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Symantec's Norton Small Business aims to protect SMBs from threats

Symantec introduces its Norton Small Business software, aimed at helping SMBs keep PCs and mobile devices secure from evolving cybersecurity threats

By: Michael Hatamoto from May 20, 2014 @ 11:41 CDT

Symantec has released another product designed to keep small and midsized businesses (SMBs) secure from cyberthreats, with Norton Small Business marketed for companies with less than 20 employees. The software has 100 percent virus removal assurance and a friendly user interface to make it even easier to utilize in case IT staff aren't available to lend a hand.


The Norton Small Business also has mobile security technology, providing device scanning, remote locate, locking and wiping capability to protect bring your own device (BYOD) supporters. Symantec also has the ability to scan Google Android applications to remove any malicious software, with the majority of mobile malware aimed at Android devices.

"According to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, small businesses were targeted in 30 percent of all cyberattacks in 2013," noted Brian Burch, Norton VP of Global Consumer and Small Business Marketing. "While the risks are real, small business owners with fewer than 20 employees often wear multiple hats and don't have the time or resources to manage IT needs. Running a small business is hard work, but Symantec wants to make securing it the easy part."

Many SMBs struggle with IT and security efforts, as they cannot afford a full-time IT staff, and only rely on IT outsourcing typically when a problem has already occurred.


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