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In the 2020 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluation—the most trusted 3rd party performance test in the industry—SentinelOne achieved record-breaking results, becoming the first EDR vendor to deliver 100% visibility of an attack with the most analytic detections 2 years running. The SentinelOne Singularity platform consolidated the 174-step campaign into just 7 console alerts out-of-the-box, automatically providing analysts with the context & correlation they need without extensive setup. Symantec failed to adapt to this modern, advanced attack simulation with 65 misses, significantly delayed detections, and configuration changes, and fewer rich, contextualized detections than SentinelOne.
3 Reasons Why Teams
Trust SentinelOne Vs. Symantec
The Long Run
Since Broadcom’s purchase of Symantec in 2019, the legacy platform has fallen further behind in adapting to today’s cyber threats, and left thousands of customers scrambling for a new solution. Customers report ongoing pains with console management & updates, missed detections, alert fatigue, and rapidly waning support—without the upside of any significant technological innovations.
In contrast, SentinelOne’s autonomous platform leads the market in preventing, detecting, and remediating modern attacks—without the overhead and manual workflows. SentinelOne customers report a 97% satisfaction rate, and see an average of 353% ROI when they switch from legacy AV providers, according to Forrester’s Total Economic Impact report.
Proven Protection vs.
Unknown & 0-Day Threats
Like many legacy AV vendors, Symantec’s protection and detection capabilities were designed decades ago and rely heavily on known signatures and cloud lookups. While this approach may have been effective 10 years ago, it falls apart when tested against any modern adversary. The proof? In the 2020 MITRE ATT&CK® evaluation, Symantec failed to detect twice as many attacker steps as SentinelOne, and only correlated 13 telemetry points, tactics, and techniques compared to SentinelOne’s 118 correlations.
Through a single endpoint agent that leverages robust static & behavioral AI with or without cloud connectivity, SentinelOne ensures you’re protected against today and tomorrow’s threats, 24/7.
One Console, One Agent for Easier EPP+EDR
With most SOC teams overstretched and resource-limited, every second counts. Most Symantec customers still leverage on-prem components, requiring tedious copy & pasting between endpoint protection (SEP) and EDR consoles. Symantec customers also spend valuable time manually correlating & contextualizing informationally sparse detections, pushing updates, and repairing endpoints. Staying responsive to contemporary threats not only requires agent upgrades (including signature versioning), but also changes to underlying infrastructure.
With SentinelOne, you can perform easy, directed investigations with auto-generated attack Storyline™ technology that comes with pre-built context, and trigger automatic or 1-click remediation & rollback of threats—all from a single console. Agent upgrades are easily scheduled on your terms, and no infrastructure changes are needed.
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