Kaspersky Endpoint Security vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

As of June 2019, Kaspersky Endpoint Security is ranked 7th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 19 reviews vs Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business with 35 reviews. The top reviewer of Kaspersky Endpoint Security writes "Enables us to reduce costs and offers manufacturing control". The top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) writes "You can deploy it to Windows, Mac, and Linux with one console to cover all three". Kaspersky Endpoint Security is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), ESET Endpoint Security and Microsoft Windows Defender. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security. See our Kaspersky Endpoint Security vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) report.
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Pros
The advice I would give someone implementing this solution is that the management of the solution is very easy. You don't need a lot of people to manage the solution.The signature update is done securely.We used to have a lot of phishing attacks and all these kind of things for end-users so we decided that we needed endpoint security. We evaluated some solutions and found that Kaspersky is the most appropriate in terms of endpoint security and the speed of the user machine. The encryption is a major factor from our end.It helps to improve our security for our mobile and VMware infrastructure. The remote tasks are great.The blocking feature is the most valuable feature.The centralized management is a nice features. It gives us the leeway to deal with other things as protection is being carried on in the background. We do not have to keep on watching as long as we have the right updates. It also saves us time.It performs quite well as a firewall protection provider.We have gained advanced threat protection without investing more into that area.

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The most valuable feature is the virus and malware detection capability.This solution has helped us because it is really useful for blocking all kinds of viruses.Threat protection has always worked well.Endpoint protection has improved our operations by protecting our servers from potential cyber threats.Endpoint Protection is the next generation. It covers antivirus, spamware, ransomware...The fact that it has centralized management is the most valuable feature.The technical support is very good. They have an Indian support team, so there are no delays in receiving support.Symantec has cloud-based endpoint protection, so whether a user is off the network or on the network, the endpoint will be protected by the cloud.

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Cons
This solution needs improvement in the reporting section. Reporting in Kaspersky Endpoint is good but it's not that great. The platform needs to centralize reporting control.There have been some performance issues. They provide good security, but this slows down the performance of machines' servers. The software is not updating as frequently as we need.There should be some AI involved. We already have machine learning involved in recent releases but machine learning should be more enhanced in the upcoming versions.The reports aren't so good. To make it a perfect ten they should improve the reports and web interface.It needs more computer resources. They should have more anti-spam features.If someone has the older version of the solution, and wants to install a newer version, they must remove all of the previous applications. Otherwise, there will be issues with the solution.I would like to see better reporting.It's does not have the architecture or structure to scale up.

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This solution needs better compatibility with services and applications.Sometimes, when we are creating a new policy, some of the clients are not being updated with the latest policy.This latest version has proven unreliable for management and installation.We must have complete dissolution with advance care protection but we are finding out that we need more Symantec technical specialists. We have identified a need to hire at least one more technical specialist familiar with Symantec to improve our solutions capabilities.Any external device which is inserted into a computer should be subject to an auto-scan policy, to automatically scan it before accepting the device... They need to make it more user-friendly, so that when anyone puts in a USB stick it will be scanned, popping up any problems before it is used.About four years back, Symantec's signature was very heavy and their signature patch was around 200MB or 300MB files.There are a few negative points. They should separate the feature for each separate solution for mobile devices. The second one is about the price, it's expensive. Finally, the third would be the complexity of implementation.I think the CPU dependence should be enhanced.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It's a little more expensive compared to other competitors like Symantec.The licensing is fine, and it is well within reasonable rates.It is a cost-effective product.I received a very good deal with Kaspersky.It is a cost-effective endpoint security service.It is quite standard, because we use the volume licensing.The licensing is based per agent. You can get discounts if you have more agents.Pricing is very competitive and licensing is very much ethical.

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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.Each annual client license is around 1200 or 1600 INR.Pricing and licensing are important to us when choosing a product.It's not cheap.It is the better product, even if it is a little on the higher side.

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Overview
Kaspersky Endpoint Security is a multi-layered endpoint protection platform, based on true cybersecurity technologies. This tightly integrated solution combines fully scalable protection capabilities for physical, virtual and cloud-based endpoints including desktops, servers, mobile devices and embedded systems. Every endpoint can be managed through one unified console, giving you a complete security overview, no matter how extensive your infrastructure. Kaspersky Endpoint Security delivers a reliable, enterprise-ready security platform, providing data to automatically enrich your SOC. Endpoint vulnerabilities and protection are managed together through one console, improving efficiency and reducing your TCO. It protects you from ransomware, exploits and even the most advanced forms of cyberthreats. It has Easy and effective centralized web, device and application controls reduce your attack surface and help keep users safe. And FIPS 140.2 certified full disk encryption helps fully protect confidential data on stationary and mobile devices.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful endpoint antivirus software solution, which provides multiple layers of protection against all types of known and unknown threats. Powered by SONAR and Symantec Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection combines all the security tools that you could require into one proactive solution.

It integrates antivirus, firewall, antispyware, intrusion prevention, application control and device control, and allows you to manage all of these tools centrally from one agent. Upgrades happen automatically, and the software offers seamless migration from previous versions.

This solution maximizes the security and performance of physical and virtual systems, and is compatible with multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Symantec Endpoint Protection is recommended for environments with more than 250 users.

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Sample Customers
ACMS, Arqiva, Pakistan International Airlines, RAO UES Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Construction Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Security Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm42%
Insurance Company20%
Retailer8%
Non Profit6%
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University16%
Local Government11%
Integrator11%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise38%
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