Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Proofpoint Essentials
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Proofpoint Essentials provides protection against spam, phishing and other email threats, as well as social media protection, user roles and restrictions, and other protections oriented around the needs of small business.N/A
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Trend Micro offers the Smart Protection Suite with XGen, an endpoint security suite including data loss prevention and mobile device protection. The Smart Prtection Endpoint Suite is the basic edition. The Smart Protection Complete Suite also includes a message security gateway for specific applications (e.g. Office 365, Skye, Sharepoint, etc.) and web security gateway for extended capabilities.N/A
Pricing
Proofpoint Essentials for Small BusinessTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Proofpoint EssentialsTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Proofpoint Essentials for Small BusinessTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business
9.6
2 Ratings
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
-
Ratings
Anti-malware9.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Cusomizability8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business
-
Ratings
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
9.7
9 Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.99 Ratings
User Ratings
Proofpoint Essentials for Small BusinessTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.9
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Proofpoint Essentials for Small BusinessTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Likelihood to Recommend
Proofpoint
I would definitely recommend it for fast and easy deployment with no need of constant managing solution. It is a solid solution that will do all what you need for the email security. Especially when you have a small IT team or even do not have enough experienced specialists to handle email security questions - Proofpoint is what I would recommend to use. I gave it 9 of 10 points only because of the price, you can find find more cheap solutions on the market.
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Trend Micro
The best [way] for Trend Micro [Smart Protection Suite, with XGen] to stand out, would be to install it throughout the network, both computers and servers[.] I recommend this solution for both small companies and very large companies since currently the security of our data is very critical and many times the costs that they lead to when suffering from an attack are too high. [A] system like this is worth investing in.
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Pros
Proofpoint
  • For basic protection, the Solution has an Antivirus, Zero hours Filtering, and Impostor protection.
  • Targeted attacks - URL and Attachment Defense.
  • Content filtering.
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Trend Micro
  • Real time threat intelligence using updates from global threat intelligence network.
  • Advanced built-in threat detection and response capabilities.
  • Ability to detect advanced malware, behavior and communications.
  • Flexibility to deploy with on-premise or cloud or hybrid.
  • Single management console to manage all layers of security.
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Cons
Proofpoint
  • I don't have [a lot] of bad things to say about the software its all positives in my book
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Trend Micro
  • Documentation is something that can be improved here.
  • Licensing is overly complex and needs to be improved for different features/variations.
  • Install is difficult.
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Support Rating
Proofpoint
No answers on this topic
Trend Micro
I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
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Alternatives Considered
Proofpoint
As already wrote, Proofpoint is perfect solution to be deployed quickly without requiring any additional resources or services. Good email tracking logs, excellent reporting features. Great filtering mechanism. Cost effective pricing.
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Trend Micro
Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
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Return on Investment
Proofpoint
  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business has a simplified management.
  • It has a Basic Archive and Legal Hold & eDiscovery Management.
  • Integrated DLP that gives benefits to any organization.
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Trend Micro
  • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
  • Lost some productivity when database crashed
  • Updates tend to slow system down
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