Webroot® vs. Norton Software: Who Wins?

See what independent users and industry analysts say about how Webroot and Norton™ software compare

Is Webroot better than Norton™ Cybersecurity

Webroot beats Norton™ solutions in a number of third-party measurements of performance and user satisfaction for both consumers and small businesses.

The software reviewers at PCMag.com rank Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus higher than Norton AntiVirus™ Plus in independent testing. It praises Webroot’s low impact on device performance and ability to protect against malware, including ransomware.

ChannelPro Networks, a publication dedicated to those who serve the IT needs of small businesses, in its 2020 Readers' Choice Awards, named Webroot the Best Security Software Suite Vendor compared to bronze medalist Norton™ software and Best Endpoint Security Solution compared to the unranked Norton™ software.

Comparing antivirus & internet security for personal devices

When choosing a home antivirus, it’s important it be light on your device to keep from impacting performance. Cloud-based solutions excel at this because they don’t store bulky amounts of information on the device. Of course, you also want an effective solution that fits your budget, even when protecting multiple devices.

In its review of consumer antivirus solutions, PCMag.com calls Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus a "tiny, speedy" antivirus that "aces our hands-on malware protection test, and can even roll back ransomware activity." Norton AntiVirus™ Plus, on the other hand, is "expensive and doesn't offer deals for multiple-computer households."

A good, reliable home antivirus solution:

Detects, blocks, and removes viruses, malware, and ransomware

Prevents identity theft and blocks phishing and fraud

Warns about dangerous websites and links before you click

Is cloud-based so it doesn't hog system resources or slow productivity

Comparing antivirus for small businesses

Readers of Channel Pro Networks, a publication dedicated to small business IT and the providers that serve them, named Webroot both its top endpoint security vendor and best security suite vendor. Webroot prides itself on the full range of security solutions to enhance business cyber resilience, including:

Endpoint protection for devices

DNS protection for network-level security

Security awareness training to protect against user-enabled attacks

Data backup and recovery for protecting against hardware failure

Because business endpoint security products are often used across tens or hundreds of devices, it's essential they be easy to deploy, run, and manage. That's why we're proud Webroot® Business Endpoint Security is ranked ahead of Norton™ software in these categories, according to real users:

Ease of setup and
ease of use

Ease of admin and quality
of support

Ease of doing business

G2 Crowd Peer Reviews

Independent user reviews on the software comparison site G2 Crowd rank Webroot® Business Endpoint Security higher than Norton™ software in terms of business endpoint protection, with Webroot earning 4.7/5 stars and Norton 4.2/5 stars. So don’t take our word for it. Check out more than 400 reviews of the two products on G2.com.

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Take the Next Step

Internet threats are more costly and destructive than ever. As cyberthieves develop new attack vectors, it’s up to home and business users to improve their defenses with next-generation cybersecurity. Check out how Webroot stacks up against other competitors such as Symantec and McAfee®.