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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/wb/R9/N9PDVI2I8QGW.PNGSymantec ProductsWe are managing our assets with help of this tool. It helps us take control of our IT assets completely, do audits, and ensure compliance. It has also helped with reduction of IT software licensing costs and vendor penalties by optimizing the use of hardware. It helps me track inventories whenever and wherever I want.,Helps me control the software license fee by paying only for hardware that is being used. This helps reduce a lot of cost to the company. Helps manage inventory, audits etc. It helps control and manage all inventories using CMDB which gives a hierarchy of all information.,10,Saved cost by tracking license fees of software. Helped manage hardware thereby allotment of hardware in time. Best part was the Audit. Manages audit very well.,,Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, Symantec Client Management Suite, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec Critical System ProtectionSymantec Asset Management Suite Improves Productivity for OrganizationsThe IT Department at Missouri Botanical Garden uses Symantec Asset Management to accomplish a variety of tasks. We keep computers up to date by utilizing the patch management system to push out software updates to our users or install software remotely when necessary. We also use it to remote control computers when users need assistance or are experiencing problems and we are unable to physically visit their work area. Symantec Asset Management also allows us to generate reports based on whatever criteria we select. For instance if we need to know how many computers have Office 2010 installed versus Office 2016 then we can generate a report through the Asset Management Suite.,One of the features that we use Symantec Asset Management Suite for the most is to push out patches and software updates. We have about 750 computer users throughout Missouri Botanical Garden so when IE or Windows requires a patch fix or update, it would take a long to physically visit each computer here and install those updates. Instead we can set up a job through Symantec Asset Management Suite that will automatically push out the patches or software updates to the computers in our organization at a certain time. The job runs automatically and will generate a report when it's finished if any computers failed to update. Missouri Botanical Garden is considered a "Greeen" organization, therefore we take sustainability seriously and are always looking for ways to save energy. One of the tasks that we have set up as a job in Symantec Asset Management is every evening at 8 pm, it will search for computers that were left on by users and will power them down. This helps us save on energy and allows us to continue our goal of being a sustainable organization. This function also helps when a user is out of the office and needs software installed. The user doesn't have to keep their computer on and waste energy, but instead we can use Symantec's Asset Management Suite to wake the computer up when we are ready to work on it. Another feature that I really like in the Symantec Asset Management Suite is the ability to create a job that will automate software installations. For instance, I have a job set up that will automatically install Office Suite 2016 to a user's computer. I just have to select the job with the Symantec Console, then drag and drop it on the computer number that I need to install it on. Once I drag and drop the job onto the computer number in the console, the command box on the computer where the software is being installed briefly opens showing the computer has received the job and it is running in the background. I refresh the console every so often to see if the job is finished, but the console takes care of everything automatically in regards to the software being installed.,Symantec Asset Management Suite is a really great product for any organization to use for managing their computers. One of the main issues that we run into when using Asset Management Suite are problems with user permissions after updating the software. Whenever we update the software, we have to redo the permissions for users because when they try to log in they get an error stating that they are not authorized to use the software. Other issues that I've seen with Symantec Asset Management Suite are problems with pushing jobs out to computers. For the most part, this function usually runs smoothly, but sometimes, the jobs will not push out to the computers and we have to install the updates ourselves manually. At times it's hard to tell if the job is actually running or not because the console will say that it's pushing the job to the computer, but then it freezes up and the job never actually starts. When you refresh the console, sometimes it will report that the job is running, but it's actually not running at all. Another issue that I've had with Symantec Asset Management Suite is getting the console to run in my internet browser. Whenever I clicked the shortcut link to open the console, IE would give me an error that it needed to be updated and that the console could not run without the update. I updated my Internet Explorer to the latest version, but still could not get the console to run. So I had to uninstall the console, reinstall it, and redo the permissions to get it to work.,10,Our ROI has been positive. We have Symantec Management Suite set up to notify us when desktops reach 5 years of age so that we can perform refreshes in a more timely manner. Before we used this feature, we had computers that were over 10 years old that were actually assigned to users. Users were unable to perform their job functions which caused our organization to lose money because we were not meeting deadlines. Another feature that our organization was able to benefit from was the software management tools. After re-imaging computers, we would run into issues where users would state that they had a certain software installed and that we didn't put it back on after the re-image. We had no way of knowing if the user had the software or not so we would have to go and buy an additional software license for the user. Now with the software management tools in Altiris we can generate a report that will tell us what software is installed on each computer. We can also use the backup and restore features to track what was installed on a computer before it was reimaged. This also cuts down on the amount of time that we spent in the past trying to complete manual backups of our computers and restoring them back to how they originally were. Now we only have to spend time updating Symantec Management Suite whenever an update is available.,TeamViewer,Eset Smart Security, Apple iCloud, Skype for BusinessSymantec - Great for big businesses, overkill for smaller ones.Symantec Asset Management Suit was being used to keep track of assets company wide, including laptops, desktops, printers, etc. The company I used it at was well over 2,000 employees worldwide, and kept impressively accurate information. If a computer was inactive or had a specific issue, the program would alert my department and we could take care of it. Though the agent was installed on every machine across the company, only 6 of used it to run reports, look up machines, etc, while one of us managed it. Managing this for use in such a large company was very time consuming and actually required it's own position. The product addresses many business problems, especially for one who does not already have an asset management solution. Keeping track of machines, running reports, and many other things can be accomplished. Overall, I liked using this product and was very accurate in an extremely large environment. There is a lot of overhead, mostly because of needing an entire salaried position to properly manage it, but if it is something your company can afford to do, Symantec Asset management is a useful tool.,Asset tracking - Very important in a business Reports - Keep track of what programs are installed, who has which computer, etc.,Overhead - Time Consuming to manage User Interface - Not a problem per se, but the UI could be updated to look more modern. Speed - Occasionally, Symantec was a little slow, but that could have been due to our huge enviroment. It was nothing crippling.,8,Much faster time finding out what equipment belongs to who, especially if this info is needed and the person is unavailable. Better "Customer Service" (Tech to end user),Samanage, Zendesk and SysAidSAM Suite ReviewSymantec Asset Management Suite was implemented company-wide to manage desktop imaging, application rollouts and OS updates.,Application update is SAM Suite's strong point. SAM Suite has good remote control. The PXE server for imaging works well.,Would like to an easier install of the SAM Suite packages. Use of one console for all products. Easier scripting.,6,Negative - Requires staff training. Positive - Has easy access to Asset Management Apple products work with the Asset Management package.,Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec Backup ExecSymantec Management Platform (SMP / Altiris)We use various different Symantec products depending on the task at hand. Altiris is great at managing our assets, the software on them, any patching that needs performed.,You can send tasks, using various languages, down to a machine using the SMP You can patch machines with an agent There are great reporting capabilities,Reliance on Silverlight and Internet Explorer, although it's moving to HTML5.,9,Automation of jobs or pre built tasks allows anyone to perform an action they may have not be able to do otherwise.
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August 24, 2017

Symantec Asset Management Suite Review: "Symantec Products"

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We are managing our assets with help of this tool. It helps us take control of our IT assets completely, do audits, and ensure compliance. It has also helped with reduction of IT software licensing costs and vendor penalties by optimizing the use of hardware. It helps me track inventories whenever and wherever I want.
  • Helps me control the software license fee by paying only for hardware that is being used. This helps reduce a lot of cost to the company.
  • Helps manage inventory, audits etc.
  • It helps control and manage all inventories using CMDB which gives a hierarchy of all information.
It helps me track my inventories; it helps me manage assets, and it helps me in hardware and software audit. It helps in software licensing cost too. It gives a complete picture of entire IT asset of the organization including location & status. Helps me ensure compliance. Helps me find license gaps, under utilization etc.
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March 24, 2017

Review: "Symantec Asset Management Suite Improves Productivity for Organizations"

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The IT Department at Missouri Botanical Garden uses Symantec Asset Management to accomplish a variety of tasks. We keep computers up to date by utilizing the patch management system to push out software updates to our users or install software remotely when necessary. We also use it to remote control computers when users need assistance or are experiencing problems and we are unable to physically visit their work area. Symantec Asset Management also allows us to generate reports based on whatever criteria we select. For instance if we need to know how many computers have Office 2010 installed versus Office 2016 then we can generate a report through the Asset Management Suite.
  • One of the features that we use Symantec Asset Management Suite for the most is to push out patches and software updates. We have about 750 computer users throughout Missouri Botanical Garden so when IE or Windows requires a patch fix or update, it would take a long to physically visit each computer here and install those updates. Instead we can set up a job through Symantec Asset Management Suite that will automatically push out the patches or software updates to the computers in our organization at a certain time. The job runs automatically and will generate a report when it's finished if any computers failed to update.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden is considered a "Greeen" organization, therefore we take sustainability seriously and are always looking for ways to save energy. One of the tasks that we have set up as a job in Symantec Asset Management is every evening at 8 pm, it will search for computers that were left on by users and will power them down. This helps us save on energy and allows us to continue our goal of being a sustainable organization. This function also helps when a user is out of the office and needs software installed. The user doesn't have to keep their computer on and waste energy, but instead we can use Symantec's Asset Management Suite to wake the computer up when we are ready to work on it.
  • Another feature that I really like in the Symantec Asset Management Suite is the ability to create a job that will automate software installations. For instance, I have a job set up that will automatically install Office Suite 2016 to a user's computer. I just have to select the job with the Symantec Console, then drag and drop it on the computer number that I need to install it on. Once I drag and drop the job onto the computer number in the console, the command box on the computer where the software is being installed briefly opens showing the computer has received the job and it is running in the background. I refresh the console every so often to see if the job is finished, but the console takes care of everything automatically in regards to the software being installed.
  • Symantec Asset Management Suite is a really great product for any organization to use for managing their computers. One of the main issues that we run into when using Asset Management Suite are problems with user permissions after updating the software. Whenever we update the software, we have to redo the permissions for users because when they try to log in they get an error stating that they are not authorized to use the software.
  • Other issues that I've seen with Symantec Asset Management Suite are problems with pushing jobs out to computers. For the most part, this function usually runs smoothly, but sometimes, the jobs will not push out to the computers and we have to install the updates ourselves manually. At times it's hard to tell if the job is actually running or not because the console will say that it's pushing the job to the computer, but then it freezes up and the job never actually starts. When you refresh the console, sometimes it will report that the job is running, but it's actually not running at all.
  • Another issue that I've had with Symantec Asset Management Suite is getting the console to run in my internet browser. Whenever I clicked the shortcut link to open the console, IE would give me an error that it needed to be updated and that the console could not run without the update. I updated my Internet Explorer to the latest version, but still could not get the console to run. So I had to uninstall the console, reinstall it, and redo the permissions to get it to work.
If your organization has more than 50 computers and you have a dedicated IT Staff to manage the software then Symantec Asset Management Suite would be a great fit for your organization. The IT Staff can customize and configure the software and console to fit your organization's direct needs. It will speed up software installations and help to keep your computers running smoothly by applying patches and other necessary software updates in a timely manner. It will also help you manage your asset inventory so you know exactly where each computer is located, its IP address, and the users logging into the machine. If your organization is small and only has around 20 computer users then I would not recommend investing in the Symantec Asset Management Suite. Managing 20 computers is a task that is pretty easy to manage even if you do not have a dedicated IT Staff within your organization.
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October 27, 2015

Symantec Asset Management Suite Review: "Symantec - Great for big businesses, overkill for smaller ones."

Score 8 out of 10
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Symantec Asset Management Suit was being used to keep track of assets company wide, including laptops, desktops, printers, etc. The company I used it at was well over 2,000 employees worldwide, and kept impressively accurate information. If a computer was inactive or had a specific issue, the program would alert my department and we could take care of it.

Though the agent was installed on every machine across the company, only 6 of used it to run reports, look up machines, etc, while one of us managed it. Managing this for use in such a large company was very time consuming and actually required it's own position.

The product addresses many business problems, especially for one who does not already have an asset management solution. Keeping track of machines, running reports, and many other things can be accomplished.

Overall, I liked using this product and was very accurate in an extremely large environment. There is a lot of overhead, mostly because of needing an entire salaried position to properly manage it, but if it is something your company can afford to do, Symantec Asset management is a useful tool.




  • Asset tracking - Very important in a business
  • Reports - Keep track of what programs are installed, who has which computer, etc.
  • Overhead - Time Consuming to manage
  • User Interface - Not a problem per se, but the UI could be updated to look more modern.
  • Speed - Occasionally, Symantec was a little slow, but that could have been due to our huge enviroment. It was nothing crippling.
Much better suited in a large environment. It might be overkill for smaller companies.
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May 16, 2016

Symantec Asset Management Suite: "SAM Suite Review"

Score 6 out of 10
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Symantec Asset Management Suite was implemented company-wide to manage desktop imaging, application rollouts and OS updates.
  • Application update is SAM Suite's strong point.
  • SAM Suite has good remote control.
  • The PXE server for imaging works well.
  • Would like to an easier install of the SAM Suite packages.
  • Use of one console for all products.
  • Easier scripting.
Symantec Asset Management Suite is better suited to medium environments.
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December 11, 2015

Symantec Asset Management Suite Review: "Symantec Management Platform (SMP / Altiris)"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use various different Symantec products depending on the task at hand. Altiris is great at managing our assets, the software on them, any patching that needs performed.
  • You can send tasks, using various languages, down to a machine using the SMP
  • You can patch machines with an agent
  • There are great reporting capabilities
  • Reliance on Silverlight and Internet Explorer, although it's moving to HTML5.
It handles small and large infrastructures well, [and] small estate costs may be harder to justify but it pays back with its ability to automate a number of tasks which will save man hours.
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October 30, 2015

Symantec Asset Management Suite Review: "SAM - A great purchase if you need enterprise environment managed and imaged."

Score 6 out of 10
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With a previous company, we used Symantec Asset Management to keep count of licenses, and ensure that we were compliant. We also used the reporting tools to provided detailed reports on both assets and licenses and issues that may be present on a weekly basis.
  • Reporting. The reporting tool can allow down to a granular level. This is important for pinpointing the issues that arise in the infrastructure.
  • Updating. It was easy to update the software. I never had any issues with patches that arose.
  • Ability to tie into and be supported by RHEL, CentOS, and any other Unix based OS. I know that they could tie into some different systems, but weren't truly supported.
  • Altiris was how we deployed to multiple computers all at once, Altiris Agent sometimes stops, and can be an issue to have it update in the Console.
SAM is appropriate at enterprise level. Deploying to 100+ machines at once is a huge bonus when working in IT. Automation of this process saved hundreds of man-hours.
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October 12, 2015

Symantec Asset Management Suite Review: "Symantec IT Management (Altiris), Worth a second look!"

Score 9 out of 10
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Symantec ITMS has filled several gaps for me. Everything from patch and vulnerability management to software licensing and audit control. I'm currently using ITMS for software management, reporting, provisioning and asset control. Through the advanced reporting capabilities, I'm able to generate real time, actionable data whenever I want.
  • I have not found a better patch management solution to date.
  • The ability to manage out-of-band clients via Cloud Enabled Management is huge.
  • Technical support has always been top notch.
  • Technical documentation may be lacking at times but support will usually make up for it.
  • Training and certification is very limited.
  • Sometimes a tough sell after a rocky reputation in the past.
I've seen Symantec shine in both small environments and large global infrastructures. This solution is very involved and good, ITMS engineers will come at a cost but the ROI will be worth it.
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Symantec Asset Management Suite Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Software and hardware inventory tracking (5)
10.0
License management (5)
10.0
Asset lifecycle monitoring (5)
9.9
Contract management (4)
9.4
Asset relationship management (4)
10.0

About Symantec Asset Management Suite

The Symantec Asset Management Suite aims to help organizations get an accurate picture of their assets, ensure compliance during software audits, avoid vendor penalties and fines and uncover savings by eliminating the purchase of unnecessary licenses.

This IT Asset Management solution is designed to discover, inventory, and track all hardware and software assets in an organization’s IT infrastructure through a CMDB. The CMDB manages assets’ hierarchical relationships to other configuration items, users, locations, departments, cost centers, and associated contracts. According to the vendor,  this gives organizations credible information on the location and license status of every important OS, virtualization platform, or application instance. The vendor’s value proposition is that with this detailed, up-to-date information, organizations can quickly identify problems, apply solutions, and document compliance.



Symantec Asset Management Suite Features

IT Asset Management Features
Has featureSoftware and hardware inventory tracking
Has featureLicense management
Has featureAsset lifecycle monitoring
Has featureContract management
Has featureAsset relationship management

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Symantec Asset Management Suite Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia