Adaptive Defense 360 The next-gen EDR solution that works and is easy to manage
August 15, 2022

Adaptive Defense 360 The next-gen EDR solution that works and is easy to manage

Brian Powell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR

We utilize Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR as a standard for all of our Managed Services Clients. We found it to perform very well as an EDR and is very easy to maintain as a Managed Services Provider. We have a central portal where we can maintain all of our clients and the clients also have their own access to only their settings as well. In the past year of usage Adaptive Defense 360 has been one of 3 products to catch and stop many malicious zero days in the wild before they became known and caught by other solutions. In reality, nothing works 100% and anyone serious about security knows a layered approach is needed, but for us, Adaptive Defense 360 is a big piece of that layered approach


  • Stops many Zero Day Exploits
  • Easy to Manage and Intuitive
  • Low Overhead for Agent installation


  • Alerting on blocks could be better sometimes you have to dig deep to figure out if something was actually blocked
  • Would like to see integration into PSA software for direct ticket/alert integration
  • Improved Endpoint Security
  • Combined multiple vendor solutions into a single vendor installation which improved management (for one product versus 2 or 3) and pricing.
While we did evaluate other potential Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR and security products for our needs, after careful review and real-world test results we found Adaptive Defense 360 to be a notch above them due to the following reasons: ease of management, resource usage, end user issues, price and effectively performing best at its role of Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR and being able to catch many active zero days in the wild.

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Easy and intuitive MSP management portal to manage all of your clients from a single pane of glass. Policies can be pushed down globally or individually based on needs. The client portal allows access to their tenant information and installs only which is nice if you are working with clients who might have an internal person or an IT team that also wants access to things to manage themself.
Since moving to Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR, we were able to eliminate 2 different vendor products that we were using before which made management much easier and more efficient since they were combined into a single product. We also found Adaptive Defense 360 to perform much better from a security posture (better detection for zero days, ability to isolate machines) than the other solutions we were previously using
If you are looking for a good, single pane of glass Managed and low resource usage EDR solution; Adaptive Defense 360 will fit the bill. It stops known malicious programs as well as many zero-day ones. Currently, Adaptive Defense 360 doesn't directly integrate into the major PSA software packages so that may be a deal breaker for those looking for that type of solution

Watchguard Endpoint Security Feature Ratings

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

Evaluating Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR and Competitors

Yes - Cisco Umbrella and Trend Micro XDR. Wanted to ease management by moving to a single product with a single central management console. Also eliminating multiple vendors and saving on costs
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Biggest thing was better protection and easier management
Results would still be the same we would still go with Adaptive Defense 360 in a layered approach. It works well for us and our clients.


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