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Symantec Endpoint Encryption is unsurprisingly an option for encrypting endpoints from Symantec.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Hb/7e/RK3T6W25HVGI.PNGSymantec Endpoint Encryption ReviewWe use Symantec Endpoint Encryption in our remote laptops to protect against any data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen. Since many remote users tend to keep a majority of their files stored locally, this is more important than someone located in the office where a majority of files are located on a network drive.,We can manage and view the status of each client from a centralized server. It sync passwords with the local Windows account so there are no additional passwords the user needs to remember. Our help desk is able to use the One-time password feature if the passwords get out of sync and the user is locked out.,The process to set up a user account is a real pain. Symantec requires the user answer a bunch of security questions if they need to reset their password, but no one ever remembers the answers to the questions that they selected. Since we use this for remote users who don't always connect to our VPN, when they change their network password it isn't always reflected in Windows and the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) passwords frequently get out of sync. When the user eventually does connect to the VPN, they do sync and really throw the user for a loop in which passwords to use. We found a huge problem with SSDs where an encrypted drive operated twice as slow as a mechanical drive. I believe this was addressed in a later release.,2,I can't think of any positive impacts to ROI. To my knowledge, we've never had a laptop go missing where SEE had protected the data. I guess that's a good thing? Negatively, we spend a lot of time getting it to operate effectively (usually during the boot up/logging in process). Which is usually only a temporary fix because passwords never stay in sync because of our environment with off-site users,BitLocker Drive Encryption,Symantec Enterprise Vault, IBM MaaS360, Skype for Business, Microsoft Exchange, WebEx MeetingsSymantec Endpoint helps the end user with friendly SSO CapabilitiesAt my small hospital we use Symantec Endpoint Encryption to protect our roaming devices. We needed a solution that didn't require Microsoft Windows Enterprise (bitLocker) and didn't require the end user to sign in with different credentials. The pre-os screen prompts the end user for their Active Directory sign-in and then bypasses the windows sign in and uses the already captured credentials.,Single Sign On,User Interface Global Management Password Changes can be slow, and are confusing for end users. Perhaps a prompt to remind them to use their older credentials? New users complain about slowness due to the first time encryption process. This is to be expected. A on-screen notification to the end user encryption is currently happening would be nice. We require check-in every 60 days. Sometimes even though the device has been on the network the device fails to check in with the SEE manager. Cannot manage disks once drives have been encrypted. This is a part of the design but annoying. We twice had to expand out-of-space drives and could not due to the encryption. We had to decrypt the entire drive and then re-encrypt to perform this task.,8,Ability to take machines offsite Protect Patient InformationReview of Symantec Endpoint EncryptionThere have been some challenges with Symantec Endpoint Encryption over the years through the integration of the two products (GuardianEdge and PGP) however, these problems have been resolved and a great product has come out. Symantec Endpoint Encryption has been used to help manage our self-encrypting drives, BitLocker encrypted devices and even our Mac machines through FileVault. The product is great for managing our encrypted needs on all of our devices and also enables our helpdesk to deal with users who forget their passphrase or need help resolving the issue.,Helps with all of our devices, Windows and Mac Manages FileVault, BitLocker, self-encrypting Drives, and PGP encryption,Better console for management Keeping up with new releases of Windows and Mac,8,Allows our helpdesk staff to help users who forget their encryption passhprase or need other help with things Provides ease of mind for management with them knowing all devices are encrypted Easy to use for our end users,Worth a Try!Symantec Endpoint protection is being used by our Healthcare industry customers to encrypt emails that may contain patient information.,Ease of use for end users. The outlook add in helps with encryption. The auto encrypt rules are very intuitive and work every time. Encryption strength.,The interface could be more easily navigated. Symantec processes tend to run a little slower. Symantec Encryption is a tad pricey.,8,Decreased liability ROI has went up as this product sells itself. Increased productivity for my engineers.,LogicNow,Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec Endpoint Protection, GFI Vipre
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March 12, 2016

"Symantec Endpoint Encryption Review"

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We use Symantec Endpoint Encryption in our remote laptops to protect against any data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen. Since many remote users tend to keep a majority of their files stored locally, this is more important than someone located in the office where a majority of files are located on a network drive.
  • We can manage and view the status of each client from a centralized server.
  • It sync passwords with the local Windows account so there are no additional passwords the user needs to remember.
  • Our help desk is able to use the One-time password feature if the passwords get out of sync and the user is locked out.
  • The process to set up a user account is a real pain. Symantec requires the user answer a bunch of security questions if they need to reset their password, but no one ever remembers the answers to the questions that they selected.
  • Since we use this for remote users who don't always connect to our VPN, when they change their network password it isn't always reflected in Windows and the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) passwords frequently get out of sync. When the user eventually does connect to the VPN, they do sync and really throw the user for a loop in which passwords to use.
  • We found a huge problem with SSDs where an encrypted drive operated twice as slow as a mechanical drive. I believe this was addressed in a later release.
We find it very difficult to manage. Users are always needing their passwords reset as they rarely stay in sync with Windows. And from a security standpoint, if the user account is compromised, then the encryption is useless because it's the same password. The time to encrypt or decrypt a drive seems much longer than I would expect and many users experienced a huge decrease in performance with an encrypted drive.
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January 09, 2016

Symantec Endpoint Encryption Review: "Symantec Endpoint helps the end user with friendly SSO Capabilities"

Score 8 out of 10
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At my small hospital we use Symantec Endpoint Encryption to protect our roaming devices. We needed a solution that didn't require Microsoft Windows Enterprise (bitLocker) and didn't require the end user to sign in with different credentials. The pre-os screen prompts the end user for their Active Directory sign-in and then bypasses the windows sign in and uses the already captured credentials.
  • Single Sign On
  • User Interface
  • Global Management
  • Password Changes can be slow, and are confusing for end users. Perhaps a prompt to remind them to use their older credentials?
  • New users complain about slowness due to the first time encryption process. This is to be expected. A on-screen notification to the end user encryption is currently happening would be nice.
  • We require check-in every 60 days. Sometimes even though the device has been on the network the device fails to check in with the SEE manager.
  • Cannot manage disks once drives have been encrypted. This is a part of the design but annoying. We twice had to expand out-of-space drives and could not due to the encryption. We had to decrypt the entire drive and then re-encrypt to perform this task.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption is nice for medium to large companies. For small companies they may choose to go with a freeware product that performs the same end results without the SSO capability to save money.
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October 19, 2016

"Review of Symantec Endpoint Encryption"

Score 8 out of 10
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There have been some challenges with Symantec Endpoint Encryption over the years through the integration of the two products (GuardianEdge and PGP) however, these problems have been resolved and a great product has come out. Symantec Endpoint Encryption has been used to help manage our self-encrypting drives, BitLocker encrypted devices and even our Mac machines through FileVault.
The product is great for managing our encrypted needs on all of our devices and also enables our helpdesk to deal with users who forget their passphrase or need help resolving the issue.
  • Helps with all of our devices, Windows and Mac
  • Manages FileVault, BitLocker, self-encrypting Drives, and PGP encryption
  • Better console for management
  • Keeping up with new releases of Windows and Mac
Symantec Endpoint Encryption is a great product for organizations that have different devices and/or operating systems (OS).
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July 27, 2016

Symantec Endpoint Encryption Review: "Worth a Try!"

Score 8 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is being used by our Healthcare industry customers to encrypt emails that may contain patient information.
  • Ease of use for end users. The outlook add in helps with encryption.
  • The auto encrypt rules are very intuitive and work every time.
  • Encryption strength.
  • The interface could be more easily navigated.
  • Symantec processes tend to run a little slower.
  • Symantec Encryption is a tad pricey.
We used this for our customers from car dealerships that dealt with credit histories, etc, through healthcare providers. It worked well to auto encrypt specific criteria. I would recommend to any company the use of Symantec Endpoint. From the ease of use for end users to the auto encrypt policies, this software is worth a try.
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About Symantec Endpoint Encryption

Regulatory compliance, data privacy concerns, and brand reputation often become powerful motivating factors for organizations to take advantage of encryption technologies.  Organizations are challenged to protect their sensitive information and ensure compliance with limited resources. Symantec Endpoint Encryption offers an integrated management platform to allow organizations to:

  • Quickly deploy and manage their endpoint encryption solution from a single console
  • Have the right mix of self-recovery and help-desk support for their employees with Symantec’s  multiple recovery options

Symantec Endpoint Encryption also offers extended management capabilities to provide support for native OS encryption (BitLocker and FileVault) and Opal-compliant self-encrypting drives.

  • Individual and group key management
  • Automated policy controls
  • Out-of-the-box, compliance-based reporting
Categories:  Endpoint Encryption

Symantec Endpoint Encryption Features

Has featureIndividual and group key management
Has featureAutomated policy controls
Has featureOut-of-the-box, compliance-based reporting

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Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
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Supported Countries:Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia