Symantec Endpoint Protection

COMPANY: Symantec

Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers cloud-based endpoint security with multilayered defense, simplified single agent/single console management with AI-guided policy updates, and a broad set of intergrations.

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Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

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.


  • 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.

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Symantec Vendor Overview

Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats.

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Glassdoor Rating (3479 reviews)
Founded 1982
Revenue $1 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) USA, Canada, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, UK, China, Japan, India, Malaysia
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Antivirus, Firewall and Intrusion Prevention, Application and Device Control.
Threat Detection and Reponse Provides incident investigation and remediation. Cloud-based artificial intelligence, precision machine learning, behavioural analytics, and threat intelligence.
Management Console Device application control, whitelisting and blacklisting. Reporting and full management control within a single unified management console. AI guided security management.
Scalability Cloud based deployment, suited to large organisations.
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