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"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.""The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device."

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"We have a complete overview of all our PCs and it's very easy to handle and to use the interface. It has a lot of benefits for us.""It's very stable. I've never experienced downtime for the ASM console or ASM core.""The stability of the solution is very good. We have about 100 users on it right now, and we use it twice a week.""The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service.""WildFire AI is the best option for this product.""The most valuable for us is the correlation feature.""They have a new GUI which is just fantastic.""It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe."

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"The most valuable feature for our organization is the antivirus, as our staff is the target of zero-day malware and viruses.""With Symantec, I always know this tool will be reliable and with the latest protection.""The feature I find most useful is the console for reporting.""I like the firewall and the intrusion prevention features, and just the basic anti-malware and anti-virus seems to be pretty effective as well.""The features I find the most valuable are the protection, the encryption, and the DLP.""The most valuable features of this solution are that it is really easy to use, and it is secure.""The solution is very stable.""The solution is completely scalable."

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"The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""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.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products."

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"Currently, if you use Palo Alto endpoint protection as the only solution it's very complicated to remove pre-existing threats.""In the next release, I would like to see more UI improvements. Their UI is a bit basic. When we are speaking about Palo Alto Networks they are the big company, so they can improve the UI a little bit. The UI, the reports, the log system can all be improved.""The solution needs better reports. I think they should let the customer go in and customize the reports.""It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously.""The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""There's an overall lack of features.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements."

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"I would like to see a hybrid version of this solution that covers both in-house and cloud-based servers.""If Symantec wants to improve, they should have a single event for all their products.""The overall quality of the product needs to be improved because with the last session we had several issues with new versions. Also, the solution needs better protections.""If you're not charged with administering the product and you don't do it every day it can sometimes be difficult to remember how to do the simple basic things, so some type of help or guidance for your most regular or frequent tasks would be good.""The detection and response can always be improved.""Reporting in this solution needs improvement.""The reporting function needs to be more user friendly in general.""The Centralized Management could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"This is an expensive solution.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR.""This is an expensive solution.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high."

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"We receive a discounted price for this solution because we are a non-profit organization.""The problem is Symantec is more expensive than other vendors.""The pricing is a little bit more expensive than other competitors, if you compare it to Kaspersky, for example, or McAfee.""We pay our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and everything is included in that price.""Its price should be reasonable.""There are subscription costs, we typically purchase the annual subscription. There can be other expenses too, for example, we use CrowdStrike also as part of our policy.""The prices fluctuate, but this year I think it was maybe around $12,000.""The EDR options are costlier than other products."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
Top Answer: The solution doesn't need a high level of technical training.
Top Answer: For basic needs, the solution isn't very expensive. However, as you grow more complex in your needs, the more you use… more »
Top Answer: For working with the solution, you only really need a web browser, however, we've found that working on Chrome, for… more »
Top Answer: Protection from viruses, malware, Trojans, and malicious files is most valuable. It is also good in terms of application… more »
Top Answer: I would like to be able to migrate to the cloud so that the end-users outside the company offices don't need a VPN to… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Secure Endpoint
Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
Symantec EPP, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
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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.

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

Unmatched Endpoint Safety for Your OrganizationAs an on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based solution, the single-agent Symantec platform protects all your traditional and mobile endpoint devices, and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize security decisions.

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Government13%
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Mining And Metals Company12%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
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Computer Software Company25%
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Government6%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise50%
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Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise21%
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Small Business30%
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Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise22%
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Small Business32%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Symantec End-User Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 7th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 23 reviews while Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 44 reviews. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2, while Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Easy to set up with excellent trend analytics and isolation feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec End-User Endpoint Security writes "Lacks next-generation behaviour-based detection, offers terrible technical support, and not as robust as competitors". Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne and Sophos Intercept X, whereas Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Trend Micro Deep Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon and Fortinet FortiEDR. See our Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Symantec End-User Endpoint Security report.

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