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"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.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.""The deployment capability is a great feature.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a stable solution.""Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.""The most valuable feature is the integration. It's a single console, so we don't have to switch around between multiple products. Another valuable feature is the ease of operations and maintenance.""I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat."

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"Integration is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. You can integrate even third-party solutions so that they can send the information or files they quarantine through the FortiSandbox""Overall, it works fine. Its interface is also fine.""Compared to other solutions, it's easy to configure and implement because of the templates. The timing of scanning files is faster.""The solution is easy to manage.""The scanner office document as well as PDF are useful. The most valuable thing is that you can emulate different operating systems without having the danger of getting something infected. It emulates several operating systems, and as a result, you either get the file or you don't get the file.""Fortinet FortiSandbox is scalable.""The dynamic behavior analysis is excellent. We have many attacks caught by the FortiSandbox as zero-day attacks. Additionally, the administration is simple and can be customized to fit your companies needs."

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

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"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.""I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way.""We are always looking for others tools to increase automation on tasks. There can be better integration with other solutions, such as PowerPoint and email.""Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab.""This product's effectiveness could be improved, in terms of detecting unwanted spam or even malware between the emails, compared to other products.""The visibility for the weaknesses in the system and unauthorized access can be improved.""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.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot."

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"The reporting tools could be improved in Fortinet FortiSandbox.""The initial setup is not too complex but could be easier.""There could be more templates and a higher number of simulated VMs to configure more use cases. Sometimes we need to configure many use cases in many different environments, and if the number of VMs that we configure is limited, we have to remove some and reconfigure the environment if we need another environment.""If we can have more dashboards, it would be good.""The use cases in Fortinet FortiSandbox are not good. It is difficult to upload a custom VM for Fortinet FortiSandbox. The integration of Fortinet FortiSandbox with other Fortinet or FortiGate firewalls is not good. VMs are already installed in the hardware and are working fine, but we tried to approve the custom VM many times but did not succeed.""I don't know if it is viable to do an improvement like this. When there are passwords in the password-protected files, it can't scan them or do things like this. I don't know if an algorithm or something else could make it better. Nowadays, many legitimate office documents have passwords.""If you were to compare prices between vendors and manufacturers, you would see that the lowest equipment in the Sandbox line is quite expensive for a new customer."

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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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  • "Altogether, it is about €10,000 for the Sandbox and Email Gateway."
  • "We are on an annual license to use the solution. We have an additional feature that is integrated with S5, which is working well."
  • "There is a license to use this solution."
  • "Fortinet is more reasonable than Palo Alto."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSandbox is expensive."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.
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    MS Defender for Office 365
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    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.

    Today’s threats are increasingly sophisticated and often bypass traditional malware security by masking their malicious activity. A sandbox augments your security architecture by validating threats in a separate, secure environment. FortiSandbox offers a powerful combination of advanced detection, automated mitigation, actionable insight, and flexible deployment to stop targeted attacks and subsequent data loss. It's also a key component of our Advanced Threat Protection solution.

    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.
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
    The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company29%
    Performing Arts14%
    Logistics Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Morphisec, Microsoft and others in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiSandbox is ranked 8th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 7 reviews while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 15th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 1 review. Fortinet FortiSandbox is rated 8.0, while McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSandbox writes "Good performance and integration capabilities with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Great data exfiltration and very easy to use". Fortinet FortiSandbox is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Check Point SandBlast Network, FireEye Network Security, SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Check Point SandBlast Network.

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