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Symantec Endpoint Security Valuable Features

SB
Computer Systems Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees

The solution detects malware very well.

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SagarShah - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The dashboard view and reporting are valuable. It is stable and easy to integrate, and it provides custom options.

The agent is lightweight, and the response to the known infections with regular updates from Symantec is also valuable.

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KF
Senior IT Security Officer at Lion International Bank

The most valuable feature is the proactive malware scanning capability.

When you are performing simple tasks, it is not as demanding on resources as compared to other security products. This is an aspect that I like.

The application and device control functionality is good. We are able to see which applications are installed using the product management dashboard. This gives us the ability to monitor workstations, including which applications they have in which tabs.

There are extensions available, such as the Browser extension, to deal with specific types of attacks. This helps to protect against hackers. I have tested it with samples and it protects the system well.

The interface is simple to use.

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Symantec Endpoint Security
July 2022
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RG
Sr. Professional Services Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

All the features are great with the core being antivirus, spyware, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning, and capabilities like reputation analysis based on their huge footprint, firewall, IPS and device control are very useful at protecting the environment. Unfortunately many companies just use the basic, out of the box solution. Even when they turn on the firewall, they will use it just with its default settings, but if you really learn how to use it and deploy it correctly, it provides much more protection. With Symantec adopting the AI and many of the new protection features like file-less attacks and other modern technologies, it's very attractive and makes a big difference. EPPs by nature have so many parts to it, they can be daunting, even to those with experience, but once deployed it's quite easy to use.

This is a very complete solution. It has all the pieces that you need. Like many companies, Symantec also sell an EDR solution, and it is a feature you'd want to add to an endpoint solution. 

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ML
IT Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The protection against any kind of malware is the most important feature of this product. It really helps to keep the operations system clean.

The product has been quite stable.

We've found the scalability to be very good.

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Marbella Ibarra - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at CT AMERICA

Symantec has similar functionality and characteristics compared to other solutions in the market. However, we found it was easier for us to upgrade Endpoint Encryption. The main characteristic and the main advantage that we saw was that it could handle all the settings through a central point.

The solution, especially in older versions, is quite stable.

The scalability is good.

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GE
IT Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The scheduled scans and the active protection were the most valuable because they allowed me to have the systems protected in real-time and also be able to schedule scans so that as new definitions would update, machines could be scanned to make sure that everything was in tip-top shape and there was nothing lurking in the background.

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Saurabh Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Support Executive at Adit Microsys Pvt Ltd

EDR and ATP features are most valuable.

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VS
Director at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The product is good at alerting users to anomalies.

The detection is pretty good.

The system has been working fine and is quite stable.

The device control has been working impeccably. 

The solution can scale.

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BL
Information Technology at a non-profit with 201-500 employees

If this product detects a threat then it will provide an alert.

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DB
Operations Manager at Telescope Digital

Some of the administrative features are very good. I like the way it allows you to automate things when you're using it with Active Directory. 

I like the additional features that come with it. The firewall feature and the encryption feature that they throw in are good as well. Another thing that I like about Symantec is that it runs on different platforms, not just on Windows.

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AS
Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We don't think the features are very valuable because they have limitations.

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Nicolo De Jesus - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Operations Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Symantec's detection capabilities are strong. It involves run protection and behavioral analysis.

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NoufalMohamed - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Mignet Technologies

Device control is most valuable. Symantec is providing all such features in the basic plan, whereas when we last checked, such a feature was not available in the basic plan of Malwarebytes. 

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MN
Manager IS Security at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is constantly getting updated with the latest definitions. 

It's easy to get it across to all clients. The agent installation is very easy and the agent will talk to the server. 

It is very easy to managing everything in relation to the implementation and processing. The initial setup is very easy.

The solution scales quite well.

The solution has proven itself to be very stable over the years.

Technical support has been pretty good in general.

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HD
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

One of the most valuable features is its antivirus database, which is current and updated daily. Another valuable feature is its capacity to be managed by a single server. The solution is managed by a secure server, so all the endpoints are managed from a central point. 

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CA
System Analyst at Abbey Mortgage Bank

The auto-discovery capabilities are great. 

The solution offers very good security features and is comparable to Sophos. 

The solution is quite stable. 

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Arvind Tiwari - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy General Manager at CMS

All Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) features, such as anti-malware, zero-day attack protection, and IPS features, are valuable.

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MS
Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

The product is a good antivirus in terms of the fact that it can do real-time scanning and scheduling. We can plan scans for the weekend. We can also control it on the server for all the clients it manages. 

The solution gets real-time updates of virus definition files from the internet. If there is any malware attack or something, then it can immediately download and apply it to the clients.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The pricing is pretty good. We don't find it too expensive to have in our organization.

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Phillip Evely - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Cape Breton Regional Municipality

The antivirus and antimalware features are good. Reporting is also pretty good.

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Faisal Mian - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at ABM Info. tech

I like that the solution can be scaled to deal with different threats. The same agent will be integrated into different Symantec products, which obviates the need to deploy multiple agents. This keeps things very small and effective. 

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RC
Sr. Windows Analysts at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees

We haven't had problems with the product recently.

The solution does the job.

It seems to be user-friendly. Our users seem to like it for the most part. 

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Manjit Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Security Engineer at Herbalife

The features are very nice. We are getting updates continuously from the Symantec side regarding any attacks, such as zero-day attacks. Symantec helps us in mitigating any attacks or threats early. 

Whenever we have any issues regarding the endpoints, Symantec is very helpful in resolving those issues.

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BD
Manager Operations/ Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees

It is a scalable product and is average stability-wise.

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SA
Technical lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most useful features are the antivirus, anti-spyware, and firewall features. It also provides application control and Host Integrity, which is a very unique feature.

Symantec helps prevent attackers from stealing domain credentials and launching stealthy attacks.

Almost all threats are detected by Symantec, which is a very good feature. They also have Global Intelligence. It's a great detection technology.

We blocked indicators of compromise. We created multiple custom rules for that in the application control, which is helpful if it's a zero-day.

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SP
Sr Manager IT at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution works very well. It has a good IP signature and network.

The product offers a lot of very useful features.

It's good for large organizations. It's able to handle a lot of users.  

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Asad Malik - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure and Security Engineer at Georgetown University

Some of the most valuable features were antivirus, malware, and spyware. They were really good.

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AB
Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is that I don't feel that it is there. It works in the background and doesn't interfere with my daily work. All the scans are done in the background. This is the biggest advantage of this product. 

It works because I have never been infected since I have been using this solution. Its interface is also very good.

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JM
Director for Cybersecurity Solutions at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Its ease of use in deploying it and regular updates are most valuable.

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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution runs very quickly.

The solution is stable.

It's quite a scalable product.

The initial setup is very simple and straightforward.

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Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance

The valuable features are device control, SONOR, and anti-virus.

Device control in Symantec is not limited to only some devices. You can add any device you want, so that it can become a part of the policy you made. The anti-virus feature is very good.

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NR
Head of IT Department at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Protection from viruses, malware, Trojans, and malicious files is most valuable. It is also good in terms of application control. I can control the type of external media that can be connected with endpoint devices and protect them from malicious files and devices such as USB.

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PK
IT manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

I like the antivirus and the local firewall that the solution provides. It's user friendly with a good dashboard. 

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GS
System Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

It is good for detecting signature-based viruses, and it is user friendly.

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VK
Administrator at a real estate/law firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is easy to use. Its interface is user-friendly. So, anybody can use it very well, which is a good thing.

It is a reliable product, and its performance is also good.

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TityaOuch - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager VAPT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is easy to manage.

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NA
Credits Incharge at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

What I've found the most valuable is that it's stable and easy to use. Device control and management is especially easy.

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AC
IT Specialist at a educational organization with 201-500 employees

This product is valuable for ransomware protection, general malware protection, and network exploitation protection.

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NJ
Sr. Officer - Quality Assurance at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The administrator's console is very good and easy to manage with it. Deploying patches, definition updates and report is simple.

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RR
Executive Cybersecurity Advisor - President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Symantec End-user Endpoint Security is a very powerful solution. They have a feature called location awareness which is great. There's another feature that I like, which is their group update provider. It's also integrated with a number of other Symantec solutions which is nice.

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RP
Manager IT & Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees

Symantec is very user-friendly, the interface and functions are very simple for everyone to understand. Additionally, it's a very robust system.

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AY
System Analyst with 201-500 employees

Its response time is the most valuable. It is very quick.

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ParveshDhurmea - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Engineer at Harel Mallac Technologies Ltd

The solution is easy to use.

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JP
Sr India Admin at Aon Hewitt

The application and device control are valuable features, and the live update is another one. We have a schedule to check every four hours for the live update.

The initial setup is straightforward.

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KinjalDangeria - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is easy to use.

I am completely satisfied with this solution.

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Ramy Reda - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Technical Consultant at Prosoft Information Systems

The solution is easy to use.

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Rodrigo Martin - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO Iberia & Latam at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees

Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is a good product.

It's a robust product.

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KY
Chief information technology officer Executive at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The product provides great security and is very user friendly. I'm happy with the dashboards and interface. 

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AD
swEngineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The performance of Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is very good. It does not slow down the computer like other solutions.

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MD
Head Of Information Security at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solutions' main features are patch management and security.

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TG
Corporate IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees

It just works. We have a console, and I can see it at a glance. I don't have any problems with it at all.

I can push the client out. All the antivirus updates are managed from a single central point, and it just works. 

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Marcelo De Paula - PeerSpot reviewer
Industrial Automation Analyst at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees

One of the features is the ability to frequently get virus signature updates.

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OC
IT Manager at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees

I have found the central control console the most valuable feature.

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Buyer's Guide
Symantec Endpoint Security
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Symantec Endpoint Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.