Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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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»

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

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Jayandra Wickramasinghe
User
Senior Systems engineer at a tech services company
Jun 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* ESET SysInspector: Provides full details of the process and modules loaded with path and risk levels. * Two-way firewall: Advanced level endpoint firewall, which helps… more»

How has it helped my organization?

ESET Endpoint Security helps to improve our organisation's security. ESET Endpoint Security provides a smart level of security with a low system footprint, low bandwidth… more»

What needs improvement?

ESET Endpoint Security does not have application control. ESET should consider giving it application control. Also, it needs to improve the temper protection and provide… more»

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

The cost is a very reasonable. When compared with other products, the price is low (though not very low).

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

We have some level of experience with Panda, Kaspersky, and Symantec. We considered the resources that would be taken, the performance of PCs, the malware detection… more»

What other advice do I have?

ESET Remote Administrator server (ERA) installation and ESET Endpoint Security Agent installation are not complex. Policy configuration is also not hard and can be done in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated: * Symantec * Panda * Kaspersky
Jayandra Wickramasinghe
User
Senior Systems engineer at a tech services company
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Carbon Black Cb Defense has a nice component called Alert Triage. It has helped to detect threats across the data. It contains full details of the process execution "kill chain" and "go live" for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Carbon Black Cb Defense improved our endpoint level security. It helped to identify endpoint and infrastructure loopholes.

What needs improvement?

It would be a better solution if Carbon Black Cb Defense had an on-promise solution and a virus auto delete or quarantine.

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

The cost is a considerable factor, but the benefit factor is the most important. When you compare it with other products, the price is high. Carbon Black will negotiate the price.

What other advice do I have?

I have done a few PoCs and implementations with Carbon Black Cb Defense.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated McAfee and Symantec.
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