Forescout Platform vs Trellix Endpoint Security comparison

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Updated on Jul 8, 2023

We performed a comparison between Trellix Endpoint Security and Forescout Platform based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Features: Trellix Endpoint Security users like the ePolicy Orchestrator, the solution’s robust central management console. Forescout Platform stands out for its agentless visibility and advanced features like device fingerprinting. Trellix could improve by reducing resource usage, enhancing stability, and making the solution more user-friendly. Users say Forescout could be better at resolving connectivity and license issues. Users want better device compatibility and troubleshooting tools.

  • Service and Support: Some users say Trellix support is helpful and responsive, while others believe there is room for improvement in communication and resolution times. Some users reported positive experiences with Forescout support, but others requested better responsiveness and training.

  • Ease of Deployment: Setting up Trellix Endpoint Security is simple if the user has some expertise. Some users found Forescout’s setup to be simple and adaptable, while others perceived it as more complex and time-intensive.

  • Pricing: Trellix Endpoint Security’s pricing is considered flexible, competitive, and about average compared to other solutions. The total cost of Forescout Platform can be high depending on the level of customization and integration required.

  • ROI: Users reported saving time by implementing Trellix Endpoint Security. Forescout Platform yields a solid ROI by improving network access control and overall security.

Comparison Results: Our users prefer Trellix Endpoint Security over Forescout Platform based on user feedback. Users like Trellix's comprehensive management abilities and single-pane-of-glass administration. It is praised for its reliability and low false positive rate. Forescout Platform receives mixed reviews for its complex setup process and customer service. It is also considered expensive.

To learn more, read our detailed Forescout Platform vs. Trellix Endpoint Security Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"Having a single pane of glass for all Microsoft security services makes everything much easier. A security analyst can go to a single portal and see everything in one view. The integration of everything into one portal is a huge benefit.""Microsoft Defender's most critical component is its CASB solution. It has many built-in policies that can improve your organization's cloud security posture. It's effective regardless of where your users are, which is critical because most users are working from home. It's cloud-based, so nothing is on-premise.""In Microsoft 365 vendor products, monitoring and connectivity across all Microsoft and third-party connectors enable viewing of all activity within those environments.""I like how Microsoft XDR and the other Microsoft products are integrated into a single unified security stack covering identity access management, endpoint protection, email, cloud applications, etc.""The most valuable feature of the solution stems from the fact that Microsoft Defender XDR is easy to integrate with other Microsoft platforms or products.""Scanning, vulnerability reporting, and the dashboard are the most valuable features.""Advanced hunting is good. I like that. We can drill down to lots of details.""Microsoft Defender XDR is scalable."

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"Forescout Platform has made it possible to block people working near our construction sites who should not have access to our network.""The product is very easy to work with and easy to deploy.""It's one of the tools that has given the federal government visibility into network devices and everything.""Forescout is easy to integrate with a lot of end systems.""The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good.""This is clearly the best product for the NAC use cases in this field for Forescout.""Forescout Platform provides multiple features. They have a very effective device fingerprinting in their cloud. You do not need to add any devices manually, such as in Mac devices. Other solutions you have to add IoT devices and OT devices manually. This is one of the major areas that Forescout Platform is excelling in.""Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security."

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"The DLP and user interface are the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""What I like best is the integrated end-to-end security that works with the security information and events manager.""I feel McAfee Endpoint Security to be a good, mature product.""It's easy to use.""Some of McAfee Endpoint Security's main features are it has benefits over normal conventional antivirus solutions because it works much faster.""The solution is stable.""The central management console is powerful. You can manage endpoints, DLP, encryption, and all the other features from a single console."

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"There is no common area where we can manage all the policies for the EDR, third-party solutions, devices, servers, Windows, Mac, etc., but it's on the road map, and we ware waiting for that feature.""Advanced attacks could use an improvement.""Automated playbooks and automated dashboards would be preferable to the way the data is currently being presented.""Since all of our databases are updated and located in the cloud, I would like additional support for this.""There is definitely scope for improvement in the automation area. Because the solution is a SaaS platform, we don't have the overall ability to automate stuff.... There is no direct way to go ahead because it's a SaaS platform.""I would like more of the features in Defender for 365 to be included in the smaller licenses. Even if I buy a small license and don't need everything, security shouldn't be a question. Security is one of the main aspects of all projects from our side, so it would be nice to have more features in the smaller licenses.""Generally, antivirus products provide a central control to manage every device in terms of who is installing it or who is trying to disable it, but Microsoft doesn't have such a control center for the antivirus product it provides.""One of the biggest downsides of Microsoft products, in general, is that the menus are often difficult to find, as they tend to move from place to place between versions."

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"Can be expensive if it's only being used for one feature.""The initial setup is a bit complex.""The solution does have a bit of complexity, and there's some complexity in the deployment. Users need to be trained before undertaking an initial setup.""The licensing costs are quite high. With the amount of hardware we have, we need too many licenses to make the product effective and it's ultimately just too costly.""The cost is too high.""Logging would be one area for improvement. When we're troubleshooting, there are not a lot of clear things on Google that we can look up for ourselves. When we have an issue with it, we have to call the company to get the vendors involved. The logging of Forescout is horrible compared to other things that we've used.""Forescout Platform's technical support is slow to respond and could be more knowledgeable.""This solution is not that easy to scale but this depends on a company's needs."

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"There are certain shortcomings in the features concerning DLP in Trellix, where certain additions must be made in the future.""The solution needs to offer better local technical support.""The vendor should simplify the way they bundle the products because it's very hard to explain to customers what products contain which features.""Technical support from the vendor is very bad.""Trying to move away from the signature model for antivirus and malware blocking is something that would be nice. Instead of having to update every day, which is signature-based, moving to more of a kernel or architecture-based model would probably be beneficial.""The VirusScan needs to improve in order to detect ransomware and other advanced threats.""We experienced some bad behavior when we first installed the product. The system also starts slowly in some instances. If for some reason this solution crashes, we could lose all our data.""There is room to improve with scalability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solutions price is fair for what they offer."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, the costs depend on the country you're located in for the license. When we were in the initial stage, we went with the E5 license they call premium standard. It cost us around $5.20 per month for four users."
  • "The price of the solution is high compared to others and we have lost some customers because of it."
  • "Microsoft is not competitive with the pricing of the solution. The competitors are able to offer lower discounts. The price of the solution is higher."
  • "We have a lot of problems in Latin America regarding the price of Microsoft 365 Defender, because the relationship between dollars and the money of the different countries, it's is a lot. Many customers that have small businesses say that they would like the solution but it is too expensive. However, large companies do not find the cost an issue."
  • "The most valuable licensing option is expensive, so pricing could be improved. Licensing options for this solution also need to be consolidated, because they frequently change."
  • "Microsoft should provide lower-level licensing options. They should do it in such a way that even an individual could purchase a license, and it should be entirely flexible."
  • "They have moved from a licensing model to pay-per-use... The question is: What happens if, for any reason, there's not enough budget to accept this model? That could be a great problem."
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  • "Devices with multiple IP's count multiple times against your license count."
  • "The fact that we were allowed to spin up as many servers as we had need of to support our geographic requirements while paying for licensing as an enterprise truly set Forescout apart from the crowd and improved the way we could design our access."
  • "We went with the virtual appliance option. The biggest cost to running these types of appliances would be to either have multiple virtual appliances at every data center or running Remote SPAN hardware to provide you the real-time network visibility."
  • "The ROI is priceless."
  • "It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for."
  • "Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."
  • "Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced."
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  • "The initial price is very good as they give good initial discounts, but it seems a little expensive once you renew the license."
  • "Pricing is fair."
  • "No comment."
  • "The pricing is comparable to other solutions on the market."
  • "This product is costly."
  • "It's fairly priced compared to other products on the market."
  • "Pricing is reasonable and runs at a cost per user per year."
  • "It is not that expensive. There is no additional cost. We got the entire bundle together."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
    Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
    McAfee Endpoint Security, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection, McAfee Endpoint Protection, Total Protection for Endpoint, Intel Security Total Protection for Endpoint, MCAFEE Complete Endpoint Protection
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    Microsoft Defender XDR is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect against threats in the Microsoft 365 environment. 

    It offers robust security measures, comprehensive threat detection capabilities, and an efficient incident response system. With seamless integration with other Microsoft products and a user-friendly interface, it simplifies security management tasks. 

    Users have found it effective in detecting and preventing various types of attacks, such as phishing attempts, malware infections, and data breaches.

    Watch the Microsoft demo video here: Microsoft Defender XDR demo video.

    Forescout Platform provides today’s busy enterprise organizations with policy and protocol management, workflow coordination, streamlining, and complete device and infrastructure visibility to improve overall network security. The solution also provides concise real-time intelligence of all devices and users on the network. Policy and protocols are delineated using gathered intelligence to facilitate the appropriate levels of remediation, compliance, network access, and all service operations. Forescout Platform is very flexible, integrates well with most of today’s leading network security products, and is a very cost-effective solution.

    Forescout Platform Features

    • Real-time complete visibility: With Forescout eyeSight, each and every device is classified when any attempt to access your network has been made. This includes - but is not limited to - desktops, laptops, android devices, virtual machines, switches, VoIP phones, USB memory sticks, webcams, IoT devices, and more.

    • Policy-based and manual controls: In today’s busy robust environment, networks are continually changing; there are different types and amounts of devices connected, various software applications, network compliance requirements, and the constant potential for risk make managing an IT network a very daunting challenge. The Forescout Console is used to simplify the administration and management of important alerts, remediation, and access controls to keep the network secure.

    • Intuitive real-time dashboards: Forescout Dashboards, a component of Forescout WebClient, is a comprehensive web-based intelligence center that gives full visibility and real-time insight of the complete network using both out-of-the-box and user-created widgets. The dashboards are very intuitive and deliver robust, easy-to-understand information about device visibility, compliance, health monitoring, and more.

    • Advanced reporting capabilities: The Forescout Reports Plugin will generate numerous valuable reports indicating real-time and overall status information about endpoint compliance, device details, networks guests, protocols, and more. The reports help to ensure IT administrators, executives, security teams, and other important shareholders stay well-informed about all network activity at all times.

    • Comprehensive third-party overview: Forescout eyeExtend facilitates seamless information sharing with third-party vendors, networks, and IT management solutions supporting improved automated workflows, productivity, cost-effectiveness, and overall security.

    Real User Reviews

    An important main feature of Forescout is the visibility the solution offers.

    One reviewer who is a Consultant at a tech services company, says, "Within three or four days, you can have complete visibility of your infrastructure on the network. Compared to other solutions, the deployment of the solution is easier and we can close the project quickly."

    Users also appreciate that the user interface is clear and easy to understand.

    An Instructor at a tech services company, shares, "The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good."

    Trellix Endpoint Security provides aggressive robust protection for every endpoint in an enterprise organization. Trellix uses dynamic threat intelligence and mounts a superb defense across the complete threat lifecycle. This solution will keep your organization more secure and resistant to any possible threat of risks. Trellix offers an amalgamated suite of next-generation endpoint security tools. These tools give users the benefit of machine learning, intuitive intelligence, and greater assistance to ensure their networks are being protected non-stop against threats - potential or realized - and can stop attacks before they happen. Trellix uses MDR (managed detection and response) and XDR (extended detection and response) to give users a comprehensive endpoint security solution.

    Trellix Endpoint Security Benefits

    • Intuitive Protection: Trellix Endpoint Security learns and matures to ensure organizations are continuously protected in today’s aggressive threat environment. Users have full visibility and greater control of all endpoints and are able to utilize Trellix Endpoint Security’s potent threat detection, prevention, investigation, and response to keep their enterprises safe and secure.

    • Streamlined Security Protection: Users have a single view of full transparency into how their networks are performing and the overall effectiveness of the security. Users can access the solution from anywhere and manage automated workflows. The solution allows for a streamlined security process to improve the overall reliability of the organization's security and can effortlessly scan through hundreds of thousands of endpoints in minutes.

    • Robust Risk Management: Stop attacks before they occur and keep abreast of potential threats with intuitive threat prioritization. Receive easy to understand risk assessment and repair guidance without delay to prevent any possible lapses in security. Test scenarios will allow users to see how the organization would respond to a threat scheme.

    Trellix Endpoint Security Top Features

    • Consolidated Management: Trellix offers numerous deployment options. The unique consolidated management process provides full transparency, cost-effective processes, improved IT functionality, and streamlined operations.

    • Intuitive Processes: Trellix can identify zero-day threats using machine learning and develop workable risk assessment to prevent attacks. Trellix intuitively creates protocols to recognize problematic processes that could lead to future attacks.
    • Reduced Impact on Resources: Trellix learns to focus on suspicious or anomalous activities by quickly identifying trusted activities to greatly reduce CPU consumption.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “It has a great console. We can manage everything from the central console and it is very easy. Every year we are getting the benefits of legacy also. It's easy to set up.” - S Fazlul H., IT Lead Engineer, Information Technology at Banglalink

    “There is a new feature where you can set thresholds for all the CPU consumption allowing for no consumption on the servers when the scans happen. It is a separate plugin or addon, and if we have it on all the virtual machines it automatically checks the resources, and based on that, it will schedule the scans. That is something that I have not seen in other antivirus solutions, such as Symantec.” - Sabari K. Senior Engineer at a comms service provider

    Sample Customers
    Accenture, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, General Electric, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and many others.
    NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
    inHouseIT, Seagate Technology
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Educational Organization29%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization37%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise37%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Buyer's Guide
    Forescout Platform vs. Trellix Endpoint Security
    March 2024
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    Forescout Platform is ranked 12th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 69 reviews while Trellix Endpoint Security is ranked 10th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 95 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.4, while Trellix Endpoint Security is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "We can go granular on each endpoint, quarantine non-compliant machines, and target vulnerabilities through scripting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trellix Endpoint Security writes "Good user behavioral analysis and helpful patching but needs better support services". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Nozomi Networks and Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager, whereas Trellix Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS), CrowdStrike Falcon, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro Deep Security. See our Forescout Platform vs. Trellix Endpoint Security report.

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