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Sr. Security Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Enables us to see at a glance whether users have device control and disk encryption enabled properly

Pros and Cons

  • "The fact that Morphisec uses deterministic attack prevention that does not require human intervention has affected our security team's operations by making things much simpler. We don't have to really track down various alerts anymore, they've just stopped. At that point, we can go in and we can clean up whatever needs to be cleaned up. There are some things that Morphisec detects that we can't really remove, it's parts of Internet Explorer, but it's being blocked anyway. So we're happy with that."
  • "Some of the filters for the console need improvement. There are alerts that show up and just being able to acknowledge that we've seen those and not turn them off, but dismiss them, would be a huge benefit."

What is our primary use case?

We purchased Morphisec primarily to help mitigate and protect us against Ryuk ransomware back in December when that was running really rampant. The antivirus that we were using at that point was outdated. We were looking to move to a new vendor, and we needed something as a stopgap to supplement our current antivirus. Morphisec fit that bill perfectly. It had features that our antivirus did not. It had an immediate deployment and immediate return on investment that we just would not be able to get if we were to turn around and try to deploy a full-blown antivirus across the entire environment. Morphisec was quick, simple, and did not conflict with anything that we already had. It also did not cause any additional delays in our virtualized environment, which was a huge concern for our infrastructure team. It just fit perfectly.

We've detected things that our antivirus was not picking up. We had no visibility or control over anything that was running in process memory. Morphisec immediately started blocking things that should not have been running in process memory. It also gave us visibility into the Windows Defender antivirus that we did not have without increasing our Microsoft licensing and gave us some basic control over Defender as well. We previously used McAfee.

How has it helped my organization?

The fact that Morphisec uses deterministic attack prevention that does not require human intervention has affected our security team's operations by making things much simpler. We don't have to really track down various alerts anymore, they've just stopped. At that point, we can go in and we can clean up whatever needs to be cleaned up. There are some things that Morphisec detects that we can't really remove, it's parts of Internet Explorer, but it's being blocked anyway. So we're happy with that.

It's very important to us that it offers visibility into and control over Windows 10, native device control, disc encryption, and personal firewall. We're actually in the process now of deploying the control over the firewall so that we can consolidate to a single pane of glass for our antivirus and controls. It will help us through leveraging group policy, which can fail, especially if the machine drops off of the domain, we have a significantly larger remote than we did a year ago. We have machines that don't necessarily get the policies they need to get when they need to get them. Morphisec fixed that.

The level of control from Morphisec Guard compared to Windows 10 Native Security tools is a bit more basic than the Windows 10 Native Controls. You basically enable the firewall or you disable it, based on the various profiles. I have not yet seen a way to create exceptions in the firewall or rules and things like that but those can be pushed through group policy, regardless. As long as the firewall is enabled, it's functioning and it's doing better than if there was no policy applied at all.

Morphisec Guard enabled us to see at a glance whether our users have device control and disk encryption enabled properly. It is especially important with our remote workforce. Disc encryption is an absolute must. And the device control, USB devices, is also an absolute must.

It has reduced the amount of time we spend investigating false positives. It reduced our amount of chasing antivirus alerts by about 80% a week.

Our team's overall workload has also been reduced by about 30% on a weekly basis of our workload, we would spend a lot of time tracking alerts.

It has enabled us to take Morphisec and leverage one product where we would have had to have had at least two previously. I don't really have numbers for what that would look like. We didn't really investigate too many other vendors in that space, but it's probably at least 50% savings over what we would have needed. So it has helped us to save money on our security stack.

What needs improvement?

Some of the filters for the console need improvement. There are alerts that show up and just being able to acknowledge that we've seen those and not turn them off, but dismiss them, would be a huge benefit.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using Morphisec for about six months now. It is installed on our endpoints and servers. We have a SaaS version of the console.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I've had 100% availability anytime I've needed to go look. I have not had any issues in any of our environments with the agents.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very easy. We can just call and say that we need more licenses and they give us more licenses and we can push that agent out. It's the same executable file we have on our file shares. We just expand however many we need, to as large as we want to go.

We have about 8,000 endpoints, 2,500 servers, and 4,000 virtualized desktops.

Our next step would be to purchase the Linux agent and get that on the few Linux servers and appliances that we have.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been fantastic. Any feature requests I've had, any issues I've run into, which have been very minimal, they've had an immediate response. Turnaround for feature requests is really, really fast. I've seen it within the next update which they do monthly. They provide great technical support. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We looked at Bitdefender, Trend Micro, and Microsoft Defender. We are still using Microsoft Defender in conjunction with Morphisec in a small pilot group. We're still evaluating where we want to go for a true antivirus solution. So, we still have a small deployment of Defender.

Deployment was the biggest difference between Morphisec and the other solutions. It was far simpler to deploy Morphisec without having to remove another antivirus, without having to make a large-scale project, or look for compatibility. It works on all supported operating systems. It works in conjunction with other antiviruses. We didn't have to create exceptions and there were no conflicts with the antivirus we were running and Morphisec. So that really helped us make that decision, purchase this, roll it out, and have it supplement our existing technologies. And it gave us an almost immediate return on investment.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. We deployed it via group policy. We had it deployed across the entire environment in about three days.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are no additional costs to standard licensing. We've had full support. I get biweekly calls with my technical account manager and we purchased the licenses for everything we needed for a single cost.

What other advice do I have?

If you have the ability to get Morphisec into their environment, it's going to be a hundred percent return on investment. I would recommend it every time.

If you can, get it and run with it, because it's great. It's been eye-opening, the things that other antiviruses were missing, and we've seen it protect against zero days. We've seen it protect against ransomware that other antiviruses have not even seen.

I would rate Morphisec a ten out of ten. 

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TA
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Good UI and dashboard, but it has no support for mailbox security or sandboxing

Pros and Cons

  • "The dashboard is very good and you can consider it as an interactive UI."
  • "Cybereason does not have sandbox functionality."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and we deal with three different vendors to supply security products for our customers. One of the products that we implement for them is Cybereason Endpoint Detection & Response.

It is used for endpoint protection, in general, and monitoring the endpoint. Those asking for EDR usually have a security operations center (SOC). They just want to see the dashboard, the incidents, and whether something has happened on the endpoint.

How has it helped my organization?

This product is somewhat new for us, so we haven't been able to secure deals with our customers for it yet. We have proposed it to one customer because it was requested.

Also, I think that Cybereason only has perhaps 500 employees, and there are not many technical people in the Middle East. There is only one regional manager and he is based in the U.A.E., and within the past four or five months, they hired a new service engineer (SE).

What is most valuable?

The dashboard is very good and you can consider it as an interactive UI.

What needs improvement?

There are not many resources in this region for Cybereason, although I have seen some webinars and technical sessions for it.

Cybereason is not flexible in terms of needing a lot of servers, or assets. My understanding is that it requires a lot of components to keep it alive. This is unlike BitDefender, which only needs one virtual machine that you upload and run. Some customers don't have the resources available for this.

They do not have anything related to mailbox security.

Cybereason does not have sandbox functionality.

For how long have I used the solution?

We signed the contract with Cybereason to sell the Endpoint Detection & Response solution a year ago, although we have not had much experience with it yet. Most of our customers already have endpoint protection from Kaspersky and are asking for license renewals and support. It is similar for our customers that have BitDefender.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also deal with BitDefender and Kaspersky.

I have some hands-on work with BitDefender and have completed some implementations.

Both Trend Micro and BitDefender have support for mailbox security. For example, they have specific functionality for securing Microsoft Exchange, or mailboxes in general. Cybereason doesn't have this option. The same is true for sandboxing capabilities.

How was the initial setup?

This is a product that requires a lot of resources when it is set up.

Some of our customers ask that Cybereason be installed with an air gap.

What about the implementation team?

We do not yet have much hands-on experience with this product.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is somewhat expensive and should be cheaper. Having better pricing, in general, would be an improvement.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend for endpoint protection in general, and for the server. However, if they need mailbox security then I would recommend another product.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
José Javier Dominguez Reina
Project Manager at Junta de Andalucia
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Enables us to centralize all the security software used in a console and avoid ransomware

Pros and Cons

  • "The graphical interface is very easy to use and intuitive, which greatly facilitates the work and greatly facilitates the work and the location of threats on the users' computers."
  • "SandBlast Agent had moments in which it had a high load, we escalated it to the CheckPoint support that helped us to stabilize it. We had a problem with the parameterization of the solution. Once corrected by following the CheckPoint instructions, everything worked normally again."

What is our primary use case?

We were looking for a solution as complete as possible to replace the existing antivirus and, if possible, integrate it with other products that we have, such as the CheckPoint firewall.

We decided to use the Check Point SandBlast agent to prevent ransomware on users' computers.

We subsequently expanded the scope of the solution to detect malicious activity on our network.

It is a very complete product but you have to know how to parameterize it well to avoid high CPU consumption.

It is also missed that it does not have a client for Linux.

How has it helped my organization?

Check Point SandBlast Agent allows us to centralize all the security software used in a console and avoid, mainly, ransomware in the company.

Many of our users have laptops to carry out teleworking, with this tool we can secure their web browsing, and in the event of suffering some type of attack, the computer is notified by SandBlast Agent and provides information about it and the security actions carried out. It even allows you to restore files modified during the attack.

You also have the option of performing a forensic analysis of the infected computer by providing a lot of information.

What is most valuable?

What we liked the most about the product, apart from detecting any attempted attack, is the graphical interface.

The graphical interface is very easy to use and intuitive, which greatly facilitates the work and greatly facilitates the work and the location of threats on the users' computers.

We also highly value the anti-ransomware functionality, which creates a copy of the files on the computers and in case of infection by ransomware is able to restore them to a date when the computer was not infected.

What needs improvement?

It is a very complete product but you have to know how to parameterize it well to avoid high CPU consumption.

SandBlast Agent had moments in which it had a high load, we escalated it to the CheckPoint support that helped us to stabilize it. We had a problem with the parameterization of the solution. Once corrected by following the CheckPoint instructions, everything worked normally again.

It is also missed that it does not have a Linux client since some administrators use this type of operating system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SandBlast for more than six months.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we used third-party antivirus software and switched to Check Point SandBlast Agent for its ease of integration with other Check Point products and to improve protection against ransomware.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of the solution is similar to other products on the market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have been evaluating other products, such as Bitdefender and Broadcom (Symantec Enterprise).

What other advice do I have?

It is a very complete product but you have to know how to parameterize it well to avoid high CPU consumption.

It is also missed that it has no client for linux.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
AS
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Excellent at detecting viruses, very stable and easy to use

Pros and Cons

  • "It's excellent at detecting viruses."
  • "The initial setup is complex."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for securing our endpoints.

What is most valuable?

The solution always has the most up-to-date software.

The solution runs well.

It's excellent at detecting viruses.

The solution is very stable.

Our organization can easily scale the solution.

The solution is very compatible with Windows devices.

The solution is very basic and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution seems incapable of stopping the proxy connection. The proxy server seems to be bypassing the antivirus. It's an aspect they need to improve.

The initial setup is complex.

While it's compatible with Windows, it may not work as well with other operating systems.

Reporting is not that good for Kaspersky. I want more detailed reporting, I want the details reported in the reporting section, and everything is in one report. That is not possible now on Kaspersky. The reporting consists of the computer name or the IP only. I want complete detailed reporting capabilities in the next update.

For how long have I used the solution?

We're only been working with the solution for about a year or so.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. I haven't had issues with it and found it to be reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze. There aren't bugs or glitches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is easily scalable. If a company needs to expand the solution, they can do so easily.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay, however, they need to have more expertise on the solution. Sometimes you will get a member of their support staff and they don't seem as knowledgeable as they should be.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We work mostly with Kaspersky, as well as Trend Micro and Bitdefender.

How was the initial setup?

I wouldn't say that the solution has a straightforward implementation. It's a bit complex. It needs access to the Kaspersky server on-premises. It isn't an easy process.

You only need one day to deploy the server.

You only need one or two people to manage the deployment.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

We're a Kaspersky partner.

We have clients of different sizes and the solution works well for all of them. It's perfect for any sized company.

It's a very good product. Everything is in a very professional environment. It's largely easy to set up. However, we've noticed that the RAM utilization is very high when Kaspersky is running on a computer. This might distract users that don't have too much memory on their machines.

On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate it at eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
LI
IT Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Provides a helpful overview of your systems, but it doesn't detect or report attacks

Pros and Cons

  • "The only thing that I have found useful is that I have an overview of my systems in the networks."
  • "It should be able to detect and report any ransomware attack but currently, it doesn't detect and it doesn't report any."

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for endpoint security.

What is most valuable?

The only thing that I have found useful is that I have an overview of my systems in the networks. Other than that as ransomware detection, it does not suit my purpose.

What needs improvement?

We are currently looking for other solutions because we have had some ransomware attacks in the last two or three years and it isn't detecting them. I have been attacked three times while I have had this endpoint security.

It should be able to detect and report any ransomware attack but currently, it doesn't detect and it doesn't report any.

The initial set up could be simplified.

The stability needs to be improved, as it is not a stable product.

In the next release, I would like to see analytic reporting.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Seqrite Endpoint Security for the past six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Since the time that I have been using this solution, I don't find it to be a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Seqrite Endpoint Security is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

They have a platform online where you can reach out to technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is somewhat complex. It is not terribly complex but the initial setup is not simple, either.

I am not sure how long the deployment took, as it was six years ago. Two years ago we did the renewal and that took two days. We had support throughout the process but it was not simple.

We have one person to maintain this solution. It is not difficult to maintain.

What about the implementation team?

We had a consultant help us with the deployment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing fees are on a yearly basis. Compared to other solutions, this solution is cheaper.

There are no additional cost outs of the licensing fees.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently evaluating Bitdefender GravityZone, Sophos Intercept X, and Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

Before implementing Seqrite Endpoint Security, you need to evaluate the price for a security position in the market. 

With my experience, I believe that there are better options available than Seqrite.

Know what you want and do your research, because there are better solutions available.

I would rate Seqrite Endpoint Security a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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