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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

I think Kaspersky is well suited for large and small companies. Larger companies can take advantage of the KSC (Kaspersky Security Center) servers to help manage a large network. The KSC has many good features to help monitor the health of the organization. It does a good job with updating and deploying remotely. It has inventory features, and can even deploy non-Kaspersky software packages uploaded to the center. KSC can become a source of good information about [your] network that can be seen at a glance. IT departments are normally smaller than they need to be. KSC helps with larger and smaller companies because of this. A small company would appreciate the amount of information and management that can be done through KSC without needing extra help. If the company is small enough that they don't have servers on-site, there is a cloud version. I have not used that to know how it differs from the local KSC.
Karen Thompson | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.4
Anti-Exploit Technology
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.6
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Centralized Management
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.4
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
Hybrid Deployment Support
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.7
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Infection Remediation
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.0
Vulnerability Management
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
Malware Detection
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7

Pros

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The Security Center is laid out very well and makes it easy to install and manage the client endpoint protection on servers and workstations.
  • The way security policies are defined and managed is very easy to understand.
  • The client programs seem to be lighter and smaller on the client systems than others I have used in the past. Using fewer resources is always an advantage.
David Judice | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The PC imaging tools are difficult to set up and use
  • Device Encryption tools are getting better, but are difficult to manage.
  • The policies are powerful, but could be broken up. More help can be provided in what the policy element does within the policy setup
Ian Raloff | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.7
Based on 2 answers
The product is stable and accurate in detecting security threats. There are very few or no false positives in detecting security threats or unusual behavior and has very sharp heuristics. The product does the job very well including saving us money in getting 3rd party patch management tools as the business is already using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager which is Microsoft product specific and the product patches these third party products e.g Adobe Flash Player
Junie Johwa | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The integration with a known solution is not good (Cisco ISE), product (10.x) does not automate remediation, however security is great and detects security threats with accuracy including heuristics, very few or no false positives
Junie Johwa | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used the on-premise server. I've only experienced one time that we couldn't open the console, and that was a server issue. It seems to be a dependable solution. It's there, and it's stable.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Performance

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Users don't notice any slowdown with the antivirus running on their systems. There have been issues when the systems have missed a scheduled scan, and it was checked to run at [a] first available time, they will start a full scan at startup. This has caused some lag. Normally there are also some issues with the workstation, but it is something to note.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

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Support Rating

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.9
Based on 4 answers
I give the maximum grade because we have no complaints; we never had any failure, serious error, and serious threat to the company. All of its features work very well. The great advantage of having a product supported by an industry-leading security company is that regularly updated security protocols will protect the system against all emerging threats.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 7.6
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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure to provide awareness campaigns on changes that will be implemented and WHY the business is doing it and the benefits reaped. Benefits reaped is very important for the justification of why things have to change and emphasizing the importance of security. This will reduce user disgruntlement and total bitterness on use of their workstation or laptop
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky is a leader in endpoint protection, but its ties to potential adversaries are unsettling. Kaspersky has a great threat research team and quickly identifies malicious software and its signature. Its web-based protection is also top notch. This is a great product but as with everything has its place.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

Scalability

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You can create groups and create different policies for each group. You can customize many parts of the software before it is deployed. You can create different tasks and schedules based on the groups. It is customizable.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Security

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Return on Investment

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The price point and the maintenance required to maintain the solution is a factor that weighs in, especially when there are other cloud-based solutions that require less maintenance.
  • It provided excellent first level protection on the workstation and server level.
  • Given an in-house solution is required, this is the best solution compared to other well-known solutions.
Anonymous | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

General

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential Suite29.991
Advanced Suite39.991
Premium Suite44.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Symantec Endpoint Security

General

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

Symantec Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.7
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Performance

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0
Symantec Endpoint Security

Support Rating

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.9
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.6

Implementation Rating

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

Scalability

Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0
Symantec Endpoint Security

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