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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cylance Smart Antivirus

It is a good and smart tool not only for small firms but
also for large ones. The speed of action as well as the smooth working of this
tool makes this tool worth buying. We have been using it for a long time, and we haven’t encountered any threat so far. However, when it comes to its pricing, it
is not so suitable for us and needs to be less.
Sarah Maeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

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.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cylance Smart Antivirus

  • Its major strength is that it is lightweight on the storage.
  • It works smoothly and there is no periodic scanning in it .
  • It is effective against Malware and virus and provides in-depth detection and removal.
  • It provides frequent updates and every update makes it more better and advanced.
Sarah Maeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • 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.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cylance Smart Antivirus

  • Its subscription charges need to be declined.
  • We had faced some bugs but they get resolved with the new update.
  • There is little information and details related to the threats and I think this needs to be improved.
Sarah Maeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • 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.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cylance Smart Antivirus

We switched to Cylance Smart Antivirus almost a year ago. Before that, we were using Avast Business Antivirus which was kind of an absurd experience for us. First of
all Avast Business Antivirus was a heavyweight software, and as a repercussion, it interrupted our
system’s normal workings. Because of that, we had to pay a high cost as we
were not able to do anything else while scanning.
Sarah Maeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

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.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cylance Smart Antivirus

  • Our whole system and the entire organization feel very safe.
  • No virus, malware, or even ransomware can enter our systems .
  • It works in silence and isn’t a burden on our systems.
Sarah Maeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

  • 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.
Emma Ridener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cylance Smart Antivirus

General

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

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

General

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

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