it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Deep Instinct?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Deep Instinct, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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13 Answers
Systems Architect at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jul 15, 2022

We need something like this, especially something that is pre-execution because there are always a lot of threats out there. We can trust this product and know that it is constantly and effectively working. As we bring in more departments, we have plans to increase usage. It is not hard to use. Once you understand how it works, it is not too hard. We are not running a lot on the server side. I would rate Deep Instinct as nine out of 10. They are growing and have a lot of potential. The sky's the limit for them.

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Principal Security Analyst at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Jun 1, 2022

Test it thoroughly with all your use cases, and even on use cases you don't usually think about. Do your own testing. Don't rely on the vendor testing at all. The vendor testing was good and they did a demo, but definitely do your own testing. With every product we test, not just Deep Instinct, we do our own testing and that raises a whole lot of questions that normally might not be raised. Do your homework on the solution and how it works. Understand it. Go through the training materials they have. They suggested doing that initially but I did that toward the end, after deployment. I should have done it earlier. The lesson learned would be to become as familiar with the tool as possible. That sounds obvious, but sometimes in IT we just like to run with something and go. There's been a little bit of impact initially, here and there, on our endpoints, as far as performance goes, but once it gets tuned in, that seems to settle down. Overall, it's doing a really good job of reducing our organization's overall risk. What it picks up and blocks on a regular basis seems to be very effective.

Gian Michele Roletto - PeerSpot reviewer
SOC Manager at Nais Srl
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 5, 2022

I would rate Deep Instinct a seven out of ten. It is a good solution and a good idea, but it is a very, new platform, and we must determine whether or not it is a truly effective security platform. We need more time to understand it.

Paul Durand - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Ancona
Top 10
Jan 29, 2021

It is very simple to get it working and keep it working. I would rate Deep Instinct a nine out of ten. It is a great product.

Administrator at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
Real User
Top 20
Jan 26, 2021

It is definitely worth looking at before you make a decision. I would rate Deep Instinct a seven out of ten. There are a few kinks, but it is a new company, so we can't expect everything from day one. With that understanding, we accepted some of the shortfalls.

Threat Intelligence and Forensics Investigation Specialist at True Digital Group
Real User
Top 10
Sep 17, 2020

I would not recommend this solution for small companies but for companies that deal with sensitive data, I would recommend it as an additional layer of security. It cannot be used as a stand alone product from my perspective, but it can be used with a defense-in-depth approach. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

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Owner at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Sep 3, 2020

The most complicated part about endpoint security these days has to do with COVID because you have so many people who are working remotely, and they made the transition without a lot of forethought. The cloud-based deployment helps because if you are in an on-premises environment, it's extremely complicated unless they have VPNs. Overall, this is a good product and it is extremely effective. That said, changes to the deployment process and making the reports a little prettier would be a good way to improve it. Functionally, it meets our requirements, but it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that other products have. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Ronald Rosenbaum - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at The IT Agency Pty Ltd
Real User
Mar 5, 2020

I would suggest that people seriously consider using Deep Instinct. It's no-frills but effective and lightweight. At this point, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Robert Boles - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity Expert at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 24, 2018

Our partners are regional, managed service providers and they source the tool through us. We provide support and design and care and feeding, or we provide training and an escalation point. We've actually got a lot of flexibility in our offerings to them so that the tool works in a way that best supports their business. The experience of running over the top of competing products and having such a high detection rate of risk that was present on those machines, and the ability to replicate that whenever we go into a new environment - we traditionally will uncover things that the incumbent had not identified. I've been around this industry for 20 years and there are just certain things that, when you see them, you know they're going to be a game-changer. It was very clear to me that this product, if we could work with the company to get the functionality out of it that we needed, would be a game-changer. I don't give anything a ten, so I'd give it a solid nine. The only thing keeping this from being a ten is "wow-me" reporting. If the rating was purely on the product and prevention, it would be an absolute ten.

Puneet Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at IT Junction
Real User
Dec 13, 2018

I've been sharing all my experiences around using it and how it's secure and that it's the next wave in the security world. It's changing the way security is looked upon from the endpoint perspective. They have made life so much easier. There's so much complexity with all the other solutions. When I talk to anybody, I tell them that if they really want peace of mind and a technology that can actually take care of your assets, Deep Instinct is the one to look at. In terms of extent of use and increasing usage, I'm still a small organization, and growing gradually. I am getting more customers on board. The scale is obviously going up. At this moment, I'm managing roughly 400 + devices, with about another 3,000 in the pipe. It's a ten out of ten. It's the best. All around, I'm pretty happy with them. I'm just excited to see what they bring me next.

FuyukiMotono - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 22, 2018

It is a very good and stable product. Our CISO noted that the client features are a little bit different than in our previous product. However, he understood the reasons. We have 150 users of Deep Instinct and they fill a range of roles, as we are a reseller. It is installed on all our employees' PCs. Two people are required for deployment and maintenance of the solution.

Regional Technical Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Real User
Nov 11, 2018

Put it on your Internet with your existing anti-malware. You will be amazed. Our information security officer thinks this is a good solution. He definitely gives it a thumbs up. For financial company or banks, they should know that Deep Instinct does not require internet connection nor require frequent updates for a plan agent or server. Once they know that, Deep Instinct is the only choice. Usually, for the banking and finance industry, there are a lot of servers or PCs, and they are in a closed network which can't access the Internet. So, they always have a problem updating a signature and a plan agent, patching it, etc. Deep Instinct totally fits this gap. Installation is easy. I taught a partner in China by spending 30 minutes showing them the installation steps and every setting in the web console. Now, they can do it by themselves.

Ethan Ore - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 6, 2018

Generally, as a company, we like the solution. As compared to many other solutions on the market, it has a differentiator: the deep learning, and they even share what their deep learning algorithms are. You are really assured that this thing will be able to solve real-world problems. In terms of Deep Instinct finding any malicious files which were underscored by other solutions, I have not really gone into the details but I do see that sometimes, when I click on the link to go to Virus Total, it doesn't show up anywhere else. But I haven't really dug deep enough. As for the extent to which it is used in our organization, it is generally used, everybody has it. The beauty about Deep Instinct is that you can set and forget it. You don't really have to deal with it, unlike other solutions where you have to constantly have an IT administrator who manages it day in, day out. Here, it's more like when and if something happens, then I take a look. I expect we will increase our usage of it. As more users come on board, we could have it installed as part of the standard package. In general, I would like to see more people install and use Deep Instinct. One feature that is not utilized that much is the appliance on-prem sandbox where you can generate static notices for P-Files, because people generally don't log in much to take a look. So they don't generate messages. Similarly, the upload locks are under-used, because you can do it centrally. You don't have to visit the users, you can just do it from the console which is a very awesome feature. In terms of the rate of false positives, compared to other solutions, it depends on the environment. Some environments have more, some have less. Some don't even have any. It varies. It's more conditional. Every solution has its fair share of false positives. In some environments there are more, some there are less. If you were to put them all together in the same environment then you will be able to make an apples to apples comparison.

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Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Deep Instinct? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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Ethan Ore - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 6, 2018
Deep Instinct complements the solutions we already have. You don't need to rip and replace any antivirus or endpoint that you have. It's easy to use and it's easy to have it side-by-side with other solutions. That makes it really easy to have an additional level of protection, rather than to hassle with doing solution migration.
Regional Technical Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Nov 11, 2018
Its false positives are very low, because the behavior analysis engine double checks them.
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