The complete suite is a good fit for medium-sized businesses seeking a more comprehensive range of protection. The patches can be pushed enterprise-wide with ease. For an Enterprise protection software, that is the key selling point.
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.
Alerts inform the administrator when specific events have occurred, such as a malware infection.
Alerts are displayed in the Alerts node of the Monitoring workspace, or optionally can be emailed to specified users.
What our sysadmins have reported is that the SEP software does not have any native way to throttle its use of network bandwidth.
It needs to send a 'full' definition update to every client, some hundreds of Mbyte in size.
Deployed as an on-premise solution, Symantec Endpoint Protection offers unified management across physical and virtual platforms, with granular policy control for enhanced flexibility and scalability.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is designed for maximum efficiency, enabling hardware to run faster and last longer for performance, and runs on several operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
When you install an Endpoint Protection point, an Endpoint Protection client is installed on the server hosting the Endpoint Protection point.
It uses this data to identify and create a security rating for every file accessed through the Internet.