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We performed a comparison between Check Point SandBlast Network and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Check Point SandBlast Network vs. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"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.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a stable solution.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""The deployment capability is a great feature.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.""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."

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"The most valuable feature of Check Point SandBlast Network is the sandboxing of PDF and Microsoft system files.""The Check Point SandBlast Network uses caching and static analysis to actually reduce the time it takes to scan and isolate the same file for incoming data compromises.""Preventing zero-day threats and extracting potential threats from incoming files with Threat Extraction is the most valuable feature for us.""You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.""Check Point SandBlast is best in terms of the extraction function. Customers can get a clean firewall with extraction after I've cleaned and scanned it from Check Point. It's easy for users, too.""The sandbox is able to scan files without adding a delay or compromising productivity.""Threat extraction can help us to remove malicious content from documents by converting them to PDF.""It shares the information of all its devices, this generates more robust perimeter security in addition to generating trust of the company with the manufacturer to prevent threats."

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"Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product."

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"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.""Too many false positives and lacks an accurate capability to detect malicious SharePoint sites.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""In one of the reports I can get the exact place where a vulnerable file resides. But for that, I need to explicitly go into the device and check. If they could include that file part in the report, without my having to go to the device itself, that would help.""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.""Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab.""We are always looking for others tools to increase automation on tasks. There can be better integration with other solutions, such as PowerPoint and email.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot."

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"It would be very good for Check Point to improve its support.""In Check Point SandBlast, improvement has to be made with respect to the GUI.""There should be some customized price reductions in the offered packages.""There is a limit on the number of files that can be scanned in real-time, which could lead to us being found with our guard down on a high-traffic day.""The file types that can be scanned are limited, which means that if the file type is not listed or enabled for the sandbox, they are bypassed and it can lead to a security issue.""The guides or best practices of Check Point are difficult to find for the client. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to make better implementations.""We have noticed a slight performance hit when the Threat Emulation and Extraction features were enabled, but the protection trade-off is worth it for us.""EDR and EPM solutions like Carbon Black or CyberArk have integrations with the cloud version of Sandblast, however, there must be on-premise Sandblast options also."

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"Lacks remote capabilities not dependent on the internet."

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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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  • "I think the overall cost for introducing Check Point with SandBlast was reasonable and competitive in the market."
  • "The cost is not significantly high and it can be negotiated during any purchase of NGFW."
  • "The cost of Check Point SandBlast Network is annually, and there is only a standard license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It… more »
    Top Answer:I would recommend Microsoft Defender for Office 365. If you already have a deployment method, like CCM or something… more »
    Top Answer:In one of the reports, I can get the exact place where a vulnerable file resides. But for that, I need to explicitly go… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Check Point SandBlast Network is the sandboxing of PDF and Microsoft system files.
    Top Answer:The cost of Check Point SandBlast Network is annually, and there is only a standard license.
    Top Answer:Check Point SandBlast Network can improve the integration with third-party vendors, such as EDR or CRM products. For… more »
    Top Answer:Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product.
    Top Answer:Costing is competitive now that Symantec has almost stepped out of this arena the completion has changed with other… more »
    Top Answer:Some of our customers have mentioned the lack of a tool that would allow for remote capabilities without being attached… more »
    Also Known As
    MS Defender for Office 365
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    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’s evasion-resistant technology maximizes zero-day protection without compromising business productivity. For the first time, businesses can reduce the risk of unknown attacks by implementing a prevent-first approach. Learn More about Check Point Sandblast

    McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
    Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch Media
    The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Performing Arts13%
    Logistics Company13%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Security Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
    September 2022
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    Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 6th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 11 reviews while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 15th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 1 review. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 9.0, while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Network writes "Automatically cleans known file types, can detect local file changes, and offers Zero-day attack protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Great data exfiltration and very easy to use". Check Point SandBlast Network is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Fortinet FortiSandbox, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection.

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