Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition is a cyber security defense suite designed specifically with the needs of the small business in mind.
Core features include antivirus, antispyware and a firewall to protect laptops, desktops and file servers from online threats and hackers. This system also analyzes downloaded files and applications for potential threats, which prevent employees from triggering attacks.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition has a central control panel and can be managed on-premise or through the cloud via an online portal. A single administrator is empowered to set policies for devices and users, and can receive security alerts via SMS or email. Updates are delivered automatically via the Web to employees’ computers, helping keep the security of systems up-to-date.
Highly scalable, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition can be installed in minutes. In addition, assistance is available 24 hours a day for subscribers.
Alisha from Southern Eye Center
Employees number: 51-200 employees
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
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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.
Customer care does not respond in time and at times the antivirus consumes a lot of CPU resources causing workstations to become unresponsive.
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
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
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
Heidi from Artisan Renovation & Design
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
The cost is super affordable and it gives adequate protection. Easy to install and utilize as well.
Smaller footprint makes it susceptible to hackers versus new program we changed to.
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.
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
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
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
At times the product can be too simple. It expects you to want to use the normal basic profiles without any modifications.
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
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.