Endpoint Protection - For Family\Friends



  • Hi Guys,

    I am looking to get some Endpoint Protection Software for Family\Friends. Ideally something that is web based, that I can login to daily and review. I don't want to spend very much, as my parents can't afford much (I would most likely pay for it myself). It should have AV, and anything else would be gravy... patching, etc.

    Aaron



  • I would check out Webroot or Intune. Intune definitely is not cheap for that though.



  • Yeah we should work well for that. You can manage everything from the web based console and kick off scans, issue remote commands, etc.



  • @Nic said:

    Yeah we should work well for that. You can manage everything from the web based console and kick off scans, issue remote commands, etc.

    Are you referring to the home product or business?



  • Both have those features. Business has more granularity and power in the portal, but you can still manage things centrally using the home version of the management portal.



  • @nic correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't the business be more cost effective? An average consumer license is $20-30/user or for multi-computer licenses can be $50-60. The business will be lighter, have central management for you and probably more cost effective. FWIW YMMV



  • @ajstringham well it depends - the home version is priced per user, so you get up to five devices for that consumer license. Basically since people have on average 3 devices, we wanted to make the licensing easy for home users and not have them worry about multiple computers, tablets and phones. The business licensing is per device and the mobile is broken out separately. Does that make sense?



  • @Nic Can I get some pricing for both?



  • @Nic said:

    @ajstringham well it depends - the home version is priced per user, so you get up to five devices for that consumer license. Basically since people have on average 3 devices, we wanted to make the licensing easy for home users and not have them worry about multiple computers, tablets and phones. The business licensing is per device and the mobile is broken out separately. Does that make sense?

    Ok. However, if you don't need mobile then it seems to me it would be cheaper. Segregating it for business makes sense whereas in a consumer world it doesn't. But for straight machines I would assume the scaling is better and more cost effective. If I need 7 licenses for friends and/or family using consumer products, you're kinda stuck with no easy way to do it. 5 + 1 + 1 or 5 + 3 for the licenses. FWIW



  • @Aaron-Studer said:

    @Nic Can I get some pricing for both?

    Agreed. Both mobile and desktop/laptop prices would be awesome!



  • Here's the home pricing:
    http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/compare
    there's three tiers based on whether you want just AV/Malware protection or additional features like mobile, the password vault and 25GB of online backup & storage.

    For business, the pricing is here:
    http://www.webroot.com/us/en/business/products/endpoint/
    and for mobile:
    http://www.webroot.com/us/en/business/products/mobile/

    We do have discounts for SpiceHeads and for larger deals, so it's always worth it to talk to a sales person rather than just buy direct off the web, but at least the above gives you a ballpark.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @Nic said:

    @ajstringham well it depends - the home version is priced per user, so you get up to five devices for that consumer license. Basically since people have on average 3 devices, we wanted to make the licensing easy for home users and not have them worry about multiple computers, tablets and phones. The business licensing is per device and the mobile is broken out separately. Does that make sense?

    Ok. However, if you don't need mobile then it seems to me it would be cheaper. Segregating it for business makes sense whereas in a consumer world it doesn't. But for straight machines I would assume the scaling is better and more cost effective. If I need 7 licenses for friends and/or family using consumer products, you're kinda stuck with no easy way to do it. 5 + 1 + 1 or 5 + 3 for the licenses. FWIW

    Yeah in that case you might be better with business, since you are in effect being a service provider for your family and friends. Also the home version does have a cheaper version without the mobile included.



  • @aaron-studer Don't you use Sophos at work?

    They usually allow you to install AV for home use as long as you have a valid license at work. We have licenses for 250 users, so we are allowed to register 250 for home use at zero charge as well.



  • @IRJ said:

    @aaron-studer Don't you use Sophos at work?

    They usually allow you to install AV for home use as long as you have a valid license at work. We have licenses for 250 users, so we are allowed to register 250 for home use at zero charge as well.

    That's pretty nice.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @IRJ said:

    @aaron-studer Don't you use Sophos at work?

    They usually allow you to install AV for home use as long as you have a valid license at work. We have licenses for 250 users, so we are allowed to register 250 for home use at zero charge as well.

    That's pretty nice.

    Panda AV did this for me in the past too. This kind of seems to be a small trend. Offices that move to Office 365 with local install Office, the users often find themselves with several licenses worth they can install at home.
    Cox provides it's home users and corporate customers with McAfee AV included.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Panda AV did this for me in the past too. This kind of seems to be a small trend. Offices that move to Office 365 with local install Office, the users often find themselves with several licenses worth they can install at home.

    This has been decently common in the Business Anti-Virus space for years. Additionally Microsoft has offered Office home use rights for people with service assurance for at least 5 years.



  • Apparently some banks and credit unions buy our software in bulk to give to their customers. It's cheaper for them to pay for AV software than the costs of identity theft overall.



  • @Nic said:

    Apparently some banks and credit unions buy our software in bulk to give to their customers. It's cheaper for them to pay for AV software than the costs of identity theft overall.

    @nic We are a credit union? Do you offer special pricing on this?



  • We have alot of members who struggle with online banking and have run into phishing attacks causing identity theft



  • @IRJ yep we do - there's discounts for non-profits, SpiceHeads, and depending on the size of the purchase there's some room there too. Let me know if you want to talk to a sales person and get a quote.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @IRJ said:

    @aaron-studer Don't you use Sophos at work?

    They usually allow you to install AV for home use as long as you have a valid license at work. We have licenses for 250 users, so we are allowed to register 250 for home use at zero charge as well.

    That's pretty nice.

    We have the choice of using their Internet Server or our Sophos server. If you have employees that have access to secure data at home, its a really nice feature. We can make sure they stay up to date.



  • @Nic said:

    @IRJ yep we do - there's discounts for non-profits, SpiceHeads, and depending on the size of the purchase there's some room there too. Let me know if you want to talk to a sales person and get a quote.

    We have quite a few members. Let me find out a ball park number and maybe I can talk ball park price with a sales guy. I dont want to waste alot of their time or mine if its way out of our price range.



  • @Nic said:

    @IRJ yep we do - there's discounts for non-profits, SpiceHeads, and depending on the size of the purchase there's some room there too. Let me know if you want to talk to a sales person and get a quote.

    What about MangoLassi discounts?



  • @IRJ sounds good - just let me know and I can get you more info.



  • @scottalanmiller I think that everyone one here is a SpiceHead no? We'll have to call it the SpiceHead/MangoLassi discount 🙂



  • So I think I am going to end up going with Vipre.....

    I can't seem to beat 10 Computers / $49.99



  • @Aaron-Studer you could see if our sales guys will price match



  • @Nic If they would, I would take it.



  • @Nic Do you guys have live chat? Talking on the phone is sooooooo last year.



  • @Aaron-Studer doesn't look like it, sorry 🙂 They probably wouldn't have a sales convo that way anyway (nor would anyone, since they'd probably not want to put negotiations down in writing).


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