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December 15, 2020
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure and push out to your endpoints.
  • Little impact on resources on machines.
  • Great backend support should you need it.
  • Some issues with Macs if you have those in your environment.
  • Some of the configuration portion could be better explained.
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December 31, 2020
Drew Moen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Central Console on Prem or in the cloud
  • Works with everything
  • Zero Day protection is best in the industry because of their huge sensor net and rapid remediation.
  • Available on all major platforms, Microsoft, Linux / Unix, and Mac
  • Outstanding flexibility in configuring group and individual policies for all aspects of the product.
  • Support, PRIOR to Broadcom was simply superb. Now it is just average.
  • Partner Support
  • Product Support
  • Have someone other than Broadcom own and develop the p[product. Broadcom would have to improve 1000% just to be awful.
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December 16, 2020
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Management
  • Policies
  • Exclusions
  • The firewall features could do with some improvement and I've found it easier to disable and use the Windows firewall instead.
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December 18, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Prevents Virus
  • Prevents Spyware
  • Management UI is Outdated and Complex to Use
  • Removing End Points Completely is time consuming and diffcult
  • Support in general is tribble, very difficult to get any complex technical problems resolved
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December 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Does not hog system resources
  • Easy to keep up to date (virus database and definitions)
  • Provides multiple levels of scanning to choose from
  • UI looks outdated in my opinion
  • Viewing and management of quarantine items can be done better
  • Logs can be organized/retrieved better for IT to analyze
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April 21, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Antivirus detection.
  • Minimal false positives.
  • Ease of use to manage security alerts.
  • Automatic major version upgrades.
  • More friendly administration console.
  • Better detections for non-traditional viruses/malware.
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March 11, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to setup.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • You can see most of what's going on from the default login portal.
  • Configuration can be pushed from the central server to all clients making it very configurable.
  • Migrating/upgrading to a new server.
  • Easy to understand and how to setup a cluster/failover SEP management server.
  • Having centralized management for more than just one application. Similar to the McAfee EPO server.
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March 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Reporting - It offers a wide range of reports to give you from summary to detail information about your environment.
  • Ease of use - Once you setup Symantec Endpoint Protection on the machine, it just works and does the job required.
  • Policies - You can set up several different policies to suit your needs across the entire network.
  • Renewals - I've found over the last couple of years it has been a chore to get the renewal of maintenance done.
  • Lack of partners in the region - It is hard to find resellers in the Caribbean. This should be addressed to get better adoption throughout the region.
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November 06, 2019
Mike Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Symantec Manager installed on the server communicates with the other Symantec AV programs installed on the workstations.
  • The Manager also keeps track of which machine may be outdated and needs to be updated.
  • The Manager will alert us if the Client becomes Overdeployed where we will sell additional licenses for compliance.
  • Definitely in the Sales Department. Ordering SEP New Installs or Renewals can be cumbersome.
  • Too much red tape to muddle through just trying to renew licenses.
  • Renewal/New Install ordering should be made a lot easier.
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December 30, 2019
Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The SEP tool is considered one of our most powerful solutions for the protection of our devices.
  • The centralization of our administration is one of its best exploited benefits.
  • There are some difficulties in devices that do not have enough resources.
  • The end-user cannot gain visibility on what is happening on their device.
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January 10, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Multiple angles protected, from standard av to firewall, to IPS.
  • Portal based administration - you can send remote scans to devices from the internet without having to be at the device.
  • Domain integration - Rather than manually installing the EXE it would be good if it could find the devices on the network and push the install out.
  • A more natural way to exclude applications, folders, etc. - You can do this, but I think it can be unnecessarily confusing to setup.
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September 10, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It was easy to deploy.
  • It was cost-effective for our organization.
  • Seems to 100% block all known viruses.
  • In really large deployments the GUI interface seems sluggish.
  • Wish they wouldn't have got rid of the standalone software installed interface.
  • Needs the ability to remotely stop an active scan.
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October 01, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to manage from the central server
  • Automated reports that are set up to tell me status and scheduled reports of the environment
  • Easy to roll out updated versions to end user machines
  • Building out the installation package for new installations can be difficult the first time you do it; but once you learn how, it is easily repeated. Existing clients are automatically updated by the server.
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July 05, 2019
Denis Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Maximum virus protection.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Constantly updated by the server after proper settings/changes.
  • Price below other antivirus.
  • All emails are scanned and verified before they are released.
  • When it is running, it is not possible to use the machine.
  • Requires a machine a little above the average, increasing the cost.
  • When loading Windows in safe mode, some functions are disabled.
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July 01, 2019
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Virus definitions are kept up to date as soon as new threats are created.
  • Includes data loss prevention software.
  • The zero day protection is a very fast way to protect is from not yet known threats.
  • ALL of the emails are scanned, as well as files.
  • It has frequent updates and extra features.
  • Whenever you do deep scans, be aware they might take a little while.
  • It does a lot of updates, and some of them may take a while, and may need interaction to complete.
  • Symantec sometimes uses a huge amount of system resources.
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June 13, 2019
Erik Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Keeps unwanted people out.
  • Restricts access to these particular financial records.
  • Provides additional security features to the login process.
  • Adds an additional layer of security, which adds a layer of comfort in feeling secure.
  • Allowing a single user to have multiple occurrences for multiple devices.
  • Communicating when the app on a cell phone has been updated (just so you are aware that it has been done).
  • It might be a nice feature to automatically shut itself down when the security code has been successfully entered.
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August 24, 2019
Prince Matema | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The very first thing I want as an accounting person is the lower cost that comes with it when compared to other products.
  • Ever since we started using the app, we no longer have problem computers being constantly frozen-up because of viruses.
  • We had spent a long time fighting the short cut virus that was spreading around the campus but it was eliminated after we started using this antivirus.
  • It is only available to use on computers with higher-end specs.
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July 01, 2019
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection starts up automatically on its own every time I power on my computer to log into Windows.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection quietly runs in the background without interrupting my work monitoring all possible forms of attack via my internet connection.
  • When Symantec Endpoint Protection app detects a virus on a web page/site I've logged onto, I would immediately be prompted with a notice of a possible virus attack. The notice will continue to appear on the screen until I've dealt with the problem.
  • When I temporarily disable Symantec Endpoint Protection and I go to re-enable it it takes a bit of time before the program switches to be enabled again.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection's graphic user interface is rather flat and can use a 3d make-over.
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June 10, 2019
Eng.Takeo Chikushi - MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The cloud version worked well
  • Application Control is available for different users
  • Virus definitions are always updated
  • Long time to complete the scan process - RAM consumed during the scan process is very high
  • When rebooting Windows in "safe mode"...some protections are disabled (ex: Pendrive access)
  • Annual renewal price (compared with other options)
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June 06, 2019
bryan hornick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Improved background processing so it is transparent to users.
  • Includes features like safe browsing to aid in virus/malware protection
  • Allows for USB control as well
  • I wish the console included everything. there is actually another hidden console that allows for greater granularity in control. This is more useful than the up front console.
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June 17, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Virus Protection
  • Quarantine environment for possible threats
  • Automatic updates for latest virus/malware definitions
  • Picked up false positive viruses during scan
  • Has caused driver instability in the past
  • Fairly high resource usage
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May 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Windows client deployment
  • Virus definitions updates
  • Endpoint status reporting
  • Configuration management
  • Global exclusions management/reporting
  • Performance statuses from clients
  • Schedule reporting
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June 25, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The AV has several detection mechanisms: signature based, reputation based and heuristic based.
  • There is an option to turn an on-prem deployment into a hybrid deployment, so you can manage SEP in the cloud.
  • Symantec really invested on integrating SEP with other Symantec solutions, so no need additional agents on endpoints.
  • The device control feature was not changed in past product versions, it's still not the most convenient way to manage, the preconfigured hardware groups are not good enough. For example, no group for mobile phones.
  • Application control and device control are managed in the same policy, so if you have a common app control policy but a different device control policy you'll need to manage 2 policies.
  • The app control policy is very strong, still, the out of the box policies are basic, I'd expect Symantec to provide more of these out of the box.
  • The reports are not the most elegant and sometimes it takes time to find the report you need. Graphics need to be improved.
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June 12, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Powerful real-time anti-virus.
  • Firewall protection.
  • LiveUpdate: continuously updated.
  • The price point is a little high.
  • Can sometimes hog system resources.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Anti-Exploit Technology (22)
8.3
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (24)
8.7
Centralized Management (26)
8.7
Hybrid Deployment Support (15)
8.9
Infection Remediation (26)
8.3
Vulnerability Management (22)
8.5
Malware Detection (26)
8.6

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

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

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Symantec Endpoint Security Competitors

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Symantec Endpoint Security Technical Details

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