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We performed a comparison between ESET Endpoint Security and VIPRE Endpoint Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is its threat protection and data privacy, including its cyber attack and data protection, as we need to cover and protect data on user devices.""Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM orchestration engine and a number of applications that are proprietary or open source.""It is extensive in terms of providing visibility and insights into threats. It allows for research into a threat, and you can chart your progress on how you're resolving it.""The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.""The integration with other Cisco products seemed to be really effective. We had Umbrella in place and we were using AnyConnect as well as Firepower. Once a threat was detected, being able to do the threat lookups and the live tracking was really useful.""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.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""Another of my favorite features is called the Device Trajectory, where it shows everything that's going on, on a computer. It shows the point in time when a virus is downloaded, so you can see if the user was surfing the internet or had a program open. It shows every running process and file access on the computer and saves it like a snapshot when it detects something malicious. It also has a File Trajectory, so you can even see if that file has been found on any of your other computers that have AMP."

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"I would say that this solution has the best support team in this kind of Endpoint protection product.""I find the main valuable feature to be the antivirus, it is very effective with removing viruses.""The solution provides good accessibility and is not heavy on resources when there are updates or when it is in operation.""This solution does not slow down your systems. It is very light.""I like everything about ESET Endpoint Security, and as an installer, it's very easy to install the solution, but the most important feature is that it helps defend against any virus. When the virus comes, ESET Endpoint Security stops it.""The pricing is good.""The ability to push policies and also to restrict an installation or to restrict any form of threat within the policy has been quite useful.""The product is quite affordable."

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"It has low overhead as far as machine resources are concerned. Everything runs faster with VIPRE installed versus some of the competitors. It has also been pretty easy to use. It just runs and gives us reports. It also sends us alerts when there is something that we need to look at. It does its job, and you just look at the reports. In other ways, you just forget that it is there.""In general, it was pretty easy to manage."

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Cons
"In Orbital, there are tons of prebuilt queries, but there is not a lot of information in lay terms. There isn't enough information to help us with what we're looking for and why we are looking for it with this query. There are probably a dozen queries in there that really focus on what I need to focus on, but they are not always easy to find the first time through.""An easier way to do deduplication of machines, or be alerted to the fact that there's more than one instance of a machine, would be useful... That way you could get a more accurate device count, so you're not having an inflated number.""The Linux agent is a simple offline classic agent, and it doesn't support Secure Boot, which is important to have on a Linux machine. The Linux agent has conflicts with other solutions, including the Exploit Prevention system found in Windows servers. We didn't find a fix during troubleshooting, and Cisco couldn't offer one either. Eventually, we had to shut down the Exploit Prevention system. We didn't like that as we always want a solution that can fit smoothly into the setup without causing problems, especially where security is concerned. The tool also caused CPU spikes on our production machine, and we were seriously considering moving to another product.""They could improve the main dashboard to more clearly show me the things that I want to see. When I open the dashboard right now, I see a million things and they are not always the things that I need.""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.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""It could be improved in connection with artificial intelligence and IoT.""In terms of the user experience, if the UX design could be much simpler [that would improve things]... if they could make it more intuitive for someone who is not an engineer so that they still can read what's going on in their webpage and understand, that would be something."

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"In terms of areas for improvement, I didn't see any from ESET Endpoint Security because what's important is that it works as an antivirus solution. I do find its pricing expensive here in Hungary, so if the price could be lower, that would be good. ESET Endpoint Security is an antivirus, so it only needs to stop the virus. If it had other features, I wouldn't need it. Every program or solution has specific functions and in this case, ESET Endpoint Security is worth it as an antivirus, though in the next release of the solution, it would be better if there's some improvement in its antivirus database.""After we did the initial setup of ESET Endpoint Security, we had to inform users about popups. This solution comes with an in-built software firewall and there can be some popups coming. We must tell the user not to keep, allow, or block anything. That is the main issue on the user side we have faced. The user's experience may not be as good.""The solution lacks the automation I need.""We would like to see more options in the help menu for users.""Sometimes, ESET sends alerts within my own network that cause confusion. That is, it might warn about contamination, or that the VM has crashed, but it doesn't go further than that. It just shows me the alert and sometimes I am not sure what to do about it.""ESET Endpoint Security lacks some advanced functionalities and features which would be useful to be interconnected with the solutions we use, such as Microsoft 365.""In terms of what is lacking in ESET, it really would need more features for the users when they are working outside of the corporate network.""They can improve ransomware protection, and there should be cloud sandboxing for Mac."

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"Their management interface is a little buggy. It requires a few system resources on the management interface. Its reporting can also be better. Overall, the reports are pretty good. They patch some third-party software, but if they can expand what they do for reporting and patch enterprise software, it would be handy.""We would get a lot of false positives and instead of them fixing the false positive, they would just want us to put in an exception, which I didn't care for."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing."
  • "We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work."
  • "Cisco Secure Endpoint is not too expensive and it's not cheap. It's quite fair."
  • "The price is very fair to the customer."
  • "...the licensing needs to be improved. All the product features we need are there. It's just a matter of the complexity and the different offerings and trying to figure things out."
  • "The pricing and licensing fees are okay."
  • "Because we do see the value of what it's bringing, I think they have priced it well."
  • "The solution is highly affordable; I believe we pay $2 or $3 per endpoint. It's significantly cheaper than the competitors on the market."
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  • "The price could be lower, but it's comparable, as other solutions have a similar price for the same effect."
  • "I think it's available for a pretty fair price. If you know how to use it, then it's a very fair price for what you get."
  • "I pay about $100 a year, so it's really cheap. I'm sure that if I need something else beyond more technical support, I'll need to pay more."
  • "The license is annually, and the price is low compared to competitors."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable compared to the other products out there. It is definitely in line with the competition."
  • "The price is okay and I don't have any issues with it."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable compared to competitors."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
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  • "Its price point has been phenomenal. Our previous solution from Trend Micro was triple the cost of it."
  • "Its price point has been phenomenal. Our previous solution from Trend Micro was triple the cost of it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
    Top Answer:Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
    Top Answer:The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
    Top Answer:The product is good and has a good interface.
    Top Answer:We found good pricing because we did a trade-off between Kaspersky to ESET. They were very helpful to gain a customer at… more »
    Top Answer:The price could be a little lower and the deployment process could be easier. Dual management for the customer, who… more »
    Top Answer:It has low overhead as far as machine resources are concerned. Everything runs faster with VIPRE installed versus some… more »
    Top Answer:Its price point has been phenomenal. Our previous solution from Trend Micro was triple the cost of it.
    Top Answer:Their management interface is a little buggy as it will hang up and crash from time to time. Although It requires more… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco AMP for Endpoints
    Smart Security
    VIPRE Cloud, VIPRE Endpoint Security Cloud Edition, VIPRE Endpoint Security Server Edition
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    Overview

    Cisco Secure Endpoint is a cloud-managed endpoint security solution that provides advanced protection against viruses, malware, and other cyber threats by detecting, preventing, and responding to threats. Cisco Secure Endpoint is managed online via a web-based management console and can be deployed on a variety of platforms. It protects endpoints, networks, emails, and web traffic.

    In a world of evolving threats, it’s necessary to put security above everything. Cisco Secure Endpoint provides you with the scope, scale, and capabilities to attain effective security with its integrated portfolio and industry-leading threat intelligence. Cisco Secure Endpoint continuously tracks and analyzes files and file activities across your systems - both remote and on premises - and compares these events to other events that occurred before or during past attacks. If a file exhibits malicious behavior, the tool sends an alert which enables you to stop a potential threat from succeeding.

    Key Capabilities of Cisco Secure Endpoint

    • Multi-layered protection: Cisco Secure Endpoint combines behavioral analytics, machine learning, and signature-based techniques to prevent threats from compromising your endpoints.

    • Powerful EDR capabilities: Reduce attack surface using advanced endpoint and extended detection and response, threat hunting, and endpoint isolation.

    • Dynamic malware analysis: Identify and block attacks in real time.

    • Simplified investigations: Advanced search capabilities help you get the information you need about your endpoints fast.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Cisco Secure Endpoint stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to enable developers to easily secure their endpoints with one single operation using its management console and its advanced alerting techniques.

    Tim C., an IT manager at Van Der Meer Consulting, writes, "The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems."

    Wouter H., a technical team lead network & security at Missing Piece BV, notes, "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."

    ESET Endpoint Security is a comprehensive multilayered solution, combining machine learning and human expertise to deliver the ultimate in protection. The solution is deployed on endpoint devices to prevent file-based malware attacks, detect malicious activity, and provide the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to respond to dynamic security incidents and alerts.

    The technology, which is based in 30+ years of research and innovation, is constantly adjusting and changing to provide the best balance of detection, low false positives and performance.

    ESET endpoint protection products support all OSes including Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.

    VIPRE Endpoint Security provides fast, powerful and easy-to-manage endpoint protection for businesses of all sizes, with a small footprint that won't slow you down.

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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
    ERSTE Group Bank, Miller Solutions, Wesleyan University, The Hospital Center of Luxembourg, Deer Valley USD, SPAR, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Honda, City Hall of Palmela, Hays CISD, Lester B Pearson School Board
    College Station ISD, Mid-West Companies, Guardian Network Solutions
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Non Tech Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Media Company7%
    Retailer7%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Educational Organization5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Buyer's Guide
    ESET Endpoint Security vs. VIPRE Endpoint Security
    November 2022
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    ESET Endpoint Security is ranked 14th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 44 reviews while VIPRE Endpoint Security is ranked 38th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 2 reviews. ESET Endpoint Security is rated 8.4, while VIPRE Endpoint Security is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Security writes "Good at detecting potentially dangerous websites, but the alerts can be confusing at times". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VIPRE Endpoint Security writes "Easy to upgrade and manage but needs better reporting". ESET Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Sophos Intercept X, CrowdStrike Falcon and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas VIPRE Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Carbon Black CB Defense, Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra and Sophos Intercept X. See our ESET Endpoint Security vs. VIPRE Endpoint Security report.

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