Compare Sophos Intercept X vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

Sophos Intercept X is ranked 42nd in Endpoint Protection for Business with 4 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business with 39 reviews. Sophos Intercept X is rated 8.0, while Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Sophos Intercept X writes "Enables us to watch the throughputs and the loading of the device to see how much traffic is happening". On the other hand, 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". Sophos Intercept X is most compared with SentinelOne, CrowdStrike and Bitdefender GravityZone, whereas Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security.
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The most valuable feature is the supervisory side of it where we can watch the throughputs, and even the loading of the device, to see how much traffic is happening.We most value the price and interface quality with Sophos Intercept X. We focus on solution quality.We use Sophos Intercept X for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) in our organization.It is easy to change the size of its capabilities, i.e. to expand processes or scale the size of users.

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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.The most valuable features of this solution are that it is really easy to use, and it is secure.The feature I find most useful is the console for reporting.With Symantec, I always know this tool will be reliable and with the latest protection.The most valuable feature for our organization is the antivirus, as our staff is the target of zero-day malware and viruses.

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In terms of the site-to-site VPN elements, they tend to concentrate. It's quite simple when there are Meraki devices at both ends of the VPN but if there is another user at one end, on another device, it can be a bit tricky. So they could really simplify that process a bit.Sophos needs to create a YouTube channel with educational material for technicians or engineers.They should work on the logs and events. Sophos Intercept X needs to increase the interface test so that it can export to a live event.Technical support can be improved. There could be shared support, i.e. where someone in Egypt can respond.

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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.Reporting in this solution needs improvement.The overall quality of the product needs to be improved because with the last session we had several issues with new versions. Also, the solution needs better protections.If Symantec wants to improve, they should have a single event for all their products.I would like to see a hybrid version of this solution that covers both in-house and cloud-based servers.

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We renew the license for one year at $10,000.

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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.Each annual client license is around 1200 or 1600 INR.

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Overview

Sophos Intercept X stops the widest range of attacks with a unique combination of deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, anti-ransomware, and more.

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
Flexible Systems Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
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University14%
Local Government10%
Integrator10%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company9%
Non Profit9%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise38%
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