125 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
165 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Symantec Endpoint Security ranks higher in 1 feature set: Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

7.8

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

78%
7.9

Symantec Endpoint Security

79%
Kaspersky Endpoint Security ranks higher in 4/7 features

Anti-Exploit Technology

7.4
74%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
34 Ratings

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

7.6
76%
13 Ratings
8.3
83%
36 Ratings

Centralized Management

8.7
87%
12 Ratings
8.2
82%
38 Ratings

Hybrid Deployment Support

7.5
75%
9 Ratings
7.4
74%
26 Ratings

Infection Remediation

7.8
78%
13 Ratings
7.2
72%
37 Ratings

Vulnerability Management

6.9
69%
13 Ratings
7.7
77%
33 Ratings

Malware Detection

8.6
86%
13 Ratings
8.4
84%
38 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Symantec Endpoint Security is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

72%
27 Ratings
7.0

Symantec Endpoint Security

70%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

70%
1 Rating
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
5 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Symantec Endpoint Security

90%
4 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating

Symantec Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

85%
6 Ratings
1.4

Symantec Endpoint Security

14%
23 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

90%
2 Ratings
6.4

Symantec Endpoint Security

64%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

100%
1 Rating

Symantec Endpoint Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaspersky Lab

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.
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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

Kaspersky Lab

  • 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.
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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

Kaspersky Lab

  • 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
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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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Pricing Details

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Starting Price

$2,999 per month

Editions & Modules

Kaspersky Endpoint Security editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Essential Suite29.991
Advanced Suite39.992
Premium Suite44.993

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month
  3. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Symantec Endpoint Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Symantec Endpoint Security editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Kaspersky Lab

    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
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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

    Kaspersky Lab

    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
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    Broadcom

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Kaspersky Lab

    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.
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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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    Performance

    Kaspersky Lab

    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.
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    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Kaspersky Lab

    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.
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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

    Kaspersky Lab

    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
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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

    Kaspersky Lab

    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.
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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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    Scalability

    Kaspersky Lab

    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.
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    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Kaspersky Lab

    • 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.
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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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