Deep Instinct Benefits

Puneet Gupta
Director at IT Junction
I had one of the traditional AVs in my environment and I had some sort of unusual behavior on my machine. I was trying to figure out what was going on. The AV did not pick it up. I tried some other solutions as well, traditional ones, to find out what was going on, but nothing got picked up. The machine was very slow and at times it would act very funny, screens would flick around and sometimes it would just close down. I definitely knew there was something going on. I thought, "Given I have Deep Instinct now, let me try it on that machine." When I installed it, the moment it started to scan the machine, it picked up this particular virus which had actually masked itself like a fake OS. It had actually taken over my original machine. Nobody else was able to pick it up, but Deep Instinct was able to and it freed up my machine. Now the machine is absolutely fine. I've got the image of that virus in the sandbox to try to find out exactly what sort of virus it is. As of today, nobody else has picked it up. It's a six-month-old virus. Some of my customers have come across quite a few other malicious files which were underscored by other solutions and, obviously, they were not happy with the traditional solutions. They have compared it with the likes of Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Symantec, and McAfee, but Deep Instinct stands out, catching everything. Deep Instinct is much more powerful because of the way that it has been made. In my own environment, Deep Instinct has found around 15 to 20 such malicious files in six to seven months. It also helps with real-time prevention of unknown malware. I was trying to backup one of my mobile phones on my laptop, and some script would have ended up being uploaded onto my machine. Because the agent was live, the moment it detected something it just blocked it. It just picks up things straight away. I haven't really looked at the CPU consumption, but given that even when the scanning was going on, as well as any live detection that comes through, I have never seen any performance degradation on my machine. It's been working fine without me noticing anything happening in the back end. I haven't seen any problems in terms of the performance of the machine, but I haven't really checked out the CPU consumption. I probably would have looked at it if I had found the machine was slow. But I've never needed to because it is so fast. There is no comparison, regarding CPU consumption, when you look at competitors. There's really no comparison at all. One of the major AVs has so many different services that degrade the performance quite a lot, and one has to keep turning off all the other services just to keep my machine working and to avoid alerts. It has been a very different experience using Deep Instinct. I don't have to worry about some other solution adding more services. One engine does its job. For me, it definitely takes a lot of time and effort away from trying to find the cause of the problem if an attack happens. Without the solution, if something goes wrong, it's usually going to take a couple of hours just to figure out what's wrong with the machine. It definitely saves that time and effort. View full review »
Robert Boles
Cybersecurity Expert at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Take, for example, EMOTET. It is a really nasty piece of malware. I joke with my clients that it's like the evil party-planner. It gets a foothold and then it pulls in all its bad-guy buddies. EMOTET is exceptionally dangerous because it's multifaceted: botnet, cryptocurrency mining, and ransomware. Being able to prevent threats such as EMOTET, which was originally intended to attack the banking industry, is among the best successes we've had with DI. And it's just one of many. It's been so substantial that I don't even know how to quantify it. To put it in context, when we review a security product, everything we do is weighed against three criteria: security, reliability, and a positive user experience. Within any cybersecurity solution is the need to strike the balance between security and productivity. When you take a product like Deep Instinct and remove the overhead while allowing the organization to function as though there were no security inhibitors - yet still provide that high level of security - to me that's a huge win because we’re not sacrificing productivity. We are allowing the organization to still function at a high level without the burdens of so many controls that choke the machine from unnecessary overhead. In terms of CPU consumption, it is exceptionally low. We've been running the product for over a year internally, and we have zero issues. I am aware that in some environments, when first deployed, because it literally scans the entire machine, it can consume resources. But after the initial scan is complete, we don't even notice it's there. From a pure user-perspective, in comparison to some of the traditional "bloatware" that some of the legacy, traditional AV guys have become over time, it's a substantial difference on the positive side in the sense that you just don't notice it. I literally notice no impact on my day-to-day actions. It's somewhat amazing. The footprint is so light that you wonder, "Where's the 'gotcha' in this?" Light footprint and super effective? Okay, sign me up. View full review »
Ethan Ore
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Deep Instinct complements the solutions we already have. You don't need to rip and replace any antivirus or endpoint that you have. It's easy to use and it's easy to have it side-by-side with other solutions. That makes it really easy to have an additional level of endpoint protection, rather than to hassle with doing solution migration. It helps with real-time prevention of unknown malware. I have seen several instances where, when I surf the web, Deep Instinct prevents it and quarantines it for me. The other solution that I am using doesn't pick it up. Deep Instinct prevented me from clicking on it. Otherwise, I would have been infected. Also, the CPU consumption is low compared to what I have been using in my current environment. The footprint is a lot smaller, about a quarter of what I have now. It is very small. It doesn't use up many resources. It's only when it's running one particular type of scan that it really spikes up the resources. Otherwise, it really just stays in the background and is low on footprint. View full review »
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Chi Wing Wong
Regional Technical Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
The installation and configuration are simple in Deep Instinct. The policy is easy, taking maybe a couple minutes to set it up. Usually, we use the default policy setting and enable the SMTP and SYSLOG to configure the administrator information, as the configuration work is low. We do need to set up some releases for different environments. Some customers have some custom-made applications in their environments, which are more distinct. However, it doesn't spend too much time for every deployment, benefiting the customer. We use this solution for classification of unknown malware without human involvement. I collect malware from the internet. I put it into the testing environment of Deep Instinct, and it can always be detected. View full review »
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It provides a very high detection rate and a very low false-positive rate. It also helps with real-time prevention of unknown malware, easily. For example, when a file attached to an email is opened, Deep Instinct prevents any malware immediately, when compared with similar solutions. View full review »
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