Article Photo Norton Protection: Which One Is Best for Your Nonprofit? Understand the similarities and differences between Norton Small Business, Norton Security Deluxe, and Norton Utilities Stephen Jackson - September 10, 2019 Helping to protect your nonprofit from threats online such as viruses, malware, and ransomware can seem more important now than ever before. The reason is simple: Cybercriminals have continued to evolve their methods and efforts to infiltrate your computer systems in an effort to steal valuable data. In fact, in its 2019 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec reported that web attacks on endpoints increased by 56 percent in 2018. It was also reported that one in 10 URLs were found to be malicious. Even a single attack could have the potential to bring an organization to a screeching halt, and in some cases, interrupt valuable services being delivered to its community.Symantec provides device security products from its brand Norton LifeLock to help mitigate your exposure to cyber threats that could harm your nonprofit. They offer sophisticated software and tools designed to stop viruses in their tracks, to help protect the devices in your organization against the ever-evolving global threat landscape, and to help keep your devices functioning seamlessly.TechSoup offers a variety of Norton LifeLock products donated from Symantec, and determining which one is the best fit for your organization can be a challenge. In this post, we'll be comparing features of three distinct Norton products, which are solutions for small to medium-sized nonprofits needing to secure fewer than 20 devices and keep them running efficiently.If you are in need of an enterprise solution for more devices, you should consider licenses for Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition. You can also look into solutions such as Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security and an E5 license of Microsoft 365.Let's take a closer look at Norton Small Business, Norton Security Deluxe, and Norton Utilities.Norton Small BusinessIf you're a nonprofit that needs to secure between 5 and 20 devices (such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices) and you need the ability to centrally or remotely manage the security on these devices, then Norton Small Business might be the best fit. This cloud-based software provides 24/7 threat protection against potentially harmful mobile apps,* mobile device location for your Android devices,** and 24/7 phone support (English only) for anyone on your team. By keeping your systems running smoothly, they're less likely to contribute to organizational costs while helping ensure that all your and your beneficiaries' data remains secure.Norton Small Business offers a centralized web portal that makes managing security across your different devices, as well as adding or removing devices, a breeze. Norton Security Deluxe Organizations needing to secure up to five devices should consider Norton Security Deluxe. This software provides advanced threat protection, 24-hour phone support, and comprehensive protection for mobile devices. Norton Security Deluxe has a password manager to help you create, store, and manage your passwords and credit card information securely. It also has a smart firewall, which monitors and blocks suspicious network traffic in order to help protect your organization's devices and data from malicious attacks.Like Norton Small Business, Norton Security Deluxe is also managed through a centralized web portal.Norton Utilities Norton Utilities should be seen as a valuable add-on for organizations using PC computers. Norton Utilities is designed to help fix common issues that can cause PCs to slow down or even crash, and help keep devices running efficiently for longer.Norton Utilities has automated capabilities that work when your PC is idle. For example, with the easy-to-use 1-Click Optimization, Norton Utilities can safely free up space on your hard drive, remove unwanted startup programs that launch without you knowing, and help maintain digital privacy by enabling you to erase your browser file downloads. This collection of tools can be used on up to three different devices.Side-by-Side Comparison of FeaturesLet's take a look at some of the basic features offered by each of these software licenses in order to get a clearer picture of how they differ from one another.Norton Security DeluxeNorton Small BusinessNorton UtilitiesDevice SecurityPlan EntitlementProtection for up to 5 devicesProtection for 5, 10, or 20 devicesTools to optimize performance on up to 3 PCsOnline Threat ProtectionxxAnti-Spyware, Antivirus, Malware, and Ransomware ProtectionxxPassword ManagerxxxSmart FirewallxxUtilitiesPC OptimizationxIT Environment and DeploymentSimple Onboarding via Email Invitation Sent to EmployeesxCentral Web PortalxxThe VerdictIf you are looking for protection for over five devices, then you should look into Norton Small Business. If you need to protect fewer than five devices, consider Norton Security Deluxe. And if you use PCs at your organization, a license or two of Norton Utilities is a great add-on to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.It's important to note that device security is just one component of a complete IT security program. Proper employee training is also key, and for this we suggest nonprofits also take a look at the KnowB4 Security Awareness Training Platform, also available through TechSoup. No one can prevent all cybercrime or identity theft.* Auto-scan of apps on Google Play is supported on Android 4.1 or later, except for Samsung devices. Samsung devices running Android 4.2 or later are supported. For earlier versions of Android, the Google Play Share function must be used to scan apps on Google Play.** Device must have battery power and a network connection and have the location features activated. This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.