ControlNow (Discontinued) vs. ThreatDown, powered by 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
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
ThreatDown replaces the former Malwarebytes for Business product suite, combining Malwarebytes' endpoint security capabilities in four bundles. The basic Core tier includes incident response, Next-gen AV, device control, vulnerability assessments, and the ability to block unwanted application. Higher tiers include EDR and MDR services, managed threat hunting, patch management, website content filtering.
$207
per year 3 devices (minimum)
Pricing
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Core
$69
per year per endpoint
Advanced
$79
per year per endpoint
Elite
$99
per year per endpoint
Ultimate
$119
per year per endpoint
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOptional Add-Ons include server and mobile device protection. Server protection ranges from $129 to $179 per annum depending on service tier. Mobile security is $10 per device, no matter the service tier.
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Community Pulse
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ControlNow (Discontinued)
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Ratings
ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
9.9
11 Ratings
16% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.910 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
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User Ratings
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ControlNow (Discontinued)ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Its middle of the road and should suit most applications well
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Malwarebytes
I think Malwarebytes is the best anti-malware company. I think it is well-suited for any situation and any device. I think Malwarebytes does the best on Windows and on MacOS. Also, Malwarebytes is always improving, and you can tell they are a company that stays on top of cybersecurity trends. If you have a tight budget or looking for the cheapest solution, then Malwarebytes may not be the solution for you. To clarify, I don't think Malwarebytes is that much more expensive compared to its closest competitors.
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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.
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Malwarebytes
  • Protects against malware - No matter how much training you give end users on social hacking, there is always a breach at some point.
  • Protects against ransomware - Ransomware could spell disaster for a company...it could literally shut the doors for good.
  • Centralized administration - Without a terrific centralized method to manage all the systems being protected, it would require an extra position just to maintain all endpoints.
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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
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Malwarebytes
  • When you push install to clients, sometimes it will fail with generic errors, and it's hard to find out what is the cause of failure. Fortunately, it doesn't require too many changes on the client-side but it takes time to figure it out.
  • When we bought it, we had an option to buy it with email support or phone support. The phone support was very high priced, so we ended up buying email support. when we experience any issues, it takes a long time to get a resolution. Fortunately, we haven't used their support much.
  • It had a few incidents with false calls. We are using software that generates reports in MS Word format. The software will call Word to open with a report, but the anti-exploit will consider this as a threat and will block the function. You can put Word in an exception but it won't protect Word from a real exploit in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
The renewal decision is not up to me and also, the current economic situation might not allow renewal
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Usability
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
The software is very easy to manage. In 4 years, we hardly have experienced any issues. It simply works.
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Support Rating
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Malwarebytes
Whenever I've had a query for the support team, they have got back to me very quickly, and given me very well detailed advice on fixing whatever the issue I had was. They also pointed me to help documents and such where I could find more information if I needed
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
ControlNow more nimble and less impactful on the local PC
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Malwarebytes
Avast and Bitdefender. Malwarebytes works well in the background, with little input require from the user. The software does not seem to slow down the network while it is scanning. The increase in security level justifies the upfront cost of implementing this type of protection
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • At current we are on build up and the ROI isnt a factor
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Malwarebytes
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection has had a HUGE positive impact on our ROI as we eliminated the need for an entire server, CALs & other licenses as well.
  • We are saving a lot of time on the management side of Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection as compared to others as it is cloud based and we are able to manage it from everywhere and not just one server. This has improved our performance and reduced expenses as well.
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