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We performed a comparison between Sophos SafeGuard and Symantec Endpoint Encryption based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Endpoint Encryption solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It's the best solution on the market.""I like the support most of all.""SafeGuard's best feature is its stability.""Security-wise, it's one of the best.""I like its ease of use the most. The management console is really nice. I like having one pane of glass that does everything. It does the Sophos anti-virus and encryption. Everything that you need is in one place. It is easy to use, and it is also pretty fast. It provides some pretty good details, and it lets you know who has access to a file. You can also add additional people to the encrypted documents, which is pretty good. Its stability and performance are also very good.""The solution can block a virus attack and prevent it from moving across the system.""The malware protection and the scanning features are most valuable in this solution.""The intrusion detection system."

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"The installation process is pretty straightforward.""I like the management aspect of this solution. You don't want to have end-users tweak or set it themselves, so the fact that you could do it from a central point helped us a lot.""We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities.""In general terms, it is working properly and according to our expectations. The comfort of feeling secure is the most valuable. Some customers had certain fears about changing the product because no one wants to lose any kind of information or to have some problems or inconsistencies while migrating from one product to another.""Its management is good, and it is also scalable and mostly stable.""Disk encryption and file and folder encryption are the most valuable and used features. It is also very well integrated with Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec DLP, which is helpful in protecting any kind of information that goes outside. Symantec DLP catches an email and sends it to the encryption server. The encryption server encrypts the email and intimates to the user that confidential information is being sent out. The administrator can then take appropriate action.""The solution is pretty stable.""The solution is easy to use."

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Cons
"The dashboards lack sufficient information.""The Office 360 integration could be improved.""The integration could be a little better.""It's a good product, but some are not happy with the boot BCN, and the point-to-point VPN requires the best protection.""The solution lacks direct connectivity to Azure AD.""It would be ideal if the solution had different features within one agent.""There are times that this solution takes up too much memory that needs to be resolved. If it is not fixed it will definitely create issues in the future.""SafeGuard's user interface is ugly and doesn't provide reports, so we have to go into the database and get information from there by creating queries."

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"Its decryption time needs to be improved. Currently, its decryption time is very long, and it takes double time than encryption. They need to work on that. Its encryption time is fine.""There are some issues with the single sign-on with the active directory. We had a few problems related to the synchronization between the active directory and the login features of the Symantec products because the users made many password changes during the day. The time for synchronization with the solutions can be improved. I would like to see mobile encryption. There should be a possibility to include all the mobiles of a company in the console. Many customers are asking about encryptions for tablets or cell phones, but we don't have any product that we are comfortable with to recommend to our customers.""They have too high of a price tag. That's why they're losing the market share.""Symantec Endpoint Encryption can improve by being more secure.""The security could be improved.""What I didn't find helpful in the version we used is the fact that all devices had to be on the same network for us to push through the encryption.""Its remote deployment should be improved. Currently, there is no remote deployment for Symantec Endpoint Encryption. You have to install it manually. There are some issues with AD integration and the time taken to reflect a password on the Endpoint Encryption Manager when a new user has changed the password, but they are already working on these issues, and these will be resolved in the next release.""From an administration point of view, maybe it would be ideal to have it centrally managed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing could be better."
  • "It would be great if the price of the solution was lower than the current price. If we are to sell this particular solution to smaller businesses and not just enterprise businesses it needs to be lower."
  • "We pay around $10 a year for each endpoint, including support."
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  • "The license is not very expensive."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:SafeGuard's best feature is its stability.
    Top Answer:We pay around $10 a year for each endpoint, including support. There are no additional fees.
    Top Answer:There's a problem with the premise console because the endpoints need to connect to the local network, but with the pandemic, many users are working from home, and their machines aren't synchronized… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft BitLocker is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It is basically the global standard solution for drive encryption and it successfully fulfills regulatory needs in terms of data protection… more »
    Top Answer:The installation process is pretty straightforward.
    Top Answer:The licensing is pretty high. They need to fix it so that they are more competitive. The customer needs to pay the cost of the license on a yearly basis.
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 25 in Endpoint Encryption
    Views
    2,473
    Comparisons
    1,872
    Reviews
    10
    Average Words per Review
    381
    Rating
    8.5
    4th
    out of 25 in Endpoint Encryption
    Views
    5,331
    Comparisons
    4,075
    Reviews
    8
    Average Words per Review
    378
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    SafeGuard, SafeGuard Encryption
    Symantec Drive Encryption
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    Overview
    Protect your confidential information and comply with regulatory mandates safely and securely with SafeGuard Enterprise, Utimaco's comprehensive modular information protection platform. SafeGuard Enterprise is a modular information protection control platform that enforces policy-based security for PCs and mobile devices across mixed environments. SafeGuard Enterprise offers full transparency to end-users and is easy to administer from a single central console.
    Symantec Drive Encryption, powered by PGP technology provides organizations with strong full-disk and removable media encryption and the ability to integrate with Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Intuitive management enables enterprise scale deployments and features compliance-based, out-of-the-box reporting plus customizable reports. Management capabilities include support for native OS encryption (FileVault2) and Opal compliant self-encrypting drives.
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    Sample Customers
    Rushmoor Borough Council
    Citrix Systems Inc., City of Lansing, Commercial & Industrial Property, France T_l_visions, Fujian Mobile Co. Ltd., Group Lotus plc, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS), Portugal Telecom, PostFinance, Public Pension Agency
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Insurance Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government12%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Government8%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    Construction Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Sophos SafeGuard is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Encryption with 10 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is ranked 4th in Endpoint Encryption with 9 reviews. Sophos SafeGuard is rated 8.6, while Symantec Endpoint Encryption is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Sophos SafeGuard writes "Good stability and performance, easy to use, and has one pane of glass that does everything". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Endpoint Encryption writes "Stable, secure, and works as per our expectations". Sophos SafeGuard is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint, ESET Endpoint Encryption and McAfee Complete Data Protection, whereas Symantec Endpoint Encryption is most compared with Microsoft BitLocker, McAfee Complete Data Protection, ESET Endpoint Encryption, Cisco Secure Endpoint and Digital Guardian. See our Sophos SafeGuard vs. Symantec Endpoint Encryption report.

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