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We performed a comparison between ESET Enterprise Inspector and RSA NetWitness Endpoint based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ESET Enterprise Inspector vs. RSA NetWitness Endpoint report (Updated: September 2022).
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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 entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""Definitely, the best feature for Cisco Secure Endpoint is the integration with Talos. On the backend, Talos checks all the signatures, all the malware, and for any attacks going on around the world... Because Secure Endpoint has a connection to it, we get protected by it right then and there.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""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.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this product is that there is a lot more malware slipping through my email filters than I expected.""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."

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"The rules are the best and most useful features."

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"It's a scalable solution. We have around five to eight customers using RSA NetWitness Endpoint, and we hope to increase the number of users.""This solution allows us to locate the malware in real-time.""They have recently updated the features and the most valuable ones are the instant threat response, ease of use, web interface, integration, and easy access. RSA NetWitness Endpoint is very compatible with other solutions and technologies. However, they do not rely on third-party solutions and have most features built-in.""Ability to isolate the machine when there are malicious files.""The stability of the RSA NetWitness Endpoint is very good.""NetWitness Endpoint's most valuable features are its interoperability across many different operating systems and the ease of pivoting from network to endpoint via a single console."

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Cons
"The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""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.""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.""We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""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 to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""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."

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"It may be difficult for a first-time customer to understand all of the functions that are available to him."

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"The threat intelligence could improve in RSA NetWitness Endpoint.""I would like to see Security Orchestration and Response Automation (SOAR) integration.""The solution lacks a reporting engine.""The integration of the solution needs to be improved. The dashboard needs lots of updates as well. In the next release, we would like to see advanced fraud detection features.""NetWitness Endpoint's blocking feature does not work properly - if there's a malicious process, it's not possible to kill it via a custom rule unless and until it's flagged as malicious."

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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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  • "This is true in the case of licensing, we do not have the most expensive products, and we don't have the cheapest product, it's somewhere in the middle. Perhaps a little higher from the middle, but we are known for what we provide to our customers, and they are pleased."
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  • "The cost depends on the number of endpoints that you want to monitor, but it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution depends on the environment. If the environment is large then it will cost more. However, the larger the environment with more endpoints, you will receive an increased discount. If the environment is very small, then you might think it is expensive. It is always better to buy in bulk to receive a discount. The minimum number of assets is usually 500, with discounts on 1000 and 2000."
  • "NetWitness Endpoint is less costly than its competitors, but it offers fewer features."
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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 rules are the best and most useful features.
    Top Answer:There is a saying in Serbia - quickly, quality, pricey, pick up two. If your network is in good, working order… more »
    Top Answer:ESET's main goal is to create lightweight, highly configurable products with a high detection rate. Sometimes it can be… more »
    Top Answer:This solution allows us to locate the malware in real-time.
    Top Answer:This is not an expensive product. The cost depends on the number of endpoints that you want to monitor, but it is not… more »
    Top Answer:I would like to see Security Orchestration and Response Automation (SOAR) integration. This way, if there is an endpoint… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco AMP for Endpoints
    RSA ECAT
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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 Enterprise Inspector is a sophisticated EDR tool for identification of anomalous behavior and breaches, risk assessment, incident response, investigations and remediation. It monitors and evaluates all the activities happening in the network (for example, user, file, process, registry, memory and network events) in real time and allows you to take immediate action if needed.

    RSA NetWitness Endpoint is an endpoint detection and response solution that employs a combination of live memory analysis, continuous behavioral monitoring, and advanced machine learning to detect known, new, unknown, and non-malware threats that other solutions miss entirely. RSA NetWitness Endpoint helps focus investigations amid thousands of alerts and offers 3X the impact for security teams by considerably reducing attacker dwelltime and accelerating threat response.
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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
    Mitsubishi Motors, Allianz Suisse, Cannon, T-Mobile
    ADP, Ameritas, Partners Healthcare
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
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    September 2022
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    ESET Enterprise Inspector is ranked 28th in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 1 review while RSA NetWitness Endpoint is ranked 16th in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 6 reviews. ESET Enterprise Inspector is rated 0.0, while RSA NetWitness Endpoint is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ESET Enterprise Inspector writes "Powerful, real-time monitoring, secure, and reasonably priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA NetWitness Endpoint writes "Good performance and reporting, and can discover unknown malware using signatureless detection methods". ESET Enterprise Inspector is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Trend Micro XDR, CrowdStrike Falcon and Darktrace, whereas RSA NetWitness Endpoint is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Trend Micro Apex One, Symantec Endpoint Security and Carbon Black CB Defense.

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