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"The solution is very easy to use. All you have to do is to assign the license to the end-user and it's done. The customer will only have the feature activated, and the solution will monitor the emails to determine if they are a threat or not.""The risk level notifications are most valuable. We get to know what kind of intrusion or attack is there, and we can fix a problem on time.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""The deployment capability is a great feature.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content."

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"The Check Point Infinity security architecture enables organizations to fully implement all of the Zero Trust Principles.""It is very easy to integrate new features.""We have full control over what our employees can do with the devices we provide them, to provide a secure and reliable network infrastructure."

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"It has a good policy management feature and can provide customers with good quality outputs.""The most impressive feature is optimization and clean-up.""It can be integrated with a vulnerability management solution. When a client comes, apart from pitching network and firewall change management, we are recommending having vulnerability management. So, rather than just having the audit of the firewall, they can integrate it with their vulnerability management solution, which could be Rapid7, Qualys, or any other solution. This provides them the most value out of the platform. That is the way we are approaching our customer base.""The solution offers very nice dashboards and they've recently added a very good Java-based web interface.""Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.""It's very supportive and very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is firewall management.""The most valuable features of Skybox Security Suite are all the modules that are provided, such as vulnerability assessments and network, and firewall assessments."

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Cons
"They can improve their security in a way where a customer can know if all their attachments are safe or not to open through a report. The solution does its job perfectly, but it never reports to the customer whether those attachments have been stopped before or not.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types.""It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers.""The visibility for the weaknesses in the system and unauthorized access can be improved.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added.""This product's effectiveness could be improved, in terms of detecting unwanted spam or even malware between the emails, compared to other products."

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"The licensing model for Check Point Infinity is not clear.""They can improve the latency of the portal.""I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered, as we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain."

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"The initial setup with Skybox Security is hard. You need one or two strong security engineers on your team.""The price could be cheaper.""Change Manager can be improved. If they can improve Change Manager so that whatever we want to do on a firewall, we are able to do it through Change Manager, it will be helpful for us. Whenever we are doing a change, it only does them at an L3 and L4 level, but all the firewalls are at the application layer. So, whatever needs to be done on the firewall, we aren't able to get it done through Change Manager. Currently, this functionality is not there because of which we are sometimes losing customers. I can create a role on Layer 3, Layer 4, but when it comes to the application layer, such as configuring and defining URLs or other things at the application level, it can't be done through Change Manager. Customers demand that they should be able to do everything through Change Manager. They don't want to do it through some other mechanism to accomplish their complete change management policy. They don't want to use a firewall manager because sometimes, they don't have any manager. They ask if they can use our solution so that a manager is not required. If Change Manager can do all the management automatically without involving any other manager, it will be great. They can also provide better integration with other managers so that everything can be done through a central point.""The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.""The Network Assurance, which helps to create the network model, is not so rich.""There are multiple dashboards but no custom dashboard. It would be good to include a custom dashboard so that we can actually choose which field and what kinds of things we want to look at.""Skybox should improve their UX features by making them easier to use.""Skybox Security Suite can improve the change management module. It is the one part of the tool that is used with the firewall devices and you have a change management module that is used to record changes of all firewalls in the company. It's not compatible with all brands, this is where they can improve the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a user-base subscription."
  • "From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
  • "Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."
  • "For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is an add-on to the Office license. Many customers are purchasing this solution."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
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  • "Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."
  • "Check Point should provide an enterprise-wide license where the organization should be provided free hand of using any license or services for an agreed period of time (EULA)."
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  • "Currently, the licensing costs me about $300 USD for the year. This is a huge amount for my environment."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "When compared with other companies, the license is more costly."
  • "I think the price is fair."
  • "Licensing is normally on a yearly basis. There may also be a perpetual license. Normally, the customers ask for a lower price. If you want to sell more, you have to think about it."
  • "Skybox comes with extra licenses and has a change management license. The licenses are expensive, but they come with extra value."
  • "The price of the Skybox Security Suite can be expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For… more »
    Top Answer:The Check Point Infinity security architecture enables organizations to fully implement all of the Zero Trust… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing model for Check Point Infinity is not clear. As infinity licenses are based on the number of users, it… more »
    Top Answer:We use Check Point Infinity to protect our organization against the latest generation cyber-attacks, characterized by… more »
    Top Answer:Skybox deployment is simple, and it's very useful.
    Top Answer:The cloud site could be better. They should provide some use cases to help users.
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    Also Known As
    MS Defender for Office 365
    R80, Infinity
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Check Point Infinity is the only fully consolidated cyber security architecture that provides unprecedented protection against Gen V mega-cyber attacks as well as future cyber threats across all networks, endpoint, cloud and mobile. The architecture is designed to resolve the complexities of growing connectivity and inefficient security. Learn more about Check Point Infinity

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

    For more information or to view a demo, visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company29%
    Performing Arts14%
    Logistics Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company44%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company17%
    Non Profit8%
    Outsourcing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
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    July 2022
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    Check Point Infinity is ranked 11th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 3 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 6th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews. Check Point Infinity is rated 9.0, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Check Point Infinity writes "Good visibility and analytics, helpful customer support, and enables micro-segmentation across the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "Rich vulnerability management that is controlled from a single pane of glass, but the network modeling capability needs improvement". Check Point Infinity is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Cisco Stealthwatch and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon, Tenable Nessus and RedSeal.

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