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"Its most valuable features are its scalability and advanced threat protection for customers.""I am told that we get over 100 million emails a month. This filters them down and allows only somewhere about three million emails, which is a great help.""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."

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"It is stable.""So easy to deploy and use that you really don't even need their technical support.""If you want something simple to work with, Sophos makes it very simple for you to use.""Intercept X is the most valuable feature in the solution. It's more or less pretty standard. The endpoint feature allows you to basically see what is happening, and stop a wide range of threats. It's been the most unique identifier for Sophos.""The protection that this solution offers us is strong.""The most valuable feature is the ability to centrally manage the total security environment, including the firewall.""With Sophos, the scanning of viruses and scanning of the disk is done silently in the background.""In terms of the Firewall, the EAP assist, the simple interface and the reporting features are quite good for clients. It's very easy to understand and to navigate the Dashboard."

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"It is a stable product.""I find it is the most reliable solution on the market.""When they started they found it very easy; not easy to implement but easy to use. We started with the headquarters here and later we also implemented it for all the subsidiaries in the region, in other countries. They have a centralized solution, so they can help other countries in management.""Endpoint Protection is the next generation. It covers antivirus, spamware, ransomware...""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.""The fact that it has centralized management is the most valuable feature.""Endpoint protection has improved our operations by protecting our servers from potential cyber threats."

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Cons
"We would like to have an API integration with a SIEM solution, because as far as I know, it currently hasn't yet been released.""I would like them to add whatever makes filtering more advanced in scanning and blocking for malware in emails.""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."

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"Sometimes there are issues with the antivirus back logs.""Configuring notifications is lagging a bit behind the curve as the product should be able to direct exactly where any notification type is sent.""If you are not an IT expert, the solution is difficult to use.""Deployment and central management need to be improved.""In the next release, I would like to see the phishing attached included in the firewall.""I would like to have more logging features to help more deeply analyze traffic.""The solution is not easy to use in comparison to other endpoint security solutions.""The support could be improved. The response times are slow."

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"It seems that its not working very well with VMWare.""Sometimes tech support is a bit slow to find a solution.""I think the CPU dependence should be enhanced.""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.""About four years back, Symantec's signature was very heavy and their signature patch was around 200MB or 300MB files.""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.""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.""This latest version has proven unreliable for management and installation."

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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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"Willing to discount when you are switching from another product. Upgrading services will end up costing more, as expected.""The pricing for this solution is ok.""It may be possible to negotiate licensing cost based on volume.""We purchased a three-year license, which gave us a large discount.""Pricing could always be lower. It costs around $120 per seat per year."

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"Pricing and licensing are important to us when choosing a product.""Pricing 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.""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.""We pay on a yearly basis...""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. The""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.
Top Answer: Nice to have URL management, password protection of the app, more details of the machine & user running the app.
Top Answer: The primary use case is for endpoint protection. For the larger deployments, we use it for our policy enforcement as… more »
Top Answer: The central management of the anti-virus features for our end user is a very valuable aspect of the solutions.
Top Answer: We are currently checking into the actual licensing costs. We are waiting for a quotation for 250 end-users and 55… more »
Top Answer: In the future, we're looking forward to having a new synchronization firewall on the endpoint. The management console… more »
Top Answer: The firewall, malware, and anti-virus protection have earned its keep in times past by catching the unexpected.
Top Answer: Managements' number one item on the "Wish List" would have to do with the real-time scan of external media inserted into… more »
Top Answer: This solution has been installed within a LAN/WAN topology, with slightly more than 300 clients, give or take.
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EPP SuiteSymantec 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.

Protect every user and every device from malware, spam, data loss and more with our Enduser Protection bundles. Only Sophos delivers best-of-breed endpoint, mobile, encryption, email and web security solutions licensed per user and backed by the best support in the industry.

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
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial BankEK Services Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Construction Company4%
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Healthcare Company29%
Non Tech Company14%
University14%
Construction Company14%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Construction Company5%
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Pharma/Biotech Company14%
University8%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise18%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Sophos EPP Suite vs. Symantec End-user Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Sophos EPP Suite is ranked 16th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 16 reviews while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 33 reviews. Sophos EPP Suite is rated 8.2, while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Sophos EPP Suite writes "Stops infections from spreading around an internal network even after the problems have infiltrated it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec End-user Endpoint Security writes "This is still a solid product but is lagging behind the competition in keeping up with modern needs". Sophos EPP Suite is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Trend Micro Deep Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, CylancePROTECT and SentinelOne, whereas Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our Sophos EPP Suite vs. Symantec End-user Endpoint Security report.

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