Cynet vs WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Ranking in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
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Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) (16th), User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) (4th), Threat Deception Platforms (3rd), Network Detection and Response (NDR) (4th), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (9th), Ransomware Protection (5th)
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Ranking in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) category, the mindshare of Cynet is 1.5%, down from 1.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is 0.3%, down from 0.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
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Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
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Featured Reviews

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.
Jan 1, 2023
Advanced defence tools that stop known and unknown malware threats
We use WatchGuard for security services mostly WatchGuard has made a few improvements to its user interface which have improved the user experience.  They also made a few improvements to their cloud platform which are good. WatchGuard is very user-friendly. It provides us with all of the…

Quotes from Members

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


"I like that you can implement it in the managed service portfolio."
"Cynet is unique in that it has almost everything included and it was built up from the ground, instead of a bundle of purchased and composed modules. It gives you easier very good visibility than Sentinel One as well as a lower maintenance burden."
"I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we haven't had any issues."
"It can be deployed in autonomous mode, and then it automatically blocks malware threats."
"It's transparent, so it's not something where every user has to press a button to download or do the thing. It is centralized, in fact. Personally, I use Malwarebytes and other tools, which are fine for home use. Cynet is also relatively silent in terms of operation, except when it's required to act."
"The most valuable feature is the monitored support behind it."
"I like that it is possible to use the solution to check more information about the users' devices."
"The initial setup is very fast and very easy."
"WatchGuard is very user-friendly. It provides us with all of the security services we need."
"The solution is very easy to use."
"The tool provides automated responses."
"The protection that it provides from ransomware is valuable. The awareness that it has is also valuable. It didn't have a central console earlier, but now it has a central console, which is pretty good."
"The most valuable feature is the correlation of logs from different devices."
"The analytics are important because if there is an abnormality then it provides that information to us."
"WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is a reliable solution."
"When you download the executable file from the internet, it automatically sandboxes to make sure it's not doing anything incorrectly."


"I cannot provide more details about Cynet's automation features. While Cynet claims to be automated, the specifics of this automation are unclear. They claim to have a high capability to detect and block attacks, but I am cautious about companies that claim to solve every problem without limitations. It does help in identifying malware on the network but doesn't specifically identify vulnerabilities."
"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."
"Sometimes, it is necessary for me to make important changes to a hard drive of a computer, and because Cynet does not allow me to do that, I have to go to the console and remove the computer from the security group just for Cynet. After that, I have to wait for 10 or 15 minutes for that to take effect. I would like to be able to disable Cynet locally. I shouldn’t have to go to the console to find the PC and then take it out of the group and then add it again to the group. I should locally be able to disable Cynet on a computer with a password or something like that, but it is currently not possible."
"An administration feature will be useful for Cynet."
"In terms of what could be improved, I would say the usability of this product for new threats. Meaning, not everything which is new is properly seen by the product and not all the required actions are taken."
"In future releases, I would like to see cloud security aspects included."
"I would like to see support for mobile protection and some additional reports included."
"It is an endpoint agent, but they don't have a probe for checking the network traffic. They could improve from this point of view."
"The reporting isn't so good. If they worked to improve this aspect of the solution, it would be much stronger."
"When it comes to live-monitoring, the user-interface could be improved to make things easier."
"The interface is not the best."
"This product needs to be fully integrated with the firewall. Currently, it only sends logs to the cloud and asks the firewall to correlate them."
"The ease of detecting where an issue is should be improved."
"WatchGuard should offer more visibility into user activity. For example, we should have more details when WatchGuard denies a user access to a port."
"The administrative UI/UX could be significantly improved."
"I'd like a few extra features, especially around threat severity assessment."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I don't have specific information about integration capabilities or licensing costs."
"Cynet has a pay-as-you-go pricing model."
"It costs 18,000 per year, but we have the whole package with not only Cynet but also the Perception Point for emails. There are also some small security courses for our users."
"My company's customers have to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs of the solution. Cynet is not expensive."
"We purchase the product’s yearly license."
"This solution is expensive. I would rate the price as a three out of five when compared to similar products."
"Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
"The price is very competitive."
"There is a license required to use the solution and we pay annually. The price could be reduced because it is a bit expensive."
"The solution is a bit more expensive than other options."
"The solution is cheap."
"The price is very good."
"The price of WatchGuard is very good."
"The pricing is competitive."
"The price is comparable."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Comms Service Provider
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Comms Service Provider

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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.
What needs improvement with WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response?
The interface is not the best. I do not like it. The reports must also be improved.
What is your primary use case for WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response?
We use the solution to protect our systems. We also use it for real-time detection.

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Sample Customers

Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Goodwill New York / New Jersey, F4 IT, Café Comunicação Integrada
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