Vipre - It's worth a look!
Updated January 14, 2021
Vipre - It's worth a look!
Score 6 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with VIPRE
Vipre is currently used across our entire organization. We have a WAN with 15 sites connected along with 100+ remote sites. Vipre is used both remotely and directly. We have Endpoint Protection which not only assists us in virus detection and removal, but also with software patching. While we use SUS and GPO for major software updates, we use Vipre Endpoint for updates to items such as Flash, Java, and VLC just to name a few.
- Software Patching - It just works. Rather well, actually. Flash, Java, etc are all kept up to date on my 400+ computers so I don't have to worry about them.
- Auto-installs. Vipre periodically scans the network for new computers on the Domain and installs itself to help automate protection.
- Management - It's easy to create deployable packages to give to our field techs. This ensures computers off-WAN are protected and report into the central server.
- Upgrades - client upgrades don't appear to be automatic. I've recently had to be quite hands-on in upgrading client versions from 9x to 10x.
- Control interface - the server control interface needs some work. And it has for years. It is definitely better, but it's a bit slow, and sometimes will randomly wipe the list of computers with which I'm working and rebuild it slowly.
- Vipre pushed and update for device control last year. It caused our workstations to reboot every 20 min. They resolved it within a day - which to me was too long. But in the end, we got everything sorted out. This certainly caused pause for the next renewal cycle. We did end up sticking with them.
- Vipre helps keep us from having to touch every single computer we add to the domain. Remote deployment is one of my favorite features. Deploy on-demand is also good to have available - which it does.
- Patch management again - it is a key reason we stuck with Vipre. Endpoint protection is the way to go.
Name recognition. And price. In the end, Vipre came out on top in both of those areas. Cylance promises AI heuristics. But being a new product, we were apprehensive. Vipre is a trusted brand that has been around for years. While their name has changed a few times. Inside they're still the same trustworthy company.
- Automation is key with this software. It makes deployment so simple.
- Detection and reporting are excellent. We get an email when any threat is detected, and we can check threat history any time.
- Control - we can remotely perform some basic tasks on workstations via the console. Reboots, messages, etc.
- Maintenance - the server is fairly simple to maintain. It doesn't require too much hands-on. It just... runs.