Do NOT buy Symantec Endpoint protection
My company did recently buy the Symantec endpoint protection v11, to replace Trend Micro as the antivirus solution on all servers and workstations.
The setup worked in a small test environment, but the problems started as soon as we were about to install the protection manager on a server and roll out the very first clients on our network.
The manager was installed on the same server that hosts VMware Virtual Center, BackupExec and Spiceworks.
Bad, bad idea….
We experienced issues that the management software never connects to the database (cant login) even if the ODBC is fine (connection OK) and all the procedures to describe in manual and by helping people with the same issues is done properly. But the big problems didn’t start until we decided to uninstall the management software….
The symatec installer/uninstaller messes up the VMware Virtual server service and installation, and now we have to reinstall all hosts and the virtual center/backupexec/spiceworks server from backup.
Thanks a lot Symantec, this costs our company lots of money to fix, lots of time, and puts us off schedule.
I have ordered personell to revoke the purchase, and you can be 100% sure that we will never buy anything from you again. And I will be sure to tell everyone in my IT network to steer away from this product.
Well done Symantec, fantastic job!