ControlNow (Discontinued) vs. Symantec Endpoint Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ControlNow (Discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
ControlNow (formerly GFI Cloud) was an antivirus product from LogicNow in the UK. The company is defunct and the product is no longer available.N/A
Symantec Endpoint Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.N/A
Pricing
ControlNow (Discontinued)Symantec Endpoint Security
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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ControlNow (Discontinued)Symantec 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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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
ControlNow (Discontinued)Symantec Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ControlNow (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7
36 Ratings
3% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.630 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.333 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.634 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.325 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings7.634 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.131 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.334 Ratings
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User Ratings
ControlNow (Discontinued)Symantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(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
ControlNow (Discontinued)Symantec Endpoint Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
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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
Open Source
  • An instant scan of file level downloads so that introduction of a variant file is limited before the scan engine clears it.
  • Dashboard use of the agents available allows for near real-time review and action without directed access to the station.
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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
Open Source
  • Dashboard refresh when you have over 100 end agents can be lagging at times
  • The agent install process has potential to hang without alert or warning unless your paying attention through the complete install
  • The silent install process can be problematic when dealing with large-scale networks with varied OS models
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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
Open Source
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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
Open Source
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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
Open Source
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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
Open Source
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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
Open Source
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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
Open Source
ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
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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
Open Source
  • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
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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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