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    This is from Symantec, so take it for what it's worth...

    Better than Free: With 83% Faster Scanning, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Makes Windows 8 Great
    Updated: 10 Jan 2013
    piero_depaoli Symantec Employee +3

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    inShare. Microsoft gets it. Today, it makes no sense to release an operating system, especially a game-changer like Windows 8, without some form of basic antivirus protection. That’s why Windows 8 comes preloaded with a default form of protection, Windows Defender, that automatically kicks in when the system does not boot up with installed third-party protection.



    If you get Defender for free with Windows 8, is there any point to getting any further protection? Yes -- at least 83 to begin with…



    The numbers tell a compelling performance story

    In side-by-side tests conducted by PassMark, an independent laboratory, Windows 8 with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 consistently outperformed Windows 8 without it (with Defender as its default). Consider the highlights:



    •83% faster scanning: End users spend more time working, less time managing interruptions.


    •11% faster boot time, 32% faster applications installation, 39% faster copies, moves and deletes: With Symantec, common computing tasks impose fewer disruptions of real work activity.


    •44% less CPU usage, 57% less memory usage than the average security solution. Unlike other antivirus programs, Symantec Endpoint Protection doesn’t degrade operating system performance, it improves it.


    •29% more malware threats detection: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 simply does a better job doing what a protection solution should do – intercept threats before they become digital dangers. Symantec beat Defender by 29%, Trend Micro by 26% and McAfee by 20%.


    The difference? A whole new kind of threat detection

    Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 achieves a different level of performance because it’s based on a different kind of technology. The traditional model of protection – signature-based security – simply cannot keep pace with a hostile landscape that produces an estimated 13 new threats every second.



    Symantec has taken a different approach that leverages its Insight database of hundreds of millions of users and files. By ranking files by reputation – not just the “what” of the signature, but the “who” of association – Symantec can assess the relative threat potential of every file. The result is superior protection that reduces scanning overhead by as much as 70 percent, an intelligent defense that accelerates both security and performance.



    Perfect together: Mate Windows 8 with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12

    We’re the first to applaud Microsoft for recognizing the need for protection. But only Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 leverages “big data” from the cloud, as many as 700 billion submissions from 120 million machines a day, to imbed worldwide intelligence into its system defenses. And only Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 has been awarded a AAA rating from Dennis Labs for the quality of its security.



    What’s better than “free”? Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 makes a great operating system even greater, offering not just better malware detection and interception, but an altogether better operating system experience – one that’s faster and more productive.



    Step up to the advantages of SEP 12

    If you’re already using a previous generation of Symantec Endpoint Protection but you’d like to make your Windows 8 great, download your SEP 12 upgrade here.



    Get the complete performance story

    If you’re still using some other anti-malware software, download the complete PassMark Test on Performance in Windows 8 Environment here to see how your brand stacked up against Symantec Endpoint Protection.

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    You got a link to these stats?
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    For those who want to stay with free protection, this might be useful:

    Best free antivirus for 2013 | Buying Guides | Features | PC Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    You got a link to these stats?
    No links, but if I find them, I'll post the links here...
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    "Best" is highly relative.
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    Yes, that's what the word means.
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    got Norton security & pleased with it, is this the new name for the next version?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86


    Quote Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
    got Norton security & pleased with it, is this the new name for the next version?
    That product targets the enterprise, not the consumer.
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    For those who want to stay with free protection, this might be useful:

    Best free antivirus for 2013 | Buying Guides | Features | PC Pro
    I don't know about Avast. But the others are the best from the bottom of the barrel. I had very bad experience with AVG and MSE did not do so well either. With Norton I have nothing but excellent experiences. I have used it on my main systems for years and never had a problem.
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    Over the years, Norton has had a few shaky releases. Especially the ones that you couldn't hardly uninstall when you decided IT was what was causing your problems.

    However, since about 2010 or so, the NIS product has been improved greatly and I wouldn't be concerned personally with running it on my machines.
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