Deep Instinct Overview

Deep Instinct is the #29 ranked solution in our list of endpoint security software. It is most often compared to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Deep Instinct vs Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

What is Deep Instinct?

Deep Instinct is the first and only company applying end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning is inspired by the brain’s ability to learn. Once a brain learns to identify an object, its identification becomes second nature. Similarly, as Deep Instinct’s artificial deep neural network brain learns to prevent any type of cyber threat, its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, any kind of malware, known and new, first-seen malware, zero-days, ransomware and APT attacks from any kind are predicted and prevented in zero-time with unmatched accuracy and speed anywhere in the enterprise – Network, endpoint, Mobile – enabling multi-layered protection. To learn more, visit: https://www.deepinstinct.com.

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What users are saying about Deep Instinct pricing:
  • "Its pricing is too high, but that is not because of the product. It is expensive because of the cost of the console. You need a console to control the whole thing, but the console is expensive. You have to split this cost among all possible users. Normally, to be able to make it economically attractive, you need at least 1,000 agents, PCs, or users. If you have a customer with 300 to 500 agents, PCs, or users, it becomes too pricey."
  • "We are a nonprofit. The MSP had provides pretty decent nonprofit rates for us. This was one of the key factors that made us choose Deep Instinct over its competitors who were significantly more expensive."

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Paul Durand
Director at Ancona
Reseller
Top 10
A great threat-prevention solution that is light, simple to use, and easy to deploy and administer

What is our primary use case?

We used it basically with the idea of replacing antiviruses. We've done a proof of concept with a few customers. The experience has been at some customers of ours, but there hasn't been a final sale. We used the latest version of this solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most important thing is that it is for prevention. It prevents attacks of any type of malware. Normally, what we've seen in other products is that they are not for prevention. They isolate a possible threat that they don't understand or know about, and then they check it with our database to see if it needs any correction or elimination. This means that the threat is already inside a customer's base, whereas Deep Instinct prevents a threat from getting in. Prevention is basically done by an agent in each installation, PCU, or product. An agent has its own intelligence to be able to detect if it should stop a threat or not. It has been taught. It is like a brain that has been taught to react according to any possible threat. Deep Instinct is very light. It doesn't take too much CPU attention or memory. It doesn't slow down the performance. You don't really realize any change in the performance, which makes it very different from other solutions. They are usually heavy for the users."
  • "Its support for Linux and Unix operating systems can be improved. Currently, they cover macOS and Windows, but they don't cover Linux and some of the Unix products. Pricing is also an issue. Its pricing is not as aggressive as it could be, and its price makes it difficult to sell. Customers feel that they can get an antivirus for a lower price, even though it is not a similar product. It is technically different. Their SLAs can be better. They have to give you 24/7 support, but their SLAs are not very good. They should be better documented, and the offerings should also be a little bit better. What happens is that the SLAs end up in the hands of the intermediary, seller, or the local partner of Deep Instinct in a country. The customers want very fast SLAs in a very short time, but Deep Instinct doesn't give them at the same speed. Having said that, SLAs are important when you have a lot of issues, but this product doesn't have too many issues, so it is not a big concern. However, for a customer who doesn't know the product, it could be a concern."

What other advice do I have?

It is very simple to get it working and keep it working. I would rate Deep Instinct a nine out of ten. It is a great product.
KS
Administrator at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
Real User
Top 20
Provides a structured approach for detecting and preventing threats, but doesn't work in clustered mode and needs an option to segregate clients into different logical entities

What is our primary use case?

We are using Deep Instinct for malware protection on servers and workstations. We are using its latest version.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has given us a more structured approach for detecting and preventing threats. It has machine learning-based detection and prevention. Their engines, in even older versions, are able to pick these viruses and malware. They have posted a lot of use cases online for detecting different viruses and malware that have been out for many years."
  • "The Deep Instinct client stops working when you have two servers and you add high availability or Windows Failover Cluster mode. It doesn't work in a clustered mode. I haven't yet had time to go back and talk with their support and get it fixed. It would be good if they can make the installation independent of an actual user. Currently, its installation is dependent on the actual user being logged in. For example, a computer has to be logged in for the installation to happen. If it is not logged in, then on the cloud platform, it is going to show that the client is offline. On the management side of the cloud platform, we would like to have the administrators segregated by logical entities. We have told them that on their cloud management platform, we would like to be able to segregate clients into different logical entities or organizations so that the administrators are able to manage only those entities that are within their designated organization."

What other advice do I have?

It is definitely worth looking at before you make a decision. I would rate Deep Instinct a seven out of ten. There are a few kinks, but it is a new company, so we can't expect everything from day one. With that understanding, we accepted some of the shortfalls.
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PK
Owner at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Eradicates ransomware using non-signature-based detection, but the reporting could be enhanced

What is our primary use case?

We are a software reseller and managed service company, and Deep Instinct is one of the EDR solutions that we implement for our customers. It is one of two EDR solutions that we offer to our client base as a managed service and a 24/7 basis. The primary use case is ransomware control.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is its ability to detect and eradicate ransomware using non-signature-based methods."
  • "If the client is working remotely and doesn't have a VPN then the deployment is difficult to do."

What other advice do I have?

The most complicated part about endpoint security these days has to do with COVID because you have so many people who are working remotely, and they made the transition without a lot of forethought. The cloud-based deployment helps because if you are in an on-premises environment, it's extremely complicated unless they have VPNs. Overall, this is a good product and it is extremely effective. That said, changes to the deployment process and making the reports a little prettier would be a good way to improve it. Functionally, it meets our requirements, but it doesn't have all of the bells and…
Ronald Rosenbaum
Managing Director at The IT Agency Pty Ltd
Real User
Top 20
A simple, effective, and lightweight antivirus solution

What is our primary use case?

We provide managed services for our clients and we are looking at this solution for many, if not all, of our customers. Depending on the results of our evaluation, we may be making it our standard.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution is good at catching viruses and it's very effective and lightweight, which are all things that you want in an antivirus product."
  • "Reporting on incidents needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest that people seriously consider using Deep Instinct. It's no-frills but effective and lightweight. At this point, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
NH
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
Provides very good detections for PowerShell and active scripts; has a user friendly UI

What is our primary use case?

I'm a security consultant and we are customers of Deep Instinct.

Pros and Cons

  • "Good detections for PowerShell. and good user interface."
  • "Some features are too resource intensive."

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution for small companies but for companies that deal with sensitive data, I would recommend it as an additional layer of security. It cannot be used as a stand alone product from my perspective, but it can be used with a defense-in-depth approach. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
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