
Norton Business - More Info

Versions:

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Total Security 2017 - Save up to 25%
Bitdefender Business Security 2017 - Save up to 35%
BitDefender Antivirus for Mac 2017 - Free Trial

Cool Features:

Norton Antivirus is perhaps the most well known antivirus on the market. Here are some of the features. The Proactive Exploit Protection feature actively prevents exploit techniques such as heap spray and ROP (Return Oriented Programming). The Threat Emulation feature analyzes malware that has been encrypted, packed, or obfuscated by running it in a controlled environment and evaluating it after it self-decrypts. This is a rare feature that not many other antiviruses have. Norton has a unique guarantee to its customers. If you purchase any Norton Antivirus above the basic package there is a unique guarantee. If Symantec tech support agents cannot rid your system of pesky malware, the company will refund your money.

Cool Features:

Bit Defender showcases a pure performance Photon features which is an effort to preserve PC speed and battery life. Their anti-ransomware feature protects end users from PC extortion for money scams. Bit Defender Safe Pay can auto-fill credit card input boxes for you. This antivirus also comes with Parental Controls if this is a need for you.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Norton comes in two flavors for business protection. There is the Small Business option is for less than 20 devices. More than 20+ computers requires the Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud option. The Small Business solution is very flexible. It will protect laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Norton is smart enough to detect the device. It knows the security features different devices need. It is important to note this is a cloud based solution. There is no server or hardware to install. To add a device to the Small Business network a special email is sent to an employee's device. Instructions are included in the email to add the new device to the network.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

Detection:

Norton can identify Trojan.FakeAV, JS.Bondat, Trojan.Shylock, Trojan.Pandex, Trojan.Zbot, and Packed.Generic.460 to name a few.

Detection:

Bitdefender can identify Adware.Heur, Palevo, ScriptWorm, Hupigon, Brontok, AutorunINF, and PDF-JS to name a few.

Customer Support:

Technical support is provided by Norton via email, chat or phone.

Customer Support:

Support includes chat, phone, and an online forum.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Norton comes in two flavors for business protection. There is the Small Business option is for less than 20 devices. More than 20+ computers requires the Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud option. The Small Business solution is very flexible. It will protect laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Norton is smart enough to detect the device. It knows the security features different devices need. It is important to note this is a cloud based solution. There is no server or hardware to install. To add a device to the Small Business network a special email is sent to an employee's device. Instructions are included in the email to add the new device to the network.

Business / Endpoint Info:

Bitdefender's business product line is called GravityZone. GravityZone leverages the following notable features. Advanced Threat Control (ATC) which consistently monitors running processes for signs of malicious behavior. With over 500 million machines protected the Bitdefender Global Protective Network performs 11 Billion queries per day. It uses machine learning and event correlation to detect threats without slowing down users. Different security policies can be applied based to an end user or group or company based on employee roles such as Human Resources or Engineers etc. Active Directory is supported for integrating and applying policies. At the web-browsing level GravityZone can restrict or block employee access to applications or web pages. Potentially harmful websites are marked in the search results and known malicious pages are blocked. Control all of this from the web-based administration console. GravityZone Business is built to handle up to 50 endpoints and 15 servers. More than this will require the larger GravityZone Enterprise product.

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