7 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Trend Micro Email Security

The most features of this solution are the antivirus, antispam, and integration with cloud services it is a multifunctional solution. There is a lot of room for improvement towards the phishing kind of email filtering, with the different hijacking attacks, and with the kind of password attacks which these phisher attackers do.
walter Muhammad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.6
Anti-malware
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.6
Cusomizability
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.3
Data Loss Protection
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.2
Threat Detection
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.7
Sandboxing
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.2
End-to-End Encryption
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
8.9
Management Tools
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
9.0

Pros

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

Trend Micro Email Security

  • Mail analytics SPF, DKIM and DMARC
  • Known threats (spam, malware, malicious URLs and graymail)
  • Unknown threats (malware, url) detection
  • Keyword Filter, Domain Filter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Trend Micro Email Security

  • Needs better explanation of policy aggressiveness thresholds (e.g., what does "Highest" mean?).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Email Security

Trend Micro Email Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product really does everything it can and offers it very simply. In other words, after using it for many years like us, it feels as if the email system could not exist without Trend Micro Email Security. Using email in a corporate structure without this or any other product is the job of brave people.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Email Security

Trend Micro Email Security 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, Trend Micro Email Security does what is designed to do, however, it can be a bit frustrating tweaking the policies to get them just right due to the vagueness of some of the levels of protection available for some of the features (e.g., scales that range from "Low" to "Highest")
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Email Security

Trend Micro Email Security 5.0
Based on 1 answer
As a reseller, it can be difficult to locate the appropriate support number to call, however, once a case has been opened for a support request, it is generally resolved fairly quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Trend Micro Email Security

TrendMicro does a very good job vs the competitors. I just don't have much experience in my organization as this is much more for the IT Helpdesk. However, I can tell Trend Micro is an excellent choice at stopping malware threats, it is very good for our organization. Great product, highly recommended!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Trend Micro Email Security

  • Value for money.
  • Does what it needs to do.
walter Muhammad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)

General

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

Starting Price

Trend Micro Email Security

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
8.0
Trend Micro Email Security
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
9.0

Usability

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
6.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Trend Micro Email Security
5.0

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