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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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 System Center Endpoint Protection

It is well suited in environments that want a simple AV product/solution that, for the most part, can be easily deployed to client endpoints. It is also good for environments that want something that is easy to use by end-users, and also doesn't use a whole lot of system resources.It is less suited for environments that want an AV solution that is more robust feature-wise, or has more configurable options for the end-users. It is also less suited for those organizations that want an AV product to have the highest detection rate in the industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.4
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.8
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5
Centralized Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
8.6
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
6.0
Infection Remediation
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
9.5
Vulnerability Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.5
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Malware Detection
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5

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 System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection offers exceptional threat protections for signature-based "known" threats.
  • The signatures are constantly updated and management of this application is super easy with the use of Microsoft SCCM.
  • The application is very much a "set it and let it" type of deployment. Once you install it, there are very little configuration or changes that need to be made.
Anonymous | 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 System Center Endpoint Protection

  • The product could improve in the area of having better mechanisms in place with how the SCEP client is deployed/installed from the server on the management side. We have run into this firsthand with the client not installing on an endpoint, and then having to take the time to investigate why it was not installing.
  • A second improvement that can be made is to keep trying to improve the products detection rate for finding malware/viruses. The case can be made that there are some products out there that do a better job at this and have a higher detection rate.
Anonymous | 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 System Center Endpoint Protection

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 7.5
Based on 2 answers
There was a time and a place in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection was an excellent choice to provide threat protections. However, now that threats have been evolving, so too does the need for more advanced protections. In its current offering, it just no longer meets the needs of our organization in terms of providing protections against threats.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 System Center Endpoint Protection

How SCEP stacks up against some of the other AV solutions/products is that it does a pretty good job overall (not the best in the industry) at detecting/removing malware, which is the main focus for a product like this. It is also easy to use on the end-user side, which can't be said for some other AV products on the market.I was not involved with the selection/purchase of the product in the organization, but I'm almost certain the organization selected this based on the tight integration with Microsoft System Center Manager, which is used in the organization. Also, given the fact that SCEP is tightly integrated and works well in organizations that utilize Microsoft products, it was probably another factor in selecting this. Lastly, the cost of licenses was probably lower (because of System Center already being in place) than other AV products.
Anonymous | 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 System Center Endpoint Protection

  • There was little/no cost associated with this software since we are utilizing SCCM and are paying license costs for that anyways.
  • The level or protection is excellent for the cost of the software.
  • There was at least one instance in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection identified a crypto-malware, but not before it had already started to encrypt many of our files. So it did detect the threat, but since it was a little delayed we still were infected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

General

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

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

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 System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0

Support Rating

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.5

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