A well-rounded security application for general security needs
June 12, 2019

A well-rounded security application for general security needs

Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Panda Security for Desktops (legacy product)

Overall Satisfaction with Adaptive Defense 360 / WatchGuard EPDR

Panda Security for Desktops is a highly versatile system that can handle many security problems faced by everyday users. With an organization that I worked with, it was found to be an economic and strong security system capable of being implemented across a number of computers at remote locations. It's ease of use and installation meant that the program could be used with a minimal cost beyond its license purchase.
  • Panda Security is really good at security scans for viruses.
  • The application is very user-friendly
  • Panda Security is easy to learn and to train users on.
  • Panda Security is not the best at some types of malware scans but that can be an issue with other similar products as well.
  • The configuration and setup functions could be more detailed and expanded for advanced users.
  • Updates can sometimes be infrequent.
  • The software helps to save on overhead training costs.
  • The fairly simple interface can be easier to manage for IT departments.
  • In dealing with complex security problems, there may be a need for additional security services or products.
Panda Security works well for normal to less complex office systems that do not require extensive security support. However, it could be found lacking when compared to other products such as Cisco's security line of applications. Its limited malware detection services can also be a hindrance, especially when compared to products such as Malwarebytes that are fairly inexpensive to purchase. This isn't just a problem with this application but is found in other "security" products.
Panda Security is really well suited for small to medium sized organizations with limited IT support. It's a product that is geared towards average users with limited knowledge of security products. However, this can also mean that the product is not as suitable for complex networks or advanced security coverage needs. Some companies may find that the product may lack certain features found on more robust packages.

WatchGuard EPDR Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
Not Rated
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Centralized Management
Hybrid Deployment Support
Infection Remediation
Vulnerability Management
Malware Detection