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98 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

It is well suited for a hybrid network model where you would like to extend your existing infrastructure and security policies to the public cloud. With security up to layer 7, it helps you deploy all the security policies on the public cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Identification Technologies
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
9.0
Visualization Tools
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
6.0
Content Inspection
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
2.0
Reporting and Logging
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
VPN
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
8.0
Proxy Server
Malwarebytes
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
7.0

Pros

Malwarebytes

  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
Kenji C | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Easy deployment.
  • Backups, snapshotting, etc. make returning to pre-change state a snap.
  • Threat management, data leak protection, etc. can be done in-line with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Malwarebytes

  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Sometimes the configuration gets out of sync between HA peers, it won't sync, and it also won't say why.
  • Every time I log in I get warned that the logfile partition is almost full. Yes, I know that, you're deleting the oldest ones, I know: stop telling me about it with a giant pop-up at login.
  • I like green, but I wish I could choose mauve as a background color for the web interface.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 8.7
Based on 11 answers
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
Jennifer Stirling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Malwarebytes

Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

PAN was a much more solid choice, with less infrastructure needs required than Checkpoint. Cost was also a factor, with PAN being cheaper, even without the discounts given by our rep. VPN's are much easier to configure with non-heterogeneous products where the checkpoint is an absolute mess to configure a VPN with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Malwarebytes

  • One of the positive impacts it has had was that it offers another layer of protection against threats in an organization. It almost seems like there is never an all-in-one solution when it comes to AV and protecting/removing threats, and that there is a benefit to running more than one product on endpoints.
  • Another positive impact it has had was it really hasn't hurt user productivity when the program runs on the end-user's system. It could scan, or even be left open, and the end-user should not experience any slowdowns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Reduced firewall management tasks by an order of magnitude
  • Reduced needed VPN client support to nearly zero
  • Allowed reporting/monitoring of bandwidth usage, increasing overall productivity (big brother is watching you.....)
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Malwarebytes

General

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes
9.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Malwarebytes
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Usability

Malwarebytes
10.0
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Support Rating

Malwarebytes
8.7
Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series
10.0

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