Compare Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Encryption with 4 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 5 reviews. Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.6, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "An excellent endpoint solution that's easy to setup, very stable, and highly secure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from infecting our machines". Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Sophos SafeGuard.
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The features that I have found most valuable are encryption tools that encrypt the hard disk and the USB sticks.The most valuable features of the solution are the fact that they are able to encrypt the hard disk and to encrypt USB sticks.With Sophos, I only need to generate the password and give that to a user to be able to allow them to login to the admin page of the Endpoint and do whatever they need to do. The user cannot go ahead and uninstall it. It's kept us much more secure because of this. Should any event happen on a particular system, I'm given the username and the system IP address. I get notifications and can deal with issues right away.The Intercept X feature is the most valuable feature. You can't find this feature in other firewalls because Intercept X works as if it has an interaction between the endpoint and the firewall.

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The encryption feature is very good.We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.It helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from getting to our machines.The management console gives us the ability to quickly control who sees what, ensures we are on the latest version, and up-to-date.

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The security does not have 100% authentication.The solution is not using other features like booting encryption, because it causes very heavy processing of the workstation. If they could find some way to handle the encryption and decryption to be lighter on the workstation it would be better.If it's possible, they should make all the features available because it's got a lot of features on offer, but you have to buy the license in order to add those features to the normal Endpoint. If they could make all those features available and/or offer a bundling option it would be better.Sophos SafeGuard is a German product. Sophos isn't really active in Europe. The Middle East, Africa, South Africa works with Sophos but their primary users aren't in Europe. They should market and push this solution to the European market.

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The agent can be improved on the solution. Right now, we have an Endpoint Protection agent as well as an encryption agent and another for the DLVs and other services. We would prefer a single agent for the entire product.We would like some advanced security protection features.It's a bit difficult to get good support. Their response times are really bad.I can only patch monthly. I don't know what the solution is there, besides being vulnerable for three weeks out of four. But there's got to be an option somehow.I would like them to have integration with a wider range of non-Symantec products.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We have a yearly license with Sophos which is around $1000-$1200 or so per annum. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee.The licensing costs depend on the series. For example, XG 85 can be around $200. If you go to ACC or to a four or five-year enterprise solution, you will find these devices can cost $10,000. It depends on the series.

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The licensing costs yearly are $5000.It can be expensive. However, if you plan to scale or are at a large enterprise company, this product could be what you need.

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SafeGuard, SafeGuard EncryptionSymantec Drive Encryption
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Overview
Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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Rushmoor Borough CouncilCitrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
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