Product Comparison

Symantec Endpoint Protection vs Webroot Business Endpoint Protection

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Endpoint Protection with one agent and one management console.

What is Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Symantec Endpoint Protection is an Endpoint Protection with a focus on making advanced email protection simple for users. The protection is delivered through one cloud based console with a simple agent which works with all major operating systems to distribute protection to Endpoint devices. Symantec offer strong multi-layered defence against virus and ransomware. Ease of use is a core component of this platform with artificial intelligence guided security management for more streamlined management. This system also has a unique approach to combatting phishing attacks with deception, which allows you to easily see the methods attackers are using to infiltrate networks.

For: Mid-sized to large organisations looking for easy to use, advanced endpoint protection, especially those with a large number of mobile users.

Not For: Customers looking for the most lightweight agent to download on end user Endpoints.

Features:

  • Enhanced security powered by artificial intelligence techniques to prevent viruses, with strong firewall and intrusion protection
  • Strong anti-virus protection to stop malware and zero-day exploits
  • Application and device control through central management dashboard, to control device access and behaviour, with app whitelisting and blacklisting
  • AI guided security management to help IT Admins more efficiently update devices and policy
  • Powered by Symantec’s Global Intelligence Networks fed by over 175 million Endpoints
  • Add-on module for protecting laptop endpoints for users working remotely with protection from malicious Wifi networks and policy driven VPN’s to secure employee privacy
  • Application Isolation and Control to block suspicious and malicious apps from Endpoint devices
  • Threat defence for Active Directory to stop credential theft of employees
  • Powerful phishing protection with anti-virus systems and Deception module to help learn how attackers are targeting your organisation

Expert Insight:

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful Endpoint Protection platform. It’s popular with customers for its powerful protection and the way it detects threats in real time to allow you to know when an Endpoint is at risk. It offers businesses powerful network protection from viruses, intrusion attacks and zero-day exploits of endpoint devices. It’s a good choice for companies with a large number of users, with advanced protection against threats like credential theft and phishing attacks. The Detection module that they offer is a good way for businesses to spot phishing. This involves planting baits for phishing attacks, to give visibility into the kind of attacks that businesses are facing. The threat detection and response is also powerful, with threat detection and remediation powered by machine learning to automate the process and remove false positives for IT departments.

The Management Console is easy to use and offers full device application control with reporting of network threats and response capabilities. The platform offers granular admin controls. However, the advanced nature of this product means that the agent software is not quite as ‘lightweight’ as some competitor platforms, with customers suggesting that at times the performance of devices can be impacted. However, many customers have not had these issues, and it may depend on the device and operating system the system is used with. This platform is a good option with larger organisations. It’s an especially suitable option to consider for organisations with a large remote workforce, as it offers strong protection from dodgy Wifi-networks and VPN protection.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Cloud based endpoint protection against evolving threats.

What is Webroot Business Endpoint Protection?

Webroot is an Endpoint Protection platform aimed at businesses of all sizes looking for powerful Endpoint security. It’s a cloud-based platform that continuously monitors endpoints to detect and protect them against threats. It offers a single management console for admins with full vsisibilty over all endpoints within a network. Webroot take a predictive, adaptive, mulit-layered approach to Endpoint security, to allow it to stop threats in real time. The service has a focus on automated, real-time threat protection, with full reporting of threats and a range of pre-configured policies, or the option to create your own. This platform supports multiple operating systems as well as virtual environments.

For: Businesses looking for a full Endpoint detection suite with anti-virus threat detection, response and prevention.

Not For: Businesses looking for traditional anti-virus solutions.

Features

  • Multi-layered device defences and protection
  • Powerful malware detection and response with anti-virus, ransomware and spyware and browser based-attack protection
  • Real time protection against zero-day threats and phishing attacks
  • Strong admin controls such as white and blacklisting for what applications users can download to devices
  • Multi-vector protection, with defences across email, browsers, files and apps
  • Endpoint management can be enabled online to detect and remediate against threats from anywhere
  • Journalling and rollback features allow you to restore infected files to their uninfected states
  • Intelligent firewalls that work both within and outside the network, with tailored protection and dynamic risk prevention for users
  • Scalable platform that promises to install in just 30 seconds

Expert Insights

Webroot offers a powerful threat protection platform for businesses of all sizes. It offers businesses powerful network protection capabilities, with strong protection against viruses, malware and phishing attacks across multiple different vectors. This means that it offers protection for email threats, from web browsers and for malicious files and apps. The platform has a focus on real time threats, especially targeting user identity and privacy. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful. The system continuously monitors endpoint threats with machine learning algorithms that detect and respond to email threats.

The platform offers a single management console for Endpoint devices accessible on a client or in a web based form. Within this platform admins can access reports and implement pre-defined policies or create their own. This is a scalable platform that is lightweight and easy to manage. It’s cloud based, installs in seconds, and updates are regular to ensure security is up to date. This platform is a good option for businesses of all sizes looking for Endpoint Protection. It’s not a suitable platform for businesses looking for basic anti-virus. But for businesses looking for a full suite of Endpoint threat protection, detection and response, especially with a large remote user base, this is a strong solution to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Endpoint Protection with one agent and one management console.

What is Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Symantec Endpoint Protection is an Endpoint Protection with a focus on making advanced email protection simple for users. The protection is delivered through one cloud based console with a simple agent which works with all major operating systems to distribute protection to Endpoint devices. Symantec offer strong multi-layered defence against virus and ransomware. Ease of use is a core component of this platform with artificial intelligence guided security management for more streamlined management. This system also has a unique approach to combatting phishing attacks with deception, which allows you to easily see the methods attackers are using to infiltrate networks.

For: Mid-sized to large organisations looking for easy to use, advanced endpoint protection, especially those with a large number of mobile users.

Not For: Customers looking for the most lightweight agent to download on end user Endpoints.

Features:

  • Enhanced security powered by artificial intelligence techniques to prevent viruses, with strong firewall and intrusion protection
  • Strong anti-virus protection to stop malware and zero-day exploits
  • Application and device control through central management dashboard, to control device access and behaviour, with app whitelisting and blacklisting
  • AI guided security management to help IT Admins more efficiently update devices and policy
  • Powered by Symantec’s Global Intelligence Networks fed by over 175 million Endpoints
  • Add-on module for protecting laptop endpoints for users working remotely with protection from malicious Wifi networks and policy driven VPN’s to secure employee privacy
  • Application Isolation and Control to block suspicious and malicious apps from Endpoint devices
  • Threat defence for Active Directory to stop credential theft of employees
  • Powerful phishing protection with anti-virus systems and Deception module to help learn how attackers are targeting your organisation

Expert Insight:

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful Endpoint Protection platform. It’s popular with customers for its powerful protection and the way it detects threats in real time to allow you to know when an Endpoint is at risk. It offers businesses powerful network protection from viruses, intrusion attacks and zero-day exploits of endpoint devices. It’s a good choice for companies with a large number of users, with advanced protection against threats like credential theft and phishing attacks. The Detection module that they offer is a good way for businesses to spot phishing. This involves planting baits for phishing attacks, to give visibility into the kind of attacks that businesses are facing. The threat detection and response is also powerful, with threat detection and remediation powered by machine learning to automate the process and remove false positives for IT departments.

The Management Console is easy to use and offers full device application control with reporting of network threats and response capabilities. The platform offers granular admin controls. However, the advanced nature of this product means that the agent software is not quite as ‘lightweight’ as some competitor platforms, with customers suggesting that at times the performance of devices can be impacted. However, many customers have not had these issues, and it may depend on the device and operating system the system is used with. This platform is a good option with larger organisations. It’s an especially suitable option to consider for organisations with a large remote workforce, as it offers strong protection from dodgy Wifi-networks and VPN protection.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Cloud based endpoint protection against evolving threats.

What is Webroot Business Endpoint Protection?

Webroot is an Endpoint Protection platform aimed at businesses of all sizes looking for powerful Endpoint security. It’s a cloud-based platform that continuously monitors endpoints to detect and protect them against threats. It offers a single management console for admins with full vsisibilty over all endpoints within a network. Webroot take a predictive, adaptive, mulit-layered approach to Endpoint security, to allow it to stop threats in real time. The service has a focus on automated, real-time threat protection, with full reporting of threats and a range of pre-configured policies, or the option to create your own. This platform supports multiple operating systems as well as virtual environments.

For: Businesses looking for a full Endpoint detection suite with anti-virus threat detection, response and prevention.

Not For: Businesses looking for traditional anti-virus solutions.

Features

  • Multi-layered device defences and protection
  • Powerful malware detection and response with anti-virus, ransomware and spyware and browser based-attack protection
  • Real time protection against zero-day threats and phishing attacks
  • Strong admin controls such as white and blacklisting for what applications users can download to devices
  • Multi-vector protection, with defences across email, browsers, files and apps
  • Endpoint management can be enabled online to detect and remediate against threats from anywhere
  • Journalling and rollback features allow you to restore infected files to their uninfected states
  • Intelligent firewalls that work both within and outside the network, with tailored protection and dynamic risk prevention for users
  • Scalable platform that promises to install in just 30 seconds

Expert Insights

Webroot offers a powerful threat protection platform for businesses of all sizes. It offers businesses powerful network protection capabilities, with strong protection against viruses, malware and phishing attacks across multiple different vectors. This means that it offers protection for email threats, from web browsers and for malicious files and apps. The platform has a focus on real time threats, especially targeting user identity and privacy. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful. The system continuously monitors endpoint threats with machine learning algorithms that detect and respond to email threats.

The platform offers a single management console for Endpoint devices accessible on a client or in a web based form. Within this platform admins can access reports and implement pre-defined policies or create their own. This is a scalable platform that is lightweight and easy to manage. It’s cloud based, installs in seconds, and updates are regular to ensure security is up to date. This platform is a good option for businesses of all sizes looking for Endpoint Protection. It’s not a suitable platform for businesses looking for basic anti-virus. But for businesses looking for a full suite of Endpoint threat protection, detection and response, especially with a large remote user base, this is a strong solution to consider.