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Possessing significant resources in the antivirus industry, there are such companies that today are much stronger than their competitors. It applies to both the technological and marketing components of the business. According to statistics of antivirus market share in 2019, such “giants” are:
- Symantec Corporation is in first place.
- The second place is for McAfee, Inc.
- ESET takes third place.
- Fourth and fifth place are for Bitdefender and AVAST Software a.s. respectively.
The antivirus software market is full of solutions. One of the features is the provision of software for corporations and businesses. These are under constant threat of cyberattacks and problems associated with viruses and malware. A study by the Hasso-Plattner Institute found that IT software vulnerability was at a record high, and there were 11,150 security threats in the world. Therefore, to maintain leadership positions in the market, it is necessary to provide decent protection not only to home users but also to businesses, since the cybersecurity problem is gaining momentum.
Top-5 antiviruses follow the latest trends and provide subscriptions and licenses for corporate use with reliable protection.
The market leader in antivirus software offers 4 corporate cybersecurity solutions that differ in cost and functionality. In any version, you can add Quick Launch toolbar and control all processes in real-time.
Symantec AntiVirus ™ Starter Edition
This solution is suitable for small businesses that need a low-cost antivirus solution.
• Provides real-time protection for businesses from malware, spyware, and adware.
• Antivirus protection for desktop and laptop computers, as well as servers.
• One client for both anti-virus protection and anti-spyware protection — reduced system requirements and higher performance.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0
This version is an update to the previous one and has additional functions: using one agent and one management console, it provides anti-virus and spyware protection functions, a firewall, as well as intrusion prevention technology and device and application control.
Symantec Multi-tier Protection
This solution is suitable for small businesses and corporate clients looking for scalable multi-level protection. It provides unsurpassed malware protection for laptops and desktops, servers, mail servers, and gateways. Its complementary Symantec Multi-tier Protection Small Business Edition has additional Microsoft Exchange protection.
McAfee, Inc. provides one option for corporate protection, but this solution contains all the necessary functions for both small and large businesses.
Their solutions protect data and provide additional information thanks to an open platform and the largest network of telemetric threat data.
- Cloud Protection
- Data and database protection
- Endpoint and network protection
- Server protection
- Analytics in the field of information security
- Web Security and SIEM
ESET provides comprehensive protection and offers users one subscription option, which is periodically updated. A complete solution protects workstations, file servers from malware, and blocks server-level threats that spread through e-mail, providing:
- Defense against targeted attacks
- Ransomware Protection
- Prevent file-less attacks
- Mail Gateway Protection
- Security Management
Bitdefender has an entire GravityZone business solution system that contains five subscription options:
- GravityZone Business Security
- GravityZone Advanced Business Security
- GravityZone Elite Security
- GravityZone Ultra Security
- GravityZone Enterprise Security
Their main difference is that they are aimed at protecting businesses at different levels, and depending on this, the functions may differ slightly. However, the basic functionality is in each version: exchange mailbox protection, anti-exploit, centralized scanning, endpoint, and network protection.
AVAST offers three versions of a business subscription, each of which is a supplement of the previous one (Avast Business Antivirus (Pro, Pro Plus)). It is an antivirus for small businesses with a centralized cloud-based management console.
The basic version offers real-time behavior analysis, real-time file, download, and e-mail scanning, as well as intelligent blocking of malicious URLs.
In addition to the basic functions, Avast Business Antivirus Pro offers support for Exchange and SharePoint servers, Software Security to keep installed applications up to date, and a tool for data destruction.
The Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus solution offers the Avast SecureLine VPN subscription, password manager, webcam protection, and browser cleaning features.