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Symantec Endpoint Protection for Small Business, From CenturyLink

The mere words can keep you up at night: data breach. The headlines don’t offer much comfort. "Small vendor used in big attack!" Small Businesses are increasingly under attack from cyber criminals and the rise of hacktivism. They are used frequently as a stepping stone to a bigger target such as the big enterprises they conduct business with.

In fact, 60% of targeted attacks strike small- to medium-sized organizations. Small businesses are often far more vulnerable than the typically well-resourced enterprise. A soft security posture for a small business can make the difference between failure and success.1

You need a way to keep your data safe from attacks and data breaches. That’s the appeal of Symantec Endpoint Protection. It gives you the capability to run your business in a smarter, more secure way, with always-on protection for your laptops, desktops and servers, which goes beyond conventional antivirus protection.

How Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Stacks Up

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition
Trend Micro
Endpoint Offerings        
On-premise management applications only
Offer on-premise management application and software-as-a-service endpoint protection solutions as separate products
A single subscription offering both on-premise and cloud-management, designed for small business
Core Protection        
Virus and Malware Protection
Firewall Security
Web Browser Security
Host Intrusion Prevention
File-based Reputation and Response (Insight and SONAR)
Generic Exploit Blocking
USB Device Control
Single Solution to manage and protect desktops, laptops, and servers
Web-portal availability guaranteed
Partner Ease        
Integration with Vendor's own Partner Management Console

1Formerly known as Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013. For information on Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.

2McAfee includes device control in their enterprise-focused on-premise endpoint protection product (McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint—Enterprise Edition). However they do not include device control in their SMB focused endpoint protection product (McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite). McAfee offers (McAfee SMB Endpoint Protection Essentials) in UK, Ireland, India, Australia and New Zealand. The service is not an ideal SMB solution as it is bundled using ePolicy Orchestrator which is an enterprise solution not designed for SMBs.

3Kaspersky requires Kaspersky Security Center for management.

Key Features & Benefits

Protect Laptops, Desktops & Servers

Simple, fast and effective virus and malware protection

Designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition is as simple as it is fast.

Secure Web Browsing

Sets up in minutes

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition installs in just minutes with no special IT staff or training required. A number of setup options are available. Plus, you get the benefits of helpful and reliable 24x7x365 support.

Stay Up To Date Without IT

Built for growing businesses

Add or remove users or devices with only a few clicks. Quickly and easily manage protection for all your desktops, laptops and servers from one central location. All you need is a web connection - no new hardware is required.

View Comprehensive Endpoint Security Activity

User-friendly design

And, with its user-friendly portal, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition makes it easy for you to create custom policies for different devices, and manage different users and groups regardless of where they are located.

5 Layers of Protection

Multiple layers of endpoint protection, delivered via a high-performance agent managed through a single console.

  • Network:

    Symantec's network protection technology analyzes incoming data and blocks threats while they travel through the network before hitting endpoints. Rules-based firewall and browser protection are also included to protect against web-based attacks.
  • File:

    Signature-based antivirus looks for and eradicates malware on a system to protect against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, bots, adware, and rootkits.
  • Reputation:

    Symantec's unique Insight™ correlates tens of billions of linkages between users, files and websites to detect rapidly mutating threats. By analyzing key file attributes, Insight™ can accurately identify whether a file is good or bad and assign a reputation score to each file, effectively protecting against targeted attacks while reducing scan overhead by up to 70%.
  • Behavior:

    SONAR™ leverages artificial intelligence to provide zero-day protection. It effectively stops new and unknown threats by monitoring nearly 1,400 file behaviors while they execute in real-time to determine file risk.
  • USB Storage Devices:

    Blocks infections from USB storage devices helping to prevent data theft.

Total Support From Day One... and Beyond

The support at CenturyLink is second to none. With a wide array of support service options, we've got you covered from setup to training to ongoing maintenance. As always, you get FREE 24x7 support with a cloud expert for product-related issues once you're up and running, just for being a customer!

Do-It-For-Me Onboarding*

Work directly with one of our cloud engineers to determine your specific security configuration requirements.

  • You'll get a private webinar session with our cloud engineers to:
  • Install and configure the product for your employees
  • Configure and enforce policies, including content filtering and attachment content rules
  • Monitor email protection with reports, logs nd quarantine summaries
  • Use the management console

Guided Activation* (FREE with $100 of monthly services)

Use our convenient online scheduling tool to reserve a complimentary one-on-one appointment. Our expert cloud engineers will walk you through your management console and provide basic instructions for setting up and using your new product.