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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

This is pretty good AV product - lightweight, easy to install, and easy on system resources. It will take some getting used to on the end user side, it doesn't scan in a traditional way, and it does not have a taskbar icon so it hard to know if it's working or installed. My only complaint would be the false positives which I know every AV system has, but the problem with Barkly is that it alerts the users with a message (which they freak out about) and it alerts IT with an email. Again, not a major issue, but it can be annoying until it is overridden. The override process is super easy though, so its again, not a big deal.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

It is well suited in environments that want a simple AV product/solution that, for the most part, can be easily deployed to client endpoints. It is also good for environments that want something that is easy to use by end-users, and also doesn't use a whole lot of system resources.It is less suited for environments that want an AV solution that is more robust feature-wise, or has more configurable options for the end-users. It is also less suited for those organizations that want an AV product to have the highest detection rate in the industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5
Centralized Management
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
6.0
Infection Remediation
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
9.5
Vulnerability Management
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Malware Detection
Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5

Pros

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • Stops programs from making changes to users' system - this can be hit or miss, but I'd rather have a false positive and have to override it, then a virus on my systems.
  • The override system for false positives is very simple and easy to use - if a program throws up a flag, it is very easy to tell Barkly to leave it alone and it will do this network-wide, which is nice for things like updates.
  • Very lightweight, small install and leaves almost no footprint on your system. Also system resource utilization is very light.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection offers exceptional threat protections for signature-based "known" threats.
  • The signatures are constantly updated and management of this application is super easy with the use of Microsoft SCCM.
  • The application is very much a "set it and let it" type of deployment. Once you install it, there are very little configuration or changes that need to be made.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • There is no visible icon that it is installed unless you go into Add/Remove programs, locally you would not know its there.
  • If an update is installed (i.e. Windows Update) and Barkly flags it, you will get SPAMMed with alerts until it is overridden. An easy fix but can be annoying if you are on your way in and not at the office yet.
  • Reporting is a bit lit in the Admin console - installs, and updates, but not much else.
  • Getting better, but when they update their product, there wasn't much warning originally. A bit unsettling when you log into your console and see every one of your end users out-of-date.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • The product could improve in the area of having better mechanisms in place with how the SCEP client is deployed/installed from the server on the management side. We have run into this firsthand with the client not installing on an endpoint, and then having to take the time to investigate why it was not installing.
  • A second improvement that can be made is to keep trying to improve the products detection rate for finding malware/viruses. The case can be made that there are some products out there that do a better job at this and have a higher detection rate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 7.5
Based on 2 answers
There was a time and a place in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection was an excellent choice to provide threat protections. However, now that threats have been evolving, so too does the need for more advanced protections. In its current offering, it just no longer meets the needs of our organization in terms of providing protections against threats.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

I've found Barkly to be much better than these products at protecting my systems. It does not require the horsepower that these do to run. It uses systems resources well. It protects well. It alerts and updates well. This is a good AV system to have on your endpoints and is a sound financial investment if you are looking to protect your assets from virus/malware/ransomware.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

How SCEP stacks up against some of the other AV solutions/products is that it does a pretty good job overall (not the best in the industry) at detecting/removing malware, which is the main focus for a product like this. It is also easy to use on the end-user side, which can't be said for some other AV products on the market.I was not involved with the selection/purchase of the product in the organization, but I'm almost certain the organization selected this based on the tight integration with Microsoft System Center Manager, which is used in the organization. Also, given the fact that SCEP is tightly integrated and works well in organizations that utilize Microsoft products, it was probably another factor in selecting this. Lastly, the cost of licenses was probably lower (because of System Center already being in place) than other AV products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

  • Decently priced for AVs
  • Has protected against several viruses, and that right there is enough to warrant purchase, any virus stopped is money saved
  • Low impact on users, so they aren't complaining of slowness on their computers when scanning (it does not scan traditionally)
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • There was little/no cost associated with this software since we are utilizing SCCM and are paying license costs for that anyways.
  • The level or protection is excellent for the cost of the software.
  • There was at least one instance in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection identified a crypto-malware, but not before it had already started to encrypt many of our files. So it did detect the threat, but since it was a little delayed we still were infected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
8.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0

Support Rating

Extended Endpoint Protection, part of Alert Logic Essentials
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.5

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