Trend Micro Deep Security Review

The most valuable feature for us is the fact that we can control what the PC or server is doing protection-wise, even remotely.


Valuable Features:

The most valuable feature for us is mainly the fact that we can control what the PC or server is doing protection-wise, even remotely. We use this protection feature all the time.

Improvements to My Organization:

The main benefit it provides us is that it will show what the issues might be and it's scalable. It allows us to know that if we have an issue somewhere on one device or endpoint, we can correct it or get down to a level where we can find out what the problem is. For example, we can apply exclusions to set policies for a certain type of group that can scale for a lot of environments, whether it's Linux or Windows servers or Windows 10 endpoints.

Room for Improvement:

I'd like to see some sort of database out-of-the-box. Deep Security uses its own database, with which we have some issues, but we just go right to SQL or another database. Right now, the standard database as to be converted to SQL or Oracle, but that's something that should be out-of-the-box standard.

Use of Solution:

We've used it for four years.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deployment, other than the database issue.

Stability Issues:

We had one failure, but it came back up within twenty minutes, so we've really had no downtime.

Scalability Issues:

Yes, it's been scalable. In the coming year, we're going to be testing many more policies and deploying it out in our system.

Initial Setup:

The setup was a little complex on the security side. But the endpoints -- desktops, laptops, were pretty easy. The server environments were a little more complicated and in-depth.

Implementation Team:

We implemented with a vendor team.

ROI:

We very much have an ROI, and although I don't have numbers, I can see that we've been able to catch problems before they happen.

Other Advice:

Make sure you perform thorough testing as there were different situations that came up for us that we didn't account for. I think that a POC would really be worth the investment because you can find out what the structure can do and what it can't. That's really important.

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