Symantec End-User Endpoint Security Valuable Features

Computer Systems Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees

The solution detects malware very well.

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Sr. Professional Services Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

All the features are great with the core being antivirus, spyware, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning, and capabilities like reputation analysis based on their huge footprint, firewall, IPS and device control are very useful at protecting the environment. Unfortunately many companies just use the basic, out of the box solution. Even when they turn on the firewall, they will use it just with its default settings, but if you really learn how to use it and deploy it correctly, it provides much more protection. With Symantec adopting the AI and many of the new protection features like file-less attacks and other modern technologies, it's very attractive and makes a big difference. EPPs by nature have so many parts to it, they can be daunting, even to those with experience, but once deployed it's quite easy to use.

This is a very complete solution. It has all the pieces that you need. Like many companies, Symantec also sell an EDR solution, and it is a feature you'd want to add to an endpoint solution. 

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Network Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees

I think Symantec is a good antivirus solution. There is not really a specific feature that I think stands out. If you consider the protection as a feature, I would say that antivirus protection is the most valuable feature the product has.  

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IT Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The protection against any kind of malware is the most important feature of this product. It really helps to keep the operations system clean.

The product has been quite stable.

We've found the scalability to be very good.

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Senior Network Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the automated updating. They send out updates on a regular basis. All that we have to do is to set it up on our server to download it, then it is distributed to the individual endpoints. 

Individual machines could do the same thing but it would only be on that one machine.

It seems to block things fairly well.

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Director at a consultancy with 201-500 employees

The single-pane management is the solution's most valuable feature. It makes administrative control very easy.

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Imtiaz Hussain
Malware Hunter and Incident Responder at Computer Network Systems

In Symantec Endpoint Protection, the most valuable feature I like is the good performance.

With Symantec, I always know this tool will be reliable and with the latest protection.

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Darren Braithwaite
IT Manager at Digitalis Reputation

I like the ability to push it to a client, centrally from central consoles.

I like the integration of Active Directory. I like the ability for it to auto-enroll. You can add machines to the Active Directory and when it configures right, it automatically installs to those machines.

The firewall features are pretty good as well. I like the firewall and the intrusion prevention features, and just the basic anti-malware and anti-virus seems to be pretty effective as well.

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IT Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature for our organization is the antivirus, as our staff is the target of zero-day malware and viruses.

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Manager IS Security at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is constantly getting updated with the latest definitions. 

It's easy to get it across to all clients. The agent installation is very easy and the agent will talk to the server. 

It is very easy to managing everything in relation to the implementation and processing. The initial setup is very easy.

The solution scales quite well.

The solution has proven itself to be very stable over the years.

Technical support has been pretty good in general.

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General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I find QRadar and the Active Threat Defense the most valuable. The ATP, Active Theft Protection, is very good. They've got very solid detection rates from P2. Those and some of the other programs are very valuable.

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Emiliano Santos
Group Brand Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The solution offers a Device Control policy to block all USB thumb drives and all USB hard drives. We use this feature for some areas here in the company and it's been great for us because these areas contain very important information and we are doing everything we can to avoid breaches, data theft, and data leaks.

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Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

The product is a good antivirus in terms of the fact that it can do real-time scanning and scheduling. We can plan scans for the weekend. We can also control it on the server for all the clients it manages. 

The solution gets real-time updates of virus definition files from the internet. If there is any malware attack or something, then it can immediately download and apply it to the clients.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The pricing is pretty good. We don't find it too expensive to have in our organization.

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Phillip Evely
Network Administrator at Cape Breton Regional Municipality

The antivirus and antimalware features are good. Reporting is also pretty good.

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Anthony Ndong
Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the antivirus and the protection against Ransomware/Malware/Zero day attacks and device control

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Information Systems Chief at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

In terms of most valuable features, I would say the console that provides us an exciter to keep the laptops up-to-date, gives us alerts when devices are not up-to-date, and so on. I also like the reporting feature and the centralized panel.

We are also pretty happy with what we could do with the consoles. There are no problems there.

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System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance

The valuable features are device control, SONOR, and anti-virus.

Device control in Symantec is not limited to only some devices. You can add any device you want, so that it can become a part of the policy you made. The anti-virus feature is very good.

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Sr Manager IT at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution works very well. It has a good IP signature and network.

The product offers a lot of very useful features.

It's good for large organizations. It's able to handle a lot of users.  

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Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is that I don't feel that it is there. It works in the background and doesn't interfere with my daily work. All the scans are done in the background. This is the biggest advantage of this product. 

It works because I have never been infected since I have been using this solution. Its interface is also very good.

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Chris Pohts
Owner at ONE2ONE Tech Solutions

I originally posted the most valuable feature is centralized management - after consideration, I realized this is not accurate. I've used the on-premise and cloud versions of SEP.  I prefer cloud versions as it is centralized and easy to manage, but every cloud-managed solution does this. I have many cloud managed solutions I use, but I've found SEP to be quirky and inefficient at best. My personal experience is the protection works well. I haven't had an infected computer in years (managing 300 devices now, more over the years). The problem with the protection is I've encountered far too many computers where the licensing fails at some point after installation without warning or notice. You have to check each computer routinely to verify the license is good and the agent is updating. This directly impacts the core reliability of the product since license "expiration" (failure) prevents the agent from updating.

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Dr. Suresh Hungenahally
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The features I've found the most valuable are the scanning and the reporting.

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Karthik R S
Consultant at TNPL

The support for virus checking in containers is very useful.

We have also created policies to assist with blocking evasive applications.

We are also using the Symantec Messaging Gateway.

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System Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

It is good for detecting signature-based viruses, and it is user friendly.

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Credits Incharge at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

What I've found the most valuable is that it's stable and easy to use. Device control and management is especially easy.

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Abhijit Chaudhari
IT Specialist at a educational organization with 201-500 employees

This product is valuable for ransomware protection, general malware protection, and network exploitation protection.

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Mohamed Belal
Solutions Architect at IP Protocol INC

The features I find the most valuable are the protection, the encryption, and the DLP.

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Executive Cybersecurity Advisor - President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is a very powerful solution. They have a feature called location awareness which is great. There's another feature that I like, which is their group update provider. It's also integrated with a number of other Symantec solutions which is nice.

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IT Systems Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

Some of the features that were important were a built-in firewall and device control.

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Information Technology Manager at a performing arts with 51-200 employees

The anti-virus and firewall policies are the most valuable features of this solution.

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Angus Yeung
System Analyst with 201-500 employees

Its response time is the most valuable. It is very quick.

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Service Management Officer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees

The feature I find most useful is the console for reporting.

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Prince Matema
Accounting Assistant with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most amazing qualities of Symantec Endpoint Protection is that it provides a total solution to all virus problems. I am an accounts person but ever since I started using this software I no longer have any problems with viruses.

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IT Systems Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

Some important features that are included are the built-in firewall and device control.

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IT Associate Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable features of this solution are that it is really easy to use, and it is secure. It will attach to the network and work through my other devices.

The product is affordable.

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Improvation Security System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

It's good at detecting signature-based stuff and stopping that, but what Symantec misses, CrowdStrike would pick up. I'm hoping to move CrowdStrike 100% to get rid of Symantec.

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Chief information technology officer Executive at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The product provides great security and is very user friendly. I'm happy with the dashboards and interface. 

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Network Server Analyst at Everport Terminal Services

The Server Console is a very helpful tool for managing and administrating. 

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Hamid Harroud
Assistant Professor at Al Akhawayn University

The most valuable feature is the virus and malware detection capability.

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