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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

This is pretty good AV product - lightweight, easy to install, and easy on system resources. It will take some getting used to on the end user side, it doesn't scan in a traditional way, and it does not have a taskbar icon so it hard to know if it's working or installed. My only complaint would be the false positives which I know every AV system has, but the problem with Barkly is that it alerts the users with a message (which they freak out about) and it alerts IT with an email. Again, not a major issue, but it can be annoying until it is overridden. The override process is super easy though, so its again, not a big deal.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

From a small company to the largest enterprise corporation Symantec Endpoint security will work for you. This endpoint software will give you piece of mind that all of your mobile devices will be well protected. This is especially true in the new Covid remote workforce we are experiencing. From easy to set up to great support this is the product to check out.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Anti-Exploit Technology
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Centralized Management
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Hybrid Deployment Support
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.8
Infection Remediation
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Vulnerability Management
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
Malware Detection
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6

Pros

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • Stops programs from making changes to users' system - this can be hit or miss, but I'd rather have a false positive and have to override it, then a virus on my systems.
  • The override system for false positives is very simple and easy to use - if a program throws up a flag, it is very easy to tell Barkly to leave it alone and it will do this network-wide, which is nice for things like updates.
  • Very lightweight, small install and leaves almost no footprint on your system. Also system resource utilization is very light.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
  • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
  • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • There is no visible icon that it is installed unless you go into Add/Remove programs, locally you would not know its there.
  • If an update is installed (i.e. Windows Update) and Barkly flags it, you will get SPAMMed with alerts until it is overridden. An easy fix but can be annoying if you are on your way in and not at the office yet.
  • Reporting is a bit lit in the Admin console - installs, and updates, but not much else.
  • Getting better, but when they update their product, there wasn't much warning originally. A bit unsettling when you log into your console and see every one of your end users out-of-date.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • Removing dead clients from the console. This is nearly impossible to do, and makes keeping the console clean a very difficult task.
  • Poorly tested versions are sometimes released that cause serious issues for users. This ranges from browsers malfunctioning to BSOD errors.
  • Malware detection is good but not great. We are not confident in SEP by itself to neutralize malware threats. It's detection rate just isn't high enough for next generation and zero day threats.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 7.4
Based on 22 answers
I've called a few times and the support is great. They help me walk through the issues that I was having and even remotely connected to my server and show me how the fix the issue. I hope the support doesn't change since they were bought by Broadcom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

I've found Barkly to be much better than these products at protecting my systems. It does not require the horsepower that these do to run. It uses systems resources well. It protects well. It alerts and updates well. This is a good AV system to have on your endpoints and is a sound financial investment if you are looking to protect your assets from virus/malware/ransomware.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

Though Avast seems to use less resources than Symantec Endpoint Protection, we felt that Symantec Endpoint Protection offered better protection against zero day exploits and kept up to date far more than Avast. In addition, we felt that the price was affordable for the product. Our end users love Symantec Endpoint Protection!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • Decently priced for AVs
  • Has protected against several viruses, and that right there is enough to warrant purchase, any virus stopped is money saved
  • Low impact on users, so they aren't complaining of slowness on their computers when scanning (it does not scan traditionally)
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • SEP has had a very nice ROI in the form of keeping our network safe and clients' machines clean and free from spyware and viruses.
  • The negative downside is that reinstalling the client isn't always an easy method. A lot of times we just have the user reimage their whole machine, which is usually the last resort.
  • Another positive aspect of SEP is that it allows us to identify any problematic machines which might be allowing any malware, spyware or viruses in through any network ports or connections.
We use Symantec Endpoint Environment in a manufacturing and conventional office setting. This is a very large scale operational of over 10,000 users
Sam Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Symantec Endpoint Security

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
8.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.4

Implementation Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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