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Pros
"For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.""The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device."

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"Before we used this solution, our mail was blacklisted. Now we are white listed by all organizations, including Google. Also the security of our institution has really improved.""We had a ransomware attack and the SandBlast agent automatically picked up the ransomware.""The most valuable feature is the integration with CheckPoint's firewalls. You can have one port, and follow the logs from both Endpoint and firewall security.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the VPN.""The biggest value we found was ease of deployment. I haven't really used it much, so I can't really comment beyond that. I haven't used it much, but it's working.""We were under an attack in our environment, and the Check Point response was good because we didn't lose anything.""Check Point Endpoint Security helps us ensure device control and security. It helps us make sure users can access only the network resources they should be accessing and keep malware to a minimum.""One of the most valuable features is the Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction. These features are able to scan email attachments before the user is able to access the file and then provide a safe copy of the attachment. Malicious files never get to the users machine. This is a very valuable feature of this solution."

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"We haven't had any compatibility issues. It's quite stable and it's a good tool in preventing actual viruses or malware.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is that it also protects our smartphones. It's one of the reasons we use Trend Micro specifically.""The most valuable features are the behavior monitoring, behavior analysis, and web reputation service.""What I like the most is the customer pricing because it's a great value.""The solution integrates well with other Trend Micro products.""The solution gives users peace of mind that, form an endpoint perspective, they are protected once it is installed.""Your workstation doesn't slow down, unlike when you use Symantec, for example.""The sandboxing is more proactive and more reliable than any of the other endpoint protection solutions."

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Cons
"The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products."

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"They should provide bandwidth regulation, so we can monitor and regulate bandwidth.""One area of this product that has room for improvement is the disc encryption.""The solution could improve VPN functionality and the VPN user-interface.""I would like to see support for a policy in the appliance that will refuse to create a connection if it does not detect an active virus scanner.""I'd also love to see them add full MDM support, but I appreciate that that's not the product market. If it did come in, I'd be more than happy to look at additional modules. It was probably one of the easiest products I've ever had to deploy it, but if it's not capable of doing MD, then that's going to impact its usefulness to us.""We would like to have the ability to stop and restart the service remotely, which is something that we can do easily with Symantec but have a hard time with when using Check Point.""I would like to see simple sandboxing for malware analysis.""As I understand there will be a URL filtering feature included with the browser agent in the future. This will allow URL filtering without the need for a Gateway Device. This is something I am looking forward to and would be a great addition to list of features."

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"The solution should improve its mobile management solution.""We were considering switching to SentinalOne because it has pre-detection, and Trend Micro does not offer this; it's something the solution should add.""The only drawback to this solution is that it needs different products for different types of clients, and it would be better to have a single agent for all of the products.""In the next release, I would like to see a combination of the different features from Apex One and OfficeScan in Trend Micro Smart, rather than as upgraded features.""The threat response could be a bit better.""The solution needs to improve the deployment so it aligns with the latest Microsoft patches and upgrades. It makes the deployment process lengthy and painful.""I've not explored all of the features up to now. I still need to see all of the features implemented first to be able to see if anything is missing. However, as of right now, it's working very well for us.""This product is not very simple and in fact, kind of hard for some people to understand."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"We pay on an annual basis. There are no additional fees, they mostly tell us what we have to pay. We have budgeted for it.""We pay roughly 80,000 Swedish krona per year. When it comes to the firewall, it's roughly 150,000 Swedish krona yearly. There's also maintenance, of course, which is roughly 10,000 krona per month.""I bought them for 12 months and I genuinely cannot remember what I paid for them. I think it's about 100 pounds per user per year, so about 10 pounds a month per person.""The licensing cost for Check Point is $3 USD or $4 USD per end-user.""In terms of licensing, have a buffer zone around your projects in terms of the amount of endpoints that you want to have. You can always have more, but it is best to leave room for a little increase or growth.""The solution is too pricey.""One of the key factors that made us go with this solution was the pricing. On the licensing part, there was an initial complementary set of licenses offered in the initial onboarding package, either 15 or 20. Then, we had some complementary licenses in the initial purchase of the package. That was pretty useful.""Licensing comes free in that first year or is included in the base package. From a commercial point of view, it really just is the renewal cost, rather than a one-time fixed cost or buy-in."

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"We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We pay approximately 100 Euros a year per user. There are no additional fees above this.""This solution provides good value for the price.""The licensing is on a yearly basis and I believe our organization paid about $2,000/year. However, it's been a while since I looked at the pricing and we no longer use the solution.""Our organization has paid licensing for three years, which averaged about $4.00 USD per user. We've been satisfied with the licensing. It's quite reasonable.""Its price is fine. Price-wise, it is competitive with any other vendor.""If I'm not mistaken, for three years, for 400 licenses, we paid nearly 15,000 euros. We don't have any additional costs that we have to pay on top of that.""The pricing is good compared to Symantec and McAfee.""The cost seems competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM… more »
Top Answer: We use the MSP model, so we're able to pay as we go. We report usage based on the actual usage, which is very handy. The… more »
Top Answer: Like any other security tool, there's always rooms for improvement. Some of the ways the product can be improved are: -… more »
Top Answer: Initial monies replacing all AVs with a single product is about £10k.
Top Answer: The solutions agent could have better performance, it is a little slow sometimes.
Top Answer: The administration could be better. They could decrease the administrative burden and enable easier management. There… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Secure Endpoint
Check Point Endpoint Security, Endpoint Security, Check Point SandBlast Agent
Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

Check Point Harmony is the industry’s first unified security solution for users, devices and access.

The solution protects devices and internet connections from the most sophisticated attacks while ensuring Zero-Trust Access to corporate applications.

Traditional security solutions can’t keep up with your users. Turning to multiple point products to address the myriad of challenges only increases complexity and may leave gaps in your security. Plus, you need a flexible solution that can grow and change with you as you migrate from on-premises to the cloud. To effectively counter today’s evolving threat landscape, you need integrated security that consolidates your view across all layers of protection and all deployment models.
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a connected suite of security capabilities that protects
your users no matter where they go or what they do. This modern security delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network, using the broadest range of threat protection techniques available. Plus, you can evolve your protection along with your business using flexible on-premises, cloud, and hybrid deployment models that fit your IT environment today and tomorrow. In addition, you can manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single “pane of glass,” giving you complete visibility of the security of your environment.

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Sample Customers
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
Boston Properties, Independence Care System, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Courtagen Life Sciences, Carmel Partners
Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Blekinge County Council, Bulgarian American Credit Bank, Cancer Research UK, Delacour, Evalueserve, Gulftainer, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, Nikigolf, Ochsner Health System, SIAX Computing Solutions, Tegen
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company16%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company27%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Government8%
Media Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise61%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise60%
Large Enterprise34%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Harmony Endpoint vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,894 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Check Point Harmony Endpoint is ranked 8th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 21 reviews while Trend Micro Smart Protection is ranked 17th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 13 reviews. Check Point Harmony Endpoint is rated 9.2, while Trend Micro Smart Protection is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Endpoint writes "Enables us to integrate endpoints into our IPS and we are seeing things which, without this tool, we would be exposed to". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Smart Protection writes "Straightforward to use with good licensing options and doesn't consume too many resources". Check Point Harmony Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security and SentinelOne, whereas Trend Micro Smart Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender Antivirus, Trend Micro Apex One, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee Endpoint Security and Seqrite Endpoint Security Cloud. See our Check Point Harmony Endpoint vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection report.

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