Compare Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) vs. Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business with 39 reviews while Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection which is ranked 12th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 8 reviews. Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is rated 8.0, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is rated 9.4. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection writes "Solved our anti-virus problems for endpoint security with AI functionality for maintaining endpoint security". Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security, whereas Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Bitdefender GravityZone and ESET Endpoint Security. See our Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) vs. Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection report.
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Pros
This solution helps in that I can control quite a few computers from our central location, with ease.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.

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The feature we found most valuable is the AI functionality for maintaining endpoint security. This is very powerful.Valuable features include good scanning, very light footprint and management console that the client can access and (just as important) in which I can see status of groups of computers (I am a consultant, IT role).Auto-RemediationLow performance requirements.It is very lightweight on the workstations, not slowing them down while still doing its job very well.The ease of use of the centralized admin console is its best asset.SpeedThe Webroot cloud console is very powerful.

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Cons
In the next release of this solution, I would like to see more to do with malware, encryption technology, and controlling mobile devices.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.

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We need to know more details about how the virus interacted with the computer.The console spins up relatively slowly, and some of the configuration items are obscure (e.g., reporting back one time per day is a default setting) and need to be tweaked.An updated UI would be nice, but is not hardly used.Unified threat management (UTM) integration.The reporting is the weakest part of the Webroot console. Frequently, I export to Excel to massage something into it to pass on to others.It would be great if there was a feature which would allow you to scan an individual file on an endpoint user's computer.We need more control over when upgrades to the app are rolled out.It needs to improve the problems with the faster connection, and have a huge reduction in false positives.

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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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If you purchase for clients, then you are the managing billing entity. It's better to either get a monthly subscription check from your clients, or to prepay for the year (so as to not keep cash in reserve to pay the bill each month) IMHO.Work on a price tier plan.We evaluate other options using multiple choices, best value, management and functionality.Get a trial, then a multi-year license.Our strategy was to overestimate the complexity and cost. It turned out that Webroot's assurance was justified.

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Overview

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.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection offers a unique security approach that protects against threats across numerous vectors; including email, web browsing, file attachments, hyperlinks, display ads, social media apps, and connected devices like USB drives, as well as other blended threats with the potential to deliver malicious payloads. SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is fully cloud-based management, means no on-premises hardware or software is needed and the console is always up to date and there are no definitions or signatures to deploy and manage. Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection offers highly accurate and effective endpoint malware prevention with a range of additional security shield capabilities that keep both the user and the device safe, Malware detection occurs continuously in real time, so performance issues fade away.
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Sample Customers
Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
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Top Industries
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Pharma/Biotech Company14%
University14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Non Profit9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Non Profit8%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise42%
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Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise8%
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