Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Review

Very easy to learn and excellent intrusion prevention features


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 provides visibility into threats and security incidents.

What needs improvement?

SEP can improve on virus detection, especially on zero-day threats.

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No. After finishing the product customizations, it worked as expected.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not 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?

No.

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?

Trend Micro and Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise to choose this product because it is very easy to deploy, has a performant 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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