2017-02-06T07:25:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Symantec End-user Endpoint Security?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

My recommendation is that people should try this product. In using this solution, I have learned a lot about our security and what needs to be done. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Real User

I think it's a very good solution for sales networks. I have wanted to try the cloud solution for Symantec but I don't know if it has been already added or not. I would rate the solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In my personal experience, most people use Symantec. In my whole life, I couldn't find any problems with Symantec. In the ransomware protection, though, I found many issues. Many people were having infections but the virus sometimes was not detected. Even the Kaspersky software could not detect it, but if I install Symantec on any client I couldn't find the ransomware. The problem is Symantec is more expensive than other vendors. Kaspersky is in comparison very cheap. If you are working in an organization and you have 10,000 users, if you compare Symantec with the other vendors you will find only a small difference in the price. I always tell people if you have a budget, if you have money, if you need stability, go with Symantec. If you think that your data is sensitive, you can not worry about the money. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Symantec Endpoint Protection a nine.

2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

I've been using this solution for more than twenty years. While Endpoint Protection has only existed for the past couple of years, the Symantec antivirus, I have been working with more than twenty years. It used to be Symantec antivirus and then it changed a couple of years ago to Symantec Endpoint Protection. So, we've been using it obviously since its inception. In terms of advice to others, I would say to partner with somebody that actually knows how the product is implemented and configured. Get a partner that has the technical knowledge and can give onsite technical guidance, or support. All of these Endpoint Protection solutions are getting very complex. It's not a simple antivirus that you just simply deploy to get a few viruses. It is becoming a very complex thing to implement. People buy the products, and they don't know how to implement them, so they go and slap them there and then they get burnt and they get attacked by a virus or threat or something. They get their fingers burnt and then they say the product is rubbish, but it's not the product, it's that the product was not correctly configured. So, when buying a product, you need to partner with someone who can actually provide you with support on the product. They're one of my favorite products and we're actively working with Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos, ESET, and Sophos. Palo Alto is my favorite firewall. But on the antivirus or Endpoint Protection side, I have the greatest of confidence in Symantec. It's something I would use at home or in the business. That's what we use to protect the business, so it's probably the product I have the most confidence in. I would rate this solution ten out of ten.

2019-06-30T10:45:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution four and a half out of ten.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I don't know what exactly could be inside the product to make it much more powerful. What I was looking for specifically at that time was the encryption part and the DLP and they were doing great. Simply put, it is the one product that's an integrated holistic solution for the whole security suite for an endpoint. However, there is no such thing as a one hundred percent security solution. I would rate the solution an eight out of ten.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Real User

I would advise anyone to make sure they do their required reading before they implement. Before implementation, you need to do the reading on the best practices because obviously if you've got a larger implementation then you need to think about a few concerns. You need to think about resilient managing services as well. Also, before purchasing, do the due diligence and look at alternative products to see if there's something else that would suit your needs better. This solution is a bit cumbersome. Some of the things they can make them easier to do, and also because their website is a bit clunky, so makes it difficult to find the solutions you need. I would rate this solution as an eight out of ten.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Real User

We are using a pretty old solution for Symantec, so I would say the product is not quite up to date with new threats. Look for a new model of the solution. There is a new version, for example, that we don't use yet. Or you can look for a better solution for current threats. I would rate this solution seven out of 10.

2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody implementing this solution is to consider the rules that you want to define. Installation is straightforward, but you can make it simple, or you can make it pretty complex. For example, you can set up specific groups for in-house or external users. You can also install clients that only touch base occasionally, such as logging into the internal environment once per year. It can also be used on Virtual Machines, where the client's resources are limited or restricted. In a hosted environment, it does not have to be installed on the individual VMs. It can run on the host and it will scan everything. There is also a cloud version of this product out now, which covers people who are more cloud-based. So far, I find that this product works pretty good. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-06-19T05:02:00Z
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Consultant

The support is very good. It is easy to manage all of the clients and deploy new policies. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
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Reseller

This latest version has proven unreliable for management and installation. I would no longer recommend this product as a viable security solution.

2019-05-07T13:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The management console is great. We only have only one person managing and controlling the console. It seems to be very user-friendly. On a scale of one to 10, with one being the worst and 10 being the best, I would rate this product a nine. To make it a ten, it should be free. The cost is restrictive to some degree.

2019-04-17T08:37:00Z
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Consultant

Understand your environment and what kind of security product you're looking for. Every environment has different requirements. Everybody has different kinds of file formats and data classifications. For Symantec is a good product for our environment. It helps us a lot. It provides seamless operation. It's not like we have to intervene every day. People are monitoring and, if they find a machine that is not working or not connected, they create a remote connection to see what the problem is and to fix it. We are using Symantec Enterprise, but you have new threats coming into the world market and you definitely have to be up to date. We found information on IT Central Station and we set up a comparison of the technologies. Every antivirus, in my experience, is only successful 95 percent of the time. No antivirus can tell you that you are 100 percent protected. The important part is how the backend works. If the backend is giving you support, they answer immediately and help you, that is important. In that way, Symantec is a good product and we are happy with it.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

It is a very good product. They are a very strong leader in the Indian market.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

This solution is very effective. It can really address the challenges but you need to have training in order to be able to effectively implement it. If you don't fully know how to implement it you can't use the features very usefully. I would rate it a nine out of ten because of its ability to address challenges and because of the completeness of the solution.

2019-02-20T11:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Since we have done two very successful PoCs, one live PoC for my largest customer, which is in government, and another for a private company, I recommend that other customers take the Symantec solution as their main security: I prefer Endpoint, Email Security, and DLP. Symantec has other solutions which I don't prefer. They have network analyzers and WAF but I prefer the Imperva WAF, which is better. In our company, most of the 100 people are using this solution and their roles range from management to normal end-user. We have three staff, maximum, for maintenance, and their roles are IT administrator, and system managers. We do plan to increase our usage. I would rate this product at eight out of ten, based on the technical support, cost, and their local presence as well.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
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Real User

I find it is the most reliable solution in the market.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Vendor

It is one of the best products out there. They are to the mark.

2018-09-25T09:22:00Z
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Real User

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 the best product on the market. It's really great, especially for mid-sized companies. It really cuts down the management. I would rate this solution a nine because of the support and the quality of the product.

2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
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Real User

My most important criterion when selecting a vendor is that they are easy to work with. I rate it at eight out of 10. When, say, Microsoft releases a new OS version twice a year, you never know if the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection will support it. You can have a lag between when Microsoft releases a new client - and then the current version doesn't work correctly - and it could be some months between updates from Symantec. Overall, it's really good product. It has saved us a lot of time and, most of the time, it's a self-playing piano.

2018-06-14T07:58:00Z
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Real User

We are satisfied with it. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * The support team * Good reviews/reputation.

2018-06-11T06:45:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 for medium-sized businesses seeking a more comprehensive range of protection. Symantec's Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition earns high marks from AV-TEST for protection and usability. However, this antivirus software doesn't scan email, a vulnerability in today's digital age. It might be the best choice for antivirus protection for your small business but that depends on the features and functions most important for your business and your security. just make sure thats you are always update and you have the latest release. This is very good product. My advice is to calculate your needs. Make a decision based on an accurate assessment of the price, the licensing, and the support. When I choose a product, I look for stability, security, and safety.

2017-02-06T07:25:00Z
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