Who Uses This Software?

IT Security Professionals: Small, Midsize, and Enterprise Organizations


Average Ratings

188 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Symantec
  • www.symantec.com
  • United States

About Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed to address these challenges with a layered approach to security at the endpoint. It goes beyond traditional antivirus to include firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and advanced protection technologies powered by the worlds largest civilian threat intelligence network.


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Symantec Endpoint Protection Features

  • Activity Log
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Device Management
  • Encryption
  • Signature Matching
  • Web Threat Management
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting

Symantec Endpoint Protection Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Symantec, is a security software suite for server and desktop computers

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Symantec, is a security software suite, which consists of anti-malware, intrusion prevention and firewall features for server and desktop computers and have been using Symantec Endpoint Protection past 15 years in our organization on all Desktops, Laptops, and Servers and all the departments of the organization.we use Microsoft Windows exclusively, so this pertains to Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 for server operating systems. We have it deployed on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 for endpoints.

Basically protecting the corporate network when accessed via remote devices such as laptops or other wireless and mobile devices. Each device with a remote connecting to the network creates a potential entry point for security threats.

The best tool to monitoring N/W security status, activities, software, authorization and authentication.

Symantec is more than antivirus,Effective and accurate antispam protection,Fast protection at the Web gateway,Fast and easy protection,Safeguard intellectual property and finally it's Ensure compliance.

Cons: Having to reboot each client after a version upgrade can be troublesome.

LiveUpdate client sometimes breaks and requires a fix to repair the client. This is needed to ensure the client receives timely updates and definitions.

Overall: Endpoint security securing the endpoints on a network, often defined as end-user devices such as mobile devices, laptops, and desktop PCs, although hardware such as servers in a data center are also considered endpoints and verifies every packet that comes in as well as that goes out.

Anti-Virus Software That Does Its Job!

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For an Anti-Virus / Firewall software, it is pretty quiet, meaning that it doesn't pop up all of the time with warnings and alerts, like other programs do. We are using the cloud version of the product, and it seems to work very well, we have email notifications setup, and we will get an email if it blocks something, or someone tries to run a program that it thinks is sketchy, or tries to access a website with some known issues, but otherwise, you install it, and it does its job. I do like the ability that I can sort of customize the install package for mass deployment (we use it with SCCM and its flawless), it will allow me to pick the group of computers that I want the laptop or desktop to belong to and I push that package during our SCCM task sequence, and after that I don't have to login to the symantec portal to move it, or manage it since my policies are already established.

Cons: I think the online interface is a bit cumbersome. I think that from the firewall perspective it seems a bit difficult to make it do what you want it to do, and unfortunately, their support is not incredibly helpful in this regard, at least in my previous experience. My biggest complaint is that if I reimage a computer, and re-use the same name, it makes a duplicate entry / assigns another license until I go out to the symantec portal and delete the previous record.

Overall: Antivirus / Malware protection, and endpoint firewall protection.

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LONG TIME Symantec user, and still on board.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

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Symantec Secure Software

May 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Symantec does a great job in terms of blocking viruses, malware, spyware, ads, and it is fast. I use it daily on my PC and as well as at my workplace. The security updates download automatically and daily in the background without bugging the user, I can scan a particular file or directory, i can schedule a scan anytime of my preference, also if a new updates has been installed and if it requires me to reboot my pc, i can choose a later time to perform that task Symantec is great in terms of security, i have a peace of mind when i use Symantec knowing i am safe when browsing the web. Next feature, is the quick customer support, Symantec customers reps are always available at any given time.

Cons: One of the downside of using Symantec is that it takes up a lot of system memory since the applications is always running in background. My RAM space on my PC is 8GB, when Symantec is running in the background it takes up-to 35-45 percent of my RAM, which then i do not have much left of to work with.

Overall: The benefit i get from using Symantec is the peace of mind knowing my personal data is secure at all times, customer support is always ready to help whenever needed; Moreover, Symantec even scans any application that i download from the web, and makes it sure that is it safe before executing the install, that is a huge plus for me.

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Traditional and trustful solution for corporative environments

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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!

Symantec Endpoint Protection has been positive and we are using the product to protect entire users.

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Symantec Endpoint Protection has been positive and we are using the product to protect entire users. Symantec Endpoint Security protects our data in the event the laptop is stolen which was very good. It also sends updates on the product which keeps us current, the ability to track each users and ensure that they have the product installed. The option to update to the latest version, the annual renewal is timely by Symantec. We also really appreciate you team that supports us and visit our office periodically to check up on us and other Symantec products we have in our organization.

Cons: Symantec Endpoint Security protects our data in the event the laptop is stolen which was very good however at times it causes the laptop to be a little slow in accessing files and data. It also sends updates on the product which keeps us current but we have to download the updates and send it to each user. The fact that the renewal was doubled for 2017 from what we paid in 2016,

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Please with Symantec Endpoint Protection

Jan 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My organization has been using Symantec Endpoint Protection for over 5 years. This software is easy to use and distribute. The centralized admin interface makes it easy to add new devices and see an overall security overview of my organization's assets. The custom policies allow for me to make modifications on specific machines and not effect all the others. I do this to allow exceptions on several of our machines that need it in order to perform their function.

Cons: It isn't easy to temporarily disable for troubleshooting purposes. I need to temporarily disable Symantec so I could download a piece of software it was conflicting with. Had to look up how to do this and it was a multi step process. On the bright side the documentation of how to do it was easy to find and go through.

Overall: Great product. Easy to implement, use and manage. Easy to scale down or up depending on how many devices you have.

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Great product for Windows Server based networks

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Able to build both x32 and x64 install packages and push directly from the management console.

The management console allows the administrator to do basically everything remotely. Such as:

Scan machines, Schedule scans for future, push live updates, view quarantines, see last system scan, see if a scan was cancelled, and much more.

Also able to run reports containing which machines are in red (haven't had an active scan in x amount of time), which machines are clean, etc.

Cons: The administrator must have extensive knowledge of their network and the different locations.

End-users can cause the system to send A LOT of alerts to the admin due to canceling startup scans or trying to disable the software.

Overall: This software keeps my network running CLEAN!

It also allows me to have a one stop shop, so to speak, to view all activities pertaining to my machines and network being in tip top performing shape!

All purpose security product for PCs

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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).

Symantec is here to stay and a game changer

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We've been using Symantec since it was still called Symantec Anti-Virus and it has come a long way since. However, like any sound strategy, one should never rely solely on one product for protection. It should always be supplemented with an end-point gateway protection AND education of the weakest link: The human firewall.

Pros: The product is much lighter on resources. It is accurate and very rarely has false-positives. It is easy to configure and automatically updates itself in random intervals.

Cons: Symantec End Point Protection can border on the paranoid. Every time an aspect is updated (whether an executable or otherwise), Symantec always prompts you if "you want to access the network?" If you answer NO accidentally, then critical systems could be affected.in random intervals further freeing up resources.

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

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Quiet Endpoint Protection Software

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

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My Favorite software

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of my favorites and I always say that I feel great knowing that it still keeps me protected. Simple network setup and easily deploy across the network.

Cons: A few years, I had to get away from this product because it was a mess, but they got back on board and corrected the problems and still is one of my favorite protection software.

They need to catch up with malware protection. I prefer that they leave the setup to easily be customized for technician's who don't want to install the firewall or data protection on their networks. This has always been a problematic software for many technicians.

Overall: Great antivirus protection and a brand that I can trust. When it doubt this is always first on my list.

Provides excellent reports on the protection it completes.

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that this software offers different tools I can use to keep my computer protected. I also like I am advised when there are updates on the software to make. The virus reports are easy to read and always give me peace of mind that my computer is safe. It is very interesting to read the detailed report this software provides after you perform a scan to find out what exactly is going on with your computer's safety.

Cons: The cost is high, however what price can you put on protecting your computer. Both at home and work, everything I need is on my computer, so without a program to protect it, life would be pretty nerve-wrecking.

Overall: I am able to keep both my personal files and business files safe by running scans through this software. The detailed reports are fascinating to read through and give me peace of mind.

Virus free computers for over four years

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Symantec Endpoint Protection is one of the most robust antivirus and anti-malware applications on the market. The centralised management make it so easy to to manage thousands of computers from a single console. This is one of the most feature rich antivirus solution I used. The process used to deploy installation to client computers is simple and straight forward. Another feature that will appease administrators is the ability to apply configurations on a mass scale.

Cons: The only con I have is the automatic scanning process uses a lot of resource on the end users computer, which sometimes cause slowness.

Good protection and good support but not the best

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Symantec is one of the most known counter malware companies and we decided to give it a try. I don't know if it's a placebo effect, but somehow we feel more secure. Once in a while virus detection or an intrussion attack prevention notification arrives through email and that makes us feel that way.

It is easy to manage and policies can be created just in a few clicks.

Cons: Users with non admin privileges can confirm the execution of blocked apps. Oh Lord! That should not be able happen.

Overall: It protects us against malware and our own people who browse internet and open email attachments blindly, like if nothing could ever happen :(

A great protection with security control

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Recommended Antivirus and Firewall solution.

Pros: -Great management interface with simple menu. -Easy to build rules and control users and machines. -Firewall that can as web filtering software with customized rules for ports, links and domains. -Managing Workstation resources and ports is so great feature. -Automatic reporting at your hand whenever you need.

Cons: Annual fees is somehow expensive when you have large number of workstations to be managed. sometimes you need to push the group policy (Rules) manually to managed workstation if you updated it and don't need to wait until automatic update but it is not a big deal.

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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!

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

Overall: 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.

Never failed or had issues over several years

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Nothing but good times.

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

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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 .

Overall: Use this tool for business purposes.

Effective security product that is easy to implement

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Great Corporate Solution

Dec 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Symantec usually doesn't ask questions of users and is great with blocking threats while updating behind the scenes. There are no annoying adds for upgrading software attached to it either. If you want to buy a antivirus and forget about it, Symantec might be the best solution for you. From a network security standpoint - having an administration based protection package is good if you need detailed reports and company wide alerts.

Cons: It costs money. While you might enjoy the lack of adds, and update/registration reminders, it still costs money to buy it. There are quite a few free services that are out there which provide great protection (that is if you don't mind the adds and reminders). Also, from a network administration point, I've noticed the database crashing every few weeks, so it's not terribly unstable - but there are some issues to be aware of.

SEP is good and easy to manage

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Catches a lot of infections. Easy to mange.

Cons: Can be a bit resource intensive.

Overall: 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.

This software really keeps you safe on the internet and gives you peace of mind

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this software for many years and have never had a virus or Trojan. This software has kept my PC safe over the years and has proved to be reliable.

Cons: I would like the live update to make a pop up with the statement that the definitions are current if they are out of date. I like the fact that everything works behind the scenes but I would rather know that everything has been updated.

Overall: This software is great for defending against viruses and Trojans and other online threats. It works well and gives yo peace of mind.

Symantec Endpoint Protection review

Oct 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is, by far, my favorite computer security program. Installing is a breeze and updating is just as easy. The interface is user-friendly and the color scheme is easy on the eyes. I think it protects my computer well, as I've been using this software for over 10 years and my computer is still kicking.

Cons: Updates sometimes fail to install or download correctly, but you just have to try it again.

Overall: Overall, very pleased with this software. Have been using it for 10+ years and protects my computer well.

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Great endpoint protection solution that will definitely keep you safe and secure

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software has a small footprint, has very low false positive notification and is particularly very effective protecting against malware using machine learning.

Another thing is that it's not intrusive. It works in the background and you usually don't know it's there.

Cons: One negative aspect of this software is the interface. It looks dated and definitely needs some improvements.

Another is the reporting as it seems limited and clunky when compared to that of rival products

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

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Peace of mind and strong administration without need of administrators

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Peace of mind when running this kind of firewall for applications and networks. Simply set up rules once off and group users by domain , thereafter have assurance that every network endpoint is being monitored.

Cons: May be a little intrusive at times when there is an overlap of rules. Works on method of using least privileges . Once the correct skills are put in place though, it is a breeze to set up.

Overall: Complete assurance of network monitoring

Great corporate AV with good support.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As a System Administrator in healthcare, Symantec has served our organization well. The server management interface is generally easy to use and navigate. Deploying the AV clients to PCs has been easy and generally trouble-free.

Cons: The server management interface can sometimes be slow to navigate and update data for charts, reports, etc.

Overall: Helps keep our organization safe from viruses and malware. Offers multiple types of protection for our client PCs.

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

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: I would definitely recommend this AV solution to any Systems Administrator.

Need AV in your business, check this tool out

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This AV tool is great for larger businesses. The admins can push out updates, policies and so on from one console. Licenses made easy via the server.

Cons: When moving from one provider to another, it's best to use a removal tool from the previous provider. You could end up with two anti virus products on your system and wonder why it's running slow. As a result, moving systems can be a time consuming task.

Unobtrusive system protection.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Most virus programs are in-your-face with warnings and anything else they can find to occupy screen space. Thankfully that's not the case. You can scan when you want and what you want, and I'm assuming it's always keeping things in check in the background.

Cons: As a user and not an administrator, I find it feels lackluster in its capabilities. It's hard to tell if it feels like it's working sometimes.

easyily managed bussiness endpoint security

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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

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

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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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).

Perfect corporate security software

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Small business protection soluton

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall I am using this software for more than 2 decades and found it most usefull

Pros: very effective real-time detection Good application security and auditing to avoid viruses change very fast detection of malware and network attacks

Cons: sometimes real-time protection stops from using personal files files having encryption also are detected as trojans its impossible to stop SEP from detecting trojans

Symantec to Protect

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Protection against the masses

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Automatic updates run in the background. Able to schedule regular scanning on your PC. Haven't had any issues yet regarding malware,virus, etc. Automatic blockage of popups on suspected websites.

Cons: Sometimes a website may not be suspicious but is blocked anyway, but, this can be override in the settings menu, just make sure that you know the website can be trusted.

A professional antivirus and Firewall solution.

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Recommended Antivirus and Firewall.

Pros: -Central management console Web-based. -No hardware required for cloud-managed service. -Security audit custom reports. -Antivirus and antispyware.

Cons: -Delayed PING response as a result slower file transfer in the network. -Needs a lot of administrative task at initial stages to stabilize your network. that means more rings to the HelpDesks.

Just silent and reliable piece of software

Jul 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Zero time needed to spend for managing antivirus software

Very secure antivirus software

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It instantly catches any kind of security threats that could damage my computer, viruses, malware, spyware, and has a very good proactive threat protection feature that efficiently manages to contain, quarantine or delete files that represent any risk.

Cons: Updating the virus database may take a long time, and also may slowdown your computer a little bit, it is recommended to schedule all live updates on non working hours.

Overall: On real time protection from threats, viruses, malware and spyware.

Virus database updates constantly updated

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Keeps us safe from viruses!

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software continuously updates itself to ensure we are always protected from computer viruses. It prompts us when to restart the computer and is always up to date.

Cons: It requires a lot of computer restarts and it was challenging to renew our subscription once it had lapsed.

Overall: Symantec has been keeping us well protected and out of harms way!

This is great for a large office with a wide range of users.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great product for our office because we have a wide range of users from those who feel very comfortable using a computer and those that honestly have no business on a computer.

Cons: For those in the office who either don't care or don't notice, the notification for an issue can be very subtle.

Overall: In a crazy world it helps keep us safe.

Capterra loader

Simply the best endpoint protection even for non managed environments too

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Can work online and offline

Can work in managed and non-managed mode

It doesn't slow down the system

Good logging options

Excellent antivirus engine

Doesn't interfere with games.

Cons: Well, the user interface has some troubles. You need time to find everything. Could be better.

Overall: I can only recommend. It's pricey but worth the money.

excellent product it keeps my work station clean

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: excellent product it keeps my work station clean and protected from harmful viruses. this is one my favorites I feel great knowing that it still keeps me protected. and it is easy to understand how to install, setup, and use. No special training or skills needed.

Cons: Nothing i can see bad on this antivirus, but if you are programmer and working on windows application it keep you deleted the exe file of your system, you need to "Turn on Silent Mode" for you to proceed.

Most comprehensive client protection tool for large businesses.

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great centralized management. Can assign different customization policies to different levels of your organization. Great for large businesses and enterprise applications.

Cons: The size of the updates can be a bit of a downside. This goes especially when new clients are introduced in an environment with slower bandwidth.

Good protection and easy to use

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: provides adequate updates to keep virus definitions up to date the user interface is user-friendly and easy to use

Cons: The one thing I don't like is it can be a resource hog and slow down your systems during a scan. I tried it on a high power machine with plenty of RAM and good processor but got the same results

Amazing customer support

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

Decent product but no longer use it.

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Was a fairly reliable backup platform for our organization, the administration of the software was decent and it was a relatively straightforward process to restore files.

Cons: There was some confusion when adding VMs to our daily backups and found the tech support to be not so great when we had issues.

Not Playing Semantics

Dec 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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

Overall: We have relied on this service for years.

Symantec Endpoint Protection helps us to protect the company from malware of all kind.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Software is stable and easy to use, helps us protect the company from malware, viruses and other threats.

Cons: Symantec Endpoint Protection comes with rather big pattern files and isn't really a Advanced Threat Protection solution yet.

But it's on the way to get one...

Overall: Protection from all kinds of threats.

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

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Overall: It keeps my computer as safe as it can be!

Great product. Good experience.

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Symantec endpoint protection is a good product. It has protection for most types of malware and exploits. And can be used for application and device control as well.

Cons: This malware product, like all other malware products, marks some legitimate as malware and blocks them.

Great software but kind of a drain on system resources

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is great at stopping anything bad into your computer systems. We always felt secure with their software...probably the most secure we have every felt. If security is your top priority, we would highly recommend Symantec.

Cons: Our systems ran slower with Symantec that with other software. To make matters worse, we have a touchy software that accesses a database that seems to really act up when there is a drain on system resources. Sadly, with more of a drain on resources than other software, it also caused more problems with our other software functioning properly.

Easy to install and Configure

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Software is easy to install and configure on server. Client installation is easy and using software itself is even easier.

Cons: Sometimes scans would need to be configured manually. There were a few scans/computers that did not pick up malware but machine did have some.

Secure and non-intrusive

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

Very Good & Powerful Anti-Virus Software

Sep 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: 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

Very nice interface filled with useful information.

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ability to create and deploy the agents to all systems on your network. The system can be accessed remotely through the web or server directly.

Cons: Not so easy to get to the user setup section for systems that can not be installed via deployment agent

Fairly easy to use and provides a layer of protection we were looking for.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is easy to operate and deploy over multiple endpoints. And their support seems to be much better than in the past.

Cons: Still would like a quicker response with support and zero day fixes but I don't think any product can cover everything out there.

I have been using this software for years with complete satisfaction

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: very good antivirus

Simple yet secure

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Comments: Good quality software; definitely the lesser of many evils out there.

Pros: First and foremost, they are an American company, always a plus. Surprisingly for antivirus software that is hard to find. From the companies I've worked at that have used various protection software's, Symantec was one of the few with not too many issues. I often saw with Kasperksy that it would lock out certain things for the IT department and it was a hassle to fix. Symantec also does not seem to destroy your processor speed like many others. The company systems I am on now just got changed over to McAfee and half your day is spent waiting on the anti-virus to allow your various programs to run.

Cons: Older versions were difficult to manage and the GUI's were not as friendly. This has changed significantly though, for the better. Management for full systems is still on the slow side, hopefully changes will come for this as well.

I believe it is good quality software.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have been using Symantec Endpoint Protection for the past two and a half year and I have not had many issues at all with them.

Cons: I am told that it requires a lot of memory use. I do have to restart my computer each evening to keep it up to date.

Business class endpoint protection that provides data security

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Overall: Reliable anti-virus protection that is difficult to beat.

Compared to others I choose Symantec

Nov 15, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Over the best software I have used.

Pros: great support. easy to use. online chat. remote connection to fix any problems. its guaranteed to work.

Cons: may use a lot of memory. runs in the background, requires re-starting computer, long wait times for customer support

One of the best end point protection systems in the market

Sep 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Symantec Endpoint provide effective defensive capabilities against modern cyber threats like malware and worms. its virus definition update process is frequent which allows the product to identity latest threats that are emerging

Cons: Graphical user interfaces are not very user friendly.

Overall: Symantec is able to identify latest threats and it prevent those threats from infecting the enterprise network

Great protection

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Better than McAfee, but boy it slowed our computers down

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: With Symantec Endpoint protection, we felt that our systems were better protected against threats than several other protection programs on the market. We purchased several 1-year licenses before deploying it on our entire network, and the virus definitions were updated with new protections regularly.

Cons: When it was scanning our system, the computers were unusable. Even when scanning a large incoming file downloaded from a cloud storage website, I would get up and get a coffee as I couldn't do anything on my computer.

Everyday Protection

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that this software keeps my everyday browsing safe. It makes me feel more secure to do my job.

Cons: I don't like that it has a lot of updates and always want to update when I have a lot of work to do.

Capterra loader

Symantec is a staple in the security software world

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Capterra loader

Great centrally managed endpoint security software.

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The convenience of centralized management and reporting as well as effectiveness.

Cons: Large installation files, large update files.

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

The protection you need

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Symantec review

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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.

Solid, secure, reliable

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's completely seamless and hassle-free for the end user.

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

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

Best tool to protect your I.T Investment

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Great Antivirus

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: 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

The best AV

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Symantec provides great manageable rule for firewall, application control and device control. In my opinion, symantec is the best AV on the market.

Cons: It is difficult to find big cons of this product, because the system in the last version works great and is very functional. Maybe just integration with AV for iOS and Android

BEST ANTIVIRUS EVER

Aug 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: Its first security shield of our organization

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

Apr 24, 2015
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

Our preferred virus protection solution

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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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.

Good pricing options for smaller businesses

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Symantec has a good pricing structure for SMB, and is easy to deploy across all of our computers. It is easy to use and updates regularly.

Cons: When scanning the system, it slows down the computer to the point it becomes almost unusable. I often recommend that our team members run the scan as they leave for the day.

Total Protection

Aug 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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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

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

Capterra loader

Good but not great endpoint protection

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It is easy to setup, enterprise deployment an equal breeze and functions as a set it and forget it for every component and feature in SEP. Very much like the consumer-grade security suite. Updates happen in the background with no disruption and offers zero-day protection as well.

Cons: File scanning is extremely heavy-handed when it comes to file transfer, which is faster with Bitdefender/Ivanti. Sometimes SEP got interfered with Windows updates, in particular Windows 10 despite the fact it's compatible with Windows 10.

Strong AV Protection but it takes work to get used too.

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Chalk full of features and offers more the more your willing to pay.

Fairly easy to setup and use.

Strong protection that is updated constantly.

Cons: Customer support is lacking and can be hard to work with.

installing the program can be a tad difficult depending on the setup of your network.

Great Product

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This product is very easy to install. The virus definitions update automatically. It keeps our pcs virus free.

Cons: This is not really a con as Symantec has to know about the virus before it can detect. Product updates on a regular basis, however sometimes the updates are a little late.

Simple and Light

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great to deploy it over active directory in a company. Faced no issue at all while deploying it also so far it has done its work.

Cons: Update frequency can be irritating factor for some administrator but still it can be manage. But in some operating systems it gives memory consumption issues.

Great antivirus software

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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

Great Security Product

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Use for malware protection and it detects everything. Never had an issue with malware since installing Endpoint. Runs in the background and does its job.

Cons: The speed of scanning files and websites can be faster. Sometimes my computer will be slow due to endpoint eating up its resources.

Stable solution to protect your machine

Nov 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Simple interface, good protection against threats.

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

Very good EndPoint Protection

Sep 21, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: In order to keep your business secure from trojan, malwares and other kind of virus, this business antivirus solution must be use.

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

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

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

Capterra loader

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

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Background Software

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Comments: 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.

It does exactly what I need it to

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the fact that its kind of set it and forget it. I set up the endpoint manager with alerting, and roll it out to my endpoints and it just works. I receive alerts whenever theres a threat, and theyre automatically sandboxed.

Cons: I wish they had better integration with out VSA. We use Kaseya, and I would like to be able to avoid using the local management to manage all endpoints.

Powerful protection for enterprise

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many features, including Real Time scanning, Host IPS, Spyware and Virus Protection, DLP. Installation process is straight forward. Threats updated regularly with almost zero end user interaction.

Cons: Processor load during the scan, so sometimes it slows down computer.

Overall: I would recommend this as a solution for total endpoint protection.

Great Protection for Enterprise

Jan 27, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would highly recommend this product to any companies looking for enterprise protection.

Average protection for your PC

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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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.

Install and forget

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: low memory usage , user do not have to do anything

Overall: 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

Protection, Protection and Protection

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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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.