Symantec Advanced Threat Protection Competitors and Alternatives

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Hubert Luberek
Real User
Information Technology Security Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 26 2019

What needs improvement?

The web interface needs improvement because right now they have problems combining an older interface with a newer interface. They're in the middle of the process of combining the old and the new one. It sometimes confuses the user and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a perpetual license, so the total cost of ownership is not very expensive. It's a good investment.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have been using Fidelis and that works. It's all the same approach, but they only gather the metadata, not the full packet capture. If you want to compare those products together, I can safely say that RSA is much better because they… more»

What other advice do I have?

If it's possible, ask for help from primary support to help you implement at the very beginning with the fundamental alert or detection rules. This is my best advice for a customer regardless of the size and scope of the implementation. Use… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have looked through the Cisco solution to expand more devices from Fidelis to cover more areas of our network. I also evaluated Symantec and I have seen FireEye but it's hard to even compare those products to RSA.
EitanYaacovi
Real User
System Administrator at GES
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The technical support has been really great. All of it, including technical support, desktop management, etc., has been excellent. We've found it very convenient and easy to use. The installation and… more»

What needs improvement?

Everything about the solution is pretty good. I don't think I can find fault in it. The management of the solution isn't as clear as it could be. They could adjust that to make it a better product.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't recall what our licensing costs are for this solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We use the solution every day. Often, for reports, if anything is detected, we check it out. We're logging into the system at least once a day. I support the product and I would recommend the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking into Symantec and Fortinet FortiSandbox. We received some quotes on the products.
Ahmed Ismail
Real User
Security Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 07 2018

How has it helped my organization?

The cloud-based services are a nice feature.

What needs improvement?

I do not find it as secure as other solutions. Furthermore, the cloud-based solutions are still not legally available in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Russia. Some countries do not allow the service according to country obligations. They can not use the cloud services for government offices. So, Wildfire is not allowed in several locations. I think it would be nice for Palo Alto to work… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previous experience with FireEye and Symantec. I find that Symantec is a standalone on an enterprise level secure market, which I cannot say for WildFire.
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