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2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Symantec Endpoint Encryption?

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What do you like most about Symantec Endpoint Encryption?

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Faisal Mian - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at ABM Info. tech
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-17T01:00:32Z
17 November 21

The installation process is pretty straightforward.

JW
Forensic Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-13T12:44:37Z
13 August 21

We have been very satisfied with the solution's security capabilities.

AS
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-06-15T20:32:29Z
15 June 21

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.

TG
Specialist: Data Centre Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-17T14:26:45Z
17 May 21

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

KW
Project Engineer (Engineer II) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-29T19:47:17Z
29 April 21

The solution is pretty stable.

JV
Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-02-09T17:21:14Z
09 February 21

Its management is good, and it is also scalable and mostly stable.

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Marbella Ibarra - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at CT AMERICA
Reseller
Top 5
2020-11-13T13:39:21Z
13 November 20

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.

Amit-Gawade - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-04T06:40:15Z
04 October 20

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.

PS
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-07-29T07:46:00Z
29 July 20

The solution is great for large-scale deployments.

JC
Assistant System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-07-06T08:10:00Z
06 July 20

You get updates and other encrypted files easily.

TS
TitleGeneral Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
12 January 20

The most valuable feature is that it works in the background so that the end-users are not aware of what is happening on the laptop.

Mohamed-Hashem - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at Target IS
Real User
2019-12-16T08:13:00Z
16 December 19

This product is a solid, all-in-one solution for enterprise data management.

it_user1243704 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administraor at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
12 December 19

The most valuable features are the messaging features and shared folders.

it_user1152534 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Senior Expert (Founding member, African Cybersecurity Center) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
18 November 19

We can extend it to all of the critical endpoints and the servers, and we can ensure the confidentiality of the data.

Mayur Jadhav - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2019-10-29T09:45:00Z
29 October 19

Their cloud features such as Cloud Endpoint security, ransomware modules, malware, and other modules are very effective.

Imtiaz Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Malware Hunter and Incident Responder at Computer Network Systems
Real User
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
25 September 19

The encryption feature is very good.

DL
Senior Security Analyst at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
11 March 19

The management console gives us the ability to quickly control who sees what, ensures we are on the latest version, and up-to-date.

CS
Security Subdirector at a government with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
11 March 19

It has reduced the number of incidents related to the loss of information.

JJ
Information System Security Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
11 March 19

It helps us put antivirus solutions in place and prevent malware from getting to our machines.

KM
IT Operations Manager at HCL Technologies
Real User
2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
11 March 19

We use it for protecting accounts, which is its most valuable feature.

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Dec 13, 2021
How does Microsoft BitLocker compare with Symantec Endpoint Encryption? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
13 December 21
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. BitLocker consists of agent initialization and robust disk encryption algorithms, and does a good job with reporting on compliance. BitLocker will give you peace of mind by keeping your data safe - especially if employees lose their laptops, or if laptops are stolen - providing you with confidence that no data will be compromised. I like that BitLocker allows you to encrypt removable media as well. However, the encryption key management feature could be improved, and so could its OS compatibility and console management. Some other things I dislike about it are that oftentimes encryption fails to resume after it has been suspended, sometimes it can be time-consuming to encrypt a disk, and encrypting secondary drives can be tricky, to say the least. Symantec Endpoint Encryption’s most valuable feature by far is the messaging and shared folders. It offers great protection and is the perfect solution for large-scale deployments. In addition, it is low-maintenance, which is another big advantage because you rarely need to involve technical support. Moreover, it integrates very well with Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec DLP, which works to catch emails and send them to the encryption server which then communicates to the user that confidential information is being shared or sent out, giving administrators the chance to respond appropriately. Symantec Endpoint Encryption’s initial setup and installation is pretty straightforward and easy but the product comes with a high price tag. The only other setback with Symantec is that the program’s disk encryption is not very intuitive or user-friendly when it comes to Microsoft OS updates. Other than that, the product is a stable, reliable, all-in-one solution that is very suitable for enterprise data management. Conclusion: When comparing Microsoft BitLocker and Symantec Endpoint Encryption, they both have their sets of valuable and unique features, but they also both have setbacks. Your choice of product will ultimately be determined by what your organization’s requirements are and which solution can meet your needs best.
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I agree with many of these observations.  A trend I noticed as a security professional was that putting bandaids on legacy technology buys little protection and the bigger your enterprise the harder it is to embrace newer safer technologies.  As an example, Microsoft Active Directory is entrenched in most organizations but is so complex and so relied upon it has become a major attack vector.  Newer offerings bring a compelling alternative but the difficulty in switching increases exponentially with the size and complexity of the existing environment.  Ultimately, even the cloud offerings (Web2) are being replaced by Web3 (blockchain-based) technologies offering Immutable file storage and backup today.
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