- 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.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Review: "Symantec Endpoint helps the end user with friendly SSO Capabilities"
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Scorecard Summary
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
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Competitors
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Technical Details
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Supported Countries:||Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia|