Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Competitors and Alternatives

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Reseller
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that I've found most valuable is the ability to configure updates to be hourly. Only very few antiviruses can do that. You can be protected from a wide range… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Bitdefender has improved my organization in the way that it has grown our revenue over the years. We have more clients that have signed on Bitdefender GravityZone. Then we… more»

What needs improvement?

The pricing should be improved. The user interface has been improved on a yearly basis. The key issue is that they need to look at their pricing. Bitdefender is very… more»

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

The licensing cost is on a monthly basis when you're doing the MSP model. MSP is a managed security service model. If you're doing the regular one year license, the… more»

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

We have been using Bitdefender for a long time. We've never used any other antivirus. Other customers have moved from other platforms to Bitdefender because of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to somebody considering this solution would be to one, make sure that you get the exact model of the product you're looking for based on your environment. Two… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated all other solutions like Symantec and McAfee which has no local support. We evaluated ESET but their rating was not good. We evaluated Kaspersky but Kaspersky… more»
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Consultant
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

If the user leaves our premises or network, Palo Alto Traps will still be on that endpoint and will still apply our policies. For example, if you take that endpoint out of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In organizations where they don't implement a NAC, this product helps stop threats at the endpoint level. Everything goes through the endpoint. By the time you get… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some limitations on the Traps agents. Traps for Windows has limitations and Traps for Linux too. Traps doesn't work with McAfee. You need to remove McAfee to… more»

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

It is "expensive" and flexible.

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

We were previously using Malwarebytes and McAfee. We are still using them along with Traps.

What other advice do I have?

Test normal behavior of the Traps agents (injection and policy) and confirm that there has been no change in the user experience.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the following other large endpoint security companies: Kaspersky Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and… more»
JoelSadomba
Real User
IT Engineer at BAZ
Sep 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this program is the web filtering, because it allows me to control my users to be safe on the internet. I can put limitations on what I don't want them to surf on the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had challenges with managing our use of in terms of daily usage. The moment we deployed FortiClient we were able to start managing our user's usage of the internet. I'd say it has greatly improved… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the web filter, because I think it can be more user-friendly. For instance, if I want to authorize a user to access a certain website, it should be easy for that… more»

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

An annual license costs about 1.5 to 3,000 US dollars. There are no additional costs.

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

We used Symantec Endpoint Protection but then we decided to standardize our operation and then we started using FortiClient too. So instead of having each and every user using a different antivirus on… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. My advice to others would be that they should standardize whatever they are running on their environment. If they are going for FortiClient, especially the 6.2… more»
George Dullege
Reseller
Senior IT Consultant at Jeneri IT
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature we found most valuable is the AI functionality for maintaining endpoint security. This is very powerful and has been useful over the last year.

How has it helped my organization?

My interest at the moment is in the SolarWinds component. SolarWinds is now selling a management system. It has a default integration into our existing system. I would like to add some DNS… more»

What needs improvement?

This product has room for improvement to display a more detailed representation of the problem when a virus is or isn't stopped. We need to know more details about how the virus interacted with the… more»

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

Before choosing this solution, we were on BitDefender.

What other advice do I have?

To implement endpoint protection, Webroot is a good product. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this product an eight. Maybe it could be better. I've had no significant virus problems since I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Symantec, Kaspersky, and BitDefender. We wanted to evaluate three products when we chose to upgrade. The other solutions were not on the same level as Webroot. Webroot stood out as the… more»
Jose-Cristovao
Real User
Novell, Microsoft, and UNIX Network Administration at GDDC
Dec 23 2019

How has it helped my organization?

In the tests that we have done, this solution is working okay. We were under an attack in our environment, and the Check Point response was good because we didn't lose anything.

What needs improvement?

The antivirus is not as friendly as other solutions and can be improved. We would like to have the ability to stop and restart the service remotely, which is something that we can do easily with Symantec but have a hard time with when using… more»

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

The licensing cost for Check Point is $3 USD or $4 USD per end-user.

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

In the past, I worked with Symantec for five or six years. I have also worked with a solution by McAfee. I found that the interface for Check Point is not as user-friendly as these solutions. The initial setup is also not as easy as… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is researching this type of solution is to consider their budget. This does not seem to be Check Point's area, although they are getting better. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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