Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) Valuable Features

Cameron Mottus
Principal Consultant - Security at Insentra
There are a number of features that all work synergistically to be able to provide the protection. Originally, anti-virus was based on definition. About 10 years ago, the bad guys figured out how to get past that. So what they've been doing for the past 10 years is adding in additional features to help mitigate any of these other attack vectors that the hackers or malicious people have. So it's just a working together of all these components that makes it special. And then SEP itself fits into the Symantec ecosystem, and inter-operates with a number of other technologies to provide a comprehensive security portfolio. I think the key thing for me, is interoperability, in that you can deploy it to Windows, Mac, and Linux. That's been a really important feature in the last two years. Now there's one management console to cover all three OSs. There are two key aspects to how it has improved. One is the threats that it protects the organization from versus the amount of resource utilization; and two is that compatibility has increased. View full review »
Leopold Dapa
Country Director at socitech
We had to position Symantec in big companies like Telco and several banks. With this solution, you also get the Protection Suite, endpoint protection, SEP, and you also have the Mail Security and Messaging Gateway. It's really integrative and our customers find it very valuable. It addresses almost all of the challenges on security for endpoint messaging. Symantec is going to be used much more because of its features. View full review »
Subodh Sing
Consultant at Godimo IT
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 company and they give very good support. That is an important factor here because we are sitting in Africa and getting support on time can be a bit tougher. In this way, Symantec is a good fit for us. Also, the console is very user-friendly. It is easy to understand, easy to play with it, easy to make up policies. And you can customize your policies. It's not like there's a set of policies that has been set out. Other products also have this kind of feature, but it is more user-friendly and a better product with better support. View full review »
Pablo Dewes
Senior Technical Consultant (SE and Strategic Project Manager) - Email Fraud Protection - LATAM at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
SONAR/Auto-Protect feature and Generic Exploit Mitigation: Can detect and prevent attacks that are exploring common software vulnerabilities. It monitors suspicious files that have behavior actions on memory, network, etc. The console and admin features are the main qualities. View full review »
Laeeq Ahmed
IT Security Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Support * Scalability * Flexibility View full review »
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. View full review »
Praharsh Bhandari
Senior Security Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like the intrusion prevention and Sonar features. The features have always helped strengthen our client’s proactive protection shield. The detection rate is good. False positives are less, which makes it a "perfect zero-day vulnerability encounter." View full review »
Gulab Singh
Solutions Specialist Security at COMPAREX India Pvt. Ltd.
It has very unique features, which are not available with other vendors. E.g., there is a feature called SONAR. You can integrate it using ATP, so all the endpoints communicate to each other on the security platform. 17 million sensors are fitted all over the world. View full review »
Nuno Martins
Partner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The centralized console is great for us. It gives us one centralized console to manage all of the endpoints. Also, it is reliable and gives us quick updates. The overall system is responsive and doesn't choke up too much when running Endpoint Protection. View full review »
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. View full review »
Lynne Caputi
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Protecting data, protecting end-points. View full review »
Heritier Daya
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I find the most valuable feature is that the product works on Linux and Microsoft Windows. I think it is one of the best solutions to implement or host IPs. View full review »
Chris Pohts
Owner with self employed
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
Consultant with 51-200 employees
It's a single-agent installation with many features including * wireless protection * application control * antivirus control. View full review »
Ilker Ozturk
Systems Project Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* It is stable * No maintenance is required after a successful installation phase * It is more than a classic Anti-virus solution: both SONAR and IPS help to protect the system * The application and device policies are great features to help administration View full review »
Head of IT Department at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I find the most valuable features are the security features that have been developed in the past few years. View full review »
Lead System Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're able to tune it to work with our products. View full review »
IT Systemadministrator at a construction company
* SEP, the entire suite of components, provides good endpoint protection. * The IPS function (with no firewall needed to be installed in the SEP client) is quite good. * The risk tracer, which can be enabled with the firewall installed, is also quite good. View full review »
Sudeep Amalkar
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is easy to implement and very stable. The AV device control and HIPS are very impressive. Just implement it and it's done. No troubleshooting efforts are required to make the policies work. View full review »
Arshad Mohammad Khan
Security Consultant at Accenture
Basic features, as in every AV solutions, the virus and spyware protection are very good compare to other AV solutions in market. SONAR is one feature which I found to be exceptional View full review »
Fernando Ezequiel
Information Security Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
* Fast deployment, even for highly distributed companies with centralized IT management using a distributed architecture. * Intuitive management GUI and very easy to learn. * Excellent intrusion prevention features. View full review »
Fernando Ezequiel Salvador
Information Security Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Fast deployment, even for highly distributed companies with centralized IT management using a distributed architecture. * Intuitive management GUI, and very easy to learn. * Excellent intrusion prevention features. View full review »
Responsable de Infraestructura at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Confidence and stability are the most valuable features. For years, it has been top in this area. View full review »
IT Security Engineer at Biztronz
All the features are valuable. View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We never expect downtime. There is also great ease of use for my admins. View full review »
Senior Consultant - Infrastrute at a tech services company
* Central management * Group update points (GUPs): They are valuable when throttling new updates through a slower WAN. View full review »
John Cook
Director of Technology Operations at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
We were disappointed that we were stuck with its local admin server for so long when other solutions had cloud management. View full review »
ATP is really impressive, and with EDR, it is the best solution I have ever known. View full review »
Greg Reilly
Enterprise Architect Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Application/device control. Wish encryption detection was integrated though. * Good standard malware detection via classic defs and newer heuristic controls. View full review »
Alvaro Mejia
Detection in real time, because it's really good. View full review »
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are deployment, management and finding sources of potential viruses that hack the system. View full review »
Owner at David Strom Inc.
This handles not just anti-virus, but a wide collection of other protective features including device and application control, network-based intrusions, and phishing attacks. It can also scan virtual machines too. View full review »

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