Symantec Endpoint Protection defends businesses from both malware and targeted attacks—protecting against new and unknown threats.
Symantec Endpoint Protection uses Symantec’s Insight platform to collect and collate data from over 200 million systems in 200-plus countries. It uses this data to identify and create a security rating for every file accessed through the Internet. As a result, it stops targeted attacks and advanced, persistent threats with a degree of protection that far exceeds the capacities of traditional anti-virus.
Deployed as an on-premise solution, Symantec Endpoint Protection allows businesses unified management across physical and virtual platforms, with granular policy control for enhanced flexibility and scalability.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed for maximum efficiency, enabling hardware to run faster and last longer for performance, and runs on several operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. This award-winning suite is a good fit for medium-sized businesses seeking a more comprehensive range of protections.
Sylvain from Coveo
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
Regarding antivirus solutions, Symantec has nothing to prove yet but the company is still doing a very good job in that industry. The virus definitions are always up to date and are for sure one of the best three on the market.
With Symantec EndPoint Protection, your business is under huge security regarding malwares and virus.
The Management Console offers a lot of good tools such as monitoring, reports, client management.
A con would be some of the tools in Management Console are not very simple to use and that console is not the quickest one I've seen.
In order to keep your business secure from trojan, malwares and other kind of virus, this business antivirus solution must be use.
Steve from Tolmar
Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees
Software installs easily has great interface for users. Easy to pull reports and a great interface. Users do not have to pay to much attention to details, easy to understand
Expensive, escalating within the support organization s sometimes very time consuming
Run a limited rollout with your most difficult user base
Jeremiah from Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
Employees number: 11 to 20 employees
Very good virus protection on symantec endpoint products
Support has always been terrible and its not getting better. They use India operators for their support. They cannot speak english clearly and are almost impossible to understand or communicate with. Refused to connect me to a us-based english speaking oeprator. They repeatedly ask for your information after they have taken it and given you a case number. DO NOT USE if you can avoid it.
Test their support phone number. I pay for support as part of my license, and it is a total waste of money. I will never buy this for a client again.
Tommy from COVEO Solutions
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
The management console is mature, simple, and efficient. The antivirus is fully configurable, with a good detection ratio.
It is sometime CPU intensive, idle computer get high CPU usage.
The Mac version is very bad, no client-side exceptions.
If you are looking for a large company you can trust, this is one of the BEST!
Bernard from Knutson Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
It scans and protects computers. It does what it is supposed to.
Symantec is a LARGE company and as a result support can be difficult to gain for the products. The on premise SEP is difficult to setup and keep running (especially if you change servers or need to do a lot of work with it's management console). It was also difficult for me to get good reports out of the system to alert me of devices that needed "correction"
Make sure you take some time to navigate through the management console to get a good feel for it.
Ric from Ultimate Software
Specialty: High Tech
Employees number: 21 to 50 employees
The workstation deployment is very straight forward and updates can be easily pushed out. The antivirus protection is dependable and the firewall is flexible yet extensive enough to offer a solid protective layer.
The technical support documentation and support can be less than straight forward. If you encounter an error getting through support to get the correct answer may take some time.
This is great software for small and mid sized companies but this does require an administrator with a solid understanding of your network and your business rules. It can be processor intensive when scanning so be sure to schedule scans for off peak periods.
Stephanie from Trinity Ville Jr High
Our students can no longer infect our systems with viruses or play unwanted games by way of thumb drives.
It causes the computers to sometimes get slow and unresponsive to user input. You sometimes have to turn on the computers for a few minutes before you can use them.
If you have a large number of systems and it's hard to monitor users activities, then this is the software for you to get. It allows you to limit users activities based on your preferences.
Sanjay from Surfers Internet Cafe
Symantec offers several great security applications and utilities. So regardless of your size and budget, there is something suited for your system, whether home or enterprise.
For some unknown reason, the Endpoint Manager stopped servicing the client computers with updates. This caused the client machines to act unresponsive after the booting process.
The Endpoint Protection package has all the different layers of protection your systems need, all included in a single installation.
matthew from Century Signs & Banners Ltd
You can control your security by giving only certain users the ability to use removable devices.
This would have to be the high memory used by the program. You need at least 4 gigs of ram to properly run it.
Symantec Endpoint offers the most complete network protection available. It protects from attacks originating from different sources whether local or external.
Melverton from Seaside Primary
When compared with other security programs, Endpoint does not interfere with the regular everyday use of your computer. There are not many nagging notifications or any loss of functionality when something goes wrong.
Not to rant, but I think Symantec should focus more on improving the negative performance effects faced by some users. The application places too much of a strain on the system. To fully enjoy the benefits of the software, users would be forced to upgrade their hardware, which means more cost.
Symantec has the largest database of known threats, so if your network comes under attack, Endpoint Protection will stop it before any harm is done. There is the proactive threat function that disables programs suspected of malicious actions.
Peter from PM Development centre
Symantec security features and settings are all centrally located and managed from one location. Their threat protection mechanism is sometimes capable of detecting unknown threats based on their behavior.
When there is a problem with the endpoint protection manager, the client computers do not update themselves from the internet. Therefore, your systems may become vulnerable to recently discovered threats until it is running again.
There are not many viable options when it comes to a comprehensive security solution. Symantec Endpoint Protection is the most convenient and realistic approach when it comes to network and computing security.
Joel from Steele-Force Security
Symantec endpoint protection offers multiple layers of protection, not just virus protection. There is no need to purchase several different software products for security purposes.
This antivirus does not run well on our older computers. We may need to do a memory upgrade before we can re-install the software on them.
We were introduced to this software by a sales rep when we purchased another software. The price seemed reasonable for the number of licenses. Totally worth the money.
Monique from Elsa Leo- Rhynie Hall of Residence
The installation process was relatively easy. I say relative because I had to install it two or three times. The software ran smoothly and eradicated any bugs present. It manages the firewall effectively and updates itself regularly. It gives us peace of mind that if and when any viruses pop up, they'll be taken care of. It's worth the money.
There's not much that I don't like about Symantec, except that I had to uninstall and reinstall it a few times.
If you're looking for a superior product that offers complete protection this is the product for you.
John from MBHS
Symantec Endpoint Protection works in a visualization environment, and this is definitely a great feature.
A quick or full system scan is sometimes painfully slow, and it sometimes renders the computer unusable.
Based on my experience, the performance of Symantec is much better on a Windows 8 machine than on one running Windows 7 or XP.
Petrell from Morant Primary
It can be remotely deployed to Mac clients as well as Windows machines.
While not being extremely demanding on system resources, there are, however, some noticeable system lags during certain operations such as system shutdown.
Compare which software version and type you need so that you won’t pay for a lot of features that you don’t or won’t be using.
Kamilah from World Brand Dist.
There are a lot of things to love about Symantec Endpoint Protection. The main thing is the ability to stop infections coming from flash drives. You can lock down removable devices so that programs cannot be run from them.
The system performance suffers a bit during starting and shutdown. This however improves over time.
Symantec Protection combines most of the security features needed to protect your network from harmful threats both locally and externally.
Shane from E-learning
Symantec Endpoint Protection combines antivirus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, and firewall protection all in one package. This eliminates the need to purchase several different solutions, thus saving time and money.
The software packages are heavily bloated, even though they are compressed. Also, a corrupted installation is not easily removed and will cause system stability problems, requiring a fresh installation.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is a good choice for medium-to-large-sized networks. It is easy to deploy to your workstation and laptops and is relatively easy to configure, install, and maintain.
Shawn from Public works
Specialty: Public Sector
Everything about SEP is a winner. The firewall is one of the best, the device manager gives control over your devices, and the virus and spyware application is every virus' nightmare.
It has caused my system to crash a few times, which was caused by some database files to my C: drive to its maximum capacity. I have had to constantly delete them manually, but I found a fix later.
The antivirus protection runs pretty well on most operating systems as long as there is enough memory and a multiple-core CPU. The processing requirements are very high.
Claudia from Bromal Accounting
Symantec gets a 10 out of 10 for its stability. I love that it comes from a trusted leader in security applications and not a "just come" wannabe software firm.
The size and number of updates can put a strain on your internet connection, especially if you just did a clean installation.
Whether you have a small, medium, or large-sized company, Symantec can take care of your needs. We have it running on our application and file server, plus four desktop workstations.
Stacy from J & J Insurance
The application and device control are very useful tools that limit attacks from removable devices.
The minimum stated system requirements are way inadequate to run the application. I suggest twice the amount stated.
When put to the test, the positives outweigh the negatives. What it falls short on is made up for in other areas.