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"Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM orchestration engine and a number of applications that are proprietary or open source.""Integration is a key selling factor for Cisco security products. We have a Cisco Enterprise Agreement with access to Cisco Email Security, Cisco Firepower, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco Talos, Cisco Threat Grid, Cisco Umbrella, and also third-party solutions. This is key to our security and maximizing operations. Because we do have the Email Security appliance and it is integrated with Threat Response, we have everything tied together. Additionally, we are using the Cisco SecureX platform, as we were a beta test for that new solution. With SecureX, we are able to pull all those applications into one pane for visibility and maintenance. This greatly maximizes our security operations.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""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.""The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems.""Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us.""One of the best features of AMP is its cloud feature. It doesn't matter where the device is in regards to whether it's inside or outside of your network environment, especially right now when everybody's remote and taken their laptops home. You don't have to be VPNed into the environment for AMP to work. AMP will work anywhere in the world, as long as it has an Internet connection. You get protection and reporting with it. No matter where the device is, AMP has still got coverage on it and is protecting it. You still have the ability to manage and remediate things. The cloud feature is the magic bullet. This is what makes the solution a valuable tool as far as I'm concerned.""It is a very stable program."

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"With Sophos, the scanning of viruses and scanning of the disk is done silently in the background.""The central management of the anti-virus features for our end user is a very valuable aspect of the solutions.""The solution's most valuable aspect, for us, is the DLP portion of the product.""Sophos EPP Suite's most valuable feature is ease of use.""Synchronized security is a great feature. My firewall knows exactly what is happening in my endpoint.""It is doing its job. We use it for standard antivirus purposes and for making sure that people aren't downloading infected attachments. Because we use the cloud version, it is easy to maintain. We don't have to do anything to really maintain it. It gets updated automatically.""In terms of the Firewall, the EAP assist, the simple interface and the reporting features are quite good for clients. It's very easy to understand and to navigate the Dashboard.""The most valuable feature is data loss prevention."

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"Deep Security's most valuable features are antivirus and host intrusion detection.""We like the Smart protection and the Virtual patching.""The initial setup was straightforward and we didn't have any problem with it.""Deep Security is a good product for managing a few servers.""The customer service/technical support for this solution is very fast.""It serves its purpose and works well.""It's easy to use and the interface is simple.""The traceback feature in XDR is amazing. You can trace back an attack. You can playback where an attack actually occurred and see how the attacker moved. We can easily show this to management, and it makes it easy to make them understand and convince them, which is the best thing."

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Cons
"We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""I would like to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""The thing I hate the most, which they have not fixed, is when it creates duplicate entries within a console. If you have a computer and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or you upgrade your agent from version 6 to 7, it creates a new instance in there instead of updating the information. Instead of paying a license for one computer, I have to license two computers until I manually go in, search for all the duplicate entries, and clean them out myself.""The room for improvement would be on event notifications. I have mine tuned fairly well. I do feel that if you subscribe to all the event notification types out-of-the-box, or don't really go through and take the time to filter out events, the notifications can become overwhelming with information. Sometimes, when you're overwhelmed with information, you just say, "I'm not going to look at anything because I'm receiving so much." I recommend the vendor come up with a white paper on the best practices for event notifications.""The one challenge that I see is the use of multiple endpoint protection platforms. For instance, we have AMP, but we also have Microsoft Windows Defender, System Center Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Malware Protection Engine deployed. So, we have a bunch of different things that do the same thing. What winds up happening is, e.g., if I get an alert for a potential incident or malware and want to pull the file, I'll go to fetch the file to analyze it. But, one of these other programs has already gotten it, so the file has already been quarantined by another endpoint protection system. AMP doesn't realize that and the file fetch fails, then you're left wondering what's going on.""Maybe there is room for improvement in some of the automated remediation. We have other tools in place that AMP feeds into that allow for that to happen, so I look at it as one seamless solution. But if you're buying AMP all by itself, I don't know if it can remove malicious software after the fact or if it requires the other tools that we use to do some of that.""We have had some problems with updates not playing nice with our environment. This is important, because if there is a new version, we need to test it thoroughly before it goes into production. We cannot just say, "There's a new version. It's not going to give us any problems." With the complexity of the solution using multiple engines for multiple tasks, it can sometimes cause performance issues on our endpoints. Therefore, we need to test it before we deploy. That takes one to three days before we can be certain that the new version plays nice with our environment.""The connector updates are very easily done now, and that's improving. Previously, the connector had an issue, where almost every time it needed to be updated, it required a machine reboot. This was always a bit of an inconvenience and a bug. Because with a lot of software now, you don't need to do that and shouldn't need to be rebooting all the time."

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"The solution is not easy to use in comparison to other endpoint security solutions.""Sophos is lacking in the granularity of optimization, so having more control would be better.""The solution could improve on the resource management, it is a bit heavy on the resources.""In my country, having an on-premises deployment model is preferred. In this part of the world, on-premises is still the way many companies want to go. Therefore, they should supply some sort of option that allows for that reality.""In the future, I would like to see better third-party integration so that it can work in conjunction with our ticket system.""The management console need improvement.""The solution lacks technical support.""Technical support needs to be improved."

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"Post-implementation is time-consuming. You have to do monitoring, and that takes time. After you set up everything, it's not a full-fledged implementation. You have to keep on monitoring and configuring.""The setup is fairly complex. The deployment took around two months.""I would like to see better pricing. The pricing could be lower.""Another issue is if I want to suggest this solution to a customer, we won't get the pricing immediately, which is a major problem.""They need to build in a central console because central integration is not very good right now.""The problem with this solution is that if you go on large sites you have to have an external database, which would increase the cost.""The licensing structure could improve.""The situation with the currency in Turkey makes this solution a little bit on the expensive side, and if it were lowered then it would be more competitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work.""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.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable. The cost of AMP for Endpoints is inline with all the other software that has a monthly endpoint cost. It might be a little bit higher than other antivirus type products, but we're only talking about a dollar a month per user. I don't see that cost as being an issue if it's going to give us the confidence and security that we're looking for. We have had a lot of success and happiness with what we're using, so there's no point in changing.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable.""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.""We can know if something bad is potentially happening instantaneously and prevent it from happening. We can go to a device and isolate it before it infects other devices. In our environment, that's millions of dollars saved in a matter of seconds."

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"We are on an annual license to use the solution.""Sophos is cheaper than some competing products.""Pricing could always be lower. It costs around $120 per seat per year.""We purchased a three-year license, which gave us a large discount.""It may be possible to negotiate licensing cost based on volume."

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"There is a license for this solution and there are extra features you can purchase.""The solution is considerably cheaper than other similar solutions.""It's more expensive than other solutions, such as Sophos and Kaspersky, as an endpoint solution.""We are paying approximately $50,000 each month, it's definitely expensive.""It is a very expensive solution. It would be nice if they lower its price. Its license is based on the machines."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
Top Answer: This product is quite stable and there are no problems with it.
Top Answer: Sophos is lacking in the granularity of optimization, so having more control would be better.
Top Answer: I like that Crowdstrike allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. What’s most useful for my needs is the… more »
Top Answer: The traceback feature in XDR is amazing. You can trace back an attack. You can playback where an attack actually… more »
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution and there are extra features you can purchase.
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints
EPP Suite
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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.

Protect every user and every device from malware, spam, data loss and more with our Enduser Protection bundles. Only Sophos delivers best-of-breed endpoint, mobile, encryption, email and web security solutions licensed per user and backed by the best support in the industry.

The Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution protects applications and data and prevents business disruptions, while helping meet regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical virtual, cloud, or hybrid environments, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need  with the Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ platform.

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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
EK Services
Rush University Medical Center, Guess? Inc., Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, KSC Commercial Internet Co., Ricoh Company Ltd., Square Enix, SoftBank Telecom, Telecom Italia, United Way of Greater Atlanta, A&W Food Services of Canada
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company19%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
University6%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Healthcare Company25%
Consumer Goods Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Non Profit13%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government5%
Retailer4%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company22%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company9%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise23%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike, SentinelOne, Microsoft and others in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP). Updated: November 2021.
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Sophos EPP Suite is ranked 19th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 14 reviews while Trend Micro Deep Security is ranked 1st in Virtualization Security with 16 reviews. Sophos EPP Suite is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Deep Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Sophos EPP Suite writes "Stops infections from spreading around an internal network even after the problems have infiltrated it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Deep Security writes "Each and every IP connecting to the server gets scanned so we can block whichever IPs do not belong to us at the firewall". Sophos EPP Suite is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Seqrite Endpoint Security and McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas Trend Micro Deep Security is most compared with Trend Micro Apex One, CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and VMware NSX.

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