Malwarebytes VS Symantec SEPM

Hello Experts,
For a long time I've been thinking about researching Malwarebytes VS Symantec SEPM for our environment and my first step is asking all of you what you think about these two different products and if anyone has ever ditched Symantec for Malwarebytes?

I use SEPM with about 40 servers and 150 clients and I've had problems over the last couple of years where not only would malwarebytes find the virus but also delete it whicle symantec cant even find it. A few months ago we got hit with a virus and I opened a support ticket with symantec and we spent about 2 weeks trying to get rid of this virus on a few users machines, the virus would actually rename its self and hide which would make it difficult to detect. Symantec support even gave me RapidRelease Defiitions that didnt work, they even gave me some tool that they promised would get rid of it, it didnt.
I just removed a spyware\virus today with the free version of malwarebytes that symantec didnt even detect on the client.
So, with all this said, why are we paying for a full version client with all the overhead of a symantec product that doesnt do a decent job that it should be doing? Why dont I just use the paid version of malwarebytes and go with that?
Have any of you tested the difference between the two, any major differences to consider before switching?
Thanks!
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tolinromeAsked:
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younghvCommented:
Malwarebytes runs alongside of your AV suites (in addition to).
They do have vastly discounted licenses for multiple systems - and a corporate support department that will gladly discuss the details with you.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/corporate.php
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Lordy123Commented:
I would use SEP for a centralized enterprise AV product with active protection. Then contact Malware Bytes and work out an agreement to use MBAM for adhoc inoculations.
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It appears as though you have done nothing more than re-write the comment I already posted.

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Lordy123Commented:
I had read the question and was disctracted for a few minutes before clicking submit, I did not see your comment. My apologies.
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younghvCommented:
No problem.
Thank you.
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notacomputergeekCommented:
No one product will catch 100%. Recommend a multi-tiered approach - A-V on network appliance/firewall device, A-V on Exchange if you use it, Corporate version on A-V including servers/desktops, and another product for individual, suspected infections. These can all be from the same vendor or different. Different vendors would probably be better. I have had occassions where Symantec wouldn't detect a file that I knew was infected, but I've had the same circumstance with malwarebytes.

You can also do a lot to protect your network by turning off autorun, so infections don't spread to network shares and infect others.
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tolinromeAuthor Commented:
yes, a short while ago I created a gpo to disable autorun accross the network since the virus was spreading that way.
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