Compare Cisco AMP for Endpoints vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Cisco AMP for Endpoints is ranked 14th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 9 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews. Cisco AMP for Endpoints is rated 8.4, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco AMP for Endpoints writes "Excellent scalability with good integration capabilities and easy to deploy in Cisco ecosystems". 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". Cisco AMP for Endpoints is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, CrowdStrike and Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, ESET Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Complete Data Protection.
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Pros
The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.It is a very stable program.I am really satisfied with the technical support.The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.I am told that we get over 100 million emails a month. This filters them down and allows only somewhere about three million emails, which is a great help.

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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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I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.The technical support is very slow.I would like more seamless integration.The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.The solution needs more in-depth analytics.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price is very good.The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.

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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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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

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
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial BankCitrix 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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Healthcare Company25%
Government25%
Comms Service Provider13%
University13%
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Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Construction Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company7%
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