Cylance Smart Antivirus vs. VIPRE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cylance Smart Antivirus
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Blackberry Cylance offers Cylance Smart Antivirus, a Windows and Mac OS compatible smart antivirus designed to provide basic protection as well as protect against new, never before seen malware.N/A
VIPRE
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
VIPRE (formerly known as ThreatTrack Security) is an antivirus solution, now part of J2 Global's portfolio of cloud offerings and applications since the February 2018 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
Cylance Smart AntivirusVIPRE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cylance Smart AntivirusVIPRE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Cylance Smart AntivirusVIPRE
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(16 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cylance Smart AntivirusVIPRE
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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Ziff Davis Inc
Robust protection with a small footprint. Catches all malware and viruses, while respecting the exclusions put in place by our organization. Pricing was very aggressive compared to other products. Great management application, where you can manage the installations and even update third-party apps on those machines from that portal. Great product for a great price.
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Pros
BlackBerry
  • Blocking Scripts
  • Stopping remote exploits
  • easy to install
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Vipre Antivirus constantly scans your computer in the background without a need for user intervention.
  • In one program Vipre can successfully protect all your computing devices from both malicious virus attacks as where vicious spyware intrusions.
  • You won't feel any slowness or sluggishness with Vipre installed & running in the background while you continue to use your computing devices.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
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Usability
BlackBerry
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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE is very easy to use and administer. You have a lot of functionality from the server on what you can do with the clients. It has proved useful when I can't access a client any other way. I can reboot the computer from the server and then usually get back into that machine.
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Support Rating
BlackBerry
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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE support is usually pretty quick. Sometimes you have to get a lot of information to send back so they can see the issue. This has not been too bad and I understand why it's needed. VIPRE also has a free rescue tool that is very useful and easy to use. There have been others but VIPRE seems to keep theirs updated. It's my go-to even outside of work.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
We got a chance to buy AVG Business edition and we tried to install that throughout our organization and most specifically to our important systems but it was not compatible with a majority of them and we found AVG as high-demand software with a mediocre speed of action and more pricing. So in comparison to AVG, VIPRE is good in all aspects.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • The VIPRE MSP program cost effectively lets me integrate protection into every endpoint I protect.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for deployment and billing has increased our revenue.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for management means we keep endpoint protection coverage consistently above 99% to secure our clients.
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