ControlNow (Discontinued) vs. Malwarebytes

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ControlNow (Discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
ControlNow (formerly GFI Cloud) was an antivirus product from LogicNow in the UK. The company is defunct and the product is no longer available.N/A
Malwarebytes
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.
$39.96
Annually
Pricing
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Premium (1 device)
$39.96
Annually
Premium (5 devices)
$80.04
Annually
Premium + Privacy
$99.96
Annually
Malwarebytes For Teams
$119.97
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
$699
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Response
$849
Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Small Businesses
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Score 8.6 out of 10
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.1 out of 10
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.1 out of 10
SentinelOne Singularity
SentinelOne Singularity
Score 9.1 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.8
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
ControlNow (Discontinued)Malwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
Read full review
Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
Read full review
Pros
Open Source
  • An instant scan of file level downloads so that introduction of a variant file is limited before the scan engine clears it.
  • Dashboard use of the agents available allows for near real-time review and action without directed access to the station.
Read full review
Malwarebytes
  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
Read full review
Cons
Open Source
  • Dashboard refresh when you have over 100 end agents can be lagging at times
  • The agent install process has potential to hang without alert or warning unless your paying attention through the complete install
  • The silent install process can be problematic when dealing with large-scale networks with varied OS models
Read full review
Malwarebytes
  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
Read full review
Usability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
Read full review
Support Rating
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Open Source
ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
Read full review
Malwarebytes
Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Open Source
  • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
Read full review
Malwarebytes
  • All of our donor and clients' information is now online and we can now show that we are really trying to keep their information safe.
  • We are now more comfortable entering donations through our website.
  • Donors are now comfortable entering their charge card information on our website.
Read full review
ScreenShots