Compare Check Point Pointsec vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Check Point Pointsec is ranked 10th in Endpoint Encryption with 1 review while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews. Check Point Pointsec is rated 7.0, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Pointsec writes "Stable and easy to use, but it needs application identity support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Has good messaging features but the hard drive encryption needs to be improved". Check Point Pointsec is most compared with , whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, ESET Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Complete Data Protection.
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Check Point GAiA is easy to use.

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The most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop.This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management.The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders.We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.The encryption feature is very good.We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.

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In the next release of this solution, I would like to see application identity support.

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I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly.The instability of the company and lack of presence in the Middle East is affecting product use.The program's disk encryption is not very friendly with Microsoft OS updates. We have a problem with updates failing unless we use a time-consuming work-around.If for example, a user forgets the endpoint key, they cannot access their data. We need a support team that is a single point of contact for the IT entity to be trained and to have documentation for troubleshooting and managing the solution.I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product.We would like some advanced security protection features.It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.

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The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side.The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options.The licensing costs yearly are $5000.It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.

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Avg. Rating
7.0
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Avg. Rating
7.9
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PointsecSymantec Drive Encryption
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Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Sample Customers
GlatfelterCitrix 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
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Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
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