There are almost as many reasons why a company would choose one solution over another as there are platforms available at any given moment. Since the field is so diverse, and opinions are so varied, we turned to the small business community to understand which solutions they were using and why.
One consideration we consistently saw was the need for a solution that was quick and easy to implement. For Sophie Summers, who serves as a vice president of marketing at Proprivacy, that easy solution was Bitdefender.
“I have been using a total security version of Bitdefender for all our Windows-based PCs for the last two years,” Summers told business.com. “You only need to install and set it once, and then it will keep doing its job silently … [only taking] minutes to scan the whole PC files without slowing down the system.”
Along with the fact that it is compatible with the rest of her computer’s functions, Summers pointed to other features like a startup optimizer, which helps speed up the PC overall. Add in the software’s compatibility with leading browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox, as well as the inclusion of Bitdefender’s own hardened browser, and you have a solution that she called “the best software for scanning the system, removing suspicious files and preventing online infectious content.”
While some of the individuals we spoke with had stuck with their chosen solution for years, others shared their stories for why they jumped ship from one option to another. Hassan Alnassir, the founder and CEO of Premium Joy said his company had tried multiple options before choosing Kaspersky for its internet security solution.
“I have tried cybersecurity solutions from several popular brands like Norton and McAfee, but they all don’t compare to Kaspersky when it comes to not slowing down the PC,” he said. “I also find Kaspersky’s app interface to be pretty clean and simple to use without any complications whatsoever.”
When asked what he especially liked about Kaspersky, Alnassir said the software’s ability to block malicious sites while browsing online is a huge help.
Similarly, Dustin Vann, owner and CEO of Trusy Social said his company switched to Bitdefender from the solutions at McAfee because they just needed a stronger safety net than the latter company could provide.
“We changed from McAfee as it didn’t offer the added layer of security that Bitdefender did, plus it was harder to automate tasks with regular errors,” Vann said. “We liked the option where you could grant or deny access to websites and applications, essentially avoiding any services that have the potential to cause problems.”