Get bit by the best AV out there- Vipre
December 13, 2017

Get bit by the best AV out there- Vipre

Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Vipre

We use the Business Premium version of the software, and it has an Enterprise console for managing users computers and servers in it with a wide variety of policies available out of the box. The dashboard gives at-a-glance information and is fully customizable to drop various policy types or machine types into easily managed groups.
  • The home Internet suite for users is very complete and is the best I've ever seen.
  • Vipre consistently wins in AV contests against all the major brands.
  • The console allows me to find machines that are unprotected or behind in updates and push directly to them, with the proper authentication.
  • It can be used with its email plugin to offer further protection right at the email level
  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
  • We have had zero downtime due to a virus or exploit getting through the Vipre software capabilities.
  • We saved over 3k$ over Symantec and others offers.
  • The alerts that my IT team gets in real time has saved us from many issues as we intervened before users often knew there was the potential for problems, saving us time and money.
Vipre doesn't slow my systems down, deploys easily, and consistently wins in AV competitions in numerous areas. It's also more affordable when buying business premium and allows for some home users coverage as well. About the only issues my users have is spelling it correctly (Per the company's spelling, and in spite of spellcheckers changing it :) ).
I find that Vipre is particularly well suited for the SMB space as it is budget friendly, and they can be persuaded to include multiples of home users licenses to protect those remote workers connecting to your WAN/LAN/VPN.

I have not run Vipre in a setting of over 150 desktops and 50 servers, so I do not know if there are performance issues rolling out to 1000's of desktops.