Since launching in 2008, Malwarebytes have established themselves as a leading solution for both personal device clean-up, and for business-level security solutions. Formerly explicitly branded as an Enterprise Edition, Malwarebytes now offer scalable endpoint protection and EDR solutions tiered by number of devices, as well as server-specific pricing.
The cloud-based solution offers many of the same core anti-malware features as the consumer product, but is significantly higher-powered, and is run from a central management console which enables administrators to deploy the product to endpoints, create policies and view reports.
The main console also shows an endpoint’s operating system and version number in addition to detailed information about detected threats affecting the device, events, tasks, scan history, and more. Malwarebytes identifies and blocks malicious files downloaded to your devices, but it also blocks suspicious emails, websites, and behaviors from existing applications that pose potential security threats. Notably, Malwarebytes also protects against zero-day attacks using signatureless payload analysis and anomaly detection.
Malwarebytes EPP utilizes machine learning, but it takes a slightly different approach from most vendors, training its model to focus on identifying safe code instead of dangerous code. This means Malwarebytes doesn’t have to train its ML using malware, providing it with more data points and resulting in faster threat detection.
The system comes with a dashboard to show a snapshot of your endpoint security posture, with widgets to show the number of endpoints on your network, the number of detections cleaned, blocked websites, and the number of detections across your endpoints.
Malwarebytes is a popular solution within the EDR space, and garners broadly positive reviews from users. Popular features include the rollback tool and alerts to allow rapid response to threats, and users who have switched to the cloud-based console find it a more intuitive solution.
That being said, some users have cited issues with remote deployment of the software, and others have expressed a desire for better reporting features, like interactive reports.