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Score 9.5 out of 100
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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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

Overall, Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall is a solid product for the cost. I have used their support several times and their support engineers are well rounded and very knowledgeable. They know the product inside and out. I have used other products in the past for security on endpoints, like Webroot, and will never go back after using Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall.
Lee Ludlum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

  • Admin console is easy to use
  • Light and does not take resources away from PCs and servers
  • Excellent customer service
Lee Ludlum | 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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

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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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall is lightweight and does not impact performance on a PC or server. It can be installed on both PC and Mac. I have used Webroot in the past and it had a significant impact on performance of PCs and servers. ESET does a good job for home use but I have not used it for business.
Lee Ludlum | 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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

  • I believe that is has already paid for itself protecting our network
  • I have not came across anything negative or that has impacted the company in a negative way
  • Positive would definitely be top-notch support
Lee Ludlum | 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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

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