Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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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 software vulnerabilities. It monitors suspicious files that have behavior actions on… 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 disabled, considering their needs. SEP had the opportunity to integrated Microsoft… 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 server. Vulnerabilities: A vulnerability scan integrated with SEP would be… 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 , downtime, and principally, the low support quality provided that the oldest… more»

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

We used Kaspersky and Bitdefender. We switched due to the company reputation, negotiation terms, commercial benefits, and technical results on the PoC.

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 recognizes through a certified and approved reseller.
Sudeep Amalkar
Real User
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

No overhead of troubleshooting after installation makes it my favourite.

What needs improvement?

It's a nice product. I think Symantec should work more precisely on minimizing database size and the live update size.

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

We do system integration and we have expertise in most products, but there is nothing like Symantec.

What other advice do I have?

Just go through the implementation guide or some YouTube videos and the IT team can do it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes,I would not name any :)
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Mostafa
Real User
System 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 become a part of the policy you made. The anti-virus feature is… 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 email attachments. Symantec is weak with Ransomware. I… 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 Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The complete suite is a good fit… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated other options like McAfee and Sophos, but they weren’t good enough for me.
davidstrom
Writer
Owner at David Strom Inc.
Aug 16 2017

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)?

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The reputation system relies on having a constant Internet connection for its operations.

What other advice do I have?

There are three versions, include a cloud-based one, that are very flexible and easy to install and manage.
Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
Apr 12 2017

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)?

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 engineer. I…

What is Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)?

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 EPP
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) customers

Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.

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