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We performed a comparison between Check Point Infinity and Symantec Advanced Threat Protection based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Check Point Infinity vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The most valuable feature is the integration. It's a single console, so we don't have to switch around between multiple products. Another valuable feature is the ease of operations and maintenance.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It mentions the versions it has, and it updates. Within two hours of an update, it is reflected in the dashboard. That's really nice to have.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.""The solution is very easy to use. All you have to do is to assign the license to the end-user and it's done. The customer will only have the feature activated, and the solution will monitor the emails to determine if they are a threat or not.""Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.""The risk level notifications are most valuable. We get to know what kind of intrusion or attack is there, and we can fix a problem on time."

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"The initial implementation was accomplished easily and without deployment problems.""For me, one of the best features of Check Point Infinity is to be able to have the possibility of emulating the activity of attached files with malicious content in such a short time.""It has come to reinforce the security architecture of the organization since it covers all the necessary pieces of security.""The most valuable feature of Check Point Infinity is the ease of use and navigation.""New Check Point technologies can be found via this portal.""It is very easy to integrate new features.""The Check Point Infinity security architecture enables organizations to fully implement all of the Zero Trust Principles."

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"Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""You don't have to buy a separate email security platform. You can enable that using their endpoint, and I like that. You don't have to have two agents running on the same box."

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"We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""This product's effectiveness could be improved, in terms of detecting unwanted spam or even malware between the emails, compared to other products.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""We are always looking for others tools to increase automation on tasks. There can be better integration with other solutions, such as PowerPoint and email.""They can improve their security in a way where a customer can know if all their attachments are safe or not to open through a report. The solution does its job perfectly, but it never reports to the customer whether those attachments have been stopped before or not.""It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers."

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"Check Point Infinity price could improve.""They can improve the latency of the portal.""The console at the beginning also has the section on where to save the logs, however, if by mistake we choose a very remote area, this detail cannot be corrected unless the change of data center where the logs are housed, which is requested through support, which can become a management difficulty.""The portal is provisioned in AWS. They should improve the cloud to make it faster.""They need to update the guides.""One of the main improvements that can be made is the latency in the portal.""The licensing model for Check Point Infinity is not clear."

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"The support for new OSs and older OSs could be a little tighter. They need to be more upfront about what protection services they're going to provide on new OSs. I haven't seen the Windows 11 version out yet. It is either already released in Beta, or the Beta will be released soon. There could be a little bit more advanced updates on what they're doing to help protect Windows 11 environments. They can let us know in advance so that we know it is going to be protected. We can't roll out the new OS without putting end-point protection on it. So, they should tell us what is their support model for that, and what are they doing to protect Windows 11. They're not telling me, and that's a criticism. The same issue is applicable to all the other antivirus tools. It is not just Symantec; all of them have this problem.""Scalability could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a user-base subscription."
  • "From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
  • "Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."
  • "For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is an add-on to the Office license. Many customers are purchasing this solution."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
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  • "Check Point should provide an enterprise-wide license where the organization should be provided free hand of using any license or services for an agreed period of time (EULA)."
  • "The pricing of Check Point Infinity could be better. There is a license needed to use the solution and we pay annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It… more »
    Top Answer:I would recommend Microsoft Defender for Office 365. If you already have a deployment method, like CCM or something… more »
    Top Answer:In one of the reports, I can get the exact place where a vulnerable file resides. But for that, I need to explicitly go… more »
    Top Answer:The Check Point Infinity security architecture enables organizations to fully implement all of the Zero Trust… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing model for Check Point Infinity is not clear. As infinity licenses are based on the number of users, it… more »
    Top Answer:We use Check Point Infinity to protect our organization against the latest generation cyber-attacks, characterized by… more »
    Top Answer:The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also… more »
    Top Answer:The solution isn't the least expensive option. Other solutions do cost more, however.
    Top Answer:Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount… more »
    Also Known As
    MS Defender for Office 365
    R80, Infinity
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    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Check Point Infinity is the only fully consolidated cyber security architecture that provides unprecedented protection against Gen V mega-cyber attacks as well as future cyber threats across all networks, endpoint, cloud and mobile. The architecture is designed to resolve the complexities of growing connectivity and inefficient security. Learn more about Check Point Infinity

    Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
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    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Performing Arts13%
    Logistics Company13%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Security Firm11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Insurance Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Check Point Infinity vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Infinity vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point Infinity is ranked 11th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 7 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 14th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 2 reviews. Check Point Infinity is rated 9.0, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Infinity writes "Good visibility and analytics, helpful customer support, and enables micro-segmentation across the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Integrated with an email security platform, protects against new threats, but needs tighter support for new OSs and is limited in behavioral and algorithm-based detection capabilities". Check Point Infinity is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Skybox Security Suite and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, FireEye Network Security, Check Point SandBlast Network, Arbor DDoS and Fortinet FortiSandbox. See our Check Point Infinity vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.

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