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Pros
"The deployment capability is a great feature.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""The basic features are okay and I'm satisfied with the Defender.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.""Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links."

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"It protects from signature-based attacks and signature-less attacks. The sandboxing technology, invented by FireEye, is very valuable. Our customers go for FireEye because of the sandboxing feature. When there is a threat or any malicious activity with a signature, it can be blocked by IPS. However, attacks that do not have any signatures and are very new can only be blocked by using the sandboxing feature, which is available only in FireEye. So, FireEye has both engines. It has an IPS engine and a sandbox engine, which is the best part. You can get complete network protection by using FireEye.""I also like its logging method. Its logging is very powerful and useful for forensic purposes. You can see the traffic or a specific activity or how something entered your network and where it went.""The server appliance is good.""Very functional and good for detecting malicious traffic.""It is stable and quite protective. It has a lot of features to scan a lot of malicious things and vulnerabilities.""The most valuable feature is the network security module.""The sandbox feature of FireEye Network Security is very good. The operating system itself has many features and it supports our design."

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"Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product."

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Cons
"It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers.""Too many false positives and lacks an accurate capability to detect malicious SharePoint sites.""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 custom alerts have to improve a lot.""They can improve their security in a way where a customer can know if all their attachments are safe or not to open through a report. The solution does its job perfectly, but it never reports to the customer whether those attachments have been stopped before or not.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added.""I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way.""The visibility for the weaknesses in the system and unauthorized access can be improved."

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"I heard that FireEye recently was hacked, and a lot of things were revealed. We would like FireEye to be more secure as an organization. FireEye has to be more protective because it is one of the most critical devices that we are using in our environment. They have a concept called SSL decryption, but that is only the packet address. We would like FireEye to also do a lot of decryption inside the packet. Currently, FireEye only does encryption and decryption of the header, but we would like them to do encryption and decryption of the entire packet.""It is very expensive, the price could be better.""Technical packaging could be improved.""They can maybe consider supporting some compliance standards. When we are configuring rules and policies, it can guide whether they are compliant with a particular compliance authority. In addition, if I have configured some rules that have not been used, it should give a report saying that these rules have not been used in the last three months or six months so that I disable or delete those rules.""Its documentation can be improved. The main problem that I see with FireEye is the documentation. We are an official distributor and partner of FireEye, and we have access to complete documentation about how to configure or implement this technology, but for customers, very limited documentation is available openly. This is the area in which FireEye should evolve. All documents should be easily available for everyone.""Technical support could be improved.""FireEye Network Security should have better integration with other vendors' firewalls or proxies, such as Palo Alto and Fortinet. Files that are being submitted should happen through the API or automatically."

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"Lacks remote capabilities not dependent on the internet."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a user-base subscription."
  • "From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
  • "Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."
  • "For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is an add-on to the Office license. Many customers are purchasing this solution."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
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  • "The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive."
  • "It's an expensive solution."
  • "Its price is a bit high. A small customer cannot buy it. Its licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "When you purchase FireEye Network Security NX, will need to purchase a megabit per second package. You must know your needs from day one."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For… more »
    Top Answer:It protects from signature-based attacks and signature-less attacks. The sandboxing technology, invented by FireEye, is… more »
    Top Answer:Its price is a bit high. A small customer cannot buy it. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:Its documentation can be improved. The main problem that I see with FireEye is the documentation. We are an official… more »
    Top Answer:Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product.
    Top Answer:Costing is competitive now that Symantec has almost stepped out of this arena the completion has changed with other… more »
    Top Answer:Some of our customers have mentioned the lack of a tool that would allow for remote capabilities without being attached… more »
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    Also Known As
    MS Defender for Office 365
    FireEye
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

    McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
    FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave Systems
    The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Performing Arts13%
    Logistics Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Government13%
    University13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Morphisec, Microsoft and others in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection). Updated: August 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FireEye Network Security is ranked 8th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 6 reviews while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 15th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 1 review. FireEye Network Security is rated 8.8, while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "A reliable and complete network protection solution that protects from signature-based and signature-less attacks and has powerful logging". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Great data exfiltration and very easy to use". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Zscaler Internet Access, Fortinet FortiSandbox, Cisco Stealthwatch and Arbor DDoS, whereas McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Check Point SandBlast Network.

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