An Important Piece in the Overall Client Security Puzzle
October 16, 2019

An Important Piece in the Overall Client Security Puzzle

Kyle Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Endpoint Protection

Overall Satisfaction with Malwarebytes

We use Malwarebytes on all client systems with great success, we have had no negative impacts on our operations from malware while using the product companywide. It is a lightweight and minimally intrusive solution so we also do not need to worry about it creating confusion or concern among our user base.
  • Detection - Malwarebytes is extremely thorough and very quick, realtime detection has been very helpful.
  • Mitigation - Malwarebytes is effective at removing any malware that it detects and uses a simple user interface which helps enable our end users to be proactive.
  • User Friendliness - It is straightforward and easy to use.
  • Not a full-stack Anti-Virus solution - While good with Malware, it was not built to be a full suite antivirus program.
  • Lack of centralized reporting - Does not report back to system administrators, only locally
  • Updates can be somewhat intrusive - A silent background update feature for program updates would be great, currently only updates definitions that way.
  • Zero instances of viruses or malware, so zero downtime on our client systems due to threats.
  • No noticeable impact on computer performance.
  • Licensing can be somewhat pricey considering you still should use an additional dedicated AV solution.
Ultimately, we chose to go with Malwarebytes in addition to other solutions because we felt it filled a small but critical void in our overall protection on our network and client systems. I can't say I would use the product on its own as it was built for a very specific role and doesn't address the overall protection of a system.
Great at what it does and doesn't try to do what isn't within its core competencies. It is a lightweight and user-friendly program that doesn't incite panic among our users or create inconvenience which is something our help desk appreciates as they can spend time focusing on actual problems, not a bunch of scary false positives.

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Malwarebytes is great when combined with another solution, such as an antivirus. It is an added layer of protection and does a great job with threats that other programs may see as low priority or not even worth reporting. It is not meant to be the only solution used by your company. We use it behind strong policies on our firewall, Proofpoint email security, and an additional cloud-based antivirus on our client systems with great success (zero incidents).