Slyguy

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It isn't greyed out when I look at the page. :unsure:

I'm running it right now and it includes SONAR which is the official name for the behavior blocker
You are trying to modify the default policy.

I would recommend creating your own custom policy and applying your settings there, then apply your custom policy as the default for new devices added.
 
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Well, i didn't find anything spectacular about SEPC other than remote management of your devices from web portal and the way you can set custom policies, but protection wise same as the Norton consumer versions, just even less footprint on the system since there are no settings to change and other garbage in the client. I don't fully trust Symantec with it's privacy/data collection, so won't continue using it, but I would deffinately use it over e.g. Sophos Home.
 
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Chimaira

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You are trying to modify the default policy.

I would recommend creating your own custom policy and applying your settings there, then apply your custom policy as the default for new devices added.
I wasn't the one having the problems with options being greyed out but I got a custom policy set up.

I turned the firewall up to max, all inbound blocked and only trusted outbound.
 
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Slyguy

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Well, i didn't find anything spectacular about SEPC other than remote management of your devices from web portal and the way you can set custom policies, but protection wise same as the Norton consumer versions, just even less footprint on the system since there are no settings to change and other garbage in the client. I don't fully trust Symantec with it's privacy/data collection, so won't continue using it, but I would deffinately use it over e.g. Sophos Home.
You are missing the most important things here;

1) SEPC communications are fully encrypted. Norton's aren't.
2) SEPC is rock solid, bug free. Norton is very buggy.

Why would you select it over Sophos Home? (free or Premium?) I'm torn right now, SEPC I have a 1 year free gratis license. Sophos Home Premium, which I was given a free lifetime.. I am leaning toward Sophos Home Premium not just because it's lifetime free, but because I love the integration of InterceptX and feel the extra features like anti-keylogger are important. Also Sophos Home Premium when I trigger scans, it scans systems with HMP, which I REALLY like.

Also, like you, I have concerns about Norton privacy and their fairly close relationships with US Intelligence. SEPC is a great product IMO though, light as light can be under all circumstances, but seemingly quite protective.
 

L0ckJaw

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Also, like you, I have concerns about Norton privacy and their fairly close relationships with US Intelligence. SEPC is a great product IMO though, light as light can be under all circumstances, but seemingly quite protective.
Living in the EU here, like stated in the privacy statement of Norton we fall under the Symantec Headquarters in Ireland.
They have to comply to the EU privacy.

If you live in the European Economic Area, the Controller of Your Data is Symantec Limited, Ireland, which has its principal place of business at Ballycoolin Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland.
 
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SEPC communications are fully encrypted. Norton's aren't.
Regular home user wouldn't give a damn about it.

SEPC is rock solid, bug free. Norton is very buggy.
That's quite obvious, since consumer version user will write a cry-post in forum when encountering bugs/failures, SEPC admin will go through manuals or call directly symantec, because time is money, and in business environment you pay for not fixing client machine fast enough. Norton Security is just like every other AV suite with pros and cons. SEPC is next level and web management indeed was easy to understand and clean. What I did like was SEPC News widget and that it logs all performed upgrades/maintenance in calendar to easy access anytime, very useful imo.
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I'm just concerned about privacy, there are no questions that SEPC is way more quality, stable and prioritized by Symantec than Norton products, and that's the way it should be.

I'd rather use HMP.A or HMP standalone than Sophos Home Premium, it's not that easy to manage clients from web and sometimes settings doesn't stick and if you encounter e.g. HMP.A exploit alert on client machine, you are basically done unless you disable the module, I had a case where user was using wireless usb keyboard, and integrated HMP.A detected it as a BadUSB and alert kept coming back again and again, of course it was a FP, if AV software can't automatically decide itself what to do with exploits, then client is stunned when alerts keep poping off in fullscreen. Never again Sophos Home Premium for others than myself. If I was going for Sophos setup, then only together with some XG Firewall model, I feel like using Sophos is like using Fortinet wo Fortigate, you just don't use it up to its true potential.

Edit: I am trying to figure out why "Threat Activity" stays on 0., but in device "Events" it properly logs activity. Also, web protection doesn't seem to work on my side on any browser, ahhh.. I wonder :unsure::rolleyes:
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If people are afraid of Privacy to the next level, well then better disconnect your internet cable.
You can share your credit card info here, you can put it under spoiler, don't worry, nohing is going to happen, MT is under SSL, so it's very safe to do it. :sneaky::D Privacy is everything, just like freedome. Do you want to live in north korea where everything is taken away from you? Or under Russias pressure, like in Soviet pre 1991. in Baltics? :( You can't be fully annonymous online, but you can reduce the telemetry what data sharing/selling companies are taking from you, well, at least I care and it's important for me, not to a paranoid extent, but to level I am comfortable using online services and to not go offtopic, privacy wise I would use SEPC over Norton Security.
 
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Slyguy

Level 40
Wanted to buy it but cc only and auto renewal. Do not like that so deinstalled it.
Of course they only take credit cards, this is enterprise stuff.. What were you expecting, Bitcoin?

Also, Auto-renewal is absolutely assumed in corporate/enterprise. If you don't want auto-renewal then before it renews you email or call support. Again, this is generally accepted operations with enterprise/corporate products.
 

L0ckJaw

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Of course they only take credit cards, this is enterprise stuff.. What were you expecting, Bitcoin?

Also, Auto-renewal is absolutely assumed in corporate/enterprise. If you don't want auto-renewal then before it renews you email or call support. Again, this is generally accepted operations with enterprise/corporate products.
What a stupid answer damn. Maybe Paypal, iDeal ? Oh wait your not Dutch.
 

Slyguy

Level 40
I'd rather use HMP.A or HMP standalone than Sophos Home Premium, it's not that easy to manage clients from web and sometimes settings doesn't stick and if you encounter e.g. HMP.A exploit alert on client machine, you are basically done unless you disable the module, I had a case where user was using wireless usb keyboard, and integrated HMP.A detected it as a BadUSB and alert kept coming back again and again, of course it was a FP, if AV software can't automatically decide itself what to do with exploits, then client is stunned when alerts keep poping off in fullscreen. Never again Sophos Home Premium for others than myself.
I've not run into any issues with Sophos Home Premium. No bugs. Rock solid. Lightweight. Exclusions work great, I just put the excluded directories into the portal and presto, pushed out to clients.

Was this awhile back, or during beta? I've tested SHP on 10 machines without a hiccup.
 
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Slyguy

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What a stupid answer damn. Maybe Paypal, iDeal ? Oh wait your not Dutch.
Major corporations don't always take paypal and whatever iDeal is.. It's a different world.. In the corporate/enterprise world is ACH (which incurs a maximum 75 cent charge regardless of the funds) or CC, but usually just CC. These aren't solutions where it's expected they'd ever deal with consumers or consumer payment solutions.