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.

Endpoint protection console
Endpoint protection console

Endpoint protection console

View system status

View system status

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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Meghan from First Baptist Church of Lexington

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

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December 2018

Great Mobile Protection!

Pros

Symantec Endpoint Protection offers me great security and it protects me from all of the mobile threats that are out there. It is easy to install and it does its job.

Cons

It can slow things down a bit when it is running.

Review Source: Capterra

Dorian from FREEBIRD CONSTRUCTION

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2018

Best known for a reason

We have had Symantec in the office computers forever, never had a problem

Pros

Super easy to use. we had a guy come set it up and I haven't ever touched it, nothing has ever gone wrong with it. Perfect for me

Cons

I guess the price. It was a little expensive, but we paid a one-time fee and got it for the whole office. No breaches of data as far as I know

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2018

Good antivirus software

Pros

Easy to use, and it hast a lot of bundles like internet security

Cons

It's very slow, and sometimes can decrease your daily performance.
Is complicated to remove

Review Source: Capterra

Travis from TalknSave

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2018

Not Playing Semantics

We have relied on this service for years.

Pros

Symantec is one of the antivirus software that we use to protect our computers. We have never had any issues and feel secure that our information is protected for malware and viruses.

Cons

Sometimes the service requires the users to renew subscriptions often

Review Source: Capterra

PAULA from PIEPER HOUSTON ELEC

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Background Software

Symatic Endpoint protection is not for the faint of heart user. It requires someone with a higher knowledge of malware, ransomware, and viruses to correctly administer.

Pros

This product runs in the background and is checking for viruses, malware, and ransomware while you work and interact with the web.

Cons

When the software finds something, it tells you what it has found, but not how to fix the problem. This can be quite frustrating for someone who is not proficient at software administration.

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Joe from The Children's Village

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Symantec Endpoint Protection

I've been using Symantec endpoint protection for a while. It's been a consistent product with minimal issues (client, install, etc). They're a leader in the their field for a reason but with that being said, for the price you can find something that does the same at a lower cost per machine/license.

Pros

Client Management, grouping/locations, individual update providers, GUI of the local client. Package creation for certain groups, subnets, etc.

Cons

Java console is terrible. Citrix protection. Seems to be buggy in a Citrix environment, even when doing the configs they recommend on a terminal server. Pricey!

Review Source: Capterra

Winston from Castle Biosciences, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Functionality

November 2018

Good out of the box solution for Enterprise..No Data Breaches yet

Don't really notice it too much, but I guess that means it's doing its job.

Pros

I like that Symantec Endpoint Protection sits in the background and I do not have to interact with it. Our system administrator configures the software and it seems to only run heavily once a week while it's doing a full system scan or updates the definitions.

Cons

Software is great but could be much better with some kind of sandbox feature for installing/executing questionable programs.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

Our organization has used Symantec in the past for network protection. In my experience it has worked well and only once has the application missed malware.

Pros

I like the feature that scans emails and files and protects them from alteration. Updates are constantly pushed to client machines to keep them secure.

Cons

Some updates require the computer to be restarted.

Review Source: Capterra

Jonathan from Western Michigan University

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Antivirus with a surprisingly light resource footprint

Pros

Since many antivirus programs have become infamous for devouring PC resources (including Symantec's home versions), I was pleasantly surprised at how unobtrusive Symantec Endpoint Protection is.

Cons

The interface is a bit clunky, and the numerous settings difficult to locate and configure properly for the newcomer.

Review Source: Capterra

Misty from Dixie Plastering, Inc.

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Great protection

Pros

Symantec endpoint protection is an easy to use and install program with effective tools to protect you

Cons

Symantec endpoint protection can be fine consuming in its updates - a small price to pay for effective protection.

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Brandon from Eco Interiors Ltd.

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Our preferred virus protection solution

Pros

Symantec integrates with our Outlook email clients and has caught several potential malware threats that have tried to come in via email attachments. Installing Symantec for Small Business on licensed computers is easy to take care of and their virus definitions update regularly.

Cons

When I trigger remote scans, I often suggest to our employees that they leave their computers on and in the office overnight as it takes a long time to complete a full system scan.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Great!! I have used different protections over the years and found some to be cumbersome to your firewall or to some programs you use once in a while but with Symantec, I do not have any trouble with my existing or new software on my PC. It doesn't slow me down a bit. Great job on this version . . works great!

Pros

The best part about this software . . it's like having a big brother watching over you all the time. It runs in the background. And now a days, having something automatic is great. Trying to remember all of your typical day to day tasks is hard enough. Great job on this design. Let's you know right away if you are not protected or if an "intruder" is attempting to do something bad. Easy to install and easy to use.

Cons

Cons . . hmm . . well . . I guess knowledge is the downfall. The description of the 'medium' threats is pretty basic. Not sure if I should be concerned or not but overall, if this thing is on . . I am not worried! :) So Cons is a tough to write about.

Review Source: Capterra

Kennon from Sound United

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Symantec review

Pros

Symantec is a good antivirus program. It runs in the background and you never really notice it running.

Cons

None that I can think of. Sometimes it will slow down my PC if it scanning.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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November 2018

Not the sharpest tool in the tool box, but it works

We work with various clients who have this product deployed. We usually work with the client to remove the product and deploy their competitor. We usually do not have issue with removal (Very important).

Pros

Ease of use.
Ease of deployment.
Ease of removal.

Cons

Product is very heavy and resource intensive.
Doesn't protect as well as other competitor products.

Review Source: Capterra

Samantha from Eco Interiors Ltd.

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

Amazing customer support

Pros

- Plug-ins for all of my web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
- Works well with Windows Defender to provide a comprehensive protection solution
- Customer service is by and large the best I've encountered for protection software. Their support website has answers to every question I've had.

Cons

- It slows down my Outlook program on start-up. Outlook has noticed the big drop in performance and regularly asks me to disable it to improve performance. It seems counter-intuitive to disable a protection program to speed up Outlook, thereby opening my computer up to risks that could slow down/disable my system.

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Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

Great antivirus software

Pros

Quick setup and ease of use. Runs in background and protects very well.

Cons

Ads and popups. Wants you to upgrade or purchase more

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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November 2018

Stable solution to protect your machine

Pros

Simple interface, good protection against threats.

Cons

Extremely resource hungry and eats up a lot of system memory.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Solid, secure, reliable

This product has done an outstanding job over of protecting our business for a long period of time

Pros

It's completely seamless and hassle-free for the end user.

Cons

There isn't really anything I don't like.

Review Source: Capterra

Dogukan from RushApp

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Bad

Pros

I've used this software once for a mac computer, it's pretty bad

Cons

it gave me a warning on my computer. Blocked everything

Review Source: Capterra

Ricci from Shopping & Retail

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Pretty good

Pros

Does better then most other protection programs. Gets rid of unwanted cookies, viruses etc

Cons

As stated it's actually been a lot nicer then past programs I had used but it still has its problems. It doesn't fully protect the computer in my opinion

Review Source: Capterra