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Pros
"Monitoring the traffic, making sure you have the visibility."

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"One of the main features is the solution is very light on resources and we do not have any problems with it.""We use Microsoft Defender for the antivirus.""Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is scalable. Currently, we have 600,000 users in our organization.""The whole bundle of the product, which is similar to other Microsoft products, is valuable. Ten years ago, you had third-party stuff for different things. You had one solution for email archiving and another third-party one for something else. Nowadays, Microsoft Office covers all the stuff that was formerly covered by third-party solutions. It is the same with antivirus. The functionality is just basic. You have the scanning, and then you also have a kind of cloud-based protection and reporting about your environment. With Microsoft Security Center, you have a complete overview of your environment. You know the software inventory, and you have security recommendations. You can not only see that the antivirus is up to date; you can also see where are the vulnerabilities in your system. Microsoft Security Center tells you where you have old, deprecated software and what kind of CVEs are addressed. It's really cool stuff.""Its real-time security is the most valuable.""We have just started to implement it. It is useful for protection from malware and ransomware.""It's pretty easy to scale.""This product is flexible, and it is very easy to get updates from the Microsoft website."

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Cons
"The initial setup is a bit complex in terms of deployment and configuration"

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"The solution could improve by providing more integration.""It can get a bit laggy sometimes. Other than that, we don't have any issues. They constantly tweak it and fix it up based on users' feedback. It has improved a lot over the past four years. Defender for Endpoint never really used to be a good endpoint security solution, but over the past couple of years, Microsoft has invested heavily in it. So, it has come a long way in all aspects of endpoint security. If they want to make it better, they should just continue investing in the current path of what they've been doing over the past couple of years.""I am not sure if I will be using this product in the future because of the price.""I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.""The solution could be more friendly for end-users, with different type of scans or scheduled scans for it.""The user interface could use some improvement.""Lowering the price would be an improvement.""Its user interface (UI) can be improved. Currently, in the console, you have to dig down for certain things. They've got many different layers to get to things instead of having it all on the surface. You have to go three folds lower to get to specific functionality or click a particular option. It would be good if we can manage the console through menus and instead of three clicks, we can do things in one click. They need to change the UI and work on it in terms of a better user experience."

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  • "The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "This product is included in the pricing for Windows."
  • "If you don't purchase the advanced threat protection then there is no additional charge."
  • "It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle."
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP is expensive."
  • "I pay for it through the Windows Professional or Standard license. It is a one-time cost for me, and I use the same license."
  • "When compared with other vendors, the pricing is very high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    All features are valuable. That's why we purchased it, and that's why we onsell it. We find it very useful for the analysis and consolidation of specific security incidents. We then do the reporting… more »
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    We are in South Africa, and their cloud service is located in the US or the UK. We don't have a local instance in South Africa, and this is still a concern from a customer-experience point of view. We… more »
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    We're a reseller. Our clients are in the financial vertical as well as in the telecommunication vertical. We onsell this solution. We've got an MSSP license, and we propose this solution to clients.
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    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security solution. The tool reduces the attack surface, applies behavioral-based endpoint protection and response, and includes risk-based… more »
    Top Answer: 
    We use Symantec because we do not use MS Enterprise products, but in my opinion, Microsoft Defender is a superior solution. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The CrowdStrike solution delivers a lot of information about incidents. It has a very light sensor that will never push your machine hardware to "test", you don't have the usual "scan now" feature but… more »
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    Also Known As
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    Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus
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    Overview

    Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud improves security and incident response across the distributed network, from the private network and branch office to the public cloud. This solution addresses the need for digital businesses to quickly identify threats posed by their network devices and cloud resources, and to do so with minimal management, oversight, and security manpower.

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a complete endpoint security solution that delivers preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. With Defender for Endpoint, you have: 

    Agentless, cloud powered - No additional deployment or infrastructure. No delays or update compatibility issues. Always up to date. 

    Unparalleled optics - Built on the industry’s deepest insight into Windows threats and shared signals across devices, identities, and information. 

    Automated security - Take your security to a new level by going from alert to remediation in minutes—at scale. 

    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
    Options, Schneider Electric, Washington University in St Louis, Gotcha, Kraft Kennedy, PartnerRe, Sumologic, Veterans United, AFGE, Agraform, Artesys, Dynamic Ideas Financials, Department of Agriculture and Commerce
    Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Government4%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is ranked 22nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 84 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud writes "Offers great visibility of your traffic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Enables ingestion of events directly into your SIEM/SOAR, but requires integration with all Defender products to work optimally". Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Darktrace, CrowdStrike Falcon, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and SentinelOne, whereas Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and Sophos Intercept X.

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