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Symantec Endpoint Security Questions

Simon Hayhurst - PeerSpot reviewer
Simon Hayhurst
Director at Hayhurst Consultancy
Hi, I've read that since the Broadcom acquisition, Symantec have been focussing chiefly on the interests of their largest clients, and leaving their SME clients "in the weeds". I'm writing a blog and am interested in understanding: - what is your experience? - what pain points are you experie...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky@Mostafa ​, @reviewer1415661, @KinjalDangeria, and @ParveshDhurmea, Do you… more »
1 Answer
Huiwooo Yarra - PeerSpot reviewer
Huiwooo Yarra
IT engineer at Saint Luke's Health System of ID
Hello, I work as an IT engineer at a Healthcare company (size: 1000+ employees). Currently, I'm researching these 2 endpoint security solutions: Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra and Symantec End-User Endpoint Security.  Can you help me in understanding the main differences and the pros and cons o...
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Why?

Leah Fainchtein Buenavida - PeerSpot reviewer
Leah Fainchtein BuenavidaWe use Symantec because we do not use MS Enterprise products, but in my opinion… more »
1 Answer
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Udhayakumar Murugan - PeerSpot reviewer
Udhayakumar Murugan
Information Technology Administrator at Enterstellar Softwares(OPC) Pvt Ltd
Hi, I work as an Information Technology Administrator. So far, we have been using Windows Defender and right now, we're planning to update our endpoint security.  We've chosen Sophos Intercept X and Symantec Endpoint Protection.  Can anyone advise which is the better solution?
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Eric Rise - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric RiseHaving used both I'd go with something other than either of these two solutions… more »
reviewer1644681 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1644681I would recommend going with Sophos Intercept X Advance. Additionally if you… more »
Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
Mostafa @Udhayakumar Murugan, First, I don't know the budget of yours (which is… more »
5 Answers
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 15 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 01 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is ESET Endpoint Security vs Symantec Endpoint Protection. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between ESET Endpoint Security and Symantec Endpoi...
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Krishen Chengabroyen - PeerSpot reviewer
Krishen ChengabroyenI would recommend the SEP which I had been using it for the past 10 yrs of my IT… more »
1 Answer
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is MS Windows Defender vs Symantec EP.  People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? Which of these two solutions would you recommend for endpoint protection? Why? Thanks for helping...
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Andre B. - PeerSpot reviewer
Andre B.If you have to choose between Symantec or MS, It would have to be Symantec. That… more »
Imtiaz Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Imtiaz HussainSymantec is a complete endpoint security solution (Antivirus and anti-spyware… more »
it_user798117 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user798117Symantec Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender both have their strong points… more »
31 Answers
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 01 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Symantec End-User Endpoint Security?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 01 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 01 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Symantec End-user Endpoint Security?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

it_user570909 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I'm looking for a technical comparison between these products. 

I would like it to include information about features, limitations, system requirements and costs?

EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) Questions
ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΠΑΓΩΝΗΣ - PeerSpot reviewer
ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΠΑΓΩΝΗΣ
User at Remedy
Sep 19 2022
Hi community professionals, I am looking for your advice on whether it makes sense to use both an endpoint antivirus and an EDR solution simultaneously? What are the pros and cons of using each one or both simultaneously? *In terms of products, I've been looking at CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft...
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ChandanMunshi - PeerSpot reviewer
ChandanMunshiEDR (or XDR) is the new coinage for endpoint security technology.  Although… more »
reviewer1406157 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1406157Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) uses a combination of artificial intelligence… more »
Alex S - PeerSpot reviewer
Alex SThe “Antivirus” protection technology is replaced by EDR which does include a… more »
9 Answers
reviewer1799568 - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO & Information manager at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 26 2022
Hi peers,   I work as the CIO & Information Manager in the gaming and gambling industry. The company has 650 employees and >30.000 customers. I'm not able to find a study where Darktrace is compared against Crowdstrike Falcon (or other solutions for endpoint security, e.g. Sentinel One)....
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reviewer1405356 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1405356Hi @reviewer1799568, Most of these comparisons are opinions and some tests are… more »
2 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi,

What are the top trends that you predict about the Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) solutions for this year?

ITSecuri7cfd - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSecuri7cfdMore regular a/v collapsed into endpoint protection, move from console to cloud… more »
3 Answers
Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services

Hi community,

What is EDR? How different is it from Endpoint protection solutions?

Thanks in advance!

Giusel - PeerSpot reviewer
Giusel
IT Engineer at UTMStack
Hi, community! Usually, when professionals administer the network, they use an Active Directory tool and a cybersecurity solution (e.g., EPP, anti-virus, or SIEM) separately. Are you aware of SIEM platforms that integrate these tools?
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Avraham Sonenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Avraham SonenthalI agree with the users who mentioned Splunk. Splunk is a log message management… more »
Norman Freitag - PeerSpot reviewer
Norman FreitagHi @Giusel, I agree with Shibu Splunk it's probably the best fit (or single… more »
Robert Cheruiyot - PeerSpot reviewer
Robert CheruiyotHi @Giusel, With the rise in insider threats, the idea of UEBA is becoming a… more »
6 Answers
Edwin Omondi Ambogo - PeerSpot reviewer
Edwin Omondi Ambogo
Senior Technologist at LAIKIPIA UNIVERSITY
Hello dear community, My organization (a university with 500+ employees and ~5000 students) is looking for an endpoint security solution. Currently, we have Seqrite Endpoint Security, Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection and Kaspersky Endpoint Security on the table for our consideration.  Which ...
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Satish Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Satish Singh
Cloud Security Architect at Kyndryl
Hi dear professionals, I'm working as the Cloud Security Architect at a Tech Sevices company with 10,000+ employees and I'm looking for suggestions about on-premise endpoint security solutions.  Please recommend the best product/solution that fits the requirements below (salient features and ex...
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Eric Rise - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric RiseSatish, Thank you for your well-thought-out and detailed question on this… more »
6 Answers
reviewer1603851 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at TUBITAK
Hello peers, I am working as an IT member at a research company with 200 employees (at most). I am looking at the pros and cons of SCCM and BigFix software.  At the moment, we are using BigFix just for updating and I think if we switch to SCCM that would be a more complicated and costly soluti...
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Kumar Mahadevan - PeerSpot reviewer
Kumar MahadevanSCCM is very robust but you need more time and people to manage it.  For a… more »
Kirk Stephen - PeerSpot reviewer
Kirk StephenWe have 1500 users and even with a reasonable sized support team we find SCCM… more »
Muhammad Waseem - PeerSpot reviewer
Muhammad WaseemHi Ihsan,  Hope you are doing well, As per my experience to deploy SCCM for… more »
5 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing.  What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools? What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does?
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SimonClark - PeerSpot reviewer
SimonClark Dan Doggendorf gave sound advice. Whilst some of the free or cheap… more »
Dan Doggendorf - PeerSpot reviewer
Dan DoggendorfThe biggest threat is risks you think you have managed are not managed at all so… more »
Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Javier MedinaYou should build a lab, try the tools and analyze the traffic and behavior with… more »
12 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

With remote work having become the norm for many, what security should businesses have in place? Do you have suggestions of specific products that businesses should look at?

Philippe Panardie - PeerSpot reviewer
Philippe PanardieThere is not a single answer. In our company, we use only company devices for… more »
Omer Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Omer MohammedWearing a mask while accessing your service is not a joke hardening tunneling… more »
Letsogile Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
Letsogile BaloiSecurity is a multi-layered problem and as always the human end is the weak… more »
3 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Why should businesses invest in endpoint security?

What tips do you have for businesses to ensure that they have the right endpoint security measures in place?

Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Enayat GalsulkarThe endpoint is the weakest link on the network Since we put in all the best… more »
1 Answer
Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
On July 15, 2020, several verified Twitter accounts with millions of followers were compromised in a cyberattack. Many of the hacked accounts we protected using two-factor authentication, which the hackers were somehow able to bypass. Hacked accounts included Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates,...
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Ken Shaurette - PeerSpot reviewer
Ken ShauretteFor some good information from a leading expert check out the webinar today 7/17… more »
Ken Shaurette - PeerSpot reviewer
Ken ShauretteI like the potential for catching an unusual activity like that with our… more »
Russell Webster - PeerSpot reviewer
Russell WebsterSpan of control, Solid RBAC, Privileged Access Management (PAM) 
6 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi peers, What is the difference between a compromise assessment and threat hunting?  How do each contribute to Endpoint Protection?
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Geoffrey Poer - PeerSpot reviewer
Geoffrey PoerA Compromise Assessment (CA) is an active and generally scheduled engagement… more »
Nikki Webb - PeerSpot reviewer
Nikki WebbThreat hunting typically comes before a compromise assessment. Threat Hunting… more »
5 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Which EPP provider does the best job at ransomware protection? Which provider is best at proactively defending against unknown threats?

Paresh Makwana - PeerSpot reviewer
Paresh MakwanaCylance: One of the fastest growing vendors in the Endpoint Security market,… more »
Steve Pender - PeerSpot reviewer
Steve PenderSentinelOne is my recommended solution. The SentinelOne Endpoint Protection… more »
reviewer1272021 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1272021There are several good ones and it depends on budget, integrations needed, staff… more »
6 Answers
Frank Yang - PeerSpot reviewer
Frank Yang
Sales Director at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I work at a tech services company with 5,000 - 10,000+ employees. 

We are currently researching EPP and EDR solutions. What are the main differences between EPP and EDR? 

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Om Salamkayala - PeerSpot reviewer
Om SalamkayalaI think most of the comments cover all the key points. EDR-End point… more »
Owais Yousuf - PeerSpot reviewer
Owais YousufEndpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a category of security tools that are… more »
Dr Trust Tshepo Mapoka - PeerSpot reviewer
Dr Trust Tshepo MapokaEPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) covers traditional anti-malware scanning. EPP… more »
23 Answers
Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi community,  We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process.  Do you have any advice for your peers about the best way to conduct a trial/POC?  How do you conduct a trial effectively? Are there any mistakes to avoid?
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James Kiely - PeerSpot reviewer
James KielyEnsure you have a defined set of outcomes. Communicate these expectations to the… more »
Jairo Willian Pereira - PeerSpot reviewer
Jairo Willian PereiraMistakes: 1. Choosing only using a Gartner magic quadrant. 2. Don't consider… more »
ITSecuri7cfd - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSecuri7cfdOnce you have narrowed down the top 5 picks for a capability/solution, we… more »
18 Answers
it_user788799 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 10,001+ employees

We recently moved our AV solution from McAfee VSE to the new next Gen Cb Defense and I would like to know thoughts on running Windows Defender along with it? Like a fall back option that runs a traditional AV.

it_user656826 - PeerSpot reviewer
‎ICT Director with 201-500 employees

I am looking information to compare Malwarebytes for Business VS Webroot Endpoint.

What do you recommend to use: Malwarebytes for Business or Webootr endpoint?

it_user647277 - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Operations Officer with 1-10 employees
Traditionally, having more than one anti-virus / anti-malware product, particularly with built-in firewall can provide conflicts that render part of one or both of the products to be ineffective. However, since Cylance appears to work very differently, I am hopeful that Cylance can be used alongs...
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Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
Mostafa
System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance

What is the best for ransomware infection? 

Alex Vakulov - PeerSpot reviewer
Alex VakulovInstall all security updates, create an incident response plan, use whitelisting… more »
Siddharth Narayanan - PeerSpot reviewer
Siddharth NarayananIPS & Blocking unwanted extensions at gateway level.
Nadeem Syed - PeerSpot reviewer
Nadeem Syedthere are different solutions for ransomware these days. Best i have found is… more »
7 Answers
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user400131 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user400131evaluation of endpoint protection should look at what the product offers for… more »
it_user762459 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user762459Key points for me are speed, scale & reporting, and I generally classify my… more »
J Rice - PeerSpot reviewer
J RiceBeing more advanced than a signature-based system. Its ability to detect lateral… more »
16 Answers