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MEMO
To: John Smith, CEO
From: Parker Townsend, Computer Specialist
Date: September 10, 2019
Subject: Antivirus Protection
Due to the recent attack on our office computers, I have researched three antivirus and
firewall packages from different companies. The packages will ensure that an attack does
not happen again. The three packages I researched were Symantec Endpoint Protection
Cloud, Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security and Avast Business Antivirus.
The Avast Business Antivirus package comes with the following:
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Smart Scan
CyberCapture which automatically add new malware to your virus database so
that it is always up to date.
Antivirus that uses 4 protective shields that prevents anyone from sending and or
receiving infected emails, downloading, accessing dangerous websites.
Avast package also comes with Firewall protection.
For 50 Devices using the Avast Business Antivirus package it would cost
$1,399.60 ($39.99 per device per year) and you save $349.90 total.
The Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security package includes the following:
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Antivirus and antimalware
Two Way firewall that detects Intrusion
Data protection
Cloud console to control and monitor users in real time.
USB scanning
Device Control
Email notifications for when specific events occur.
Web and application control over users connected, and it automatically detects
viruses, rootkits, malware, phishing, and advanced attacks.
1 year of Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security for 50 devices is $1,046.49
with taxes not included and you save $564.
Awarded Best Protection and Best Performance 20171
Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security (Bitdefender, 2019)
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud package includes:
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Everything that the Bitdefender package has except for protection against
phishing
The price for 50 devices is $1,350 for 1 year.
After researching different antivirus and firewall packages, I have concluded that we
should go with Bitdefender. It offers more security features, defends against phishing,
uses on-demand monitoring and allows you to schedule reports. Another benefit of
Bitdefender, is having the user-aware feature which allows you to give people certain
security policies on their computer depending on which department they are working in.
You can also restrict certain settings from being changed on their system. Another
reason we should purchase Bitdefender to secure our company computers, is because it
provides more security then the other packages. For one year, Bitdefender cost $1.046.99
for 50 devices while the other packages are more expensive and the packages are smaller.
The other antivirus packages are $320+ or more than Bitdefender and still do not provide
all the security and benefits that Bitdefender would.
Avast Business Antivirus
Bitdefender GravityZone
Business Security
Antivirus and antimalware
2 Way Firewall
Data Protection
Smart Scan
CyberCapture
Antivirus – 4 protective
shields
Firewall Protection
Cloud console
50 devices cost $1,399.60 a USB scanning
year
Device Control
Email notification
Web and application
Controls
Detects viruses, rootkits,
malware, phishing, and
advanced attacks.
Symantec Endpoint
Protection Cloud
Antivirus and antimalware
2 Way Firewall
Data Protection
Cloud console
USB scanning
Device Control
Email Notification
Web and application
Controls
Detects viruses, rootkits,
malware and advanced
attacks. Does not include
Phishing
50 devices cost $1,046.49 a 50 devices cost $1,350 a
year
year
If you have additional questions or would like to meet to discuss my research, please let
me know.
Sincerely,
Parker Townsend
Parker Townsend
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