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We performed a comparison between ESET PROTECT Enterprise and Wazuh based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed ESET PROTECT Enterprise vs. Wazuh Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The product is very easy to use.""The EDR and the way it automatically responds to ransomware and other attacks are valuable features.""It has great stability.""The Endpoint Manager is incredible; it has a very straightforward interface and is exceedingly easy to use. Pulling out and deploying different tags or resources is a simple task across various departments with different levels of security. The notifications are also simple and satisfying; it's great to see the bubble informing us which devices are compliant and which are waiting to update.""The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer.""The 'Incidents and Alerts' tab is a valuable feature where we can find triggered alerts.""The most valuable feature depends on the scenario. For compliance, I like Microsoft Purview Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention. Sentinel is the most helpful feature for security. 365 Defender helps us prioritize threats across an enterprise. It's a crucial feature for the managed services team.""Another noteworthy feature that I find appealing in Microsoft Defender is the credit-backed simulation. This feature enables organizations to train their users on effectively responding to phishing emails through a simulated training environment."

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"ESET is better in some ways than other vendors because it fulfills many areas where we'd otherwise have to use different products.""The solution doesn't have high memory usage.""The product enabled Zero-Day Protection for our environment. We never encountered any issues regarding threats.""We can easily manage resources, disable or enable clients and update them.""The most valuable feature of ESET Protect is the security while accessing any transaction, such as online banking systems. When I access a banking website a new browser opens which is more secure, which I find very useful.""The most valuable features of ESET File Security are the performance and it doesn't take too many resources.""The solution offers a lot of configuration capabilities.""It's helped us with restrictions and knowing which users we can provide permissions to and which users we need to restrict."

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"The log monitoring and analysis tools are great in addition to SIEM file activity monitoring.""Good for monitoring, active response, and for vulnerabilities.""Wazuh's logging features integrate seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services. There are also Wazuh agent configurations for different use cases, like vulnerability scanning, host-based intrusion detection, and file integrity monitoring.""Wazuh automatically scans the host for CIS benchmarks for the latest updates and vulnerabilities and gives a host score. It provides a percentage of perceived risk due to of non patches or any missing patches on that work.""The MITRE ATT&CK correlation is most valuable.""The deployment is easy and they provide very good documentation.""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.""I like that the solution is on top of the Kubernetes stack."

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Cons
"The price should be adjustable by region.""There could be a way to proactively monitor unusual activity .""Automated playbooks and automated dashboards would be preferable to the way the data is currently being presented.""Correctly updated records are the most significant area for improvement. There have been times when we were notified of a required fix; we would carry out the fix and confirm it but still get the same notification a week later. This seems to be a delay in records being updated and leads to false reporting, which is something that needs to be fixed.""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.""The management and automation of the cloud apps have room for improvement.""In the future, it would be beneficial for Microsoft to consider making the product more user-friendly or simplified for those who are interested in using it. Currently, it requires a high level of technical expertise, making it challenging for beginners or less experienced individuals.""Offboarding latency should be reduced. Even after a device has been successfully offboarded using a particular offboarding script, it still shows up as onboarded."

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"I would like to see more features on the reporting side of things.""The solution can be quite technical and therefore is challenging for new users.""Sometimes, the connection to the machine requires troubleshooting.""Its automation can be improved.""ESET Protect could improve the performance. The performance of the home computers and laptops becomes slow due to their heavy software load. It would be a benefit to make a lighter version of the software which does not have any impact on the performance of the computer's hardware.""The availability and sustainability could also be improved.""I would like to see more in managing mobile devices in an on-premise solution. The latest news I've heard is that ESET drops mobile management module development for the on-prem version. It's moving to the cloud. Like in endpoint client protection, I would also like to see more of the vulnerability management features and additional app control functionality in ESET Protect.""The tool is complex and expensive."

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"A more structured approach, perhaps with modular UI components, to facilitate easier integration and navigation within the Wazuh platform for custom integrations would be beneficial.""The tool doesn't detect anomalies or new environments.""Since it's an open-source tool, scalability is the main issue.""While it is scalable, it can suffer from reduced latencies.""Wazuh could improve the detection, it is not detecting all of the attacks. Additionally, it is lacking features compared to other solutions.""The tool does not provide CTI to monitor darknet.""I have yet to find the same capability in Wazuh to get logs from different sources into the system""Scalability is a challenge because it is distributed architecture and it uses Elastic DB. Their Elastic DB doesn't allow open source waste application."

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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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  • "There is a license needed to use ESET Protect. The licensing cost is very low, it is approximately $10 per license."
  • "ESET PROTECT Enterprise is affordable."
  • "The product is cost-effective compared to one of its competitors."
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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 product enabled Zero-Day Protection for our environment. We never encountered any issues regarding threats.
    Top Answer:Sometimes, the connection to the machine requires troubleshooting. This particular area needs improvement. The… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary use case involves approximately 180 workstations, 180 laptops, and office protection in our environment.
    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 »
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
    ESET Protect, ESET File Security
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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 Enterprise ensures real-time visibility for all endpoints as well as full reporting and security management for all OSes

    • Cloud-based console with the possibility of an on-premises deployment
    • Provides real-time visibility of all endpoints: desktops, servers, virtual machines and even managed mobile devices
    • Enables full reporting for ESET security solutions
    • Controls endpoint prevention, detection & response layers across all platforms
    • Connect anytime, anywhere from your favorite web browser

    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.
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government10%
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    Comms Service Provider11%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Security Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
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    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Buyer's Guide
    ESET PROTECT Enterprise vs. Wazuh
    March 2024
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    ESET PROTECT Enterprise is ranked 16th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 10 reviews while Wazuh is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 38 reviews. ESET PROTECT Enterprise is rated 9.0, while Wazuh is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ESET PROTECT Enterprise writes "Constantly improving their online resources to make it easier for new users to work with it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wazuh writes "It integrates seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services". ESET PROTECT Enterprise is most compared with ESET Endpoint Protection Platform, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Avira Antivirus, Cybereason Next-Generation Antivirus and F-Secure Total, whereas Wazuh is most compared with Elastic Security, Security Onion, Splunk Enterprise Security, AlienVault OSSIM and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our ESET PROTECT Enterprise vs. Wazuh report.

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