Trend Micro Smart Protection Competitors and Alternatives

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Jeremy S.
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Mar 31, 2021
Responsive and fast support, easy to deploy, well-tuned to ignore false positives

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for endpoint security and threat remediation.

Pros and Cons

  • "We have a small IT Team, and this allows us to get sleep at night, knowing that someone else is taking care of any incidents that occur."
  • "It would be nice if the dashboard had some more information upfront, and looked a little better."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing CrowdStrike is to go ahead and do it. There is nothing to worry about and they deliver as promised. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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Etienne Riggins
Systems Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 5, 2021
Intuitive, easy to use, and does a good job of catching and stopping things for the most part and has a unique rollback feature

What is our primary use case?

We just needed something that was intuitive and easy to use. It had a good record for catching viruses in the wild and things like that. We have the cloud endpoint solution, so it is cloud Malwarebytes or the cloud EPP.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is intuitive and easy to use. For the most part, it does a good job of catching things. It is good at stopping stuff. I did a couple of tests with a password cracker. I tried to load that on, and Malwarebytes didn't let me do that, which was pretty good. It has a rollback feature that I haven't seen with any other company. If one of your endpoints are hit with mass ransomware, you could actually roll it back. I watched a demo of them do that, and it was pretty sweet."
  • "The EPP solution lacks the sophisticated artificial intelligence required for automating reports and letting you know about things in real-time. It stops a suspicious activity in real-time, but it doesn't let you know in real-time. You have to look at a report, and then you find out that something is wrong. You have to manually kick off a scan. With the Advanced EDR solutions, Malwarebytes has the ability to alert you in real-time, but they still don't do automatic remediation or quarantining of devices. That is something that you still have to do manually. So, the endpoint protection piece, which is just like their basic endpoint protection, lacks AI. For the advanced detection and response piece, there is an add-on that comes with it, but it still doesn't go far enough in terms of automatic remediation of viruses. It won't separate that virus from your network if something happens. You have to manually go there and do it."

What other advice do I have?

If you're a small company with less than 500 people, the Malwarebytes EDR solution is a good fit. It is also a good solution if: * You don't have any DOD requirements for your data. * You don't have a lot of PPI. * You don't have a lot of confidential documents in your environment. If you have strict DOD regulations or something like that, you might want to look at Carbon Black and Trend Micro. I would rate Malwarebytes an eight out of ten.
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reviewer1238874
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 25, 2020
Not just another simple virus-scanning product, but it does not handle removable USB drives well

What is our primary use case?

We use Intercept X Advanced along with Sophos EDR (Enhanced Data Detection and Response). We use it for our servers and clients as advanced protection. It is not just a simple virus scanning product. We use it to work with clients and it is installed on five servers. At this time we have only installed it at one customer site. But we plan to continue to expand.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is not just a simple virus scanning product. It handles more advanced needs."
  • "This product does not handle USB drives well."

What other advice do I have?

Advice that I would have for people considering using virus scanning is that I, personally, would not use Sophos Endpoints. That is the simplest edition of the Sophos virus protection product line. I would use Intercept X Advanced as the entry-level product as the other, simpler product, is not robust enough to provide acceptable protection for businesses in my estimation. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Sophos Intercept X as a seven. First, I never give a ten because every product can be improved. Second, I subtract two points because of my…
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reviewer1459728
IT Manager/systems engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Nov 26, 2020
Good integration with Fortigate but needs the USB key blocking function

What is our primary use case?

Initially, we needed a VPN client, but afterward, we needed some other functionalities included in FortiClient. The primary use is that users have to connect it to the VPN, and the secondary use is for web security. We are using the latest version, which has become free to use recently. FortiClient released a version that includes web security and antivirus.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is not at all interesting for me as a standalone product, but as a product that is integrated with FortiGate with all features, it is actually a great tool and a great experience. I had test installed FortiClient working from home. I remembered and knew which web categories were denied or allowed. All those policies were correctly reflected standalone, for example, on my laptop."
  • "For buying or deploying it with additional features, apart from VPN client, web security, or antivirus, I would like to see the USB key blocking function included in this solution for endpoint security. For endpoint security, you need antivirus and all of the features included in antivirus software these days, web security, and USB key locking feature. If it is implemented in a way that in one package, you have all the primary features needed for security these days, it would be nice. All of those features will probably be additionally charged as it is a web security feature on FortiClient."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution, but it depends on the expectations of the users. There are so many solutions like Sophos and Palo Alto. We are looking for an extended solution to prevent unwanted problems with viruses on the internet. We would like to implement extended web security for other users, but we have a limited budget. We would like to implement FortiClient or Trend Micro USB key locket. We are expecting to get the price for Fortinet as well as Trend Micro endpoint security for about a hundred users. I would rate Fortinet FortiClient a seven out of ten.
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reviewer541491
ICT manager at oosterhof holman
Real User
Sep 2, 2019
An all-in-one suite of tools that can makes our infrastructure more secure

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is the main service and really the name of the product: Endpoint Protection. It's a firewall, it has antivirus protection and we use it for the encryption of our disks. It's also our web protection to keep out browser intrusion or infections.

Pros and Cons

  • "So easy to deploy and use that you really don't even need their technical support."
  • "Configuring notifications is lagging a bit behind the curve as the product should be able to direct exactly where any notification type is sent."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Sophos EPP (EndPoint Protection) Suite as an eight. I think there's always something which could be better, but I might not know what. Really I could give it a nine because I can recommend the product as an excellent solution.
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