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Likelihood to Recommend

Digital Guardian

When Digital Guardian works well, it really is fairly seamless. You may notice a tiny bit of additional lag on some programs, but for the most part, when it functions properly, it's fairly unobtrusive. Therein lies the rub...when it functions properly. We had frequent program conflicts with Digital Guardian. We had one issue that caused Digital Guardian to completely cripple Microsoft Outlook, and similarly cripple Microsoft Excel. It took Digital Guardian weeks to even release any kind of fix for the issue, and the first several fixes did not, in fact, resolve the issue. We ended up having to completely remove it from our environment and are still waiting for a confirmed more stable version, as it simply caused far too much disruption to our user base, and also consumed an extremely large amount of time from our admins dealing with user issues related to these problems.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

Because it can be installed/updated via a group policy/patch management software, I think that Symantec Endpoint Protection is best suited for very large environments that need an added layer of protection from malicious attacks. It's probably not well suited for smaller environments that may be using older machines as it seems to take up a lot of resources to scan and run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Anti-Exploit Technology
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.9
Centralized Management
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7
Infection Remediation
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Vulnerability Management
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Malware Detection
Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3

Pros

Digital Guardian

  • Email data leaks - DLP software must prevent certain actions to work well. Let's say you try to copy and paste an SS # to an email, or upload sensitive data to your personal email account. Guardian Edge can prevent that, and then alert administrators that it happened
  • Unauthorized file copies - Guardian Edge can also prevent users from copying files from a sensitive restricted area to somewhere else where they might be able to more easily exfiltrate it. A good example would be from a company file share to a less secure server or their own home drive
  • Alerting Administrators of suspicious activities - Any time a user uploads a file to an upload service or personal email, it is logged and reported as an event to be reviewed. If it found nothing in scanning the data, it will still notify you that it happened so you can review it yourself to confirm it wasn't a false negative.
Kurt Ferguson | 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

Digital Guardian

  • Program Conflicts - DLP software can often cause undesirable effects in programs, and Digital Guardian is no exception here. We had substantial issues with it locking up Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excessive false positives - If you don't tune the software properly, you may end up reviewing a lot of non-critical items, and that can lead to lots of extra admin time for fairly benign occurrences.
  • Frequent program updates - Digital Guardian issues hotfixes and patches for their software frequently, and often times those updates will fix one problem, but cause another problem
  • Reverting to older versions - We frequently had to revert to older versions after testing a fix for an issue, because the new fix would break something else. This became very frustrating to end users, administrators, and management.
Kurt Ferguson | 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

Digital Guardian

No score
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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

Digital Guardian

No score
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.0
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

Digital Guardian

No score
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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

Digital Guardian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Digital Guardian

No score
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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

Digital Guardian

DG is the only DLP platform I've used at my current employer. I used it at my previous employer as well, and we ended up abandoning future deployments of it due to many problems caused by it, especially with web browsers. This was in 2015, rather than the 2018 version I used with my current employer, but I feel it still warrants mentioning. DG works great...when it works. When it doesn't, it's a disaster.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Protection stacks up to the competition very nicely. It does have all the features of the competition except the licensing model is a lot cheaper than the other products. For our large scale environment, it allowed us to effectively manage a high volume of machines for a decent cost. It also receives timely updates and the company has a solid reputation for customer service and satisfaction.
Sam Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Digital Guardian

  • Lost work hours - We lost lots of work hours due to admins having to troubleshoot program issues, and also manually remove DG agents from machines so that users could get back to work.
  • No DLP protection because we had to mass uninstall it - We ended up pulling DG from our entire environment because of the problems it caused with Excel and Outlook. DG acknowledged this was absolutely their fault, but it took them quite a while to issue a fix, and the first several did not actually resolve the problem. We simply did not have the time or patience to beta test their software for them. As a result, our users have to run with no DLP protection, just so they can actually work.
  • Negative perception of IT - DG actually ended up giving the IT Department quite a black eye. Users were nervous any time we mentioned we were doing software maintenance or patching, because they were fearful that some new problem was going to be introduced and they wouldn't be able to do their jobs. It has taken time and many hours to repair that trust.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The objective of Symantec Endpoint Protection is to provide protection from viruses and Symantec has done just that.
  • It is definitely a positive ROI. Since implementation, we have had zero infected machines. Symantec is worth every dollar spent.
  • It is very hard to find an Antivirus software that can protect a machine while using very little resources and having very little impact on the end users. Symantec does all of these very good.
Ramesh Ramrattan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Digital Guardian

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

Digital Guardian
6.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.4

Implementation Rating

Digital Guardian
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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