Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product) vs. Trend Micro Email Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Forefront is Microsoft's antivirus offering.N/A
Trend Micro Email Security
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Trend Micro Email Security stops phishing, ransomware, and BEC attacks, and uses an optimum blend of cross-generational threat techniques, like machine learning, sandbox analysis, data loss prevention (DLP), and other methods to stop email threats. The solution connects with other Trend Micro security layers to share threat intelligence and provide central visibility of threats across the organization. Trend Micro Email Security protects Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Gmail, and other…N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)
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Ratings
Trend Micro Email Security
9.0
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Anti-malware00 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Cusomizability00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Threat Detection00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Management Tools00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)Trend Micro Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product)Trend Micro Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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Trend Micro
Trend Micro Email Security is really a good tool to protect email from cyber attacks and provide end-to-end email data security. The encryption function is amazing. The anti-malware function is really helpful it's performed real-time email scanning.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Trend Micro
  • Email Spam and Virus Scans
  • User Acknowledgement
  • Great Support
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Cons
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Trend Micro
  • It would be great if there was a structure where users would approve or rate their own mails.
  • Outlook add-in would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Trend Micro
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.
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Trend Micro
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")
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Trend Micro
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
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.
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Trend Micro
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!!
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Trend Micro
  • Overall Trend Micro Email Security is superb and good choice. Nothing negative impact on business and working process of PC.
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