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Score 9 out of 100
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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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

For those with some investment in Palo Alto already in particular I would say that you can do well with Cortex XDR. People already using the Wildfire machine learning antimalware service in the firewall will find a nice overlap of visibility here. But I would say they may either want to consider a higher license tier than just Protect or consider something like Crowdstrike which seems to do a better job of showing what a given alert means and therefore how you might want to respond. We will probably POC Crowdstrike at the end of our license.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.4
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Anti-Exploit Technology
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.8
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Centralized Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
8.6
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Hybrid Deployment Support
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Infection Remediation
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.3
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Vulnerability Management
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
9.5
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Malware Detection
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Incident Response Platforms

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.2
Company-wide Incident Reporting
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.0
Integration with Other Security Systems
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
6.0
Attack Chain Visualization
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
5.0
Centralized Dashboard
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0
Machine Learning to Prevent Incidents
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0
Live Response for Rapid Remediation
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0

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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Protection from advanced malware threats.
  • Cloud hosted service with good management interface.
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux (and Android, but I haven't tried that).
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Showing the significance of behavior based alerts. It is hard to understand what is implicated by these alerts.
  • Rollout to Macs was a challenge for us because of the permissions that have to be allowed. Endpoint management could have helped with this.
  • Still waiting for support in the Palo Alto Splunk app for logs from Cortex.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

No score
No answers yet
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Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex has a beautiful dashboard that is fairly easy to configure once you understand how policies work. My suggestion would be to definitely watch some of their training videos on copying and modifying the default policies before attempting to set anything up. But once you know, it is easy. Using endpoint management software (SCCM/JAMF/etc) for deployment is a must.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex XDR ranks high for its abilities in prevention. We do see malware that Cortex is able to stop that is undetected by Microsoft's endpoint protection. But it seems comparable products such as Crowdstrike may do better in providing details around alerts. Without this context we can't mount a more thorough response to alerts because we don't have the appropriate information to do so.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

We had MS Endpoint Protection in place. It is still useful for catching basic known commodity malware. But Palo Alto Cortex XDR shines in the fact that it can capture malware that has never been seen before. It has caused pen testers to get stopped in their tracks rather than pivoting to another system. That said, we are still very interested in Crowdstrike next license cycle so we can better visualize the attack timeline and understand the significance of alerts.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Cortex XDR has stopped malware from executing on EMU machines.
  • Cortex XDR has saved time managing endpoint protection.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

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
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
7.0

Usability

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
9.0

Support Rating

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.0

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