Symantec Solutions For Small Business Features

Symantec Solutions For Small Business

Protect Your Business

4.31/5 (398 reviews)

Symantec Solutions For Small Business Feature Summary

  • Protection against viruses
  • Available as a cloud-managed service
  • Easy setup
  • Detection of new malware
  • Generic exploit blocking
  • Web browser security
  • USB device control
  • Local update service
  • Always-on protection
  • Firewall security
  • Security audit and customizable reporting

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Symantec Solutions For Small Business Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Symantec Solutions For Small Business's features:

Jessica Bonilla

Great product for Windows Server based networks

2018-04-30

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!

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Evan Salyer

Does its job!

2019-09-12

Improved security through multi-factor authentication.

Pros

From a user's perspective, Symantec VIP provides an easy way to achieve multi-factor authentication.

Cons

When accessing corporate data on my mobile device (Outlook, Skype, etc), my organization still requires multi-factor authentication which requires me to have my PC on with VIP open to get the code.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Umesh Goel

Very seure tool for Org

2020-04-06

Overall I like this as It will save data if we loose our system or mobile

Pros

Its excellent tool for security of computer and Its also help for Single Sign on and make sure no unauthrized will get access

Cons

Sometimes it will not remember the device and it will ask to authenticate again so Its loose tracking of machine name

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Darpan Dadhaniya

One of the first third party antivirus

2020-04-03

Reasonable alternative against windows bit defender.

Pros

Easiest third-party antivirus for most small to large enterprises with single or multi-location.

Cons

Some times heavy scanning can make your computer unusable.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 201-500 employees)

knight of data, indispensable of information security

2019-06-21

We use it to perform our controls within the scope of information security.

Pros

Easy to use, the company can set the rules. Alerts and reporting can be customized.

Cons

The design of reporting tool can be improved the design of the reporting part.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Westman

Great corporate AV with good support.

2018-05-10

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

Pros

The server management interface is generally easy to use and navigate.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Lewis

It does exactly what I need it to

2017-10-19

Pros

I set up the endpoint manager with alerting, and roll it out to my endpoints and it just works.

Cons

We use Kaseya, and I would like to be able to avoid using the local management to manage all endpoints.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Kaffenberger

Great centrally managed endpoint security software.

2018-09-12

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

Pros

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

Cons

Large installation files, large update files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ravi rajotiya

Low on resources,high on protection

2018-12-27

We regularly get our devices checked with Symantec and we are using it for deep dive virus and malware protection. SEPM configurations have been quiet handy for our security team. Also who will avoid getting a professional support from Symantec team.

Pros

Opening task manger you can see that there is single process running for Symantec, hence it is very low on resources consumption.

Cons

I don't like the prompts for password time and again.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alaina Masler

Secure

2019-10-09

Safe and easy to download and set up on the phone and with the programs we use it with.

Pros

We use this for dual factor authentication with our computers and phones.

Cons

Honestly, I cannot think of anything I don't like. I like that it has individual IDs for each device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Sedky

A professional antivirus and Firewall solution.

2017-10-18

Recommended Antivirus and Firewall.

Pros

-Security audit custom reports.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Amine Hdia

Protection is a must

2019-07-28

On daily basis the updates were running smooth and not slowing the workstation or the network. this was very helpful keeping the productivity running and securing the workspace.

Pros

easy to use, very trusted in protection against threats, various options and features to manage as we want.

Cons

it lacks a bit of reporting features and anti-phishing capabilities

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Charles Sullivan

Symantec Endpoint Protection Review

2016-12-06

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

Pros

The real time scanning is very effective and does not slow down my computers.

Cons

I don't like the fact that after pushing a new update it always requires a restart.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Symantec Solutions For Small Business

I would definitely recommend this AV solution to any Systems Administrator.

Source: Capterra
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vasu nelluru

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

2018-03-14

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.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohamed Ali Mostafa

A great protection with security control

2017-10-11

Recommended Antivirus and Firewall solution.

Pros

-Easy to build rules and control users and machines.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Carlos Bailey

Endpoint Protection Review

2015-01-13

Pros

Symantec Endpoint Protection gives the administrator complete control of the installations on the network.

Cons

Since installation, I have noticed that client machines sometime take a full two minutes to receive an IP address from the DHCP server.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Symantec Solutions For Small Business

Symantec is used by most financial institutions, universities, and companies. They have the strongest reputation of providing enterprise-level security solutions for all types of companies.

Source: Software Advice
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Dennis Simiyu

A perfect tool for end point protection

2019-02-05

Pros

Centralized management. Policy enforcement and support

Cons

It is not compatible with some versions of Electronic signature devices

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Caroline Pepper

It has allowed our employees to work more safely.

2020-04-11

It helps to improve the control of devices and personnel in general to maintain under strict compliance our security and privacy protocols.

Pros

Symantec offers us an intuitive interface that makes it very easy to schedule scans and locate leaks, quarantine any suspicious files or records isolating the problem before it infects other computer units, provides us with very complete reports that allow us to develop strategies and policies for privacy and security more in line with the needs of our company.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about SEP.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sylvain Fontaine

Very good EndPoint Protection

2016-09-21

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Symantec Solutions For Small Business

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

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 11-50 employees)

Effective security product that is easy to implement

2018-07-17

Secured our servers and desktops effectively and efficiently.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 5001-10000 employees)

Good for Protection

2019-09-27

Symantec product is good for Endpoint Protection. Customer support is perfect. Also, it is worth for the money you give.

Pros

Creating and publishing policies are very easy.

Cons

It consumes %2 of CPU (I7 MacBook Pro) and 1 GB of memory. Policy update can be only get in internal network.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tracy Tootle

The most appropriate anti-virus solution for all

2019-05-17

Overall it is indeed a great product which keeps me save in all threat situations.

Pros

Furthermore, it helps us a lot in monitoring security status, various activities particularly authorization and authentication.

Cons

I have been using this software for many years but I never face any sort of problem while using this. I feel happy and satisfied to use this product. There is not anything that needs to be modified.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Sledz

Symantec endpoint protection

2016-09-20

Pros

Software installs easily has great interface for users. Easy to pull reports and a great interface.

Cons

Expensive, escalating within the support organization s sometimes very time consuming

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Symantec Solutions For Small Business

Run a limited rollout with your most difficult user base

Source: Software Advice
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Noufal Thayyil cheriya

easyily managed bussiness endpoint security

2017-09-19

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.

Cons

Remote management requires IE.Windows only.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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rahul paul

SEP groomed product for end point protection

2019-07-18

Pros

Protection features IPS granularity of control Customisation backward compatibility

Cons

expensive to maintain and upgrade lack report feature UX ( user interface)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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