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Symantec Corporation is an American computer security, backup and availability solutions software corporation headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index. Symantec competes in the antivirus software industry against AVG, Avira, BitDefender, BullGuard, Comodo, F-Secure, Frisk, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda Securi… Read more on Wikipedia
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Symantec reviews
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Nigel Jones
Real User
Architect at a tech vendor with 5000+ employees
The following measurements were taken with a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 with 8Gb ram & running Windows 7 SP1+fixes. The CPU is a 2.5 Ghz core duo. Whilst not intending to do a thorough controlled test, I thought it would be interesting to see what the effect of Symantec PGP encryption might be… more »
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Olly Brand
Consultant
Consultant at a tech vendor with 5000+ employees
Today is a big deadline in work. The point when weeks of work move from development to production (via numerous sprints/releases to UAT). The culmination of the development team and my efforts over the last two months. As with most IT projects the last two weeks have been a bit fraught, test… more »
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FrancisM
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Head of Data Center at a higher education with 500-5000 employees
Pros: Symantec Antivirus is a good anti-virus software. It has a very good scanning engine and it's user interface really looks awesome. Their live support is also very professional. There was this one time that I had an issue after an upgrade, and their tech support representative successfully r… more »
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kvsp895i very much agree with the high usage of resources needed by this Product. We … more »
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mgrntwrk422
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Network Manager at a local government with 1-500 employees
Pros: I have used Symantec Endpoint Protection for 5 years. The guy who's job I replaced bought a 5 year contract. The management console is mostly useful. It shows monitoring and conditions of computers. Mostly eye candy. Cons: Doesn't protect against viruses. I have spent a lot of time clean… more »
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davidstrom
Consultant
Consultant at a tech company with 1-500 employees
Pros: This handles not just anti-virus, but a wide collection of other protective features including device and application control, network-based intrusions, and phishing attacks. It can also scan virtual machines too. Cons: The reputation system relies on having a constant Internet connection… more »
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tina5gigaSymantec Endpoint security is very cost-effective due to the various features … more »
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Haseeb
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Network Engineer at a higher education with 1-500 employees
Pros: Symantec EndPoint Protection is a package of protection against different types of threats and vulnerabilities. It contains anti spyware and antivirus programs for Window and Linux. Complete solution for client server architecture. It provides great security for network threats. Cons: … more »
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BharatGreat Review by Haseeb, Agree with Haseeb, that the product consumes high … more »
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JosephS
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IT Administrator at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Pros: ・ Symantec Endpoint Protection provides state-of-the-art defense against all types of attacks and seamlessly integrates the essential antivirus security tools needed into a single, high performance agent with a single management console. • Symantec Endpoint Protection offers the following … more »
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BharatNice Review, Agree with author on various points, though would like to add few… more »
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Alin RaduI've used Symantec Endpoint Protection for about a year now. Overall it has do… more »
Engineer at a healthcare company with 5000+ employees
A few months ago we started getting storage latency alarms coming from vCenter. This would happen every day around 6am, and as we scaled our production environment this became worse and worse. I think the record latency was 19,000ms (no joke…. 19 seconds of storage latency). Now one would immedia… more »
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Aimee White
Consultant
Consultant at a non-profit with 1-500 employees
Jan 31 2014
I picked this product as I was coming off of Sophos as the charity discount expired. Charities tend to shop around for AV yearly to take advantage of discounts to standard pricing.Whilst this means install costs (time or money) it means we get to experience a lot of products. We had some teethi… more »
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OpsManager361
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Manager of Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 5000+ employees
Pros: Symantec Network Access Control comes with a suite of Symantec Endpoint Protection. You can think of any secured method of access control, and SNAC provides it in a better way. Basically, it provides 802.1x enforced access control, DHCP enforced access control, and gateway enforced access c… more »
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GamerboyIsn't there any documentation provided as part of Symantec NAC which can be r… more »