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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... 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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... 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»
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... 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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Kaspersky and Bitdefender. We switched due to the company reputation, negotiation terms, commercial benefits,... 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»
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Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 12 2017

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Protection?

It is unacceptable for an organisation to be without some form of Anti-virus protection. Symantec Endpoint Protection was a product we picked because we were coming off of Sophos as the charity discount expired. Charities tend to shop around for AV yearly to take advantage of discounts to standard pricing.Whilst this means install costs (time and/or money) it means we get to experience a lot of products and vendors. Now, that is a good and bad thing. We had some teething problems on install. It wasn't the product at fault per se but the IT Company who installed a 2011 version instead of the current 2013 version. This resulted in multiple BSOD for our W7 users. I used Symantec support and logged an online ticket. Literally, within 10mins I had a call from a Symantec support...
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... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

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

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

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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.
Nuno Martins
Real User
Partner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has made anti-virus and security management much easier. Also, it has really lowered the time required to manage all of the endpoints,... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to be able to manage the endpoints a bit further. A valuable attribute would be the management of software inventory, software... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previously we were using McAfee, and we switched to Symantec for ease of operation and stability. This solution has much better performance than... more»

What other advice do I have?

If someone else is researching this type of solution, I would say go for it and try this solution because overall, it is one of the best, if not... more»
Mostafa
Real User
Network administrator at Suez Canal Insurance
Oct 07 2017

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps me with the security policies that I make. I can change policies quickly and easily.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements in the anti-virus and the device control features. Anti-Virus: I would like to see Symantec improve the ant-virus to stop and detect Ransomware and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed for maximum efficiency, enabling hardware to run faster and last longer for performance, and runs on several operating systems, including... more»
Lynne Caputi
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Protecting data, protecting end-points.

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest benefit right now is that we have a lot of people who know it well. Based on what we've seen, we don't think it's the best solution... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest thing I would like to see is malware remediation, if there is some kind of outbreak. We'd like to see better remediation and better... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are switching because we don't feel that Symantec as a company is keeping up with next-generation trends. They just seem to be resting on... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Symantec's solution a six out of 10. It's not as feature-rich with next-generation technology, as a lot of its competitors are. My... more»
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What is Symantec Endpoint Protection?

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
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