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2019-05-16T16:17:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Symantec Data Center Security?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec Data Center Security, what would you say?

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

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5 Answers
SM
Cyber Security Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-15T11:39:52Z
15 April 21

I would recommend this solution. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec Data Center Security a rating of seven. If they improved their data support and customer support, I would give them a higher rating.

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CY
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-22T08:45:22Z
22 October 20

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

Sagar_Shah - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-05-27T16:23:40Z
27 May 20

The suitability of Symantec Data Center Security depends on the requirements and it is important to understand them in advance. If you are fine with the traditional way of detecting threats then this is a good solution. If not, then I would suggest using newer technology. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

PratapBirwatkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Head - Information Security at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
26 January 20

Overall, this is a pretty good product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

MD
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-05-16T16:17:00Z
16 May 19

We have several versions of the solution installed, and the version that we install depends on the compatibility with our platforms. We have an old release installed, and we have other editions installed, but that is not because of the product. It is because we can't have the same version for everything. Our environment is made up of equipment acquired at different times. Some parts are two years old, while other components are the latest version. Now, we have different versions to handle everything. The implementation becomes picky, but it does its job. The vendor has not been focused on new features. Rather, they are keeping up with the newer platforms and newer versions that have been coming out. There have been times in the past when the products did not keep up with the code, and the product had lost its importance. The pace at which they were delivering was quite slow. Now, however, the changes are happening faster. As newer operating systems are coming up, the platform is being updated, which has made it rich enough to include the same security that you would expect for all versions. Performance has never been an issue for this product. We have not found anything that is smaller than this. The question to ask is whether there is ease of use and whether there is platform coverage. This product works on Linux, Unix, and Windows, which is important because you want to use the same product for the whole data center. Over time, we have seen this solution become less complex and easier to use. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Related Questions
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 22, 2020
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.
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Sagar_Shah - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 May 20
Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive.
CY
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
22 October 20
As far as I know licensing costs are quite reasonable.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 22, 2020
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.
See 2 answers
Sagar_Shah - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager IT at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 May 20
Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive.
CY
IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
22 October 20
As far as I know licensing costs are quite reasonable.
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