Cofense Intelligence ThreatHQ vs ESET Cloud Apps Protection comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Defender for Offi...
Ranking in Email Security
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Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (9th)
Cofense Intelligence ThreatHQ
Ranking in Email Security
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Threat Intelligence Platforms (40th)
ESET Cloud Apps Protection
Ranking in Email Security
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Vulnerability Management (27th), Patch Management (16th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Email Security category, the mindshare of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is 13.1%, down from 20.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Cofense Intelligence ThreatHQ is 0.1%, down from 0.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of ESET Cloud Apps Protection is 0.3%, up from 0.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Email Security
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Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Microsoft Security Suite
Vulnerability Management

Featured Reviews

Luis-Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 8, 2023
Allows for easy reporting of problems, valuable anti-phishing, and anti-malware support
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 lacks proactivity in assisting us with preparing for potential threats before they occur. While they employ a substantial amount of threat intelligence to preemptively prevent incidents, their effectiveness diminishes when it comes to delivering proactive threat intelligence alerts from Microsoft. Their focus primarily revolves around managing the internal environment. On the other hand, my other vendor, Check Point, along with my membership in MS-ISAC, supplements me with this type of information. The phishing and spam filters could use some improvement. It is adequate, but it doesn't match the quality of Proofpoint or Mimecast. However, it comes close in effectiveness. Plus, if we're obtaining it for free, investing in the other products seems impractical.
MohamedShaker - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 27, 2022
Secures the business for customers quickly and accurately
We are integrators. We sell and implement this solution to our customers. We have about 10,000 people using this solution. The solution is deployed on the cloud It secures the business for the customers. For instance, if any phishing emails come into the environment and employees see it, we…
Sep 16, 2022
Great protection, good privacy, and helpful support
The only thing I would like is a way to open the email that is going to quarantine. Based on the level of security, they cannot open the email to check the message. Even for the administrator, you have to create a security copy to be sent, which will lock the log support. It's not easy for an admin to check and decide if the email is good or not. That is the only thing that I'm seeing could be improved. Basically, ESET doesn't have the ability to let the administrator release an email showing the message on the email. It's not possible. If you want to have an email review, you have to select an option to send a copy. In the way that they designed the system, for security, they are not letting anyone even have the admin privileges to make this happen. Privacy is at a really high level.

Quotes from Members

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


"The initial setup is straightforward. You just add the license, click it, and then you can set up the rules. It is quite simple."
"The basic features are okay and I'm satisfied with the Defender."
"There are several features that I consider valuable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use."
"The initial setup was easy."
"Threat Explorer is one of the features that I very much like because it is a real-time report that allows you to identify, analyze, and trace security attacks."
"I like its investigation capabilities, as that is what is most important to me. It is fairly simple with a user-friendly interface."
"Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a stable solution."
"For instance, if any phishing emails come into the environment and employees see it, we direct the email to Triage. The Triage system will investigate it through AI technology to see if it's a phishing email or not. If it is a phishing email, it will quarantine it and erase it from the environment."
"We are close to having 99% or 98% detection."
"The most valuable features are the precision of detection and the level of customization of the policy."


"The GUI is sometimes slow to fetch the device report and could be improved."
"Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab."
"The UI needs to be more user-friendly."
"About eight months ago, we started to measure the quantity of phishing and spam that we have been receiving, and it has been increasing a lot. That means that protection for our email is not as good as we were expecting."
"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."
"The product must provide better malware detection."
"They have moved features from one console to another. Things have been moved around in the interface and it takes me time to find where certain features are."
"There is room for improvement in terms of reporting."
"If they continue improving and enhancing this solution, it could be even faster and more accurate."
"The specific domain file for Apache needs to be well-defined."
"It's not easy for an admin to check and decide if the email is good or not."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Defender for 365 comes in various plans and licenses, along with other Microsoft security solutions. Purchasing this kind of package or security bundle gives good value for money, and that's what I recommend."
"From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
"For large enterprise organizations, they can definitely afford it, but for small and medium organizations, they might struggle to cover the expenses."
"While Microsoft Defender for Office 365 necessitates pricier E3 or E5 subscriptions, the extensive functionality offered by these licenses across various Microsoft products justifies the investment."
"Microsoft Defender is expensive. I typically recommend it only if clients have the budget. Otherwise, I would suggest an alternative."
"The solution could be better by simplifying the business model of their licensing. It was hard to figure out how to get the licensing done for the environment, initially."
"Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
"The license is expensive because the cost is based on the number of users."
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"The solution provides affordable pricing for medium sized industries."
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Top Industries

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Microsoft Defender for Office 365?
Threat Explorer is an invaluable tool for me, and it plays a crucial role in helping me discern the origins of variou...
What needs improvement with Microsoft Defender for Office 365?
The product must provide better malware detection. The detection algorithms don't perform the way I hope they would.
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What do you like most about ESET Mail Security?
The most valuable features are the precision of detection and the level of customization of the policy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for ESET Mail Security?
The solution provides affordable pricing for medium sized industries.
What needs improvement with ESET Mail Security?
The specific domain file for Apache needs to be well-defined.

Also Known As

MS Defender for Office 365
Cofense Intelligence, PhishMe Intelligence
ESET Mail Security



Sample Customers

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
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