Slyguy

Level 40
Symantec isn't one to make things entirely clear all of the time.. I reached out to a SEP partner I know and got some clarification.. Currently their endpoint protection line is this;

Norton Security Standard - Single Device, Consumer Version.
Norton Security Deluxe - 5 Device, Consumer Version
Norton Security Premier - 10 Device, Consumer Version

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP-SBE) - Sub-20 Devices, Cloud Hosted
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) - 20+ Devices, On-Prem Server
Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEPC) - Unlimited Devices, Cloud Hosted

Symantec has been working to retire SEP-SBE. I'm told they've slowed development of SEP-SBE and the new techs don't see implementation in it. SEP-SBE more closely mirrors the consumer offerings than anything else in the product line with additional benefits. SEP is a heavy lifting, on-prem server management version of Symantec with extensive granular controls and lockdown features. This is what enterprise/corporate environments tend to use when they use Symantec, and with proper configuration and administration, it's solid IMO.

SEPC is where everything is evolving. SEPC is streamlined, has no bloat or unnecessary services/options and has ALL of the Symantec's Technology baked into it that isn't in other product offerings. SEPC uses their machine learning, artificial intelligent systems, real-time sandbox emulation as well as the other aspects. SEPC leverages the entire Symantec Global Intelligence Network. According to Symantec, SEPC has never scored less than 100% on any test.. Whether that is true, who knows, they cite some enterprise tests and AV-Test as examples. Also they claim it's the lightest on system of any security suite..

The SEP partner I called hooked me up with a 1 year license for it so I am trying it right now. I put about 50 pieces of new/newer malware bits on it and it got all 50 of them with Trojan.GEN detections, which I will assume means their AI/Machine Learning or Sandboxing found them. So far it feels exceptionally lightweight and totally unnoticable on a system. Also, they have a SEPC version for mobile as well, which is a streamlined, optimized and de-bloated version of their GREAT mobile protection suite. SEPC license allows provisioning of the mobile versions as well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.symantec.mobile.protection

My personal opinion is - Norton Consumer stuff is buggy, subjected to rollbacks on updates, and has some strange notification issues. SEP-SBE is way way better, but is still relying on older technology. SEP is good for enterprise provided IT configures it with robust policies and enables some of the restriction policies in it. SEPC so far, appears to have all of the goodies but none of the bugs of them, with all of the new technology Symantec has up it's sleeve.

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Slyguy

Level 40
How is their detection against young dogs? In the past Symantec always had issues with young dogs.
SEPC? I assume that's where the AI/ML and SB Emulation comes in.

I don't generally do malware testing very often so someone else might want to take a whirl. I'll download a new pack and give it a go if someone can PM me a link I guess. I am enjoying it so far though, the portal is pretty nice, albeit a bit convoluted and absolutely filled with settings/options.

SEPC portal has a firewall slider to really dial things up too. It is cloud only. No clue on boot. That's a question for people that test that stuff I guess.
 
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I've seen in a few places where sites or users use the previous portfolio names, even though Norton Security replaced "Norton Antivirus", "Norton Internet Security" and "Norton 360" since 2016.
I've made this mistake really often.

On the website there's Norton Anti-Virus Basic, Norton Security Standard, Norton Security Deluxe and Norton Security Premium. Not sure how I feel about these name changes, has always felt strange since.
 

Mikesierra

Level 1
According to Symantec, SEPC has never scored less than 100% on any test.. Whether that is true, who knows, they cite some enterprise tests and AV-Test as examples. Also they claim it's the lightest on system of any security suite..
That´s really interesting because no other vendor I am aware of claims that his solution achieves 100% of protection and/or detection rate. Do you have a link to those tests?
 

Slyguy

Level 40
That´s really interesting because no other vendor I am aware of claims that his solution achieves 100% of protection and/or detection rate. Do you have a link to those tests?
I think some are on their website. To me, claiming 100% protection is a recipe for disaster, for any vendor or product. Once your device connects to the internet the probability of 100% protection is generally thought to be impossible.

I will say SEPC is EXTREMELY light, and so far in testing incredibly protective. I am enjoying the fact that it appears to be very intelligent and know when to trigger and not to trigger. I was getting some false positives with SHP on some unknown/lesser known programs I use. SEPC is able to authenticate those with the emulation and allow them to pass through.
 

BigWrench

Level 6
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I think some are on their website. To me, claiming 100% protection is a recipe for disaster, for any vendor or product. Once your device connects to the internet the probability of 100% protection is generally thought to be impossible.

I will say SEPC is EXTREMELY light, and so far in testing incredibly protective. I am enjoying the fact that it appears to be very intelligent and know when to trigger and not to trigger. I was getting some false positives with SHP on some unknown/lesser known programs I use. SEPC is able to authenticate those with the emulation and allow them to pass through.
Looking forward for your extensive testing.:cool:
 
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Slyguy

Level 40
Download Link for 2 months?
Free two month trial.

https://securitycloud.symantec.com/cc/#/onboard

Select 'user' so you can test it on your mobiles as well. It's a thing of beauty on mobile devices.

Keep in mind, everything is done on the portal. The endpoint install is razor-lean and lite.. Settings are limited on the endpoints themselves except for quick scan. You trigger everything else from the portal. You make 'policies', global or break them up for devices, pretty traditional for most corporate solutions that have policies depending on usage.

Lite as in 30MB ram use, and 420MB on drive.. It makes webroot look bloated and heavy. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Chimaira

Level 4
Free two month trial.

https://securitycloud.symantec.com/cc/#/onboard

Select 'user' so you can test it on your mobiles as well. It's a thing of beauty on mobile devices.

Keep in mind, everything is done on the portal. The endpoint install is razor-lean and lite.. Settings are limited on the endpoints themselves except for quick scan. You trigger everything else from the portal. You make 'policies', global or break them up for devices, pretty traditional for most corporate solutions that have policies depending on usage.

Lite as in 30MB ram use, and 420MB on drive.. It makes webroot look bloated and heavy. :ROFLMAO:
Running it now. It hasn't been long but so far it is light and fast.
 
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Can not seem to buy from different country other than chose US locations in billing information.
 

mekelek

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