Symantec Endpoint Encryption Competitors and Alternatives

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Amer-Alkhawaldeh
Real User
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 30 2019

What is most valuable?

Often the customers have requirements where we need to provide them with endpoint DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solutions. McAfee's DLP is a very good product. It gives you accessibility to either allow or block many preferences on a machine and does a good job of protecting against any data loss. This… more»

What needs improvement?

The improvement that I think most needs to be addressed is a claim from many customers that I receive all the time. They say that the product consumes too much RAM and CPU. It makes clones in the machine and that eats up resources. It makes the clone as long as it is running on the machine. The… more»

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

Because we deploy for clients, we work with a variety of solutions in order to meet their needs. While I am working mostly with McAfee solutions, I'm also very familiar with the broader classification of security solutions. I have worked with various PAM (Privileged Access Management) solutions. I… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice I have for people considering this type of security solution is not to listen to what all the companies advertise. You can see bad reviews, maybe good reviews as well, but you need to use that information from the reviews as a starting point for your own observations and not just believe… more»
Hassan-Moussafir
Real User
Information Security Senior Expert (Founding member, African Cybersecurity Center) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is encryption. The reporting is very important for us. It's a well-known solution and the PGP Solution is a good solution with good performance. Symantec has SONAR for the antivirus and ransomware… more»

What needs improvement?

We need to develop a process for this solution. We can't deploy the solution without being assisted by or followed by a process. Also, we need to define the process for administrative responsibilities, and the help desk to be notified for… more»

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

The price is very good. They have two solutions for encryption including Symantec Endpoint Encryption and PGP Endpoint Encryption. With one PGP license, you can deploy the two solutions. The PGP license gives you two options.

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

I used Check Point while I was in Citibank, which was in 2009 and 2010.

What other advice do I have?

Checkpoint has better support. With Symantec, we have subsidiaries involved. The performance is good and it's efficient. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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