Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Review

It has excellent intrusion prevention features. It has an intuitive management GUI.


What is most valuable?

  • Fast deployment, even for highly distributed companies with centralized IT management using a distributed architecture.
  • Intuitive management GUI and very easy to learn.
  • Excellent intrusion prevention features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been a time saver for operational and reporting tasks related to key security controls.

SEP provided visibility on threats and security incidents.

What needs improvement?

SEP could improve on virus detection, specially on Zero-Day threats.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven’t had stability issues. After finishing the product, customizing it worked as expected.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no scalability issues at all. Actually, it is far more scalable than other similar products.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is acceptable.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn’t have a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was a very fast deployment using the client detection features and a transparent Active Directory integration.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Trend Micro and Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

I would advice choosing this product because it is very easy to deploy, has a performance host IPS and antivirus engine, and it provides a key source for security metrics.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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