Microsoft Windows Defender vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection

As of March 2019, Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 9th in Endpoint Protection vs Symantec Endpoint Protection which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection with 31 reviews. The top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Protection writes "You can deploy it to Windows, Mac, and Linux with one console to cover all three". Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection, Norton Security Premium and ESET Endpoint Security. Symantec Endpoint Protection is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security.
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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.Licensing is per user. Therefore, it makes it easy to do licensing.What we have paid for this product is good value for the work and the services that they are providing to us.Regarding the licensing, it was important negotiate a long contract to get a more attractive price, including advanced support in case of crisis.I’d say SEP deserves the money.

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Ranking
9th
out of 55 in Endpoint Protection
Views
46,204
Comparisons
37,044
Reviews
0
Followers
742
Avg. Rating
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1st
out of 55 in Endpoint Protection
Views
60,041
Comparisons
37,396
Reviews
30
Followers
1,317
Avg. Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint ProtectionSymantec AntiVirus
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Overview
Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.

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
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
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REVIEWERS
University18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Local Government12%
Retailer12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Insurance Company27%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company9%
Non Profit7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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