Compare Symantec End-user Endpoint Security vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection

Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 29 reviews while Trend Micro Smart Protection is ranked 15th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 10 reviews. Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Smart Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Symantec End-user Endpoint Security writes "Reliable solution that offers good performance and the latest protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Smart Protection writes "Easy to deploy with proactive sandboxing and built-in DLP capabilities". Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Endpoint Security and Trend Micro Deep Security, whereas Trend Micro Smart Protection is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Trend Micro Apex One and Symantec End-user Endpoint Security. See our Symantec End-user Endpoint Security vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection report.
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Pros
The valuable features are device control, SONOR, and anti-virus.The firewall, malware, and anti-virus protection have earned its keep in times past by catching the unexpected.This solution helps in that I can control quite a few computers from our central location, with ease.The most amazing qualities of Symantec Endpoint Protection is that it provides a total solution to all virus problems.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.

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The configuration is easy.The sandboxing is more proactive and more reliable than any of the other endpoint protection solutions.Your workstation doesn't slow down, unlike when you use Symantec, for example.The solution gives users peace of mind that, form an endpoint perspective, they are protected once it is installed.The solution integrates well with other Trend Micro products.What I like the most is the customer pricing because it's a great value.The most valuable features are the behavior monitoring, behavior analysis, and web reputation service.The most valuable aspect of the solution is that it also protects our smartphones. It's one of the reasons we use Trend Micro specifically.

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Cons
I would like to see improvements in the anti-virus and the device control features.Managements' number one item on the "Wish List" would have to do with the real-time scan of external media inserted into any client.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see more to do with malware, encryption technology, and controlling mobile devices.It is only available to use on computers with higher-end specs.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.

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There is room for improvement to make it better for customers.This product is not very simple and in fact, kind of hard for some people to understand.I've not explored all of the features up to now. I still need to see all of the features implemented first to be able to see if anything is missing. However, as of right now, it's working very well for us.The solution needs to improve the deployment so it aligns with the latest Microsoft patches and upgrades. It makes the deployment process lengthy and painful.The threat response could be a bit better.In the next release, I would like to see a combination of the different features from Apex One and OfficeScan in Trend Micro Smart, rather than as upgraded features.The only drawback to this solution is that it needs different products for different types of clients, and it would be better to have a single agent for all of the products.We were considering switching to SentinalOne because it has pre-detection, and Trend Micro does not offer this; it's something the solution should add.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We pay our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and everything is included in that price.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.

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Our organization has paid licensing for three years, which averaged about $4.00 USD per user. We've been satisfied with the licensing. It's quite reasonable.The licensing is on a yearly basis and I believe our organization paid about $2,000/year. However, it's been a while since I looked at the pricing and we no longer use the solution.This solution provides good value for the price.We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We pay approximately 100 Euros a year per user. There are no additional fees above this.

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Symantec EPP, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete
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Overview

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.

Traditional security solutions can’t keep up with your users. Turning to multiple point products to address the myriad of challenges only increases complexity and may leave gaps in your security. Plus, you need a flexible solution that can grow and change with you as you migrate from on-premises to the cloud. To effectively counter today’s evolving threat landscape, you need integrated security that consolidates your view across all layers of protection and all deployment models.
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a connected suite of security capabilities that protects
your users no matter where they go or what they do. This modern security delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network, using the broadest range of threat protection techniques available. Plus, you can evolve your protection along with your business using flexible on-premises, cloud, and hybrid deployment models that fit your IT environment today and tomorrow. In addition, you can manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single “pane of glass,” giving you complete visibility of the security of your environment.

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Sample Customers
Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Blekinge County Council, Bulgarian American Credit Bank, Cancer Research UK, Delacour, Evalueserve, Gulftainer, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, Nikigolf, Ochsner Health System, SIAX Computing Solutions, Tegen
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
University10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Government16%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise30%
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