A Great Zero-Trust EDR/AV solution
November 04, 2021

A Great Zero-Trust EDR/AV solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR

We needed a robust anti-virus with EDR capabilities that automated much of our security tasks. We had a customer who wanted a tool that would perform automatic actions. We could use separate EDR and AV tools, but Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR combined both into a single tool. Since we already use other WatchGuard security products, it was a perfect fit for our organization. However, even without WatchGuard firewalls or other products, it's still an excellent security tool.
  • Block new/unknown programs/scripts
  • Take automatic remediation actions
  • One of the few AV/EDR products that were seamless to deploy, removing existing AV tools without issue
  • Better integration with RMM tools
  • Positive: Less anxiety over endpoint breaches/tunneling malware
  • Positive: Less time manually reviewing endpoint security
Overall, Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR stacks up very well against the competition. It was easy to manage, easy to deploy, and in head-to-head tests, was as effective as the most well-reviewed or respected EDR/AV products on the market. The only place we felt it fell a bit short was in RMM and PSA/ticketing integration, but very few EDR tools actually check this box.

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The portal is very easy to navigate, policies are very easy to configure, and notifications are fairly easy to understand and manage.
Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR has provided us with increased efficiency in managing endpoint security. We spend less time individually verifying and checking endpoints, and it especially reduces our "worry" or stress levels regarding any impending breach. On the negative side, the fact that it's a zero trust model means that you do have to spend additional time whitelisting and/or approving/denying new applications and processes, so it's a double-edged sword.
If you are all about a zero-trust security model, this is where Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR excels. It works entirely based on a "whitelist" of known processes, scripts, etc. If a product, executable, file, script, hash, etc. is not approved, it does not run. New processes or scripts get blocked until they are checked on the backend. Auto-device lockdown/containment is a superb feature. This is definitely a "zero trust" security product. While it can cause extra work to whitelist and/or clean new applications, it's worth it for the security.

Watchguard Endpoint Security Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Centralized Management
Malware Detection