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Pros
"The Remote Administrator is the most valuable feature that ESET offers for us. Centralized management of our ESET environment is what I like about the Remote Administrator.""The usability is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is that everything is done on the server.""This solution can be centrally managed."

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"The management console gives us the ability to quickly control who sees what, ensures we are on the latest version, and up-to-date.""It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.""It helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from getting to our machines.""We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.""The encryption feature is very good.""Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.""We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.""The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders."

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Cons
"I would like more robust reporting as part of the Remote Administrator.""Integration with central management needs improvement.""Sometimes the server console is very slow, so the performance could be improved.""I would like to see better compatibility with mobile devices."

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"I would like them to have integration with a wider range of non-Symantec products.""It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.""I can only patch monthly. I don't know what the solution is there, besides being vulnerable for three weeks out of four. But there's got to be an option somehow.""We would like some advanced security protection features.""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.""I think that they should improve the on-premises version to include the manageability and simplicity that is available on the cloud.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Instead of installing ESET on each machine at each location, we just do it remotely. This has been a time saver for us.""The National University System dedicates 500 of their 5000 licenses to us, which is $14/yr per device. Most companies are paying $99 or $120 per device a year.""Licensing costs are on a yearly basis."

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"It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.""The licensing costs yearly are $5000.""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.""Depending on how many modules you will use (up to five) the licensing will be more expensive.""The pricing is fair but there is variability in our area that needs to be addressed.""The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This solution can be centrally managed.
Top Answer: The updates could be improved and also done more frequently. I would like to see better compatibility with mobile devices. Most of the time, people are connecting to our server using their mobile… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: The cost of this solution is a little on the higher side.
Top Answer: I do not find the environment to be very user-friendly. The technical support is not very good, especially for issues involving the encryption. If the user loses their encryption key then the process… more »
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Overview

ESET Endpoint Encryption is a simple-to-use encryption application for companies large and small. Take advantage of the optimized setup that speeds up the time to adoption for admins. The client side requires no user interaction, increasing user compliance and the security of your company data.

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
CCS Media Limited, Mercury Engineering, , Unigarant, Pinewood HealthcareCitrix 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company8%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Government14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Construction Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about ESET Endpoint Encryption vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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ESET Endpoint Encryption is ranked 5th in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 14 reviews. ESET Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.8, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Encryption writes "Instead of installing the product on each machine at each location, we just do it remotely". 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". ESET Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Sophos SafeGuard, Cisco AMP for Endpoints, Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade and Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Sophos SafeGuard. See our ESET Endpoint Encryption vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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