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We performed a comparison between Check Point SandBlast Network and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 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. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Check Point SandBlast Network is the sandboxing of PDF and Microsoft system files.""Very few false positives are detected, which gives the confidence to raise flags when needed, ensuring the IT department is aware of threats and acting fast.""You do not need to risk your network by using the in-line sandbox.""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.""The sandbox is able to scan files without adding a delay or compromising productivity.""It enables my IT system to apply threat detection intelligence and diffuse the endpoint and potential threat attacks and phishing attacks onto the system in the most proactive and secure manner.""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 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."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration. It's a single console, so we don't have to switch around between multiple products. Another valuable feature is the ease of operations and maintenance.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""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.""It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It mentions the versions it has, and it updates. Within two hours of an update, it is reflected in the dashboard. That's really nice to have.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.""The deployment capability is a great feature."

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Cons
"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.""At the support level, they could improve the attention times and have the resolution of cases happen a little faster.""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.""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.""When you have to scan emails that come with attachments, it takes a long time to examine them, which causes other emails not to be scanned, which can cause some danger to our organization.""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.""There should be some customized price reductions in the offered packages.""Check Point SandBlast Network can improve the integration with third-party vendors, such as EDR or CRM products. For example, IBM Curator."

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"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.""Too many false positives and lacks an accurate capability to detect malicious SharePoint sites.""We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""This product's effectiveness could be improved, in terms of detecting unwanted spam or even malware between the emails, compared to other products.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Very few false positives are detected, which gives the confidence to raise flags when needed, ensuring the IT department is aware of threats and acting fast.
    Top Answer:The cost of Check Point SandBlast Network is annually, and there is only a standard license.
    Top Answer: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. We knew that from the beginning, so there is… more »
    Top Answer:It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It mentions the versions it has, and it updates. Within two hours of an update, it… more »
    Top Answer:I would recommend Microsoft Defender for Office 365. If you already have a deployment method, like CCM or something similar, it will be easy. Even if not, there are several other deployment methods… 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 into the device and check. If they could include that file part in the report… more »
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    Overview

    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

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Edenred, State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), Edel AG, Laurenty, Conseil Départemental du Val de Marne, Koch Media
    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Security Firm13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
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    Manufacturing Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Performing Arts13%
    Logistics Company13%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point SandBlast Network is ranked 6th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 12 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is ranked 3rd in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 14 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Network is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 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 Microsoft Defender for Office 365 writes "Essential security capabilities, plenty of email protection, and enhanced data loss prevention". Check Point SandBlast Network is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Proofpoint Email Protection and Cisco Secure Network Analytics, whereas Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Microsoft Exchange Online Protection. See our Check Point SandBlast Network vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 report.

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