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Enterprise Antivirus Vendor List

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

With the number of reported malware attacks and data breach incidents on the rise, companies find themselves on the defensive, with the need to re-evaluate their security strategies in order to keep up with an evolving and complicated threat landscape. To help companies in this endeavor, we list a number of endpoint security vendors that offer different types of enterprise antivirus solutions available in today's market. See also: Enterprise Antivirus Solutions

Avast!

Geared toward the SMB market, Avast! offers a simplistic and affordable, centrally managed endpoint protection solution that provides antivirus, spyware and data protection features. Avast! Endpoint Protection Suite includes remote management, zero day threat protection and file server support for Windows, and SharePoint. Avast! Endpoint Protection Suite Plus includes firewall and email server protection in addition to the base features. Both products are available through an annual subscription, with a five client/server minimum.

AVG

With a strong focus on small business networks, AVG offers three centrally managed and easy to use endpoint security products: AVG File Server Edition, AVG Antivirus Business Edition and AVG Internet Security Business Edition. AVG FS provides complete network protection against viruses, rootkits, spyware and adware. The AVG Antivirus BE includes endpoint protection features, securing corporate PCs and laptops. The AVG Internet Security provides full network protection with firewall, email anti-spam guard and email server security. The system provides only Windows and SharePoint support, and is also available in multiple languages. Licensing is provided with yearly subscription and a two endpoint device minimum.

Bitdefender

Designed for scalability and high availability, Bitdefender's enterprise security solution can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. The Bitdefender solution is highly effective in virtual environments, with hypervisor-agnostic features and integration with VMware vCenter, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Active Directory and AWS EC2. Bitdefender Gravity Zone is provided in three security services: Security for Virtualized Environments, Security for Endpoints, and Security for Mobile Devices.

ESET

ESET offers four tiers of threat protection solutions namely, Endpoint Protection Standard, Endpoint Protection Advanced, Secure Business and Secure Enterprise. The Standard Endpoint Protection provides antivirus protection with file and mobile security, while Advanced Endpoint Protection adds firewall protection and device control. ESET Secure Business includes spam and phishing filtering via NOD32 technology for mail server protection. And finally, the ESET Secure Enterprise combines all the great features of the first three products and completes the solution by including HTTP and FTP gateway protection.

F-Secure

F-Secure offer companies two choices, a fully hosted enterprise security system managed by F-Secure Certified Local Partners or a self-managed enterprise protection solution built for easy IT administration. Instead of a modular approach, the company delivers a single, all-in-one solution for all enterprise endpoints.  Centralized management tools include F-Secure Policy Maker to oversee security policies and distribution; and F-Secure Software Updater to ensure up to date malware protection and patch management. F-Secure is one of the few systems we found that supports Linux Security Clients and Server platforms as well as Internet Gatekeeper for Linux. The solutions are available for purchase through F-Secure Resellers or Service Partners.

GFI Software

GFI offers a cloud-based enterprise antivirus solution with single, remote-site management and provides advanced threat protection against malware, zero day attacks and other known and unknown viruses. The system requires a small agent install which provides fast, efficient endpoint scanning and does not affect PC performance. GFI Cloud facilitates thorough removal of any existing antivirus software in order to prevent network conflicts. Other security features include remote device protection, removable device scanning and patch management. The antivirus service also comes with free endpoint inventory and asset management capabilities. Tiered pricing is offered on a per service/per year subscription with a minimum of 10 devices. Multi-year and multi-service anti-malware and security packages are also available at discounted rates.

Kaspersky

Kaspersky offers a multi-tier enterprise threat protection solution built from the ground up to accommodate the different security demands of all types of businesses. The Kaspersky Security Center is the core component of the solution which uses its unified platform architecture to provide centralized security and policy management capabilities as well as delivering mobile device, app and web controls and protection. The company provides a series of endpoint security for business products starting from its base offering the Endpoint Security for Business Select with anti-malware protection, MDM and file server security; to its Endpoint Security for Business Advance which is enhanced with data encryption, patch management and license management facilities; and finally the Endpoint Security for Business Total which includes all the basic and advanced features plus mail, web and collaboration security.

McAfee

McAfee offers a wide selection of endpoint protection suites for companies to choose from, depending on their priorities and security strategy, including cloud-based antivirus protection and data protection of multi-OS desktops and servers. Providing top of the line security and risk management solution is the McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection Enterprise Suite. The Enterprise Suite utilizes Intel technology in order to provide protection beyond the operating systems. The system also features advanced rootkit protection via McAfee Deep Defender, streamlined policy management using McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and McAfee GroupShield for Exchange and Lotus server malware prevention.

Panda Security

Panda Security for Enterprise (PSE) provides complete endpoint, web and email protection services. Equipped with anti-malware, firewall, anti-spam, application controls and NAC compatibility, the PSE ensures maximum server, PC and laptop protection with single console management. 24/7 local technical support is also available. The Panda Cloud Office Protection is the cloud counterpart of PSE and offers the same security and functionality, without the hardware investment. Panda Cloud Office Protection supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux and Macs, and is optimized for VMware and Citrix environments.

Symantec

Symantec Endpoint Protection provides a single agent, multi-OS enterprise threat protection solution powered by its Insight and Sonar technologies. Symantec Insight provides fast and efficient malware protection by focusing on at risk file scanning alone, while Symantec Sonar provides zero day protection through malicious behavioral monitoring. Designed for virtual environments, the solution readily supports VMware vShield Endpoint. Symantec EP also provides malware protection for Macs and Windows 8.1. The system includes a seamless central console with Fast Path critical event notification. The company also offers a Small Business Edition and Norton Internet Security for seats of under 250.

TrendMicro

Taking a flexible endpoint security approach, TrendMicro breaks down its enterprise security solution into seven suites which can be customized to fit each organizations' specific security needs. From end to end data protection to web and mail gateway security, TrendMicro's enterprise security solutions can be managed through a single pane of glass. VDI and virtual patching are supported within the Enterprise Security for Endpoints. Security for Exchange and SharePoint systems are available in the Enterprise Security for Communication and Collaboration suite.

Webroot

Webroot showcases three enterprise security service offerings for corporate endpoints, mobile and web security. Secure Anywhere Business Endpoint Protection provides network security and malware protection for workstations, laptops and servers and supports Windows, Macs and virtual platforms such as VMware vSphere and Citrix XenDesktop. The Secure Anywhere Business Mobile Protection provides antivirus and data protection for smartphones and tablets, as well as EMM (enterprise mobile management) capabilities. Lastly, the Secure Anywhere Web Security Service offers web gateway security and network management features to safeguard the network against known and unknown online threats. Pricing is available on a yearly subscription based on the number of devices enrolled.

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