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Hi,

We are non-profit organisation, we have 7 -10 users, all our computers including a windows server are connected to a network. My question is which would I be better off purchasing the Norton desktop product such as Norton Small Business 1-Year Subscription for 10 Devices or shall I get the Norton endpoint product such as Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.
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I would go with Symantec Endpoint Protection.  I have used Small Business and the enterprise versions in many organizations and it is reliable.
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Justin Smith earned 125 total points (awarded by participants)
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Are you limited to just Norton Anti-virus protection? If I can suggest, I highly recommend BitDefender GravityZone Business Security. Here is an article posted just a few months ago.
If you are limited to Norton, I agree with Foxluv here.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/security-software/best-business-antivirus-8-top-paid-security-tools-for-small-business-1170097
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by:John Hurst
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We use Symantec Endpoint Protection for all our For Profit and Not For Profit clients. At 10 users and above it is a very good product and works well Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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If you're looking at Norton or Symantec, I'd say you're better off with nothing... well that would mean the Microsoft default product available, not ACTUALLY nothing.

I still use and prefer VIPRE - it's done QUITE WELL for me and my clients.  Great Management Console and relatively inexpensive...
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by:faysal_ahmed
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Thanks guys for your input.  Do I need to install Anti-virus product on the server as well.
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by:John Hurst
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Yes, and SEP has a Server Manager install as well.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Security is a layering process.  No Single product will protect you against everything - the bad guys are always trying to find ways in.  I would install antivirus on the server, but you need to do some research based on what you run on the server to determine what should be excluded from scanning - scanning server components that change frequently could cause a performance hit on the server.
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