Symantec Endpoint Protection Software


 

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 offers 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. The complete suite is a good fit for medium-sized businesses seeking a more comprehensive range of protection.

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection - Endpoint protection console
 
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection - Endpoint protection console
    Endpoint protection console
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection - View system status
    View system status
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection - Manage protection settings
    Manage protection settings
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Noufal from Fujitsu
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

easyily managed bussiness endpoint security

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This is the most comprehensive centrally managed endpoint security solution for businesses. It includes a host-based intrusion protection system (HIPS), device control, anti-malware, a network IPS, and a software firewall. Client policy is almost infinitely tweakable from a central console—practical for large enterprises but a bit of overkill for the average small business.

Pros

easy to use and Comprehensive, centrally managed business endpoint security. Useful deployment wizard. Small install package. Effective anti-malware.

Cons

Remote management requires IE.Windows only. Client messages can be confusing. Learning how to configure can take time

 
 

Erin from Depot Theatre
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

The protection you need

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Once you install the system is pretty much self functioning and doesn't require much maintaince at all.

Cons

If you are not an exceedingly computer literate person you may have a difficult time setting it up at first.

 
 

Aurline from Mphasis
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Good product

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Has been protecting my workplace system for a long time.

Pros

Better than the peer products

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More advertising required

 
 

Carl from Day & Zimmermann
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Protection for Enterprise

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We have been using SEP for several years now and it has provided excellent protection. The updates are timely and have not had any serious infections. We could not be happier with the product.

Pros

The LiveUpdates are timely and do their job. The patches can be pushed enterprise-wide with ease. The biggest pro is that it works. For an Enterprise protection software, that is the key selling point.

Cons

We have had an occasional hiccup where the end users need to manually update their virus definitions and there are no notifications that it needs to be done. This can cause users laptops to be blocked from our VPN until they manually push the update. It is not a problem really, just an inconvenience.

Advice to Others

I would highly recommend this product to any companies looking for enterprise protection.

 
 

Hero from Human Machine Interface
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Symantec Endpoint Protection Future Reuirements

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Symantec SEP 14 is enriched with every possibility & aspects to protect Desktops & Laptops from Unnecessary malware programs.
Concerned about some future requirements:
1. Document, Video & Library file Password write protection program.
2. Protocol wise filtering process Bitcoin, Torrent & PayPal protocol.

Pros

Taking SEP to a giant leap over towards high accuracy of software quality.

Cons

SEP protects & filtering process is the most charming feature of this product.

Advice to Others

Use SEP along with PGP drive encryption.

 
 

Alisha from Southern Eye Center
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Symantec Review

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This program was able to block out a virus that could have potentially taken over one of our computers! It alerted us and gave us the exact files so we could remove them!

 
 

Rahul from TCS
Specialty: Software/Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Endpoint Protection - The Symantec way

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It provides multiple levels of security to an organization's network. Installation is smooth and doesn't take a lot of time. It's management is convenient using a central console.

Pros

It provides complete flexibility to the administrator. He can chose to install updates and patches directly at the endpoints or can push to each endpoint using the server. It is very effective in detecting malware owing to it's Insight platform.

Cons

Customer care does not respond in time and at times the antivirus consumes a lot of CPU resources causing workstations to become unresponsive.

Advice to Others

I would recommend it to all organizations for securing their business networks without spending a lot. Currently, it can be only be deployed as on-premise solution, so it is not suitable for organizations looking for a on-demand solution.

 
 

Sylvain from Coveo
Specialty: Software/Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Very good EndPoint Protection

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Pharmaceuticals

September 2016

September 2016

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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

Likes Least

Expensive, escalating within the support organization s sometimes very time consuming

Recommendations

Run a limited rollout with your most difficult user base

 
 

Heidi from Artisan Renovation & Design
Specialty: Construction & Engineering

August 2016

August 2016

Excellent for small businesses

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The cost is super affordable and it gives adequate protection. Easy to install and utilize as well.

Likes Least

Smaller footprint makes it susceptible to hackers versus new program we changed to.

Recommendations

Don't be afraid to shop around and try different programs for shorter lengths of time until you find what is essential for your business.

 
 

Jeremiah from Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Education

May 2016

May 2016

Terrible Support

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Very good virus protection on symantec endpoint products

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Software/Technology

January 2016

January 2016

Our first choice

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The management console is mature, simple, and efficient. The antivirus is fully configurable, with a good detection ratio.

Likes Least

It is sometime CPU intensive, idle computer get high CPU usage.
The Mac version is very bad, no client-side exceptions.

Recommendations

If you are looking for a large company you can trust, this is one of the BEST!

 
 

Bernard from Knutson Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering

June 2015

June 2015

Great simple product to use

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Very simple interface but still gives the ability to do set basic exclusions. Takes all the hassle of management out of SEP and gives an easy way to get reports and notifications on what is happening on your network

Likes Least

At times the product can be too simple. It expects you to want to use the normal basic profiles without any modifications.

Recommendations

The management console is quite different then the normal SEP product. This is both a good thing and a thing to take some time to explore. I did find it easier to learn and setup. Plus it removes the hassle of setting up a management server (but gives you the option to setup a local update server).

 
 

Ric from Ultimate Software
Specialty: High Tech

April 2015

April 2015

Symantec Endpoint comes with a complete 360 approach to protect you.

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Education

February 2015

February 2015

Review of Symantec Protection

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Our students can no longer infect our systems with viruses or play unwanted games by way of thumb drives.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Review on Symantec

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You can control your security by giving only certain users the ability to use removable devices.

Likes Least

This would have to be the high memory used by the program. You need at least 4 gigs of ram to properly run it.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Education

February 2015

February 2015

Reviewing Symantec Endpoint Protection

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Non-Profit

February 2015

February 2015

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Symantec Review

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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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 
 
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Bruce from ITHR Group plc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Business class endpoint protection that provides data security

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Reliable anti-virus protection that is difficult to beat.

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Symantec's Endpoint Protection provides a reliable way to protect again viruses. Our systems have been protected by this product for many years and we suffered almost no ill effects from any viruses.

Source: Capterra
 

Vino Kumar from SHARP
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very Good & Powerful Anti-Virus Software

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1. Automatic Update Often helps more
2. Centralized control to manage multiple devices
3. Easy to use Interface

Cons

1. While running scan, system memory usage is more
2. High resource usage cases the system to freeze
3. Does not allow to run legit unsigned applications

Source: Capterra
 

Scott from Lamoni Community School District
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great support. Easy to keep updated. Does what it says it will do. Provides protection we need.

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Computers virus free, hacker free, no malware. The user has peace of mind everything is safe and secure.

Pros

Easy to understand how to install, setup, and use. No special training or skills needed. Protects our Macs and PCs from viruses, malware, and keeps the hackers out. I like the interface the most. Even the technically challenged can understand how to use it without the need to do a lot of reading.

Cons

Greatly shortens battery life of laptops. Makes laptops run really hot. Slows the computer down. Makes older computer almost so slow they are unusable.

Source: Capterra
 

Ahmed from 2CONNECT
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

BEST ANTIVIRUS EVER

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Its first security shield of our organization

Pros

working perfect with windows 10 after latest update .
using small portion or ram in version 14
working good with other antispyware on same opeartin system

Cons

cost not so good , but also it's not bad , it's can be cheaper
nned some improvement in firewall configuration to be more easier

Source: Capterra
 

Tasleem from Q Soft
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I have been using this software for years with complete satisfaction

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very good antivirus

Pros

very sensitive and active protection.
Does not allow any type of threat to penetrate
very frequent updates for definitions

Cons

Symantec products Cost is very high
not working with windows 10 as it was good with windows 8
sometimes it very annoying

Source: Capterra
 

Chatu from City of mobile

May 2017

May 2017

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I like the consol. It is easy to use. Easy to deploy clients. The very Easy to manage software.

Cons

It doesn't always find all viruses, malaware, trojans, and worms. You will have to scan mulpile times

Source: Capterra
 

Diana from Independence Contract Drilling

April 2017

April 2017

Endpoint Review

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Works well, has been keeping viruses off our machines in our environment for many years. East to install, we use both managed and unmanaged versions. We recently downloaded version 14 and it seems more intrusive than it has ever been before, getting pop ups to allow on everything.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Independence Contract Drilling

April 2017

April 2017

Version 14 gives me headaches

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I have recently started deploying v14, leaving v12. Its been a nightmare. The support is all overseas call centers, and the app is so aggressive on even the slightest thing in startup, and blocks many legitimate apps like angryip, simply deletes it if you try to download it. Maybe its good on an end-user PC, but it frustrating for IT staff. I'm sticking on 12.

Source: Capterra
 

Daryn from MDG Global

April 2017

April 2017

Reliable As Always

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S.E.P. is synonymous with protection for business. We've used it for years and for protection for our remote users. Symantec ensures our users have the latest antivirus definitions to keep our users protected before they can even connect to our systems.
Every business wants this.
Symantec has been an industry leader for years.....and dare I say, decades.

Source: Capterra
 

Lukasz from wst
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Install and forget

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It was real pleasure to install it in our company . Everything went smoothly. Right now updates are downloaded without any problems - also on machine with no direct network access

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low memory usage , user do not have to do anything

Source: Capterra
 

Scott from Cross Shore Capital Managment, LLC

February 2017

February 2017

A little more complicated to configure than it needs to be

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Wish the software was a bit easier to configure with better upfront support. i.e. multiple different protection options and some sounded great, but I couldn't figure out what they actually were.

Source: Capterra
 

Renu from Emphasis

January 2017

January 2017

SEP offers a ton of customization

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Our organization primarily uses it for antivirus, web, network, and spyware protection. Every company computer has it installed during the imaging process.

Pros

Symantec Endpoint Protection is User-friendly and having very good log collection method, centralized administration and virus reporting. Also, Symantec has very nice log collection utility like Symhelp and Norton Power Eraser tool to clean Rootkits. Symantec is one of the best tools that I have worked so far and I appreciate the function of it which helps us to fix the virus issue quickly.

Cons

The report needs to be more flexible like getting noncompliant machine reports, running automatic scripts for noncomplaint . It also affects the performance of machine hence many user don't like this. There is reporting and automatic remediation of noncomplaint machine needs to be taken care.

Source: Capterra
 

Charles from Sofutech
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

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This product offers complete endpoint protection especially for companies requiring strict data compliance. UI is very easy to use.

Pros

The real time scanning is very effective and does not slow down my computers. Free product updates with a current license. Mac and Linux operating systems are also supported.

Cons

I don't like the fact that after pushing a new update it always requires a restart.

Advice to Others

I would definitely recommend this AV solution to any Systems Administrator.

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Ben Liebowitz
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

SEP is good and easy to manage

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We use SEP at my company as our AV solution. It's fairly easy to manage. We have different SEP Managers for reach Active Directory Domain, so it can be a bit confusing at times and there isn't a single portal to manage everything.

Overall, managing AV on your desktops/servers is pretty simple with SEP. The ability to have it receive it's definitions from the SEP Manager as well as from Symantec directly in the event the SEPM is unavailable is great.

The Symhelp tool is great for analyzing a possible infection in your system to then send to support to analyze.

Pros

Catches a lot of infections. Easy to mange.

Cons

Can be a bit resource intensive.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Sentree Systems, Corp.

November 2016

November 2016

Symantec Endpoint solution Great for Small businesses

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I have used Symantec Endpoint solution for some of my small business users, and it has been a great solution to stop unwanted access to your network.

Source: Capterra