Acquisition and Installation
This review found that acquiring the software package is an easily performed task regardless of which of the two purchasing options are used. First, users can buy the Internet protection software outright on the Symantec Website with just a few simple steps through the Symantec shopping cart program. Users can quickly download the software and prepare for installation.
Potential customers who are unsure whether Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business will serve their purpose can download the program as "trialware" and use it for one month. After evaluating the program, users can return to the Symantec Website via a link within the program to purchase a full license. It's hard to imagine how the acquisition process could get any easier.
When running the installation, users can choose whether to install the central management console which monitors all equipped network computers or a managed client. Users can also select the option to perform a standalone installation which is not monitored by a management console.
Unfortunately, the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (12.0.1) includes the required Symantec Protection Center which does not run on Windows 7.
The standalone installation will not work with the trial version, so users can only try out this software in advance if they are running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows Server.