Trend Micro Smart Protection Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
ICT manager at oosterhof holman
Sep 02 2019

What is most valuable?

Some of the most valuable things are very simple. I like the ease of deployment. Intercept X has very good ransomware detection and rollback capabilities.

How has it helped my organization?

It has made our infrastructure more secure.

What needs improvement?

Part of the product that can be improved is the detection of other antivirus software. We had some trouble one time installing the product because there was a third-party antivirus product that we… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It was nice of the vendor to offer a discount because we were replacing another antivirus solution. This helped us make the decision to change. There are also additional charges if you want to have… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before we used Sophos as our main solution we used Trend Micro. It was a good product, but after comparison and the vendor offering a discount to switch, we tried Sophos and were very satisfied.

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… more»
Real User
IT Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the antispam module, which comes in the bundle. It is very helpful and integrates with the local Outlook, or email, client. The HIPS is another good feature.

How has it helped my organization?

Once the initial setup and configuration is complete, you just have to sit back and monitor.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup needs improvement because you have to create quite a few policies, and sometimes it misses machines when it comes to discovery. This means that you have to manually deploy on some… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with Cylance. It does not have the problem where some machines are missed during the initial setup and discovery process, but it suffers from having too many false positives. I think it… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution on a larger scale. To improve, they need to cut down the number of steps required for deployment. They also have to increase the availability of technical support… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If I were in an environment that required a large-scale deployment then I would choose another solution over ESET.
Gulab Singh
Real User
Solutions Specialist Security at COMPAREX India Pvt. Ltd.
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

It has very unique features, which are not available with other vendors. E.g., there is a feature called SONAR. You can integrate it using ATP, so all the endpoints communicate to each other on the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Symantec has cloud-based endpoint protection, so whether a user is off the network or on the network, the endpoint will be protected by the cloud.

What needs improvement?

About four years back, Symantec's signature was very heavy and their signature patch was around 200MB or 300MB files.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Each annual client license is around 1200 or 1600 INR. Zero-day threat or advanced attacks should be part of the endpoint. The product should not require you to buy a separate license.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product. They are a very strong leader in the Indian market.
Real User
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 11 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to respond to zero-day and unknown threats. This is what is most often talked about by our customers. They want to pay to protect their endpoints.

How has it helped my organization?

The primary use of Cylance is endpoint detection and response (EDR). This solution moves away from traditional EDR to more advanced endpoint protection.

What needs improvement?

Our customers would like to see more automation with respect to how threats are handled once they have been detected. More advanced machine learning capability would improve Cylance.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with solutions from several vendors. The most popular vendor for security among customers is Palo Alto, but that is for next-generation firewall solutions. The Palo Alto endpoint solution, Traps, is never talked about… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have not received much feedback but Cylance seems to be able to meet our customers' requirements for the time being. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Ahmed-Dawood
Real User
CEO at Oriental Weavers
Nov 19 2019

What is most valuable?

I like that this program is very light on the computer and very powerful. I also like the price.

What needs improvement?

I would like more seamless integration, because I have a security solution based on Cisco and I'm looking at integration for the old solution. It would be much easier for the security administrator to monitor integration.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also use Trend Micro. I use both programs, because they have different security layers. Both programs are very good.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I will rate this solution an eight. I do recommend it to others.
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