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Who has done a migration from Kaspesky/Trend Micro/McAfee to SEP

Created: 10 Nov 2009 • Updated: 23 Jul 2010 | 21 comments

Who has done a migration from Kaspesky/Trend Micro/McAfee to SEP

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Naor Penso's picture

From ePO 4.0 to SEP 11 MR4.
I have used ePO to uninstall everything and SEP to deploy the new client.
If you need technical help with the operation i could help but my company forbides me from revealing client information.
Sorry,

Naor .P.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hi,

Try Using 'CompetitiveUninstallWrapper' Utility available in Symantec Endpoint Protection Cd2.

This is a wrapper that runs the SEP competitive uninstall scripts.

Note: It is not supported by Symantec. The tool is just provided for your Convienence Only.

Mithun Sanghavi
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Bijay.Swain's picture

I want to know why you changed your AV solution to SEP. what are the problem you faced in other products ?specially KAV

Ajit Jha's picture

The reason is the best security which will fulfill the customer's need.

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Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

Naor Penso's picture

Well,
Our client wanted to switch from McAfee because:
 1) Symantec offerd a better "all the way" solution (including: SEP,SCP,SEE and Vontu DLP)
 2) McAfee's device control is a part of McAfee's DLP and the client didnt want to use their DLP.
 3) Symantec SEP is one Agent for all anti-virus/firewall/network threat protection plugins. if you know the McAfee solution, you need to install an agent 
     which has nothing and then deploy AV, after that deploy HIPS (Host IPS) and then deploy DLP (for device control)
 4) Symantec is better :)

P.S
 I have both STS from symantec on SEP,NAC,DLP and more and McAfee tech specialist for ePO and all of its components. i have implemented them both and i can tell you that symantec is better on most cases. the one thing that McAfee has been better (as of my point of view) is the "Query" ability (on SEP its "reports") which is unbelivebly easy to use and intuative. also with the McAfee agent you can extract more data on each system.

Naor .P.

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Bijay.Swain's picture

can u tell your company
anyone from kaspersky to symantec
I want to show my officials that people are moving from kaspersky to sep its not allways the reverse.

Naor Penso's picture

I cant specify which of my client is it.
I am working for an integration company (we are Symantec gold partners), and I made the migration for a client.
Truly sorry but with technical issues I can help,
any buisness related things are not my territory and i cant share this information.

Naor .P.

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teiva-boy's picture

 I've done a number of McAfee to SEP transitions for customers, using tools provided from Symantec.  Both whats on CD2 and a new one you have to ask for from your local Account rep NOT from support.  It's called SEPPrep.  I much prefer the later over the original tool.

McAfee is a resource hog, and ePO is not well liked by most I run into.  Thus SEP.

For Kaspersky to SEP,  there is just plain more security features (even if you never use them) in SEP, than Kaspersky.  footprint wise they are the same, but you get more in SEP.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check the Best way ...a Software from Symantec itself.

Installing and deploying SEP software with Altiris

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008112504235348

Just a Note:

If you are looking for Migration from Third Party Antivirus Software, then it is only possible by Uninstalling Third Party Antivirus Software and Reinstalling it.

However, check the above, might help....

Mithun Sanghavi
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Bijay.Swain's picture

I don't want to do a migration.

I want to know how many of you have moved to symantec from other antivirus and what was the reason to do so.

Ajit Jha's picture

I don't think any Logic behind this Question. I think you a going for a POC and gathering point. Is that So???

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hi Bijay,

Sorry To ask you directly,

1) Why you want to ask that Question??

2) Are you looking forward for Jumping from Symantec to some other Antivirus, if yes what's the reason??

3) Just to Remind you that this is a Technical Community Forum and not a Site for Surveys.

Mithun Sanghavi
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Bijay.Swain's picture

We are using symantec from last 4 years and some of our officials are now comparing between kav and sep and says many companies are moving to kav from sep. so i need some information who have migrated from kav to sep to show them because I lwant to use SEP in our network.

And Ajitjha Its not about points. if you think so then don't post further in this discussion.

Ajit Jha's picture

Dear Bijay

In that circumstances u r the right person who can lead Symantec forward. Tell them the advantages of Symantec. U r working for Symantec since last 4 yrs and u r not enough confident to answer theair technical queries.

Regard's

Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant

ASC & STS

teiva-boy's picture

 Who is saying that, the Kav resellers?  Or Kav themselves?  

I think if you go to McAfee forums, you'll read about transitions to their software form competitors, Trend probably has the same, and Kaspersky too.

The only real world evidence will be talking to resellers who are unbiased and do not have a hw/sw agenda.  Or make Symantec work for you by proving why SEP is better.  After all that is what the field sales folks do all day long.  

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

CT-219's picture

I work for a Symantec Platinum partner and have converted numerous clients from the following to SEP:

Trend
McAfee
F-Secure
Kaspersky

The reasons for their moves were due to the high level of protection with the relatively low memory/processor footprint of the SEP client when compared to the others. As stated by earlier posters, I cannot provide specific companies, but have performed migrations on clients having as many as 180,000 endpoints to networks as small as my current deployment of 8,500 clients

Acretian's picture

When you compare with Epo, i believe managing is also easy in SEP.
I also hope this comparison Helps...
http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/articles/b-tolly_symc_endpoint_protection_vs_mcafee_total_protection_08-2008.en-us.pdf

BTW, Ajitha was talking about POC - Proof of Concept (I suppose) and the points(tips or info) you collect to support you. Also remember everyone is trying to help you.

antonischr's picture

Hi to all,

I've posted a new thread asking for help migrating from Kaspersky to SEP.
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/uni...

After reading your posts I noticed that some of you already did this procedure again. Can anyone pls reply to my question posted in the above link?

Thanx in advance.

manassong's picture

Hi All
   I have migrate form Trend to SEP with Altiris for 4000 node.

Manas

symcisacpuhog's picture

Yea that tolly report is commissioned by Symantec.  If someone was paying you to write a report dont you think you made make the person writing the check look better?  Dont believe the lies and test it yourself.  SEP11 hides their memory use in kernel memory to give you the illusion that they are using less resources.  so when you bring up task manager it shows that they are using only 20mb of memory.  The reality is they are using kernel memory so it doesnt show up in the process list.  Also how can you compare EPO to SEPM.  Thats like comparing Windows 3.1 to Windows 7.

tcraighenry's picture

We went from ePO 8.0 to SEP 11.0

I'm not entirely sure of the reasoning.

But we did have to manually remove the McAfee clients from our machines. The SEP deployment tool worked well and still does. It's also considerably more secure than the McAfee client. For example, you could enable to control panel from the registry in McAfee without knowing the password. As of yet, I haven't found a way to do that with the SEP client.

The one big disappointment we've had is the SEP detection and clean up does not appear to be as good as McAfee. We've had a number of outbreaks that have had to be removed and controlled manually.