Symantec Cyber Security Services Room for Improvement

Osaid Raza
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The part of the product that I think needs the most work is reporting. From time-to-time, we face different challenges, so flexibility and improved reporting details would be more convenient in order to get the information we need. If we generate a report from SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) we see all the details end-to-end. In fact, they also show us the global map as well. Symantec needs to do something more like this and expand the reporting capabilities to match the competition. The technology over time leads to change and evolution, and competing products need to stay in the race. Besides this divergence in reporting, Cyber Security Services is a genuinely great product. Besides the reporting, I think Symantec has to focus on some cloud service as well. Most of the appliances getting fees from AlienVault cloud have more focus on the potential of the cloud as it seems to be much of the future of all aspects of computing. I think these are the two focusing points Symantec needs to take into account. View full review »
Gervasio Alferes Caetano
Science Technician at Assembleia da Republica
The solution needs to improve its reporting functionality. That's lacking right now. They need to change the layout or make it more functional. I would like to make reports according to groups. Right now, I can't do this. The pricing is quite high and could be reduced. View full review »
PankajJain
CEO at PANZER IT
As far as new ransomware and the next-generation malware is concerned, Symantec is not quite up to the mark. I wouldn't say it is the best, but average and competitive compared to other anti-malware security products. The pricing and licensing need to be simplified because it is more on the commercial side. Technical support needs to be improved. In the next release of this solution, I would like to see more features for APT and ADR. View full review »
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Imtiaz Hussain
Malware Hunter and Incident Responder at Computer Network Systems
When my IPS detects a malicious URL it should automatically add it in the firewall, but as it works now, I have to manually add the firewall entry. There should be better integration between the two. I would like to have a single console, or dashboard, like McAfee or Telstra, for the entire product. As it is now, I have to load all of the components manually. When I load a new product, it should be automatically put into the common dashboard. Technical support for this solution is bad and it needs to be improved. View full review »
technica402861
Senior Manager - Cyber Security at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
At the endpoint, the client memory utilization should be very optimized. The client takes up a lot of memory when processing CPU, so it affects the endpoint performance. It's the reason we ended up switching solutions. The stability of the solution could use a lot of improvement. It was our biggest concern. View full review »
Noppasorn Kadchan
Technical Manager at vst
This solution needs to improve with respect to zero-day attack response. Technical support is slow and needs to be improved. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Symantec Cyber Security Services. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2020.
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