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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Mylene from I.T Experts Philippines

    Specialty: Software/Technology

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Best tool to protect your I.T Investment

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    Pros

    Symantec Endpoint Protection helps to protect your I.T infrastructure from malicious, unwanted access, viruses and other I.T threats. Have peace of mind knowing that your data and privacy are all secured.

    Cons

    Keep the system up-to-date to guarantee maximum protection of your infrastructure, either auto-schedule or manual update.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Works well, interface has a learning curve, good support

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    We have been using symantec endpoint protection for 5 years or so and overall it has provided us with good virus and malware protection. Upgrades are a bit tricky but their support is very good and helps us each time. The interface to the server manager is a little tricky until you get used to it but still if I am not in there every week or so I find I need to call for help, but they have great support.

    Pros

    It installs easily with a push from the server, when there is something I don't understand they have very helpful support.

    Cons

    It is a bit difficult to create installation packages for clients. There are a lot of options, which is good but it takes a lot of poking around to figure out where and what you need to be and do.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrew from Bickford Senior Living

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

    August 2018

    Perfect corporate security software

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    Pros

    Easy remote deployment across our network, quick to update and monitor. Ability to set exclusions, as well as know we have a good line of defense against intrusions on PCs within our network.

    Cons

    Tends to be a lot of false positives on end users computers when downloading software. Sometimes makes it difficult to install software, and we have to disable protection to actually install.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nagesh from SISA

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Total Protection

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Best antivirus to deploy, great at protecting OS and keeps System up-to-date on the latest threats

    Pros

    Great & detailed reporting tool that provides tremendous internet security
    policies can be created, modified and removed easily
    User Friendly

    Cons

    takes too long to update
    need of additional features in malware protection

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    caused too many problems

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    did not want and would not ever take volantery

    Pros

    easy available as in coems built in to every PC ./ laptop ever bought

    Cons

    messies with every program ever made and likes to overpower the whole system and then refuses to be romeved

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brett from Peloton Inc

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    LONG TIME Symantec user, and still on board.

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    Symantec has protected my customers for many years, and I use it in our company also. We've never experience a threat that wasn't, or couldn't be, isolated and removed or quarantined. It's been a very cost effective solution for our company paired with our hardware firewall.

    Pros

    It's very easy to install and administer, as either a stand alone endpoint installation or a managed client endpoint. Updates are automatic and the built in firewall is very effective. I've been using Symantec products since we replaced McCrappy throughout our entire organization (enterprise class healthcare organization with multiple hospitals and ambulatory care sites) and have rarely had anything get past it. Given the state of Ransomewear today however, I highly recommend connecting your endpoint AV to a cloud database for realtime and zero day scanning and remediation. Symantec one of the oldest players in the channel and still one of the best.

    Cons

    The one problem I've experienced using Symantec Endpoint Protection over the years is that from time to time (rarely and generally localized to a workstation) the local database gets corrupted somehow and a number of steps need to be followed to repair the software and get updates flowing again. Simply uninstalling and reinstalling does not do that trick. Past that, it's always been a great asset.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mike from Stickley

    Specialty: Manufacturing

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

    August 2018

    Antivirus that has gotten better over time

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Symantec is one of the leaders in the cyber security IT realm. They use all the best tactics to detect and mitigate viruses

    Cons

    Symantec Endpoint Protection can use a little bit to much system resources to run. It can also cause some of your apps to not function properly with certain features turned on.

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  • Kerianne from Cornell University

    July 2018

    this software was required for university networked computers and were quite effective

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    Pros

    This software successfully identified several issues that I had during my time in school. It effectively updated and ran background scans. As a free software, I would download it again. The user interface improved drastically over the years.

    Cons

    There were some issues with other software compatibility but eventually were worked through it. The complete scans were very cumbersome to run and files were analyzed quite slowly on my machine.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deep from OATI

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Symantec endpoint protection is one of the leading anti threat software.

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    Pros

    I am in love this product it has proactive approach in detecting threat i.e. it provides advanced protection against unknown threats.
    This software do deep scanning for viruses, malware and spyware detection.
    Also, it provides live updates and hence help in detecting latest threats to the system.

    Cons

    The only backdrop is its cost.
    For smaller organisations it is bit costly but is cost effective for larger organisations.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Just silent and reliable piece of software

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    Zero time needed to spend for managing antivirus software

    Pros

    Just silent app staying in system tray, never let any kind of virus or spyware to land on my laptop over last few years.

    Cons

    Pretty complicated firewall rules configuration.
    Some day I needed to add an exception and then remove it.
    But the exception persisted until I removed it several times and rebooted my laptop.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Iwan from Lenta

    July 2018

    Blocks unknown threats

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    Pros

    Symantec Endpoint Protection can help detect, prevent, and respond to today's most complex advanced attacks. Advanced Machine Learning is great.

    Cons

    Because Symantec Endpoint Protection is the best product for computer protection, it's very difficult to find cons. I have only problems with communication with Symantec.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jessica from Florida Southern College

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Symantec to Protect

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    We use this software at the college to protect our computers from any interruptions in service. Keeping our clients and customers safe from any data breach is top priority when you're working with private information. There is real safety in using this software to protect your customers and your devices.

    Cons

    Only con I can think of is when the computer needs to update and I keep putting it off because it's always a time that interrupts my workday. No real cons to report. I feel safe with this software on my computer.

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  • Alexander from University

    July 2018

    Symantec's Endpoint Protection has protected my computer on numerous occasions!

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    It keeps my computer as safe as it can be!

    Pros

    I believe Symantec's solution is the best to keep my computer safe. There have been numerous times where it saves me from possibly getting a virus.

    Cons

    There are some very rare occasions where the firewall will block certain applications that I know to be safe.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Utilized company wide via our multi-office company (~50 employees, several offices)

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    Pros

    Symantec does indeed seem to keep our work PC's completely free of viruses. It's very protective (and nearly impossible to shut off from a user perspective unless you have admin privileges)

    Cons

    It can often become a roadblock when trying to install personal software (i.e. general users will need to reach out to our tech support firm for admin rights in order to install things quite frequently).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jillian from Self Employed

    July 2018

    Secure and non-intrusive

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    Pros

    The best thing about this software is that you don't know it's there unless there is a problem. It does its work without interrupting mine.

    Cons

    I haven't had any negative experiences using Symantec Endpoint Protection. I installed it and can just forget about it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kelly from Fordham

    July 2018

    I use this to protect my computer.

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    Pros

    I like that this was easy to install and set up. So far it has protected my computer well with minimal hassle.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are popup reminders for updates, which can be annoying. But overall, it's not a big deal, and I know the software requires updates.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Effective security product that is easy to implement

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    Value for Money

    Secured our servers and desktops effectively and efficiently. Centralized security management of our devices.

    Pros

    We have used Endpoint Protection for many years with minimal issues. We moved to the hosted version last year which has made deployment and management even easier and eliminated the need for a dedicated server.

    Cons

    System resource usage tends to be excessive, particularly at system startup and initial login. User control from the desktop is fairly minimal which can make troubleshooting an issue on the rare occasion it's necessary.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matt from Mara Technologies, Inc.

    July 2018

    Quiet Endpoint Protection Software

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    Pros

    I like that the software has a small footprint and runs quietly. I don't like when antivirus software talks to me or bugs me every five minutes with popups. Endpoint Security runs silently in the background, sends notifications when they're needed, and doesn't otherwise bother me. I might even forget it was there.
    The interface is very minimal, not overloading you with lots of big buttons to click on.

    Cons

    I don't have much in the way of complaints right now, but I will say that while I like the simple interface, I do find that sometimes I would like to have a little more control from the user side, or at least the option to view it while sitting at a users desk.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Having various features and protection of network makes is best sutiable to use.

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    Use this tool for business purposes.

    Pros

    The endpoint protection is helps us to protect all the network connectivity and protect them. You can schedule the timing according to that scanning will takes place. Various features like check logs and live updates makes one of the best protection tool available.

    Cons

    Some of the updates are automatic , i think users should have options to handle that. Using this after various times i realize that it takes lots of resources of system , other than that i don't think anything more i know .

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from Northwest Ill Community Action Agency

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Great product! Keeps all of our company computers safe from various threats!

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    Value for Money

    We get piece of mind knowing that our network and computers are always being protected!

    Pros

    The software is easy to install, configure and use. It has blocked 100% of the intrusion attempts into our network and has stopped all viruses in their tracks!

    Cons

    I really don't have any negative comments about this software other than it would be nice to have more detailed information on intrusion attempts such as the IP address the intrusion is coming from.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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