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Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Cylance Smart Antivirus

70%
2 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

BlackBerry

Cylance Smart Antivirus is well suited for the typical office user. It can be very restrictive if you do not tune it properly and can cause many issues. When tuned and set up properly it is appropriate for 95% of use cases. The last 5% are ones that have the capabilities of bringing an organization down if it is not tuned properly.
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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

BlackBerry

  • Blocking Scripts
  • Stopping remote exploits
  • easy to install
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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

BlackBerry

  • Better functionality to whitelist on the Application.
  • Easier to setup Mobile Settings
  • Easier to understand logs
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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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Pricing Details

Cylance Smart Antivirus

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      BlackBerry

      Cylance was the first AI scanning-based AV on the market. While Webroot was competitive we found Cylance to be the better solution.
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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

      BlackBerry

      • Too much time to manage.
      • Too many false positives.
      • Too much lost productivity.
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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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