Compare ESET Endpoint Security vs. Symantec End-user Endpoint Security

ESET Endpoint Security is ranked 12th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 6 reviews while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 29 reviews. ESET Endpoint Security is rated 7.8, while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Security writes "Good spam protection and integration, but the deployment process needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec End-user Endpoint Security writes "Reliable solution that offers good performance and the latest protection". ESET Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Symantec End-user Endpoint Security and Kaspersky Endpoint Security, whereas Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Endpoint Security and Trend Micro Deep Security. See our ESET Endpoint Security vs. Symantec End-user Endpoint Security report.
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Pros
The most valuable features are the sandbox, mail scanning, sandboxing attachments, files, and that it responds to VPN porting.Technical support has been very good. They're quick to respond to any problems.The most valuable feature is the antispam module, which comes in the bundle.The most valuable feature of this solution is the management.This solution blocks the brand new malware threats.In terms of the current global landscape, it is a great solution.Advanced level endpoint firewall, which helps to block unwanted and malicious traffic.

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The valuable features are device control, SONOR, and anti-virus.The firewall, malware, and anti-virus protection have earned its keep in times past by catching the unexpected.This solution helps in that I can control quite a few computers from our central location, with ease.The most amazing qualities of Symantec Endpoint Protection is that it provides a total solution to all virus problems.The solution is completely scalable.The solution is very stable.The features I find the most valuable are the protection, the encryption, and the DLP.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.

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Cons
The solution includes only Intrusion Detection and not IPS, which is an important feature that is missing in my version.The solution should offer more security surrounding blacklisted websites.If I were in an environment that required a large-scale deployment then I would choose another solution over ESET.Everything has some kind of room for improvement.I would like them to use AI features to do preventative virus protection.ESET should consider giving it application control.

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I would like to see improvements in the anti-virus and the device control features.Managements' number one item on the "Wish List" would have to do with the real-time scan of external media inserted into any client.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see more to do with malware, encryption technology, and controlling mobile devices.It is only available to use on computers with higher-end specs.The Centralized Management could be improved.The reporting function needs to be more user friendly in general.The detection and response can always be improved.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Currently, we are running on a three-year license. The pricing might be around $20,000. There aren't any costs above the standard licensing fee.This solution is a good value for the money.At first, we thought it was a bit expensive, but we negotiated a better price.The cost is a very reasonable. When compared with other products, the price is low (though not very low).

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We pay our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and everything is included in that price.The pricing is a little bit more expensive than other competitors, if you compare it to Kaspersky, for example, or McAfee.The problem is Symantec is more expensive than other vendors.We receive a discounted price for this solution because we are a non-profit organization.Compared to other products and brands here in Mexico, the price is okay, somewhere in the middle. Our solution is unique in that it can adapt to a variety of pricing and licensing constraints considering we have the corporate, government, and academic mandates. ThePricing and licensing for our country is very good. It's not that expensive and the endpoint security is very good. It's not as cheap as some others, but they are not as good.We pay on a yearly basis...Zero-day threat or advanced attacks should be part of the endpoint. The product should not require you to buy a separate license.

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Miriam Tover
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I would recommend the SEP which I had been using it for the past 10 yrs of my IT career and we had evaluated like Kaspersky or McAfee but still found that Symantec is still the best solution in AV.

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Smart SecuritySymantec EPP, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
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Overview

Comprehensive multilayered security, combining machine learning and human expertise. Enables organizations to:

Protect against Ransomware
Block Targeted Attacks
Prevent Data Breaches
Detect Advanced Persistent Threats
Stop Fileless attacks

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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Sample Customers
ERSTE Group Bank, Miller Solutions, Wesleyan University, The Hospital Center of Luxembourg, Deer Valley USD, SPAR, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Honda, City Hall of Palmela, Hays CISD, Lester B Pearson School Board Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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University10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Security Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise37%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
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