Symantec Data Center Security Overview

Symantec Data Center Security is the #8 ranked solution in our list of best Cloud Security companies. It is most often compared to Trend Micro Deep Security: Symantec Data Center Security vs Trend Micro Deep Security

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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Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Very stable across our large and diverse environment

What is our primary use case?

We have a public zone that is a mix of intranet and public service. We have to ensure that none of the hosts are compromised and that nothing impacts the integrity of the servers. This is our primary use case. Next, we have to protect data that is stored inside of Docker containers. In developing features, they are outside to an extent, so these have to be brought up in a secured form. This means that we had to create split architectures. Also, we needed something that allowed us to integrate the identity mapping and ensure a certificate-based review. The advantage in the field is that they… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The monitoring in the management console allows us to find out what is going wrong, and it gets reports even before the user reports it."
  • "There is plenty of room for improvement with this product, and it could start with platform metrics."

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 installed, but that is not because of the product. It is because we can't have the same version for everything. Our environment is made up of equipment acquired at different times. Some parts are two years old, while other components are the latest version. Now, we have different versions to handle everything. The implementation becomes picky, but it does its job. The vendor has not been focused on new…