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Score 8 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

ObserveIT

  • Especially if you are working in the banking area, IT workers must use ObserveIT to provide more detailed evidence to audits.
  • You don't need to give a firewall permission to a client, you can easily do it by giving permissions to the ObserveIT server. By doing this, you will be able to understand why he/she needs this permission without asking.
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Trend Micro Apex One

Before Trend Micro OfficeScan we used Symantec Endpoint Protection and although it was very easy to deploy and to update agents it couldn't find a virus if you pointed it out with a neon sign. We were always getting hit with different viruses but since we migrated to Trend we no longer have that problem. Trend has definitely been preventing those kind of outbreaks successfully.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.4
Anti-Exploit Technology
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
8.8
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.2
Centralized Management
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Hybrid Deployment Support
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Infection Remediation
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.0
Vulnerability Management
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Malware Detection
ObserveIT
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7

Pros

ObserveIT

  • Takes screen captures of user's activities to understand suspicious activities better.
  • User friendly management interface makes it better.
  • Ease of upgrading all of the related servers and its agent.
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Trend Micro Apex One

  • The product has two important aspects, centralized console and an agent which is typically installed on every machine. When the product is installed on a dedicated server then all computers can readily get updated while in the same network (provided the agent is installed on every machine). This helps the machine to avoid any kind of virus attacks.
  • Even if the machines are not in the same network where the console is being run it can directly get all updates from the Trend Micro server directly and the machine is still protected. Hence, it is not necessary that users have to visit the office or internal network to get the update, once the agent is installed on the machine then they can get the update from anywhere as long as the machine has access to the Internet.
  • Once the agent is installed on the machine the users can themselves do a full scan and even check the logs themselves.
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Cons

ObserveIT

  • You need to make a better optimization work on its database servers. It may cause problems working itself properly.
  • After upgrading its agents, it may give some false positive alerts like "Agent not reporting" while it reporting.
  • Archiving technology must be improved. When you restart that appliance, it needs more tuning on it to make it right.
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Trend Micro Apex One

  • Threat Removal: we've encountered several times when Trend Micro will point out some kind of threat, but lacks the ability to handle the removal itself, and typically still requires some kind of manual intervention.
  • It's small, but I do wish you could rename the endpoint agent names after they're assigned in the system.
  • Greater view and visibility into some of the standard reports offered would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

ObserveIT

ObserveIT 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It depends on the our needs actually. Audit has big space on our environment, so we need to put anything infront of them clearly. ObserveIT makes it perfectly.
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Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro Apex One 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to stick with a vendor year after year, and it is also easy to see the faults in a product and want to change. This is the first time I have renewed with an antiviurs provider as others have been less than ideal and caused issues where there were none before, so while it isn't perfect, it is the best of the bunch currently and I am hopeful that it will continue to improve in future versions.
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Support

ObserveIT

ObserveIT 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to access them, immediate response and huge knowledge make them nearly perfect. Also their supports have great sense of humour :)
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Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro Apex One 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has been difficult at sometimes, the support people at one point told me that they couldn't tell me information about OfficeScan because it was knowledge that was passed down from engineer to engineer. The issue was that if you used the msi for the install any further installs would require the msi to have the same exact name or else the install fails and corrupts the install. This information is not listed anywhere on trends website. Support kept trying to get me to use the exe for installs instead, but we use SCCM and msi's work better. We had to write a script to come up with a solution so that we could uninstall the software and install the new software. Trend did provide the technical expertise to help with the script and had us work with one of the developers in order to resolve that issue. So they did fix their screw up but it took a while and several complaints.
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Alternatives Considered

ObserveIT

Forcepoint Insider Threat is a new product and also it supports DLP(we were using Forcepoint DLP), that's why we did trial of this. As I said before, it's a new product on this area and its support level were low, on the other hand ObserveIT vendors gave support when we had a problem. That was the key point on our decision.
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Trend Micro Apex One

I have evaluated several endpoint security products over the years, but Trend Micro consistently lands in the Gartner's magic quadrant of best companies in this space, reviews well, and, most tellingly, I have had great success with their products. Every iteration brings improvements in ease of use and advancements in protection
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Return on Investment

ObserveIT

  • As I previously mentioned about this, we were able to give more detailed evidence to the Internal/External Audit team. Audit teams were understanding all of the logs better.
  • A new feature with the newer version of it, like UEBA, we can find the riskier users by looking user's suspicious activities. This feature gave ObserveIT more credit on our bank.
  • Actually, there were no negative impacts on our objectives.
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Trend Micro Apex One

  • Increased employee efficiency is definitely one of the main reasons for using this product. A lot of valuable business hours can be saved by having this product as we all know that fixing virus issues involves more than technical expertise and takes a lot of time.
  • If the employee efficiency improves then any employee facing the customer will have a much better impact and will automatically improve customer service. Having a computer in good condition is going to have a better customer service and it will also help to meet deadlines.
  • The only negative impact I would say that it does affect other VPN agents (which is mandatory for certain client applications or accessing the client network) once the Trend Micro agent gets a version upgrade. On the other hand if the agents are not upgraded from time to time it may affect Trend Micro agents' functionality.
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Pricing Details

ObserveIT

General

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

Trend Micro Apex One

General

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

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