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Cameron Mottus
Consultant
Principal Consultant - Security at Insentra
Mar 14 2018

What is most valuable?

There are a number of features that all work synergistically to be able to provide the protection. Originally, anti-virus was based on definition… more»

What needs improvement?

They're just starting to get into this now, but I think they can do better - they're just starting out with I think is called the SEP Cloud… more»

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

From a simplicity perspective, it's per user. Therefore, it makes it easy to do licensing. I'll be honest, I haven't really done licensing with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Based on the roles that I've had, I've been working as a Symantec consultant for 10 years, and so I've just been working with SEP. There are people… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get competent consultants to do the implementation, because it can be complex. You have to have a consultant who is knowledgeable, to make sure… more»
Leopold Dapa
Reseller
Country Director at socitech
Mar 11 2019

What is most valuable?

We had to position Symantec in big companies like Telco and several banks. With this solution, you also get the Protection Suite, endpoint… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had a bank that we were working with and they had a challenge in which they needed to protect against vulnerability. They had previously used… more»

What needs improvement?

The mobility solution should be improved. You need to separately purchase mobile, like a smartphone with Android and so on, you need to buy it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We also use McAfee because of the scalability. It had the issue that it consumed too many resources and for vulnerabilities, sometimes there are… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution is very effective. It can really address the challenges but you need to have training in order to be able to effectively implement… more»
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Subodh Sing
Consultant
Consultant at Godimo IT
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The fact that it has centralized management is the most valuable feature. In addition, the support from Symantec is very important. It is a global… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Symantec, as an antivirus solution, makes things far better on the management and the vulnerability scanning sides. From a management point of… more»

What needs improvement?

We have talked to Symantec about a feature that is lacking. Any external device which is inserted into a computer should be subject to an auto-scan… more»

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

We pay on a yearly basis and have a three-year contract.

What other advice do I have?

Understand your environment and what kind of security product you're looking for. Every environment has different requirements. Everybody has… more»
Mamonoor Rashid
Real User
CEO at Tech Valley Networks Limited
Apr 07 2019

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our productivity and, from a security point of view, we feel safe from spam. For endpoint protection, we are not facing problems now.

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

Pricing and licensing for our country is very good. It's not that expensive and the endpoint security is very good. It's not as cheap as some others, but they are not as good.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have anything at this scale. We just used Kaspersky as an antivirus, but we are not using it now, we are using Symantec Endpoint Protection which covers everything. Symantec… more»

What other advice do I have?

Since we have done two very successful PoCs, one live PoC for my largest customer, which is in government, and another for a private company, I recommend that other customers take the… more»
Pablo Dewes
Vendor
Senior Technical Consultant (SE and Strategic Project Manager) - Email Fraud Protection - LATAM at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Nov 06 2017

What is most valuable?

SONAR/Auto-Protect feature and Generic Exploit Mitigation: Can detect and prevent attacks that are exploring common… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a large environment, it is a challenge to manage what areas can have specific rights or functions enabled or disabled… more»

What needs improvement?

Reports: It would be nice to have customized reports integrated on the main console with no additional DB server or BI… more»

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

Migrating a platform for a different one, most of the time, has a higher cost. However, considering the impact, risk… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Kaspersky and Bitdefender. We switched due to the company reputation, negotiation terms, commercial benefits, and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Always try to include hours for the project in the budget. Always look for a specialized reseller who the vendor… more»
Laeeq Ahmed
Consultant
IT Security Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 03 2017

What is most valuable?

* Support * Scalability * Flexibility

How has it helped my organization?

It keeps our machines up-to-date with the definitions of the current zero day attacks, which happens in real-time… more»

What needs improvement?

I am happy to say that the Symantec comes into the picture where the issues are reported from the product, it might be a… more»

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

What we have paid for this product is good value for the work and the services that they are providing to us.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did have a previous solution. They are all equal in giving the definitions on a timely routine, but the bandwidth… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a good involvement and maybe your clients are not connected to a domain, you can use this product. This is one… more»
Emiliano Santos
Real User
Group Brand Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 24 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Endpoint Protection has improved our operations by protecting our servers from potential cyber threats.

What needs improvement?

We must have complete dissolution with advance care protection but we are finding out that we need more Symantec technical specialists. We have… more»

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

Compared to other products and brands here in Mexico, the price is okay, somewhere in the middle. Our solution is unique in that it can adapt to a… more»

What other advice do I have?

The management console is great. We only have only one person managing and controlling the console. It seems to be very user-friendly. On a scale… more»
Praharsh Bhandari
Consultant
Senior Security Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 13 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the intrusion prevention and Sonar features. The features have always helped strengthen our client’s proactive… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a service-centric company, we have advised Symantec endpoint solution to various clients. They have been satisfied with… more»

What needs improvement?

As an Endpoint Security Expert, I have worked on multiple anti-virus solutions of different vendors. They are turning the… more»

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

I never dealt in purchases, so I have no input.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have worked with Sophos, McAfee, and F-Secure. All have pros and cons. The console management and policy options are… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. Symantec is a promising vendor and indeed a market leader in various technologies.
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What is Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP)?

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful endpoint antivirus software solution, which provides multiple layers of protection against all types of known and unknown threats. Powered by SONAR and Symantec Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection combines all the security tools that you could require into one proactive solution.

It integrates antivirus, firewall, antispyware, intrusion prevention, application control and device control, and allows you to manage all of these tools centrally from one agent. Upgrades happen automatically, and the software offers seamless migration from previous versions.

This solution maximizes the security and performance of physical and virtual systems, and is compatible with multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Symantec Endpoint Protection is recommended for environments with more than 250 users.

Also known as
Symantec AntiVirus
Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) customers

Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.


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