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What needs improvement with CylanceOPTICS?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with CylanceOPTICS.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Real User

One minor issue that somebody mentioned was that they didn't like their management console. I've probably got dozens of people using the product and that was the only negative feedback I've heard. I would try to couch that in terms of saying that that's not the majority that's saying that. That's a small number of customers or even it's really in my case, a single customer kind of thing. However, I'd just like to flag it as a possible issue for some. Getting into more user-behavior analytics might be interesting. It could, for example, say, "Well gee, what does Steve do on a day-to-day basis?" If I had analytics of that nature, I could see when users log in, check mail, and if they start doing suspicious things, I could get a flag that alerts me. That whole space of behavioral analytics is a hot topic in security and has been for the last half a dozen years. If there are features within the product for behavior analytics, that certainly is interesting.

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Top 5Real User

False positives could be improved. Cylance picks up a lot of them. If the people who are looking for this type of review are more into the business perspective and they are from an SME (Small and Medium Enterprise), then it is a fine solution. But let's say it is an SMB (Small to Medium-sized Businesses). In that case, Cylance might seem pretty pricey. A cost of $55 per user is a lot for anybody, and imagine you are a small business paying that amount for 70 users monthly. Whether the added security is worth it would probably depend on what type of data you are protecting. It is hard to say what additional features I would like to see included in the next release. I do not think about features so much in an antivirus solution as I do functionality. The thing is that when you try and combine too much in one product, you might sometimes end up affecting the product as a whole. If you are a home user, having a lot of features is great, because then you say to yourself once a year you pay a fee for protection to Norton or Avast or whatever consumer antivirus vendor. At that point, you are covered in a variety of ways with one payment and you do not have to think about multiple solutions. I think those consumer products naturally have to do more to attract their audience. You could be fine with that because it does everything for you. It does the firewall. It does the VPN. It does the antivirus. It does internet security. It does a whole list of things. But when you are in an organization like an SMB or SME, the management of all of those things is decentralized. So I would say, from my perspective, what Cylance can work on that would be the best effort would be to fix their alerting system so that the endpoint reporting is a bit more streamlined. A second thing to do is to do a little bit more advertisement because not many people in the world even know that these solutions are available. It really almost gives them a license to freely broadcast that they are one of the best solutions. They are depending too much currently on word of mouth.

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Top 20Real User

The detection component is something that they have to work on. The monitoring management is in need of improvement. The detection and response are a little bit slow.

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Top 20Real User

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.

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