Symantec Endpoint Protection for Small Business software


151 reviews(4.0/5)
151 reviews(4.0/5)

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition is a cybersecurity defense suite specifically designed for needs of the small business.

Core features include antivirus, antispyware and a firewall to protect laptops, desktops and file servers from online threats and hackers. The solution 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 has the capability 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 which helps in keeping the security of systems up-to-date.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition charges users depending on the number of licenses and that includes support via phone and email.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Mac OS , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Ratnesh from PlexusMD

    Specialty: Healthcare

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Software worth buying

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    Pros

    I have used norton antivirus sofware by symantec and was quite happy with the antivirus, it kept my laptop safe from malware and viruses from the internet as well as external devices.

    Cons

    It was expensive compared to some other antivirus in the market, but it also works better so its a trade-off. If your devices are more susceptible to viruses go for it.

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  • Tim from Riverside Transit Agency

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Does it's job well - but doesn't play well with Windows OS

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    All in all, Symantec Endpoint Protection offers impenetrable protection for end users. It's easy to deploy, simple to update, and it does it's job well. I just wish it didn't cause BSODs in our environment.

    Pros

    This software is fairly simple to deploy and update on multiple PCs, and is generally hassle-free in regards to everyday use. The different levels of protection have worked perfectly and it's essentially a "set it and forget it" type of program for our users.

    Cons

    This software doesn't seem to play well with Windows 7 OS - at least, not in our environment. I have constantly received BSODs that point to this program when we view the logs. We're running the most recent stable version and uninstalling/reinstalling seems to only postpone the inevitable blue screen.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Fernando from Pelissari Gestão e Tecnologia

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Traditional and trustful solution for corporative environments

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    Value for Money

    It is my job partner, it protects me along my day without being disturbing. Rarely I see an advice for it or need to take a manual action, and it stills there, doing its good job. I recommend it, for sure!

    Pros

    In our company we use it for all the employees. Our IT department has full control over adjustments of all the installations. Employees don't need to worry about scheduled scannings, updatings, fine tunning or anything else. Its pre installed on all the machines and is there to protect, not to disturb. Its awesome!

    Cons

    What can be a pro in one hand, can also be a con in the other hand. The way it works on client machines, by being configured by IT department and not locally may cause some troubles. You just can't set an action different than quarantine a suspect object. But we all know that sometimes it can be a bad judgment from the antivirus side, like a driver for Android that I needed to install and it was classified as unknown source and therefore didn't allowed me to proceed with installation. At least an option to ignore the object could be better.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Femi from Lawrencia Consulting

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Protection, Protection and Protection

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    The best features of this software for me are Intrusion Control, Anti-spam, device and app control, USB control, and firewall. The Artificial intelligence and machine learning features make it responsive to unknown threats

    Cons

    The only reason I am not giving a perfect score is just because of its no antiphishing capability. With that being said, it is very very time consuming to set up the program.

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  • David from Historic Tours of America

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Great centrally managed endpoint security software.

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    Value for Money

    We use this throughout our organization and it does a reasonable job of controlling threats.

    Pros

    The convenience of centralized management and reporting as well as effectiveness.

    Cons

    Large installation files, large update files.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jorge from manesa

    Specialty: Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Great Antivirus

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    great software but hard to use

    Pros

    one of the oldest antivirus around, it has a lot of features, provides very good protection on the computers, the firewall is really dinamic and gives a lot of options

    Cons

    the computers gets really slow when you install this software, it consumes a lot of resources, the firewall is not easy to configure

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  • Doug from Qualbe Marketing Group

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Symantec is a staple in the security software world

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Reliability, support and excellence - all to be expected of any Symantec product and SEP is no exception

    Cons

    Some of the more advanced features like the heuristics, are dangerous if you set them up wrong.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Simon from Erodex

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Never failed or had issues over several years

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    Nothing but good times.

    Pros

    Easy to deploy to multiple devices from single console. Policies and upgrades can all be configured and deployed from a single console. I have been using Symantec EndPoint for several years on hundreds of sites and no outbreaks or issues. It was that good I started to think what isn't it finding so scanned with other AV products and my systems were clean.

    Cons

    Support can be difficult at times. The firewall policy can be a little over whelming to non experienced users, but you could chose not to deploy that part.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Akilah from CNMC

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Symantec use

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    It keeps information safe. Only users with permission can read or write on documents that have the password.

    Cons

    I have not had any issues with the software. So far it has met the needs of what I need to do my job. No problems.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Karen from University of Puerto Rico

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Average protection for your PC

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    Pros

    Easy to install, configure and use. Have updates frequently and supports a wide list of operating systems.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a good malware protection. It is difficult to uninstall the application.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Symantec

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very good protection and good amount of features

    Cons

    The updates take too long and sometimes freezes the computer

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Evan from Highmark Group

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Least Intrusive but full protection Anti-Virus/Malware

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    Symantec Endpoint would be my number one rated and recommend anti-Virus/Malware program. It was complete protection that wasn't annoying, Most programs I have used are not half as useful as this is.

    Pros

    This program does its job without tons of annoying advertising, bloatware or constant notifications. It was very easy to use and informative as to what it was doing. Updates were quick and easy. It only notified me when it was needed. It did its job in the background and wasn't annoying to have running.

    Cons

    The interface while easy, felt very un-inspired and basic. It sometimes had issues working in tandem with the Windows OS.

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  • Mohit from Punjab Markfed

    Specialty: Agriculture

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

    August 2018

    All purpose security product for PCs

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Overall Symantec Endpoint Protection is very good product and its cost effective.

    Pros

    Symantec Endpoint Protection is one point solution for providing security from Malware, Viruses, Network Intrusions and most important for IT hardware (Including Computers and Server), it prevents ransomware attacks. firewall is sturdy and really easy to manage, Central console for managing systems and updates and most important it is not taxing on Computer resources. We are using to manage handful of Computers really effectively.

    Cons

    From view of protecting clients there are absolutely no issues/cons. Only thing plague this software which i feel is up-gradation process i.e. from lower to higher version, there are strict protocols to be followed for successful implementation (Updates).

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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

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    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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    Value for Money

    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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    Value for Money
    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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    Value for Money

    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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    Value for Money

    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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    Quality
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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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