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Score 9 out of 100

Symantec Endpoint Security

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Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    79%
    Symantec Endpoint Security ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    36 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    38 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    40 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    28 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    39 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    35 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    40 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Forcepoint URL Filtering is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Symantec Endpoint Security is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    4 Ratings
    7.1

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    71%
    69 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Availability

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.6

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    26%
    23 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    64%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    If you need granular user and computer reporting, Websense is very reliable. It will provide strong protection and filtering once set up. If you aren't savvy with the technology involved, engage support early in your configuration, as it is complicated. The hybrid mobile client works well for your laptop users that you need protected and reporting out in the real world, but again is complicated to initially set up. Once you get it set up, the websense product is very solid. If you don't need the reporting and don't need it to be accurate to the person/computer, then it is more inline with the web filtering offered integrated by the various firewall providers out there and you can decide whether you want to have a separate appliance for web filtering or have it as part of the all in one firewall solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    • It tracks user activity, which means our HR department has a tool to report on certain users' activities when their productivity vs. internet surfing habits are in question. The reports are pretty simple to create and view and the ability to export to Excel has been useful. The ability to automatically generate and email these reports on a schedule has been useful at times too.
    • The ability to set quotas, such as users are allowed to spend 30minutes per day on Facebook or 30minutes a day on shopping sites, which displays the quota for the user when they enter such a site, has been a valuable reminder of our company policies for such activity.
    • The ability to prevent certain types of protocols for certain groups of users, such as group xyz is not allowed on FTP sites, or only https, has allowed to consider and set security parameters for different groups of users.
    • The ability to easily override any group policy setting for a certain individual if an immediate need for something outside the box arises has been useful. If a certain user is temporarily filling in for another person on vacation and needs additional internet access with less restrictions, we just call out that user specifically in the software and apply a different policy, then easily remove that the following week.
    Debbie Johnson | 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

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    • It needs the ability to measure bandwidth. I want to know how much a user is taking up. The fact that he/she has 17,000 hits doesn't help.
    • Clients, Policies, Filters can be confusing. Maybe it's too complicated and can be simplified?
    Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    • 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.
    Sean Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Forcepoint URL Filtering Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Forcepoint User AdvantageContact sales team
    Forcepoint Data AdvantageContact sales team
    Forcepoint Edge AdvantageContact sales team
    Forcepoint AdvantageContact sales team
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Symantec Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Forcepoint URL Filtering 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It's easy to use, easy to setup and maintain and their new Forcepoint hosted solution includes new security features that will sandbox a website and test it for malicious code prior to passing it through to the user machine. This is an excellent cyber security prevention technique and we will be upgrading to this shortly.
    Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Forcepoint URL Filtering 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It's pretty easy to use but does take some getting used to. After an hour of using the software, you will be good to go.
    Kevin Rinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    Symantec Endpoint Security 2.6
    Based on 23 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    Forcepoint is focus on content filtering as compare to other product which has more accurate filtering centralize database
    Boon Leng David Aw | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    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.
    Tony Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Forcepoint URL Filtering

    • The websense filtering has helped us to reduce and eliminate productivity losses from some gaming and streaming services.
    • We have been able to lower our liability from illegal streaming services and also adult content viewing (and also reduced the internet uses related to those services).
    • The filtering service has helped us to prevent virus spread on the network and also helped as a layer to pinpoint affected endpoints, that had gone unnoticed by our antivirus solution. By alerting to those early infections, we can quarantine the device before the infection spreads or affects other endpoints.
    • The solution has given the HR department reporting they needed when employees were under review without having to pull any local logs or have any local solutions installed.
    • The hybrid client has worked well in a few remote offices, meaning we didn't need a separate proxy service to filter and protect that traffic.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Symantec Endpoint Security

    • 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.
    Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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