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Symantec Endpoint Protection: It's like Airborne for Windows workstations.
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May 21, 2019

Symantec Endpoint Protection: It's like Airborne for Windows workstations.

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection provides complete endpoint protection for enterprise Windows desktops. Symantec Endpoint Protection provides deployment, agent upgrade, and definition updates management services, as well as client health reporting services. Symantec Endpoint Protection protects a single pane of glass dashboard that allows us to quickly asses and evaluate the state of the endpoint protection status for the whole organization.
  • Windows client deployment
  • Virus definitions updates
  • Endpoint status reporting
  • Configuration management
  • Global exclusions management/reporting
  • Performance statuses from clients
  • Schedule reporting
  • Reduced amount of workstation rebuilds due to virus infestation.
  • Reduced amount of helpdesk calls due to virus infestation.
  • Reduced amount of time dedicated to virus updates management.
Symantec Endpoint Protection offered superior centralized endpoint agent deployment, upgrade, and virus definition management solution compared to Microsoft Defender. Symantec Endpoint Protection agent had a lower performance impact on endpoint systems. Symantec Endpoint Protection reports facility was superior to the ope provided to Microsoft Defender agents in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) product.
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.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
5
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
10
Centralized Management
9
Hybrid Deployment Support
6
Infection Remediation
8
Vulnerability Management
8
Malware Detection
5

Using Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Requires technical support
  • Deploy an end-point agent.
  • Create usage/custom report.
  • Audit exceptions.
  • See the performance impact the agent has on a particular endpoint.