Microsoft gets it. Today, it makes no sense to release an operating system, especially a game-changer like Windows 8, without some form of basic antivirus protection. That’s why Windows 8 comes preloaded with a default form of protection, Windows Defender, that automatically kicks in when the system does not boot up with installed third-party protection.
If you get Defender for free with Windows 8, is there any point to getting any further protection? Yes -- at least 83 to begin with…
The numbers tell a compelling performance story
In side-by-side tests conducted by PassMark, an independent laboratory, Windows 8 with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 consistently outperformed Windows 8 without it (with Defender as its default). Consider the highlights:
- 83% faster scanning: End users spend more time working, less time managing interruptions.