Apache Guacamole vs. Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache Guacamole
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. Once installed on a server, all that is needed to access remote desktops is a web browser. Apache Guacamole is free and open source software. It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, and is maintained by a community of developers that use Guacamole to access their own development environments.N/A
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Forefront is Microsoft's antivirus offering.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Apache Guacamole
8.7
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
-
Ratings
Screen sharing9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Session record8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache GuacamoleMicrosoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache GuacamoleMicrosoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
Limitations are only the effort you want to have to configure it (correctly).
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Microsoft
In large deployments, I have found Microsoft Forefront to be very effective at combating the majority of threats faced by our users. It provides the base platform for catching threats that would otherwise threaten our users and their data. If you have an environment that is under constant malware threat, then a secondary program may be needed as required.
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Pros
Apache
  • Remote connect to Linux OS
  • Remote connect to Windows OS
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Microsoft
  • SCEP is a light weight client which is minimally impactful on the user end.
  • Forefront's management console provides excellent monitoring and reporting.
  • Setup and configuration is very easy.
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Cons
Apache
  • We have experienced some stability problems (mostly Tomcat related).
  • The interface could be a little more user-friendly.
  • Certain keyboard shortcuts used by Guacamole GUI are impossible to use in the Firefox browser in out-of-the-box configuration.
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Microsoft
  • Malware detection is not quite 100%. We have to use a secondary program occasionally.
  • On low ram and weak CPU systems scanning can freeze the machine.
  • The same reporting tools that are on the console version, aren't on the client.
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Usability
Apache
it's easy
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Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Apache
It's easy and free of use, therefore perfect for quick implementations when needed.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
We have successfully used noVNC for remote access.
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Microsoft
The biggest advantage that MSF and SCEP provide over Norton is: One: Far less client overhead required. Both Norton and McAfee are highly intensive client side when in use. Two: We've had far better luck using the Microsoft system with its detection capabilities, versus the others. Three: It is tied right into the Microsoft updating system, which provides central updating capabilities of av/mal/windows updates.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • The software is 100% open source and free, however, we are not currently utilizing it due to stability problems we have experienced.
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Microsoft
  • Less turnaround on virus based issues.
  • Helps reduce malware issues over time.
  • Can breed overconfidence in the system, so people don't always try a second tool.
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