2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Bromium?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Bromium.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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HP
Manager of Cyber Security Operations at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-17T08:11:00Z
Dec 17, 2018

Initially, when we came in contact with Bromium a few years ago, it had a nice threat analyst, or a LAVA Pop, which is what they used to call it. Once it detected malware, it would show us the malware's path; for example, the malware was activated here, in this file, then it went here and it generated another file, then it went here. It was almost like a spider web, so to speak. And it showed it on the end user's computer, and that's what we liked. We could go to any computer and see what the malware tried to do, how it got into the micro VM, which is like a sandbox. I don't see that on the computers now. We only get to see that in the console. I would like to still see that on the individual machines because when we go out to look at a machine, we don't necessarily have access to the console. We would like to see right there on the machine what has transpired.

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JR
Director of Information Security with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T08:57:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

They have always struggled with usability. The endpoint protection that it offers you is tremendous, but there's definitely an impact with use of resources on the computer. It's gotten a lot better now with Win 10. But sometimes, when you open up a website, it's going to take longer than it would without Bromium, and it's the same with documents. There is that extra overhead so anything that they can do to reduce the resources that it uses would help. It's doing everything in a micro VM, so obviously it needs to suck up some resources, and there's some overhead associated with it. They're definitely aware of the problem. It has improved over different versions. But that's the biggest issue. The overhead, that it uses resources, and it slows down browsing and opening documents. Implementation, initially, was huge. That's gotten way better. I'd like to see support for other browsers, which they've been working on. It supports IE and Chrome, and they do support some Firefox. They're looking at containerizing certain applications. That could be an interesting feature as well.

PH
Director of IT Security, Risk and Compliance. at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
Nov 25, 2018

In terms of using forensic data reported from the solution, reporting is actually one of the shortcomings of the product. We do mine the data that's in there from a forensics perspective, and we use it to raise awareness and make sure that the organization understands the type of threats we see on a day-to-day basis. The solution itself just quietly protects and the user doesn't really see it. We have to go in and actually mine the data to understand the events that have been protected against with the solution. It becomes very difficult because you have to spend a lot of time digging through the volumes of data. So reporting is absolutely the biggest shortcoming.

TJ
Product Lead at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Sep 25, 2018

They need to improve the compatibility with other applications and its stability. It works well on attacks, but it doesn't work well with all software on the clients. There is a lot of troubleshooting and a lot of things that need to be tuned to make it work and not break things.

it_user570567 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Sep 25, 2018

Room for improvement would be keeping up with the rate of change, specifically on Windows platforms. There are a lot of updates that come out for Microsoft Windows operating systems and the Bromium product needs to be able to keep up quickly with those updates and all the browser updates that are coming out. It's hard to do, but that's really where they need to be more responsive because we end up with problems. Then we have to call support, to get patches, etc.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 17, 2018
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Bromium? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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TJ
Product Lead at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 25, 2018
The isolation feature is the most important because it prevents attacks.
it_user570567 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director with 51-200 employees
Sep 25, 2018
We've been able to isolate and prevent malicious code from external email attachments and from downloaded internet files. Those are the two big areas that have really made an impact.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17, 2018
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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TJ
Product Lead at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 25, 2018
The product's pricing is a good value. We only run it on our internet-facing workstations, we don't run it on everything in our environment. We are very selective. Some organizations may want to consider doing something like that to reduce their license count.
it_user570567 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director with 51-200 employees
Sep 25, 2018
I think the pricing is a good value. All of these security products are always going to be very expensive, but I don't think Bromium is unreasonable. I think Bromium is decently priced. It’s a tiered licensing platform. The more you buy, the cheaper it gets per unit, and I think their tiers are very well defined. I think they're fair.
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