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We performed a comparison between ESET EDR/XDR and Wazuh based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike, SentinelOne, Wazuh and others in Extended Detection and Response (XDR).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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Pros
"We are connected to Microsoft and have every laptop enrolled. This acts as an endpoint. The tool helps me check security and compliance. I can also check what a device is doing.""Setting up Microsoft 365 Defender is easy. It's a user-friendly solution that provides threat protection. It has good stability and scalability.""The advantage of Microsoft Defender XDR has over other XDRs in the market is that it's easy to use. You can quickly differentiate between alerts, incidents, devices, software, etc. It's easier to investigate an incident, and you have so many options. You can automate investigations and use playbooks. There's also the live response session, which is something you can't find in any other XDR.""Within advanced threat hunting, the tables that have already been defined by Microsoft are helpful. In the advanced threat hunting tab, there were different tables, and one of the tables was related to device info, device alert, and device events. That was very helpful. Another feature that I liked but didn't have access to was deep analysis.""The integration, visibility, vulnerability management, and device identification are valuable.""The ability to integrate and observe a more cohesive narrative across the products is crucial.""Microsoft 365 Defender is simple to upgrade.""I like 365 Defender's advanced threat hunting. The dashboard is user-friendly with templates for site policies, etc. The most important use case is evaluating the risk links and applications."

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"The solution is easy to use."

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"Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.""I like Wazuh because it is a lot like ELK, which I was already comfortable with, so I didn't have to learn from scratch.""It has efficient SCA capabilities.""It offers built-in modules for file integrity and vulnerability management.""I like that the solution is on top of the Kubernetes stack.""My company implemented Wazuh because it was relatively inexpensive. They could quickly get their hands on it to check a box for some audit and compliance.""The configuration assessment and Pile integrity monitoring features are decent.""Wazuh is free and easy to use. It is also adjustable, and we can use it on the cloud and on-premises."

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Cons
"The logs could be better.""There could be a way to proactively monitor unusual activity .""From an integration standpoint, it is always improving overall. With Security Copilot coming out, as partners, we are waiting for the GDAP support so that we can actually see Security Copilot on behalf of customers if they subscribe to it.""I personally have not seen much evidence of how Defender can enhance the story of zero trust for enterprises.""Generally, antivirus products provide a central control to manage every device in terms of who is installing it or who is trying to disable it, but Microsoft doesn't have such a control center for the antivirus product it provides.""There is definitely scope for improvement in the automation area. Because the solution is a SaaS platform, we don't have the overall ability to automate stuff.... There is no direct way to go ahead because it's a SaaS platform.""When discussing the secure score, which includes overviews and recommended actions, some of these recommended actions are not applicable to us, particularly those related to Microsoft Internet Explorer, which we do not use in any of our environments.""There are other SIEM solutions that are easier to use, mainly based on the creation of rules, use cases, and groups."

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"The solution could improve how it scours each website."

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"I have yet to find the same capability in Wazuh to get logs from different sources into the system""The biggest part that's missing is threat intelligence. It isn't inbuilt, and if a sudden incident occurs, we don't get that feedback inside the SIEM tool. That's a big gap, I see. It would be better if we could get the threat intelligence feeds integrated with the SIEM tools. That would help us push value solutions to the clients in a big way.""Adding the flexibility to integrate various plug-ins or modules into its core system would enhance functionality.""The tool does not provide CTI to monitor darknet.""Its configuration process is time-consuming.""While it is scalable, it can suffer from reduced latencies.""They could include flexibility and customization capabilities by modifying for customers based on partner agreements.""The deployment is a bit complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solutions price is fair for what they offer."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, the costs depend on the country you're located in for the license. When we were in the initial stage, we went with the E5 license they call premium standard. It cost us around $5.20 per month for four users."
  • "The price of the solution is high compared to others and we have lost some customers because of it."
  • "Microsoft is not competitive with the pricing of the solution. The competitors are able to offer lower discounts. The price of the solution is higher."
  • "We have a lot of problems in Latin America regarding the price of Microsoft 365 Defender, because the relationship between dollars and the money of the different countries, it's is a lot. Many customers that have small businesses say that they would like the solution but it is too expensive. However, large companies do not find the cost an issue."
  • "The most valuable licensing option is expensive, so pricing could be improved. Licensing options for this solution also need to be consolidated, because they frequently change."
  • "Microsoft should provide lower-level licensing options. They should do it in such a way that even an individual could purchase a license, and it should be entirely flexible."
  • "They have moved from a licensing model to pay-per-use... The question is: What happens if, for any reason, there's not enough budget to accept this model? That could be a great problem."
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  • "I rate the solution’s pricing a six or seven out of ten.."
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  • "Wazuh is open-source, so I think it's an option for a small organization that cannot go for enterprise-grade solutions like Splunk."
  • "There is not a license required for Wazuh."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, but you must consider the total cost of ownership. It may be free to acquire, but you spend a lot of time and effort supporting the product and getting it to a point where it's useful."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, therefore it is free. You can purchase support for $1,000 a year."
  • "Wazuh is totally free and open source. There are no licensing costs, only support costs if you need them."
  • "Wazuh has a community edition, and I was using that. It's free and open source."
  • "The current pricing is open source."
  • "Wazuh is free and open source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender XDR provides strong identity protection with comprehensive insights into risky user behavior and… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender XDR is expensive, especially for the full suite functionality. However, when compared to buying… more »
    Top Answer:Improving scalability, especially for very large tenants, could be beneficial for Microsoft Defender XDR. Additionally… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is easy to use.
    Top Answer:I rate the solution’s pricing a six or seven out of ten. Our customers have a yearly license with no additional costs.
    Top Answer:The solution could improve how it scours each website.
    Top Answer:Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.
    Top Answer:I have built some rules that produce duplicate alerts two or three times. Therefore, these rules should be consolidated… more »
    Top Answer:We use Wazuh for the onboarding of both Windows and Linux machines, as well as for firewall and SIM configuration. The… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
    ESET Secure Authentication
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender XDR is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect against threats in the Microsoft 365 environment. 

    It offers robust security measures, comprehensive threat detection capabilities, and an efficient incident response system. With seamless integration with other Microsoft products and a user-friendly interface, it simplifies security management tasks. 

    Users have found it effective in detecting and preventing various types of attacks, such as phishing attempts, malware infections, and data breaches.

    Watch the Microsoft demo video here: Microsoft Defender XDR demo video.

    ESET PROTECT Elite is an all-in-one prevention, detection & response combining enterprise-grade XDR with complete multilayered protection.

    ESET PROTECT Elite is the ultimate cybersecurity solution that offers top-notch endpoint protection against ransomware and zero-day threats. It employs a robust multilayered approach, combining various cutting-edge technologies to strike the perfect balance between performance, threat detection, and minimizing false positives. With automated malware removal and mediation, it ensures the utmost security for your organization's data, covering servers, network file storage including OneDrive, and multi-purpose servers to guarantee uninterrupted business operations. ESET PROTECT Elite also features powerful native encryption, enhancing data security to meet compliance regulations. Furthermore, it provides cloud-based threat defense against targeted attacks and new, previously unseen threats like ransomware. 

    This comprehensive package extends its protection to Microsoft 365 applications, shielding against malware, spam, and phishing attacks through an intuitive cloud management console. Additionally, it offers extra layers of security against spam, phishing, malware, and threats from outdated systems and applications, with features such as automated scanning, patching, and customizable policies. ESET PROTECT Elite empowers risk managers and incident responders with exceptional threat and system visibility, enabling them to conduct rapid, in-depth root cause analysis and respond promptly to incidents. Paired with the tried-and-tested prevention capabilities of ESET Endpoint Protection products, ESET Inspect is a cloud-delivered, XDR-enabling solution designed to detect advanced persistent threats, block zero-day threats, and safeguard against ransomware and policy violations. To complete this comprehensive security suite, there's an easy-to-use, highly effective mobile-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution that combats weak passwords and unauthorized access, ensuring your organization stays secure. Trust in ESET PROTECT Elite to fortify your cybersecurity defenses and protect your business from the ever-evolving threat landscape.

    Wazuh is an enterprise-ready platform used for security monitoring. It is a free and open-source platform that is used for threat detection, incident response and compliance, and integrity monitoring. Wazuh is capable of protecting workloads across virtualized, on-premises, containerized, and cloud-based environments.

    It consists of an endpoint security agent and a management server. Additionally, Wazuh is fully integrated with the Elastic Stack, allowing users the ability to navigate through security alerts via a data visualization tool.

    • Wazuh’s agent can run on many different platforms, and is lightweight. It can successfully perform the tasks needed to detect threats in order to trigger responses automatically.
    • Wazuh manages the agents, can analyze agent data, and can scale horizontally.
    • Elastic Stack is where alerts are indexed and stored.

    Wazuh Capabilities

    Some of Wazuh’s most notable capabilities include:

    • Intrusion detection: Wazuh’s agents can detect hidden files, cloaked processes, or unregistered network listeners, as well as inconsistencies in system call responses. Wazuh’s server component uses a signature-based approach to intrusion detection, using its regular expression engine to analyze collected log data and look for indicators of compromise.

    • Log data analysis: Wazuh can read operating system and application logs, and securely forward them to a central manager for rule-based analysis and storage.

    • Integrity monitoring: File integrity monitoring can help identify changes in content, ownership, permissions, and attribute of files. Wazuh’s file integrity monitoring can be used in conjunction with threat intelligence.

    • Vulnerability detection: Wazuh agents can identify well-known vulnerable software so you can see where your weak spots are and take action before an attack can exploit them.

    • Configuration assessment: System and application configurations are monitored to make sure they are compliant with security policies. Periodic scans are used to detect applications that are known to be vulnerable, insecurely configured, or unpatched.
    • Incident response: Wazuh responds actively when active threats need to be addressed. It can perform countermeasures like blocking access to a system when a threat source is identified.

    • Regulatory compliance: Wazuh includes the security controls required to be compliant with industry regulations and standards.

    • Cloud security: Wazuh’s light-weight and multi-platform agents are commonly used to monitor cloud environments at the instance level. In addition, Wazuh helps monitor cloud infrastructure at an API level.

    • Security for containers: With Wazuh, you have increased security visibility into hosts and containers, allowing for easier detection of threats, anomalies, and vulnerabilities.

    Wazuh Benefits

    Some of the most valued benefits of Wazuh include:

    • No vendor lock-in
    • No license costs
    • Uses lightweight, multi-platform agents
    • Free community support

    Wazuh Offers

    • Annual support and maintenance
    • Assistance with deployment and configuration
    • Training and instructional hands-on courses

    Reviews From Real Users

    "It's very easy to integrate Wazuh with other environments, cloud applications, and on-prem applications. So, the advantage is that it's easy to implement and integrate with other solutions." - Robert C., IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited

    The MITRE ATT&CK correlation is most valuable.” - Chief Information Security Officer at a financial services firm

    Sample Customers
    Accenture, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, General Electric, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and many others.
    Mitsubishi Motors, Canon
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Media Company7%
    Healthcare Company6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Security Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
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    May 2024
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    ESET EDR/XDR is ranked 33rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 1 review while Wazuh is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 38 reviews. ESET EDR/XDR is rated 0.0, while Wazuh is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ESET EDR/XDR writes "An easy-to-use solution that could improve it’s website-scouring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wazuh writes "It integrates seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services". ESET EDR/XDR is most compared with Bitdefender GravityZone EDR and Microsoft Entra ID, whereas Wazuh is most compared with Elastic Security, Security Onion, Splunk Enterprise Security, AlienVault OSSIM and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks.

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