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"The monitoring in the management console allows us to find out what is going wrong, and it gets reports even before the user reports it.""The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system.""The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have.""Good file integrity monitoring features."

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"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.""Threat protection has always worked well."

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"There is plenty of room for improvement with this product, and it could start with platform metrics.""This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine.""They need to develop a more flexible product that can be scaled such that it fits well into a small business or a bigger, enterprise-level solution.""Could have better reporting capabilities and better support."

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"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.""Sometimes, when we are creating a new policy, some of the clients are not being updated with the latest policy.""This solution needs better compatibility with services and applications."

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"Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive."

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"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.""The pricing is a little bit more expensive than other competitors, if you compare it to Kaspersky, for example, or McAfee."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system.
Top Answer: This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine. Technical support needs more local representation in India.
Top Answer: Symantec Data Center Security is part of our overall security solution that includes anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-malware protection.
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 any client. A secondary concern is software compatibility with other important… 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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Overview

Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agentless Docker container protection that allows you to achieve the performance benefits of Docker without sacrificing security. Full application control enables administrator privilege de-escalation, patch mitigation, and protection against zero day threats in today's heterogeneous data centers.

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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Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company6%
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University10%
Non Profit8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise35%
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Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise60%
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Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 33 reviews. Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.6, while Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Very stable across our large and diverse environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec End-user Endpoint Security writes "Lacks next-generation behaviour-based detection, offers terrible technical support, and not as robust as competitors". Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, VMware NSX, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, Tripwire IP360 and Cisco Tetration, 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 Norton Security Premium.

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