Microsoft vs Symantec

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Microsoft
Based on 787 reviews.
Symantec
Based on 70 reviews.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Symantec Corporation is an American technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company produces software for security, storage, backup and availability - and offers professional services to support its software. Netcraft asseses Symantec as the most-used certification authority. Symantec is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock-market index.
Sample Customers
PhoneFactor: Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Microsoft Sentillion eXpresso: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NHS GGC, Nantes University Hospital Center, Fullerton Healthcare Group
Microsoft SMS: Curtin University, MyCNX, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kecioren Municipality, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing, Delphi Automotive, Turkcell, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Atasun Optik
SCCM: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
SCOM: Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
Microsoft UAG: Topocart, AAG, GeoAir, Blue Skies Consulting, Hiparc Geotecnologia, Peace Map
Microsoft Bhold Forefront Identity Manager [EOL]: Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia, Vocational Training Council, PKP S.A., Arysta LifeScience, Wiltshire Council, Sats Elixia, MANN+HUMMEL Group, ViveICA, Kotak Group, Sun International, Anel
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security: Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
Microsoft BitLocker: ACV, Proaxis Therapy, Choice Hotels International, adnymics GmbH, Intermedia, NMBS/SNCB
Microsoft Forefront [EOL]: EUROVIA CS, a. s., King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Devel, Bank Alfalah Ltd., CLEAResult, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Wiltshire Council
Microsoft Windows Defender: Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Microsoft Forefront Edge Security [EOL]: Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine, Jet Asia Airways Co. Ltd., LOTTE Mart Vietnam, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway [EOL]: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Sun International Management Ltd, Farmaceutickš fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Electrotherm India limited, Century City International, ProCredit Bank, PCS s.r.o., The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Microsoft Forefront Protection [EOL]: AARCO, China Vanke, King Saud University, Chesapeake Energy, Hellenic Petroleum, Columbia Centro Univeristario, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Georgia State University, Cablemšs
Microsoft IT GRC Process Management Pack: Wiltshire Council
Microsoft Cloud App Security: McKesson, Israel-France Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Deloitte, Matrix Global, ECI Telecom
Symantec Endpoint Encryption: Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
Blue Coat ProxySG [EOL]: Global Technology and Material Manufacturer
Symantec Endpoint Protection: Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
Symantec Norton 360 [EOL]: Swisscom
Symantec Email Security.cloud: Doric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
Symantec VIP: Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
Symantec Managed PKI Service: Aviareto, Atea Sverige AB
Symantec Server Management Suite: Amway (China) Co. Ltd., Barnabas Health, Cabela's Inc., College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), Comparex, DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH, GaVI GmbH, Helvetia Versicherungen, Kwizda Holdings GmbH, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., Ningbo Municipal Yinzhou District No.2 Hospital, Shanghai Pudong International Container Terminals Co. Ltd., Travelport, University of Oxford
Symantec Control Compliance Suite: Banjercito, Barnabas Health, BNY Mellon, Cabela's Inc., Citizens Business Bank, Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad, Molina Healthcare Inc., Osterreichische Post Aktiengesellschaft (Austrian Post), Symantec Corporation (Enterprise Security), Visa
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite: 24 HourFitness, BDO Israel, and Citizens Business Bank.
Symantec Patch Management Solution: Adventist Health
Symantec CloudSOC: Globe Telecom
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