Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 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 »
Imtiaz Hussain
Malware Hunter and Incident Responder at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In Symantec Endpoint Protection, the most valuable feature I like is the good performance. With Symantec, I always know this tool will be reliable and with the latest protection. View full review »
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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 »
Darren Braithwaite
IT Manager at Digitalis Reputation
I like the ability to push it to a client, centrally from central consoles. I like the integration of Active Directory. I like the ability for it to auto-enroll. You can add machines to the Active Directory and when it configures right, it automatically installs to those machines. The firewall features are pretty good as well. I like the firewall and the intrusion prevention features, and just the basic anti-malware and anti-virus seems to be pretty effective as well. View full review »
SystemAdmin677
IT Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature for our organization is the antivirus, as our staff is the target of zero-day malware and viruses. 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 »
threatpre677
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I find QRadar and the Active Threat Defense the most valuable. The ATP, Active Theft Protection, is very good. They've got very solid detection rates from P2. Those and some of the other programs are very valuable. 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 »
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 »
Mostafa
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 »
Dr. Suresh Hungenahally
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The features I've found the most valuable are the scanning and the reporting. 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 »
Cnslt5892
Consultant with 51-200 employees
It's a single-agent installation with many features including * wireless protection * application control * antivirus control. View full review »
Reviewer58
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 »
LeadSysEn375629
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 »
SymanSEP677
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The features I find the most valuable are the protection, the encryption, and the DLP. View full review »
SørenAndersen
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 »
SEP677
Service Management Officer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
The feature I find most useful is the console for reporting. View full review »
SEPend677
IT Associate Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are that it is really easy to use, and it is secure. It will attach to the network and work through my other devices. The product is affordable. 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 »
Reviewer8093
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 »
SeniorCob6e8
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 »
Pepe_Perez
Consultant
ATP is really impressive, and with EDR, it is the best solution I have ever known. View full review »
Hamid Harroud
Assistant Professor with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the virus and malware detection capability. 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 »
Hakan GUNAYDIN
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 »
davidstrom
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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