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Microsoft Security Essentails vs Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security

Hi everyone...

My manager wants to switch from Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security to Microsoft Security Essentials...

After researching for a week... I have not found many bad reviews on MSE and TMIS will cost 600 dollars for 40 seats.... any reason I should stick with trend micro?
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TonyRebaCommented:
Primarily you can have a broader Target defended from Web Threat with Titanium.

here you can see the product comparisons

http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/titanium-internet-security/
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
You dont mention the cost for MSE I notice? MSE is ONLY FREE for upto 5 seats I believe, or was it 10? Anyway DEFINATELY not free for 40.

On the plus side, MSE is very effective and "Seems" to work.  Of course TM will find faults and tell you how much better they are than EVERYONE else, proveed by "Independant" research. The same as McAfee will and Kaspersky will etc....

My personel preference for enterprise level security is Kaspersky Labs.  We did weeks of testing in a lab environment and Kaspersky came out tops for us. But that was for us. Everyone has different needs and different opinions but it was the ONLY one of the major players that found and detected every threay we put against the lab tests.
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meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
Thanks Tony

@Neilsr ... I read that MSE includes small business.. where did you see a price per seat?

I can not seem to find that
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meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
"If your business has more than 10 PCs, you can protect them with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection"
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younghvCommented:
Here are a couple of links to information on Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff182914.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/forefront/endpoint-protection.aspx

The last time I checked, it was about US$10/seat - with a free trial if you want to evaluate it.

For my money, it would be MSE over any of the other choices - backed up with Malwarebytes (Pro).
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
As noted, MSE is only free for businesses of up to 10 systems.  It's also unmanaged which can make things difficult.

I would never buy trend based on much of the feedback I've heard from other consultants and personal experiences with the software causing problems with changes to the network.

My recommendation and what I've installed at all my clients is VIPRE from GFI.  It's inexpensive and seems to work quite well.  Nothing is 100%, but this has done an excellent job so far for me.
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younghvCommented:
Lee - I've seen you recommend VIPRE before and would support any recommendation you make. Do you have a link to the current prices for it?

Vic
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
"For my money, it would be MSE over any of the other choices - backed up with Malwarebytes (Pro)"

Nonononononono

Never install MULTIPLE AV packages. Anyone who tells you to run multiple at the same time has no clue about how they work.

Almost always running two AV/AS products at the same time will cause you more problems than they will ever ever cure.

Also MSE is not an option as we have stated, your over the 10 user limit sorry.

As for Forefront, had it, used it for 9 months and ditched it quickly in favour of Kaspersky.
Again PERSONEL preference.
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younghvCommented:
Neilsr -
Malwarebytes is an "Anti-Spyware" application specifically designed to by used as an adjunct to "Anti-Virus" programs.

Have a read of this EE Article for more details:
MALWARE - "An Ounce of Prevention..."
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The retail pricing should be at GFI's web site (I'm a reseller and usually pass along a small discount to my clients).

$19.38 as per GFI web site for the Standard product.  And if you license for multiple years, the per year price drops significantly.

$24.00 as per GFI web site for the Premium product.  Difference in products can be seen here:
http://www.gfi.com/business-antivirus-software/viprebusinessfeatures.htm (the premium features are noted at the bottom).

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meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
younghv:
Here are a couple of links to information on Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff182914.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/forefront/endpoint-protection.aspx

The last time I checked, it was about US$10/seat - with a free trial if you want to evaluate it.

For my money, it would be MSE over any of the other choices - backed up with Malwarebytes (Pro).

I have malwarebytes... on my personal computer but its not professional.. not sure what the difference is... I will have to check it

leew:
The retail pricing should be at GFI's web site (I'm a reseller and usually pass along a small discount to my clients).

$19.38 as per GFI web site for the Standard product.  And if you license for multiple years, the per year price drops significantly.

$24.00 as per GFI web site for the Premium product.  Difference in products can be seen here:
http://www.gfi.com/business-antivirus-software/viprebusinessfeatures.htm (the premium features are noted at the bottom).

Thanks for the information! It seems at my company that antiviruses that are not noticed are the ones our programmers want.... Trend doesnt have popups... but the protection seems to have faded... I am currently trying Mcafee and it is very annoying... (notifications all over the place)

I will have to try Vipre... but people hated Kaspersky and Symantec... so I am a bit weary :)
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younghvCommented:
<<I have malwarebytes... on my personal computer but its not professional.. not sure what the difference is... I will have to check it>>

Pro gives you 24/7 on-access protection and configurable updates & scans - rather than the manual required for the free version.

Lifetime (your lifetime for this and all subsequent computers) license of about US$25.
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meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
Iselected a solution
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meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
went with trend micro
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