Avast Vs Symantec

Avast v/s Symantec 

With the rise in cybercrimes, everybody needs to ensure that their security is guaranteed. In this way, here we will talk about 2 famous antivirus software that are a lot productive in guaranteeing your security.

Avast

Avast develops and markets business and consumer IT security products for servers, desktops, and mobile devices. Antivirus scanning, browser clean-up, a secure browser, password management, and network security features are provided for free, while firewall, anti-spam, and online banking features have to be purchased. The Avast Business product family includes features for endpoint protection, Wi-Fi security, antivirus, identity protection, password management, and data protection.  

With their Web Shield and File Shield at your side, you’ll be protected against the kinds of phishing emails and pharmed websites that spoofers love to create.


Avast Endpoint Security provides real-time visibility of threats, comprehensive reporting, and management capabilities that are easy to implement and maintain - reducing overhead cost and cost while delivering complete protection.

  Features:-

  •  Secure passwords

  •  Block malware

  •  Block spam and phishing emails

  •  Safer shopping

  •  Webcam protection

  • Lockout hackers with an advanced firewall


Avast

Features of Avast Endpoint Protection:

  • Scan for Wi-Fi security weaknesses
  • Get an extra layer of ransomware security
  • Safely run suspicious apps
  • Permanently shred sensitive files
  • Automatically update apps
  • Install on all your devices

Symantec

Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software is an all-in-one security software for businesses of various sizes and includes anti-malware, firewall, and intrusion prevention features. The security suite also offers features that help prevent data loss and fuses AI with critical endpoint technologies.

Endpoint Security Solutions:

  • Endpoint Security Enterprise: Extends industry-leading SEP to all operating systems and devices, including mobile. Offers cloud management.
  • Endpoint Security Complete: Extends Endpoint Security Enterprise with attack surface reduction, endpoint detection and response, threat hunting, active directory defense, and other advanced technologies for complete protection and the best return on investment.

The Symantec Email Threat Isolation solution stops advanced email attacks by insulating users from spear phishing, credential theft, and ransomware attacks. Symantec Email Security offers the strongest protection against malicious links and downloads using Email Threat Isolation to contain sophisticated email threats such as spear phishing and ransomware. Symantec gives customers strong isolation and protection against advanced email attacks through the industry’s first isolation solution.

Features of Symantec Endpoint Protection:


  • Advanced Machine learning.
  • Desktop firewall.
  • Central management console.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Antivirus and spyware.
  • Intrusion prevention.
  • Security audit reports.
  • Device and app control.


Symantec

Now let's compare both the antivirus and see which one is better to use.

Symantec

Scans for Security 

The software regularly scans endpoints for security threats and prevents unauthorized applications from running, while strict firewall policies help monitor network traffic more efficiently. 

Administrative Console:

The administrative console allows IT admins to create and modify security policies for all departments such as excluding specific programs and files from regular and on-demand scans

Block Malicious Traffic

It automatically blocks malicious traffic coming from a browser or corporate networks and takes advantage of the aggregate information obtained from other users to identify potential threats.


ML Technology:

The machine learning technology and real-time cloud lookup results in better detection and accuracy and significantly reduces scan times.

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Avast

Security & Firewalls:

 Secure passwords

 Block malware

 Block spam and phishing emails

 Safer shopping

 Webcam protection

 Lockout hackers with an advanced firewall


Install & Updates:

 Scan for Wi-Fi security weaknesses

 Get an extra layer of ransomware security

 Safely run suspicious apps

 Permanently shred sensitive files

 Automatically update apps

 Install on all your devices


Pricing

Avast:


Avast Premium Security for 1 PC/Mac

Avast Premium Security for 10 devices

$39.99/year

$59.99/year


SymantecSymantec has custom-based pricing


Before finalizing any one of them, try out the free trials of both at Anytechtrial.com

In a nutshell, we can say that Avast detects most sites that attempt to distribute malware before they start downloading onto your computer. While Symantec software is more than antivirus as it provides end-to-end protection of laptops, desktops, servers, mobile devices, messaging, and Web infrastructures with more than traditional antivirus and antispyware.

FAQs- Avast

Does my PC's performance slow down during an Avast scan?
Performance may be affected depending on your system configurations, especially if you execute multiple scans simultaneously.
How do I activate Avast Free Antivirus?

Avast Free Antivirus automatically activates after installation. However, after 12 months, the application may prompt you to renew the activation.

What should I do if Avast Antivirus does not accept my purchased subscription?

  1. Uninstall Avast Antivirus using the Avast Uninstall Utility and restart your computer.
  2. Download and install your purchased Avast Antivirus application.
  3. Try to activate Avast Antivirus again.
Can I transfer a subscription to another device?
You can activate an Avast Premium Security (Multi-Device) or an Avast Omni subscription on up to 10 devices simultaneously on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
How can I cancel my Avast subscription?
  • Sign in to your Avast Account.
  • Click the Subscriptions tile.
  • Click Unsubscribe under the subscription you want to cancel.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the cancellation.
Can I turn off the antivirus protection?
Right click the Avast icon in the notification area of your Windows taskbar and select Avast shields control. Then select any of the following:
  • Disable for 10 minutes
  • Disable for 1 hour
  • Disable until computer is restarted
  • Disable permanently

FAQs- Symantec

How does the Symantec Mobile app affect network data usage?

The SEP mobile app generates minimal traffic and therefore has a very small data usage. 

How does the Symantec Mobile app affect battery consumption?

The SEP Mobile app battery consumption is minimal and is less than 3% of the total battery usage; it has a negligible effect on the mobile device.

What to do if a device is stolen or lost?
If a device is stolen or lost, simply remove the device from management console. Removing the device automatically un-enrolls the device from the SEP mobile app.
Does Symantec Mobile continuously track the device location?

No. SEP Mobile uses the device location only when a network threat is detected and during the time the threat persists.

What kind of information does the Symantec Mobile app share with the organization's admin?
  • Your name and email address.

  • Device model and general device details.

  • Security incidents the device is exposed to, including the Wi-Fi network name and location (only if authorized by the user and the admin).

  • Malicious and unwanted apps installed on the device.

  • Malicious URLs in SMS messages - SMS Phishing (only if authorized by the user and the admin).

  • Malicious URLs accessed by the device browser or applications.

How to uninstall Symantec mobile app on android devices?
  1. Go to the device Settings > Security > Device Administrators.

  2. Clear/disable the relevant device admin configuration.

  3. Tap Deactivate or Force Stop.

  4. Uninstall the app like you normally do.

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