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What is the difference between Symantec Small Business Edition 12.1 and 2013

Created: 10 May 2013 | 4 comments

Hello all,

I suspect the answer to this question is simple but I cannot find out the difference. We're a reseller of Symantec and all ours our Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1. However we have a number of clients now where their servers are getting hammered by the onsite management product for symantec and we'd like to move that to the cloud. Apparently that is included in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 but the one we bought yesterday was Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1

What am I missing here!? Are these two seperate editions? Can I use the cloud portal for management on a 12.1 Small Business license?

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P_K_'s picture

I think here  is your answer:

 

What is the difference between Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013?

Symantec Endpoint Protection helps larger enterprises gain protection from viruses and malware through an on-premise solution with an on-site server.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013, on the other hand, has been designed specifically for small and medium sized businesses and offers simple, fast and effective protection against viruses and malware as a cloud-managed service. It installs in just minutes without additional hardware, delivers always-on protection and can fit into any IT budget through a simple subscription fee. The on-premise management option can be selected if you prefer an on-site server. With Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013, businesses can quickly and easily secure critical business resources and get on with the business of focusing on their strategic goals.

Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition will only continue to be bundled with Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.x. There is no automatic entitlement to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013

www.symanteccloud.com/.../Datasheet_Ext_SEP_SBE_2013_US.pdf

 

 

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

SMLatCST's picture

Further to the above, while SBE 12.1 is your standard on-premise solution, SBE2013 can be either on-premise or cloud based, and is only available at additional cost:

http://www.symanteccloud.com/en/gb/services/end_user_protection/endpoint_protection.aspx

Q. What happens to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition customers when the new product is introduced?
A. There is no impact on existing Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 or 12.1 customers. They can purchase additional seats and renew maintenance agreements. They can easily switch to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 for up to 30 percent off MSRP and enjoy the many new features and advantages of the new solution.

 

I'm afraid I can't find any documentation (on my cursory search) on transitioning from SBE12.1 to SBE2013.

#EDIT#

Oh yeah, there are also dedicated forums for SBE12.1 and SBE2013, perhaps you might be able to get a more comprehensive answer there?

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/security/forums/endpoint-protection-small-business-edition-12x
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/security/forums/endpoint-protection-small-business-edition-2013

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 is a new solution that offers simple, fast, and effective protection against viruses and malware for your laptops, desktops and servers. Available as a cloud-managed service it can be set up with no additional hardware, so securing your business is simple and quick with minimal upfront investment. It provides updates automatically, so you know you always have the latest security available. And you can easily manage everything from a Web-based console, so you can spend less time worrying and more time running your business. Not quite ready for the cloud? Ask about our on-premise management option that allows you to manage protection on-site with a server. A virus can destroy your business in minutes. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 can protect it just as fast.

Question: What is the difference between Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013?

Answer: Symantec Endpoint Protection helps larger enterprises gain protection from viruses and malware through an on-premise solution with an on-site server.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013, on the other hand, has been designed specifically for small and medium sized businesses and offers simple, fast and effective protection against viruses and malware as a cloud-managed service. It installs in just minutes without additional hardware, delivers always-on protection and can fit into any IT budget through a simple subscription fee. The on-premise management option can be selected if you prefer an on-site server. With Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013, businesses can quickly and easily secure critical business resources and get on with the business of focusing on their strategic goals.

Q. What about customers who are receiving Endpoint Protection through Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition?

A. Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition will only continue to be bundled with Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1.x. There is no automatic entitlement to Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013.

Check the FAQ's Section of Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud

http://www.symanteccloud.com/en/gb/services/end_user_protection/endpoint_protection.aspx

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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akhanson's picture

Hi Gavin,

Thanks for your interest. To answer your question in the simplest terms, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 essentially combines two previous endpoint products: Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1 in a single sku.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 allows you to deploy it either as a cloud-managed service or you can continue to deploy it as an on-premise managed option that you are used to.

The Small Business Edition 12.1 is still available but I'd suggest exploring the Small Business Edition 2013 going forward because it gives you the flexibility of cloud-managed or on-premise managed with a single sku, so you can choose the deployment method that is right for you.

Check out a free 30-day trial here, also there are some great demo videos showing how to set up a trial, how to deploy the agents, and how to customize the security policies.

Hope this helps, thanks! 

Aaron