Symantec Endpoint Security vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Symantec Endpoint Security
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.N/A
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Trend Micro offers the Smart Protection Suite with XGen, an endpoint security suite including data loss prevention and mobile device protection. The Smart Prtection Endpoint Suite is the basic edition. The Smart Protection Complete Suite also includes a message security gateway for specific applications (e.g. Office 365, Skye, Sharepoint, etc.) and web security gateway for extended capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Symantec Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
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
Symantec Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.8
37 Ratings
11% below category average
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
9.7
9 Ratings
11% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology8.031 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)8.334 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Centralized Management8.235 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support7.325 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Infection Remediation7.134 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Vulnerability Management7.631 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Malware Detection8.335 Ratings9.99 Ratings
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User Ratings
Symantec Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(64 ratings)
9.9
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.2
(21 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Symantec Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Trend Micro
The best [way] for Trend Micro [Smart Protection Suite, with XGen] to stand out, would be to install it throughout the network, both computers and servers[.] I recommend this solution for both small companies and very large companies since currently the security of our data is very critical and many times the costs that they lead to when suffering from an attack are too high. [A] system like this is worth investing in.
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Pros
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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Trend Micro
  • Real time threat intelligence using updates from global threat intelligence network.
  • Advanced built-in threat detection and response capabilities.
  • Ability to detect advanced malware, behavior and communications.
  • Flexibility to deploy with on-premise or cloud or hybrid.
  • Single management console to manage all layers of security.
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Cons
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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Trend Micro
  • Documentation is something that can be improved here.
  • Licensing is overly complex and needs to be improved for different features/variations.
  • Install is difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Trend Micro
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Usability
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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Trend Micro
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Reliability and Availability
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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Trend Micro
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Support Rating
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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Trend Micro
I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
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Implementation Rating
Broadcom
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
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Trend Micro
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Alternatives Considered
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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Trend Micro
Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
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Return on Investment
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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Trend Micro
  • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
  • Lost some productivity when database crashed
  • Updates tend to slow system down
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