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SorinSolescu
Real User
Competitive Engineer with 201-500 employees
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers. Most of the providers of the security software offer a threat graph, for example, so you can see how the menace propagates throughout the infrastructure. Symantec also provides a small… more»

What needs improvement?

The endpoint protection looks old. Another issue is in the deployment requirement for the ATP single instance. They should work on lowering, for example, the storage requirements which is around one terabyte but only for one ATP instance. The whole product works for more complex infrastructures and… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend GravityZone over the Symantec package. Symantec has a lot of products which are working individually and separately and in the last two or three years, they have tried hard to integrate one with the other. ATP has had some serious features cut, and they're not working timing-wise… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to test and evaluate a lot of solutions, specifically security software enterprise-class solutions. I don't know how we came to the conclusion that Symantec was the answer. I don't consider that this is the best solution for me but it's a serious… more»
Adminisyste67
Real User
System Administrator at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

Overall, the product supports everything already. Feature-wise, because it has something like email protection, monitoring detection, network intrusion detection, it has advanced threat protection.

What needs improvement?

The administration interface needs a lot of improvement. It should be UI-based and simple. They need to improve it. It's not that friendly compared to what we were using at BitDefender before. It's okay but is improving, actually.

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

We previously had BitDefender and we have been using it for our advanced protection. We decided to change because we didn't have any product updates from them. We were looking for what upcoming features or additions that they could offer to us, but they didn't, so that's why we tried to search for a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall I can recommend the product. It's pretty much the best for protecting from intrusions or other malicious items that are coming from the endpoint and the servers. If you have the ATP software, it will actively seek out whatever is being affected inside it because it has PFM threat protection… more»
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Real User
Senior Director of IT Operations at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Mar 20 2019

What is most valuable?

It works all the time. We do test against it by doing penetration testing and other things. It triggers and block these attacks. We think it holds up, but there's always zero-days.

How has it helped my organization?

It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards. So, it's pretty good detecting. It's very helpful from a centralized administration… more»

What needs improvement?

What we want to do is be able to customize some of this on the administrative side. Right now, it is pretty much turnkey. Therefore, it would be nice if we have more customization. We would also like… more»

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

Pricing is covered by our global procurement team. It is the solution that they chose.

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

We do security scans. We started to detect with security scans that there is no blocking, or we can actually compromise a laptop, we do internal testing and determine if it's time to move to another… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a solid solution. Do your testing. Get a trail edition. Try to attack it with malware in your lab. See how it will stand up in a bake-off. The key thing is to keep up with all the industry… more»
Real User
CyberSecurity Operations Lead at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 17 2020

What is most valuable?

All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides.

What needs improvement?

The cloud platform needs to have improvement in terms of the user interface and the different capabilities it has available. It needs to match the other leading next-gen EDR products that are available in the market. That's the reason why we are stepping away from Symantec. Their cloud environment… more»

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

When I joined the company, Symantec was already in place.

What other advice do I have?

We originally deployed the on-premises model, but over the past year, we've started to use the cloud deployment as well. It would be really great if we had some involvement from Symantec's side. Some of the other endpoint protection products in the market or other companies who are selling the same… more»
Mohammed Asif
Real User
Asst. Manager System Administration at Saudi Re
Oct 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is Click-time URL protection. If there are any URLs in the email then they will be automatically scanned, and then opened.

What needs improvement?

The support for this solution can be improved because we are not receiving alerts for maintenance. There are limits with respect to blocking files by hash value or blocking IP addresses, and these limits should be removed. For example, you can only block three thousand IPs.

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

The pricing of this solution is inexpensive and affordable.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution, and whatever our requirement is, all of the features are there. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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What is Symantec Advanced Threat Protection?

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email Security.cloud investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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