Symantec Data Center Security Reviews

Symantec Data Center Security is the #8 ranked solution of our top Cloud and Data Center Security tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Trend Micro Deep Security - Symantec Data Center Security vs Trend Micro Deep Security

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MangingDir45657
Real User
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that the protection of the hard disk security is built in, so it is a ready-to-use product. The monitoring in the management console allows us to find out what is going… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We have been building on this solution. For example, it did not handle the Docker security previously. It had been related to the protection of the host. We did not worry about new features or… more »

What needs improvement?

There is plenty of room for improvement with this product, and it could start with platform metrics. We are changing certain platforms in terms of preparing them for the system to support it. We… more »

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

Previously we had a situation where for Windows we were using one product, and then in the next, we were using something else. There were different mechanisms for different products. We had a Unix… more »

What other advice do I have?

We have several versions of the solution installed, and the version that we install depends on the compatibility with our platforms. We have an old release installed, and we have other editions… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had many other options to choose from, but none of them have the depth of coverage that Symantec has. We read reviews from different people, and we went ahead with it based on these.
Sagar_Shah
Real User
Project Manager IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have. It is essentially a segregation option.

How has it helped my organization?

Since the acquisition of Symantec, our customers have not been satisfied with this solution. They are moving to other products such as CrowdStrike, Trend Micro, and… more »

What needs improvement?

Symantec is a little bit behind on the most recent advances, such as products that are more lightweight and more flexible in their deployment to multiple operating… more »

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

Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive.

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

I am familiar with solutions from several vendors including CrowdStrike, Trend Micro, and McAfee. With Trend Micro, for example, you can implement, deploy, and monitor in… more »

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of Symantec Data Center Security depends on the requirements and it is important to understand them in advance. If you are fine with the traditional way of… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are different products in competition with Symantec that we have the option to offer to our customers. We have had cases where Symantec has been replaced, whereas in… more »
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PratapBirwatkar
Real User
Group Head - Information Security at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 30 2020

What do you think of Symantec Data Center Security?

What is our primary use case?

Symantec Data Center Security is part of our overall security solution that includes anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-malware protection. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system.

What needs improvement?

This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine. Technical support needs more local representation in India.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Symantec Data Center Security for between three and four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not seen any bugs or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution scales well. We have approximately five people using…

What is Symantec Data Center Security?

Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agentless Docker container protection that allows you to achieve the performance benefits of Docker without sacrificing security. Full application control enables administrator privilege de-escalation, patch mitigation, and protection against zero day threats in today's heterogeneous data centers.

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