Symantec Endpoint Security--the good the bad and the ugly
December 18, 2020

Symantec Endpoint Security--the good the bad and the ugly

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Symantec Endpoint Security

We use Symantec Endpoint Security organization-wide with a central administrating server. That way you have an easy overview of all the resources in the network and their security level, as well as the ability to handle all the administration centrally. You can see if a computer needs updating, if there was an attack, what the attack was, and how it was handled.
  • Protects from viruses
  • A firewall to monitor network activity
  • Blocks USB devices
  • Too many changes in the software
  • Make it cheaper
  • Heavy on resources
  • It is probably the most expensive solution I have used to date
  • Updating policies doesn't interrupt the user
  • Updating definitions is done on LAN so it doesn't impact overall network bandwidth
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.

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Did Symantec Endpoint Security live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V
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.

Symantec Endpoint Security Feature Ratings

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