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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

It's well suited to most environments, however, it has some compatibility issues if you need to deploy it to older operating systems that are out of support (which is understandable of course). If you work in an environment where you have older OS's in the business, the client may not be able to be installed remotely, or at all (depending on the OS). However, if the product supports the OS's you run, it's a very good product to invest in for peace of mind. I was also able to run it on the servers with no impact on their performance
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.4
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Anti-Exploit Technology
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.8
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Centralized Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
8.6
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Hybrid Deployment Support
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Infection Remediation
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Vulnerability Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.5
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Malware Detection
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

Pros

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

  • The initial setup with Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection is speedy and straightforward since you do not have to dedicate a server for the management side of it - it is cloud-based!
  • Reporting of malicious items is a breeze from the management web portal. I can quickly review items from my cell phone as I walk through the office, from home or wherever I am and need to check on these items. Other systems require you to VPN to your office, open software, log in, and start reviewing. But being cloud-based makes this so much simpler!
John Fester | 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

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

  • Premise based management tool no longer the focus of development in favor of new cloud based protection.
  • Can't migrate to cloud based protection easily and requires different licensing.
  • They released a definition package last year that caused all systems that received it to block all network access, inbound and outbound. The repair process was manual and took 15 minutes per machine to fix. The only way to learn about it was from their website and it was not easy to determine that Malwarebytes was the cause.
  • Management tool does not auto-update client programs. You need to either perform a push update or update your GPO program deployment for the new package.
  • Email alerts about clients only come in after the workstation has sent an update to the management server. The management server is not accessible over the internet, so reports from remote users can take days after the incident.
  • The anti-exploit module does not like any JAVA programs. Barracuda JAVA VPN and Supermicro SuperDoctor get blocked. There is no exception list, so you have to disable protection.
  • You can not make exclusions for programs you need protection to be disabled for.
  • Some programs can be disabled by end users.
  • No notification process to inform you of new updates for end user applications or the management system.
John Delaney | 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

Support Rating

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We have used their support several times and it is always fast, professional and their staff is eager to help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

It provides excellent cover in terms of ransomware, and when running various testing tools to see the effectiveness, it scored much more highly than our existing product. It also has excellent recovery options, with the roll back feature. I selected it because of the experience I'd had in the past with the free tool, which is always the first choice we go to when we've had an infection on a machine that our AV has been unable to remove
Anonymous | 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

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

  • 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.
John Fester | 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

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
8.0

Support Rating

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

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