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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

StormShield Endpoint Security

It is a very good device to use on a small and medium size company (0-400 users). However I wouldn't use it for very big companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

StormShield Endpoint Security

  • Easy to manage on a daily basis
  • It goes very deep into analyzing the trafic and the configuration is very thin.
  • The first configuration is not so complex
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

StormShield Endpoint Security

  • Not everything is possible on the web administration page. We need to use the ssh console to do many things.
  • The logs viewer is not as helpful as on other brands (like ASTARO, SOPHOS,...)
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

StormShield Endpoint Security

Installation and day to day use is more friendly.
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

StormShield Endpoint Security

  • It does the job very well once it is correctly configured. By that I mean, it is functioning with the least waste of time and effort for network administrators.
  • If needed the support is efficient.
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

StormShield Endpoint Security

General

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

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