Basic anti-virus protection at a reasonable price
December 13, 2018

Basic anti-virus protection at a reasonable price

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with F-Secure Protection Service for Business

We deploy F-Secure Protection Service for business to approximately 1200 users. It provides basic anti-virus service to our Windows workstations. Our users are located in more than 50 countries around the world and we can manage and monitor their F-Secure setup from a centralized web-based console. It provides good value for a basic anti-virus service.
  • Anti-virus (classic signature-based). This is a classic anti-virus tool without some of the fancy bells and whistles of more expensive products.
  • Real-time protection. The product can do filesystem scheduled scans as well as real-time analysis of files.
  • Browser protection. It comes with a decent browser plugin that can block access to malicious sites.
  • It does not provide "next gen" features like zero day protection, forensics, intrusion detection and analysis.
  • The management interface is clunky and difficult to use.
  • Real-time protection and firewall services can interfere with legitimate activities at times and make it difficult to troubleshoot.
  • Positive - very generous discounts for non-profits make this inexpensive compared to other products.
  • F-Secure has caught some (but not all) malware incidents on our workstations, which have saved us time and money.
  • The cost/benefit ratio is very high. For what you're getting, this is a reasonably priced product.
F-Secure stacks up very well against competitors like McAfee and Norton. Cost is very reasonable, performance is great, and it does as good (or better) a job of these more well-known products. F-Secure particularly works well for non-profits looking to negotiate for a more reasonable rate.
If you're looking for basic signature-based anti-virus at a reasonable price, F-Secure Protection for Business could be a good choice. It does a good job for anti-virus but doesn't include the more advanced features of more expensive products like intrusion detection, forensics, and protection of zero day exploits. It may work well in combination with other tools.