Symantec Endpoint Security

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Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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From a small company to the largest enterprise corporation Symantec Endpoint security will work for you. This endpoint software will give you piece of mind that all of your mobile devices will be well protected. This is especially true in the new Covid remote workforce we are experiencing. From easy to set up to great support this is the product to check out.
Score 5 out of 10
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Again, my issue is not the product, it is Broadcom. It is excellent in mid sized, and multinational business. It is too expensive for the smaller businesses since Broadcom has eliminated SKU's. It is a superb endpoint protection product with excellent centralized management features. When combined with Network Access Control Suite, it provides the perfect solution for on prem and remote workers.
Score 9 out of 10
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We had an incident prior to Symantec where a malicious attacked some of our data and corrupted some files which took a week for us to fix, we have moved to Symantec from then and it has been going good and we are quite happy on what it can offer and do, we can't complain and are happy to say that everyone needs it.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is well suited to legacy, on-premises type environments. It is less well suited to cloud environments, especially Microsoft Azure, where it is better to manage using Microsoft's own Defender solutions.
Score 3 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Security is well suited for a small organization with a limited number of end points, once you get into the 100's of endpoints the weaknesses in the management tools become clear. It does do a decent job at protecting end points from viruses and spyware, assuming your able to get the endpoints installed correctly.
Score 8 out of 10
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I think that Symantec Endpoint Security is an overall well-performing security suite. It protects from known and not yet known malware including viruses, trojan horses, spyware, worms, zero-day vulnerabilities, ransomware, and more. It also protects the entire network by means of a very comprehensive firewall, and all that can be controlled from one single interface.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is well suited for organizations that require security and protection from multiple sources of possible breaches and attacks, especially during these times when people are not in the corporate (and secure) network, but mainly are working from home and remote offices. This is a must, especially in the latter scenario, as we are not certain about the safety of the network that we are connecting to.
Score 9 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection serves as an excellent front-line antivirus solution for larger organizations who need to manage numerous computer systems, servers, and users. For smaller organizations, they offer a "Small Business" version of the software that is more suitable, primarily due to price point. SEP is particularly effective when paired with a second anti-malware solution, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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It has given us very good results in controlled environments with equipment that has superior capabilities, and is effective to protect equipment that is exposed in open environments. The support is centralized, allowing dynamic management. The results in low-performance teams often do not have the expected results.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is good for any size environment—large or small installation base. The biggest issue I've had is when I've had more than one SEP manager server and I wanted to upgrade or decommission one of the management servers. It's very hard to get it to work. One of the servers was removed, but some of the clients were still looking for that server and I couldn't push a new config to them. I had to manually login to each client and import the configuration to force it to point to another SEP server.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • In a medium to enterprise-sized business, Symantec Endpoint Protection offers the level of protection and scalability needed for a large network with many users.
  • If you are an environment that does not currently have Antivirus software deployed, this will more than suffice in picking up what viruses and malware do exist, quarantine and delete and then help maintain a high-security standard.
Score 7 out of 10
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is an excellent product that seems to protect us well. It has protected us well before when emails get through our anti-spam, and the end-user tries to open the link. Symantec web extension will block access to the site. It can be a little heavy-handed at times, and you can battle for a bit with false-positives.
Denis Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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.
Erik Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Eng.Takeo Chikushi - MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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The virus definitions are updated and the scan process is effective but too much RAM memory is necessary. Depending on the company size maybe it is better to search for a cheaper option.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.

Symantec Endpoint Security Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Endpoint Security (7)
84%
8.4
Anti-Exploit Technology (24)
82%
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (26)
85%
8.5
Centralized Management (28)
84%
8.4
Hybrid Deployment Support (16)
88%
8.8
Infection Remediation (27)
81%
8.1
Vulnerability Management (24)
82%
8.2
Malware Detection (28)
88%
8.8

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, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia

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What is Symantec Endpoint Security?

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

What is Symantec Endpoint Security's best feature?

Reviewers rate Hybrid Deployment Support and Malware Detection highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Symantec Endpoint Security?

The most common users of Symantec Endpoint Security are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.