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Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Competitive Windows XP Performance Evaluation - APPENDIX
25 April 2009
Symantec commissioned Tolly to evaluate the impact of endpoint security offerings designed for small businesses on PC client responsiveness.
The Tolly Group compared the Windows XP client version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 against security offerings from AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Inc., Sophos and Trend Micro, Inc.
The Tolly Group examined system start-up time, the impact on Microsoft Office 2007, on Internet Explorer, on local and network file operations and on the time required to decompress a file archive.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested. This appendix document contains detailed results. Higher-level test results are documented in a companion document which can be downloaded from tolly.com at
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