Cisco Cloud Web Security vs. Symantec Endpoint Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco CWS
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Cisco offers Cloud Web Security (a, internet security platform / web security gateway), based on technology acquired from ScanSafe.N/A
Symantec Endpoint Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco CWSSymantec Endpoint Security
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Cisco Cloud Web SecuritySymantec Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Cloud Web Security
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Ratings
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
36 Ratings
2% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.825 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings7.334 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.531 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.934 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Cloud Web SecuritySymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Cloud Web SecuritySymantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Remote and telework but not for onsite filtering.
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Broadcom
Symantec Endpoint Security is a well-rounded product that provides a significant amount of functionality and covers many of our endpoint needs without needing to resort to multiple vendors that might clash in unpredictable ways when ultimately deployed to the endpoints in our estate. The default policies are adequate and tuning these requires some time as with all similar EDR products but the product is flexible enough to allow very granular whitelisting/blacklisting which is great. Low resource requirements are also fantastic and we've not had many complaints from developers who were getting slowed down when compiling complex code with other previous solutions.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Flexibility
  • Scalable
  • Ease of administration
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Broadcom
  • 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.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Intuitiveness of the UI
  • Real time reporting
  • Report detail
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Broadcom
  • The system should have a better ability to auto repair, if an item is malfunctioning it should auto reinstall.
  • The cloud platform and the server do not talk well to each other and it would be great to get the same data on both platforms, this may be due to version though.
  • It seems the whitelisting on the cloud platform could use some work.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Broadcom
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.
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Usability
Cisco
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Broadcom
I think it works great. It's easy to administer. It's easy to see if it's working and how well. There's no real user interaction necessary.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
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Broadcom
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
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Broadcom
Support is completely awful! You can never get anyone to help if you can even find a number to call. The support web portal is a joke and their response time if you're even able to submit a ticket is ridiculously slow.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
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Broadcom
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
CWS is on par with Forcepoint cloud web security. It offers flexibility and scalability.
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Broadcom
Symantec Endpoint Security offers very similar features to the above products, they all do the same thing in terms of protecting your endpoints against cybersecurity threats. Installation wise the products all install from a central management system and report back to this for central reporting. Ultimately we choose Symantec as the reseller was able to offer additional incentives which made their pricing very competitive.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Increased security
  • Decrease in number of infections
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Broadcom
  • The ROI from deploying this has led to fewer security issues which reduces costs.
  • Keeping track of security issues and how the were remedied is easier.
  • Deskside support can work with end users easily if something is triggered and this allows us to not have to overstaff.
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