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Mike Hernandez profile photo
Score 6 out of 10
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It is well suited for Clients large enough to utilize a server to house the Manager. Once installed and kept up to date the programs work very well. Where its not suited for are those smaller businesses that use a basic PC as a server or don't even use a server to house the manager.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is highly recommended for companies that have a large number of machines, as it helps in the management and monitoring of these devices. If you have low-quality equipment, it is not advisable to install the software because it will take up a lot of space, but if the investment in the IT department is in the beginning, it's worth spending a bit more.
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Score 8 out of 10
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One specific scenario where Symantec Endpoint Protection is well used is when you receive a large number of emails. The software scans every one of them, making it secure for you to read them all, and if there is any untrusted email, Symantec Endpoint Protection will warn you, and even prevent you from seeing the email content for your safety.
One specific scenario where Symantec Endpoint Protection is less appropriate is when you talk about phishing. It lacks anti-phishing capabilities and lacks report capabilities.
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Erik Hall profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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I feel it works great as a form of multi-factor authentication. So you would use it to enter/access confidential information as part of the security protocol. First is your username, second is your password and this would provide the third. The security feature is a numeric (it may also allow alpha or some combination of alpha-numeric, but I don't know) coding. I would like to use it for our own security on our computers, but we are a small company and my understanding is that this is a fairly expensive product. I would say that this would not be a good fit as a security measure in a situation where you might have to access data quickly, such as in an emergency situation like hospitals, etc.
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Paul Li profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is well suited to give especially novice Windows users protection from virus attacks. Since attacks can occur at a click of a button by visiting websites that can infect the end users computer, Symantec Endpoint Protection is the app to use to resolve this issue.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Because it can be installed/updated via a group policy/patch management software, I think that Symantec Endpoint Protection is best suited for very large environments that need an added layer of protection from malicious attacks. It's probably not well suited for smaller environments that may be using older machines as it seems to take up a lot of resources to scan and run.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We have used Symantec Endpoint for many years and initially we used it on a rather small installation base (less than 200 computers) but have since expanded to 10,000+ machines so really it's suited for any, company large or small. We have tried other competitors over the years and honestly, they were pretty terrible in comparison.
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June 25, 2019

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Score 7 out of 10
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Today with the hybrid model, you can manage SEP in the cloud. Mobile/remote employees will still be able to sync logs and get policies without a VPN connection to the office. Symantec Ecosystem is very good if you seek for other security solution such as web proxy, DLP, EDR, etc. The products integrate with each other and you can achieve better policy management and also better visibility on your network. SEP is an agent-based solution, if you need an agentless solution this is not the product for you.
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Score 9 out of 10
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SEP is well suited to companies who need to deploy and manage protection from a central location. Companies who want to protect users with minimal effort would be well suited for this product. I would say that it may not be right for smaller businesses where costs are a primary factor. The protection is very high, but the price is accordingly high.
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Score 7 out of 10
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I think Symantec is best suited for Small to Medium businesses, with limited IT support as the program is easy to set up and in most cases does not require specific IT skills. Due to the issues with slowness and sometimes conflicting with other programs I do not think Symantec is a great choice for Large Enterprises.
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Score 9 out of 10
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The endpoint client is the last level of defense. Symantec Endpoint has served us well over the years.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection provides great value for centralized locations that are standardized on homogeneous Windows desktops and workstations that maintain continuous, reliable, and high bandwidth connectivity to a central management server. There might be a better-suited solution for scenarios where highly mobile, low bandwidth, heterogeneous devices need to be constantly managed and protected outside of a company's security perimeter.
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Score 10 out of 10
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SEP is ideal for medium to large enterprises. We have almost 9000 endpoints and I am confident that all of these devices are well protected. I am not sure that I would recommend this solution for small businesses. Not to say they could not use it, but licensing can be expensive and a full time admin is recommended.
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February 06, 2018

Symantec Endpoint

Score 3 out of 10
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Customer data on an endpoint is when the product is best suited to run and scan for any and all needed needs.
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Score 6 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint protection is, in my opinion, a somewhat mediocre product. It does a decent job of detecting traditional viruses, and an OK job of detecting malware threats. The hybrid approach they employ for virtualized environments leaves a lot to be desired compared to options for other products which allow you to install a VM on the ESX host to do scanning of VM's. It is annoying to have to install the SEP client on every single machine that you want to have protected. The Symantec hybrid approach means that the same exact version of a file won't be repeatedly scanned, but it doesn't really make up for having to have the client installed on every single VM you want to protect. This consumes a lot of extra resources, especially during daily/weekly scans.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I have not seen any scenarios where I would characterize SEP as less appropriate. It is the only endpoint protection that we use. It is perfect for our needs as network consultants. Most of our clients know the Symantec brand, and it gives them confidence that we are protecting them fully.
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Score 7 out of 10
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SEP is a good AV product and protects our servers well. It's easily managed via the SEP Manager servers. However, keeping up with new versions which come out multiple times a year can make it tough to keep up, esp when client upgrades require a reboot.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection works well for an enterprise environment. I don't feel this would be suited for a home user. It does have a nice layout and is very user-friendly. For the most part, it does not require any interaction by the end user unless a threat is identified. Once the threat is identified, it would be nice to automatically set up the action to take instead of relying on the user's input.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is a reliable anti virus solution, with the threat database regularly updated. I would recommend on deploying in many different scenarios, from a few machines to a larger organization. It's a well thought-out anti virus solution, that is easy to use and to deploy. Would most definitely recommend to anyone.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Anti-Exploit Technology (15)
8.3
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (16)
9.0
Centralized Management (16)
9.2
Hybrid Deployment Support (11)
8.7
Infection Remediation (15)
8.8
Vulnerability Management (13)
8.7
Malware Detection (15)
8.3

About Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed to protect against advanced malware threats with powerful, layered protection backed by industry leading security intelligence.

  • Network Threat Protection stops most threats before they can take up residence on the machine
  • Insight reputation scoring accurately detects rapidly mutating malware and zero-day threats
  • SONAR™ behavioral analysis stops malicious files designed to appear legitimate
  • Strong antivirus, antispyware and firewall protection eradicate known mass malware

Symantec Endpoint Protection Features

Has featureNetwork Threat Protection
Has featureInsight
Has featureSONAR behavioral analysis
Has featureAntivirus
Has featureAntispyware
Has featureFirewall protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection Competitors

McAfee Endpoint Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security, Sophos Intercept X, Avast Managed Workplace RMM, Panda Security for Desktops, Trend Micro Endpoint Protection, Palo Alto Networks Traps Endpiont Protection, FireEye Endpoint Protection, Dell Endpoint Security

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Symantec Endpoint Protection Technical Details

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