Cisco Secure Endpoint vs Cynet comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 10, 2023

Categories and Ranking

Cisco Secure Endpoint
Ranking in Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
Ranking in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Cisco Security Portfolio (7th)
Ranking in Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
Ranking in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) (4th), Threat Deception Platforms (3rd), Network Detection and Response (NDR) (3rd), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (9th), Ransomware Protection (5th)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) category, the mindshare of Cisco Secure Endpoint is 1.5%, down from 2.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Cynet is 1.1%, up from 1.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Cisco Security Portfolio
User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)

Featured Reviews

Berkhan Yaman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 7, 2023
Multi-layered protection that allows complete visibility and control with significant limitation in speed
We use it to deliver the best endpoint protection and control for our clients. We offer them MSSP services for their products, so they are assured that their product is fully visible and protected It offers advanced threat protection by using machine learning to prevent any possible cyber threat,…
Cesare Vitali - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 5, 2024
Provides streamlined deployment, intuitive usability, quick response times, high scalability, excellent stability and responsive support making it a comprehensive and reliable cybersecurity option
I like Cynet because, in my experience, it's incredibly fast and intuitive. The interface is exceptionally clear and easy to understand. The most critical function of the product for maintaining our cybersecurity environment is the rapid deployment of policies to the agents. This is particularly crucial considering our diverse workforce, with many employees working remotely or directly at customer sites. Unlike other solutions that might not be as cloud-based or easy to manage, Cynet excels in swiftly and accurately sending policies to the agents. This capability has been immensely valuable, especially during times when our developers are heavily engaged across multiple customer projects. With Cynet, we've experienced minimal issues with agents failing to receive or apply policies, ensuring that our security measures are consistently and promptly implemented across the board.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"appreciate the File Trajectory feature, as it's excellent for an analyst or mobile analyst. I can track everything that happens on our server from my PC or device. Integration with SecureX is a welcome feature because it connects Cisco's integrated security portfolio with our complete infrastructure. Sandboxing is helpful, and integration with the Cisco environment is excellent as we use many of their products, and that's very valuable for us."
"Device Trajectory is one of the most valuable features. We're able to dig in and really understand how things came to be and where to focus our efforts."
"Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us."
"For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors."
"The VPN is most valuable. It's the best thing in the market today. We can use two-factor authentication with another platform, and we can authenticate with two-factor."
"There are several valuable features including strong prevention and exceptional reporting capabilities."
"The product's initial setup phase was very simple."
"The ability to detonate a particular problem in a sandbox environment and understand what the effects are, is helpful. We're trying, for example, to determine, when people send information in, if an attachment is legitimate or not. You just have to open it. If you can do that in a secure sandbox environment, that's an invaluable feature. What you would do otherwise would be very risky and tedious."
"If some unusual activity happens on the network, such as I open administrator sessions in a short duration of an hour on many computers in the lab, it sends me an alert about my network saying that one user opened three, four, or five sessions in one hour. Similarly, if I try to play with the disk size on a computer, it will send me an alert, and it will also stop the operation."
"The product has valuable front-end features."
"We are using almost all of the features and we find it quite good overall."
"A reliable security system that automatically quarantines anything suspicious."
"The product is very easy to use. Customers really appreciate that."
"The interface is exceptionally clear and easy to understand."
"I like that it is possible to use the solution to check more information about the users' devices."
"The dashboard is beautiful, overall easy of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued."


"We had a lot of noise at the beginning, and we had to turn it down based on exclusions, application whitelisting, and excluding unknown benign applications. Cisco should understand the need for continuous updates on the custom Cisco exclusions and the custom applications that come out-of-the-box with the AMP for Endpoints."
"I would like more seamless integration."
"The one challenge that I see is the use of multiple endpoint protection platforms. For instance, we have AMP, but we also have Microsoft Windows Defender, System Center Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Malware Protection Engine deployed. So, we have a bunch of different things that do the same thing. What winds up happening is, e.g., if I get an alert for a potential incident or malware and want to pull the file, I'll go to fetch the file to analyze it. But, one of these other programs has already gotten it, so the file has already been quarantined by another endpoint protection system. AMP doesn't realize that and the file fetch fails, then you're left wondering what's going on."
"It cannot currently block URLs over websites."
"It is not very stable because we have new versions four times a year, which fixes bugs. We had some problems with some deployments."
"The thing I hate the most, which they have not fixed, is when it creates duplicate entries within a console. If you have a computer and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or you upgrade your agent from version 6 to 7, it creates a new instance in there instead of updating the information. Instead of paying a license for one computer, I have to license two computers until I manually go in, search for all the duplicate entries, and clean them out myself."
"One of the things that Cisco Secure Endpoint really needs is that it's not just Secure Endpoint, it's a point product, and I think we really need to move into solution-based selling, designing, and architecting. So that we're not worried about putting things on endpoints and selling 'x' amount of endpoints, but to provide a solution that covers all of the remote access and sell them as solutions that cover multiple things."
"Cisco is good in terms of threat intelligence plus machine learning-based solutions, but we feel Cisco is lagging behind in using artificial intelligence in its systems."
"Linux servers are not supported."
"Its dashboard is not so good. On the dashboard, they don't show the count for client endpoints, which is a failure of this product. This count should be shown on the dashboard. I have 1,000 clients, but I can't see it anywhere on the dashboard."
"The reporting functionality in Cynet may not be as comprehensive or flexible as desired."
"There are some shortcomings in Cynet's integration capabilities that need improvement."
"The command line interface could be improved."
"The solution just needs to keep maturing and they need to keep up with the threat landscape to ensure they're protecting clients well as time passes."
"An administration feature will be useful for Cynet."
"SIEM - Although with their Centralised Log Management Cynet has created the basis for SIEM functionality, this is to be expanded in the near future."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is also the Cisco annual subscription plus my management time in terms of what I do with the Cisco product. I spend a minimal amount of time on it though, just rolling out updates as they need them and monitoring the console a couple of times a day to ensure nothing is out of control. Cost-wise, we are quite happy with it."
"​Pricing can be more expensive than similar software that does less functionality, but not recognized by customers.​"
"Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection."
"Cisco Secure Endpoint is not too expensive and it's not cheap. It's quite fair."
"We can know if something bad is potentially happening instantaneously and prevent it from happening. We can go to a device and isolate it before it infects other devices. In our environment, that's millions of dollars saved in a matter of seconds."
"Cisco's pricing is reasonable. We also do not need to opt for niche players, which would have charged us significantly more than Cisco for ecosystem solutions. We are highly satisfied with the pricing structure of Cisco's solutions they are reasonable."
"I rate the pricing a five or six on a scale of one to ten, where one is expensive, and ten is cheap."
"The pricing and licensing are reasonable. The cost of AMP for Endpoints is inline with all the other software that has a monthly endpoint cost. It might be a little bit higher than other antivirus type products, but we're only talking about a dollar a month per user. I don't see that cost as being an issue if it's going to give us the confidence and security that we're looking for. We have had a lot of success and happiness with what we're using, so there's no point in changing."
"I don't have specific information about integration capabilities or licensing costs."
"This solution is expensive. I would rate the price as a three out of five when compared to similar products."
"We purchase the product’s yearly license."
"The price is very competitive."
"It costs us 20,000 to 28,000 per year."
"The licensing for Cynet is yearly. The solution pricing depends on the customer, but it is not very expensive."
"Cynet is cheaper than other solutions in the market."
"Cynet has a pay-as-you-go pricing model."
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Questions from the Community

When evaluating User Activity Monitoring, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?
The support team that stands behind the detection and response. Is there adequate expertise and are they behind you 24x7x365? Cynet CyOps has been there for us.
What do you like most about Cynet?
In terms of incident response, Cynet can contain attacks, offer a trial period to customers, and uninstall if not continued. The most valuable aspect is its integration capabilities, covering endpo...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cynet?
I don't have specific information about integration capabilities or licensing costs.

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Sample Customers

Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
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