Cisco SecureX vs Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Cisco SecureX
Ranking in Vulnerability Management
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Application Security Tools (18th), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (13th), Cisco Security Portfolio (9th)
Microsoft Defender Vulnerab...
Ranking in Vulnerability Management
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) (26th), Microsoft Security Suite (27th), Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (7th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Vulnerability Management category, the mindshare of Cisco SecureX is 0.1%, down from 0.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is 3.4%, down from 4.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Vulnerability Management
Unique Categories:
Application Security Tools
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Microsoft Security Suite

Featured Reviews

Jun 15, 2022
Lets us better manage security incidents
We use it to investigate threat incidents. It lets us better manage security incidents. We just use it for the security department It gives us more visibility into detected threats so we can determine their impacts. Its cybersecurity and resilience have been extremely important for our…
René-SylvainBédard - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 19, 2024
The vulnerability assessment is very accurate because it runs directly into the vulnerability database
I have three years of experience with Microsoft Defender and Office 365 for eleven years. My company operates as a shop for Microsoft products, and we have always stayed with Microsoft. We intend to displace the competition when my company enters a new client environment. I have dealt with customers who were using Carbon Black and SentinelOne. My company's customers switched work from their previous products to Microsoft because the tools they were using were power-hungry solutions, which had an impact on production. Microsoft Office 365's premium licenses have many built-in services, which our customers used to use from some other products. With Microsoft products, there is no need for our company's customers to pay extra for licensing charges. The major difference between Carbon Black and Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management revolves around areas like stability and integration capabilities within the operating systems, which are strong in Microsoft, especially compared to any of its competitors. The actual depth of knowledge that the platform offers is good because Microsoft has been very rigorous in documenting every single vulnerability that exists for its platform. Microsoft has the most complete list of vulnerabilities for its platform.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Integrates well with our existing security infrastructure."
"It has evolved a lot, just that monitoring piece to the current Orchestrator piece. The additional analytics are there. They now have something called Insight, which can basically take data from Microsoft Azure AD and Intune to give us information about our endpoints. This is detailed information about the endpoints, from Secure Endpoint and all these different products. So, it is just constantly evolving. Every time that it evolves, we have more information with more visibility. There are more features that we have that just make everything so much easier, and it is in one place. I don't have to keep going back and forth. I don't have to go to Secure Endpoint and ISE to get the data. I don't have to go to Intune on Microsoft to get the information. It is all in one place."
"SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together."
"Our customers find the product's third-party integrations valuable. Our customers are also impressed with the tool's capability to pick up third-party threat feeds and use that as part of the decision-making process."
"The ability to create firewalls online has been most valuable including the ability to create rules."
"The automation and orchestration tools are the most valuable features."
"The forensics are amazing because when you have enrichment, and the solutions talk with each other, when you need it, you have the ability to know everything in the organization: when, why, whatever."
"SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place."
"The solution helps identify threats and vulnerabilities."
"One valuable feature is the Microsoft Security Scorecard."
"The solution is up-to-date and helps prevent zero-day attacks."
"The product’s most valuable features are compliance, recommendations, and inventories."
"The product's stability is very high...The scalability of the product is amazing."


"The documentation can be improved and the on-prem integration. The set of applications that it was integrated with wasn't comprehensive."
"If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality."
"The front-end work controls the new algorithm and the firewall rules. The search feature of these rules could be improved."
"Remediation stuff could be integrated into the product's automation."
"They could expand into more areas. The more third-parties that we have tied into it, the better. The capabilities are there. As they just continue to involve the product, the more things that you can look into, then the more analytics that you can get. Also, the more data that we can get, then the better off we will be."
"I would like it to integrate with another solution, e.g., DNA. I would like it to connect to that solution, but not the security aspect."
"I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow."
"what's missing right now is the multi-tenant capability."
"The setup phase of the product is not that easy and needs a person to have a certain level of expertise."
"Integration can be improved."
"It is challenging to extract and customize reports from the system."
"The technical support takes too much time to resolve tickets."
"The general support could be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It would be nice if they had a different pricing model. Most of our budget for projects goes towards Cisco."
"It comes free with all Cisco products. So, it is a good price."
"The product is absolutely free to any customer. As such, the only thing one must keep in mind is that as long as he already has one Cisco security product, irregardless of what that product is, SecureX is available for free."
"The pricing is the best part of this solution. It is free if you buy Umbrella or Duo Security. It is also a good solution."
"The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy."
"Cisco SecureX is more expensive than Trend Micro. However, considering the integration capabilities with other solutions and the quality of technical support, I believe there's justification for the price difference."
"You can spend less money for another solution, but if you really want to have a good solution you have to pay. We are happy that we are getting such a good solution for what we are spending."
"It is free. It can't get any better than that."
"The licensing model follows a per-user per-month structure."
"I rate the product's price a three on a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price."
"The tool is a bit costly."
"The product’s pricing is medium."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Cisco SecureX?
Integrates well with our existing security infrastructure.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco SecureX?
Cisco SecureX is more expensive than Trend Micro. However, considering the integration capabilities with other solutions and the quality of technical support, I believe there's justification for th...
What needs improvement with Cisco SecureX?
One area for improvement in SecureX could be additional on-premises options for organizations like ours that require more control over certain aspects of the platform. I also think enhancing automa...

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Sample Customers

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