Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product) vs. Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)

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 InterScan VirusWall (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Trend Micro offered InterScan VirusWall, an antivirus solution. It has been discontinued and is no longer available for sale.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
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User Testimonials
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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
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.
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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
  • Admin console is easy to use
  • Light and does not take resources away from PCs and servers
  • Excellent customer service
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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
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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
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.
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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
  • 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
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