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Symantec Endpoint Security

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What is Symantec Endpoint Security?

Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.

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Symantec Endpoint Protection is a versatile security software that caters to various user needs. One of its primary use cases is in IT …
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  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (33)
    9.3
    93%
  • Malware Detection (34)
    9.3
    93%
  • Centralized Management (34)
    8.5
    85%
  • Infection Remediation (34)
    7.5
    75%

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Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.

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Endpoint Security

Endpoint security software protects enterprise connected devices from malware and cyber attacks.

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Product Details

What is Symantec Endpoint Security?

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 Security Features

  • Supported: Network Threat Protection
  • Supported: Insight
  • Supported: SONAR behavioral analysis
  • Supported: Antivirus
  • Supported: Antispyware
  • Supported: Firewall protection

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Symantec Endpoint Security Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

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Frequently Asked Questions

Symantec Endpoint Protection is the company's flagship antivirus / endpoint security product.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security, Sophos Intercept X, and Barracuda RMM are common alternatives for Symantec Endpoint Security.

Reviewers rate Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Malware Detection highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Symantec Endpoint Security are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is a versatile security software that caters to various user needs. One of its primary use cases is in IT departments, where it is used to remotely manage client policies and assign user rights for IT staff. This feature allows for convenient and efficient management of software firewalls, with the ability to easily create, modify, and remove policies. Additionally, users appreciate the convenience of remotely managing Symantec from any Internet Explorer session.

Another significant use case of Symantec Endpoint Protection is its role as an antivirus solution in different environments. It has been successfully deployed in both internal and MSP practices, supporting a large number of clients and endpoints globally. Users have reported positive experiences with Symantec, finding it superior to other antivirus software they have used in the past. The product is trusted to detect and prevent viruses on Windows-based operating systems, providing end-to-end protection for computers and laptops. It is also utilized to add an extra layer of protection against viruses and malware on servers.

Symantec Endpoint Protection's comprehensive security features make it suitable for a wide range of organizations. It provides centralized management of anti-virus policies, grouping of endpoint devices, and different policies for each group. This flexibility allows companies to tailor their security measures based on specific needs. Notably, it offers extensive functionality as an EDR solution, ensuring machines remain infection-free and compliant with policies. Its automated breach detection and response capabilities help secure servers, prevent attacks, and minimize server vulnerability.

Furthermore, Symantec Endpoint Protection is widely used across various industries and institutions. For instance, it is the chosen antivirus solution at the University of Zimbabwe for both students and staff. It is also implemented by geographically challenged companies to control remote systems and ensure network security. Users appreciate its simplicity and ease of use compared to other antivirus solutions.

Overall, Symantec Endpoint Protection provides effective protection against viruses, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. It is valued for its granular setup options, remote management capabilities, and strong defense mechanisms. Users rely on its comprehensive features and reliable performance to safeguard their systems and maintain a secure working environment.

Central cloud console architecture: Users have found the central cloud console architecture of the product to be a great feature, providing a single point of control for managing security. This pro was mentioned by several reviewers and highlights the convenience and efficiency of having all security management functions centralized in one place.

Fast response to breaches: Reviewers appreciated the fast response from the product in the event of a breach in the servers, indicating that it is effective in detecting and responding to threats. This pro was mentioned by multiple users, emphasizing the product's ability to swiftly identify and address security incidents.

Protection against spyware and viruses: The product's capability in safeguarding against various types of malicious software, including spyware and viruses, received positive feedback from users. This pro was mentioned by several reviewers, indicating that they value the comprehensive protection provided by the product against these common threats.

Difficulties with Installation: Many users have reported experiencing difficulties during the installation process of the client packages. They often need to make multiple attempts before successfully pushing them to client machines. This can be time-consuming and frustrating, impacting the overall user experience.

Lack of Effective Malware Detection: Users express dissatisfaction with the software's malware detection capabilities, stating that it is not effective enough in identifying and protecting against next-generation and zero-day threats. Some users feel that the software falls short in keeping up with emerging threats, leaving their systems vulnerable to attacks.

Communication Issues with Cloud Platform: Several users have encountered communication issues between the cloud platform and server. These issues may arise due to version conflicts, causing disruptions in the system's functionality. Users have highlighted the importance of seamless communication between these components for a smooth and reliable user experience.

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Symantec Endpoint Security seems to be a more mature solution compared with CrowdStrike, particularly when CS was just recently getting their USB blocking functionality rolled out for macOS endpoints this year. Another differentiator with CrowdStrike is that Symantec ES still provides both on-demand scanning & real-time signature-based detection in addition to solely real-time machine learning detection whereas on-demand scanning and signatures are not available on CrowdStrike. This means there is a doubt as to whether we can use CS to comply with some of our PCI DSS obligations which specifically require the use of signature-based antivirus solutions.
Tony Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Symantec Endpoint Security stacks up very well against the competition. One thing that is very different about Symantec compared to the competitors is that Symantec will not steal all your PC resources and will run fine with most applications. Some other AV products are overly sensitive and will destroy PC resources, but Symantec does a very good job and will not do this to your machine.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We've completed a POV on Crowdstrike Falcom Endpoint Protect and are very excited to move over to that platform and away from the Symantec protect suite. Crowdstrike has behavior based analysis and scanning, vulnerability detection, and best of bread support and managed services with Falcon Complete. Crowdstrike is leap and bounds so much better than Symantec.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
In comparison with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Symantec Endpoint Security has, in my opinion, more scalable file inspection/spyware/antivirus settings. Plus it is more stable in a multi-OS user environment. But it also has numerous issues with itself and related Symantec products (especially after it was taken over by Broadcom). Microsoft product is easy to manage, it is built-in and has better support.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cylance: (Active Engage) (Cost 4x Symantec [Endpoint Security]) Cylance is a good product but we have it through an MSSP and only have read-only. The certification and training for the entry [are] like 3 hours of videos but a smart person can just go in and look as the system is very intuitive. Most of them are pretty easy to pick up, don't believe people who tell you it's impossible to give you access if you are not trained, read-only is harmless, except to the mssp. Crowdstrike: (Evaluated)(Cost 6x Symantec [Endpoint Security]) Seems like a good product, we may be engaging with them in the future, it has a lot of the same features as Symantec [Endpoint Security] but there are more people behind the events that take place after detection on your system. Cynet: (Evaluated)(Cost 2x Symantec [Endpoint Security]) Another good product, seems to have a lot going for it. May engage in the future, it seems they have more AI put into the actions that happen after a detection which is pretty cool. Arctic Wolf: (Evaluated)(Cost 15x Symantec [Endpoint Security]) Good product, part of a wholistic package provided by artic wolf, not really apples to apples though.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have evaluated McAfee, it degrades the performance of computers and also the feature set were not properly working, it also lacked the key features that we require, the cost is also higher, on other hand we also evaluated Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection it has no data loss prevention feature, the reports and events, alerts were not as per our needs, So, we opted for Symantec, and so far it is performing as per our needs
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Simply superior in every way in my opinion. These others were not in the market when we started with SEP.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Symantec Endpoint Production is hands down my least favorite endpoint projection software on the market today. It's a difficult endpoint to deploy, manage and remove. It's a heavy client so once you get it installed it consumes a large amount of resources on the endpoint. The management GUI is out dated and difficult to use. On top of all that their support is difficult to work with.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used competing software from different vendors such as McAfee, Eset, and Trend Micro. I found that Symantec Endpoint Security distributes its updates flawlessly and sends a very clear and comprehensive daily report. I also find the customer service very helpful once it gets rolling, though it is a bit of a pain to open a case in the first place.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Symantec Endpoint Protection really shines against its competitors when it comes to centralized management. It falls a little short when it comes to cloud deployments.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
More robust options and protections than Malware Bytes. Better overall detection and alerting to security issues. The overall ROI was better for us and we felt would also give us a stronger line of defense in our overall security strategy. We chose Symantec Endpoint because it gave us a top notch product in a price point we wanted.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Symantec Endpoint Protection outperformed all other competitor front-line antivirus products with more accurate signature detections and less false positives. We ultimately chose to pair SEP with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to provide a more comprehensive security solution that could detect and prevent infection from both traditional viruses as well as non-traditional infections and malware.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have used Symantec Endpoint Protection for many years successfully. I truthfully have not compared it to any of the other major alternatives out there, as Symantec Endpoint Protection has continued to get the job done.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Eset is better for on-premises integration. You install the administration console on a local machine, unlike Symantec Endpoint Protection, which is entirely cloud-based, and you can scan your network and perform silent installs. They seem to have a reasonable level when it comes to protection, so it depends on what you're looking for.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We did use a mix of Symantec and ClamWin AV and after that a mix of Symantec and AVG for our store locations. We also tested Comodo and McAfee at one point. McAfee was too expensive for our budget and Comodo I believe just didn't deploy to our store locations easily. We did use ClamWin AV which was free for our store locations for some years but it could only detect and not stop or clean viruses so we had to move away from that. We then bought AVG for the store locations and it was honestly a nightmare, so many false detections, failed installs, settings that wouldn't take, etc so we got rid of it and deployed Symantec Endpoint to all those locations as well and never looked back.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company has used both the Norton and Symantec systems for years. Therefore, I have never used any other system. We are so pleased with Symantec and have never seen a need to use any other programs.
Denis Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The company decided to opt for Symantec Endpoint Protection because of efficiency and what it promises to do. Besides being an investment which has been used for more than 10 years. For any and all problems, the software presents a solution at the time, in addition to sending email to the information security team when it detects some vulnerability.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Symantec Endpoint Protection stacks up well against its competitors. It's priced very competitively. It's easy to install. Most important of all it catches viruses and prevents them from attacking one's computer.
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