2019-03-11 07:21:00 UTC

What advice do you have for others considering Symantec Endpoint Encryption?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec Endpoint Encryption, what would you say?

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

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Top 10Real User

I do not recommend Symantec Endpoint Encryption. The support needs to be improved. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-01-12 12:02:00 UTC
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Symantec Endpoint Encryption as an eight out of ten. There is room for improvement and I think they need to make more effort here, but I would still totally recommend Symantec products and I'm a fan of Endpoint Encryption as a mature solution.

2019-12-16 08:13:00 UTC
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Top 10Real User

My advice to others who are considering this solution is to make sure that they do some testing if they are using disk encryption as we have had problems with updates. Our problem may depend on the version of Windows. So it may be different for other people. I didn't choose to use encryption before, so I learned a lot about the performance and the principle of encryption when it comes to messaging and share folders. So that part is good. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Symantec Endpoint Encryption as a six currently. The main problem for us is working with Microsoft updates within PGP. This should be possible because BitLocker is currently doing that which might be a reason we would switch. Updates for Microsoft OS are very complicated for us right now.

2019-12-12 07:48:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Checkpoint has better support. With Symantec, we have subsidiaries involved. The performance is good and it's efficient. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-11-18 07:22:00 UTC
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend cloud implementation, rather than on-premises if it is possible. The on-premises deployment model will lead you to have errors. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-29 09:45:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-09-25 05:10:00 UTC
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Give it a serious look. Our security team is more on the immature side rather than the mature side, as we build thing out. This automated solution puts us at the base level where we can get better. We went from not being happy with what we had to this product.

2019-03-11 07:21:00 UTC
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Try to look at many vendors. There are a lot of papers about solutions, especially this one. So, it's really nice. I started my security program four years ago, and we now have a mature security program. We added this solution as the last part of our security program.

2019-03-11 07:21:00 UTC
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If you make the investment in tech, in updated hardware and software, there are other tools - here we are at RSA 2019, those tools are all over the place. There are other tools that are not single-point solutions. You can solve a whole lot of problems for a lot less money if you're using updated hardware and software rather than old stuff, end-of-life, where you just have one other thing that you have to take care of it. You can put an umbrella over everything with a bigger, newer, better product. But you have to have your hardware and software up to date, rather than the situation that my organization is in. Semantic an excellent product. It's really just the timing that I mentioned earlier that doesn't work well for us. On the other hand, we haven't had a breach. We haven't had any issues. We haven't had any incidences of malware popping up. But that's more due to the isolated aspect of our networks. We're not touching the outside, so it's really hard for anything to get in. But disks can be sneakernetted in, hard drives can be brought in, USBs can be brought in, mistakes can be made. Not everything is malicious. Sometimes there is just incompetence involved where somebody hooks up something that they're not supposed to and you have exposure. But we haven't seen any threats related to any of that kind of behavior. I can't really say that we have had a case where anything has gone bad. In terms of security maturity, we're "mature" in the sense that we're ancient, using old equipment that has reached end-of-life. It's really from the old-age home, it's so mature. We're in dire need of tech refresh and I don't have the budget to support that. But if you unwrap that and look at it from the other side, what would we do without it? But the real mitigator, the thing that's actually protecting us, is our isolation. We have isolated systems so nothing can get at us. If I get audited, I'd better have antivirus definitions loaded up, current ones. But it really has not affected our security maturity. If it wasn't for the exception that I mentioned, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, would have been 100 percent successful and I would have to have given it a ten out of ten. With that exception, I have to knock it back to 90 percent, a nine out of ten because, as I said, we're exposed.

2019-03-11 07:21:00 UTC
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It is a good product.

2019-03-11 07:21:00 UTC
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