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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender for Business and Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Microsoft Security Suite solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Defender for Business vs. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"Microsoft Defender for Business is good for small and medium-sized businesses. It offers solid security flexibility and integration with tools like Microsoft Lighthouse and some other software. It takes some of the features of Defender for Endpoint EDR and provides those services for small and medium-sized business environments.""It is scalable.""The interface is quite user-friendly.""A few things are valuable. One is the alerting we see when any kind of intrusion is happening, any kind of malware is being deployed across the endpoints, or any kind of suspicious activity is going on. We have a footprint across all of North America, Canada, and Mexico, so we want to make sure that all our endpoints are protected and we are able to look for any anomalous activity.""If you're an Intune user, you can bring in certain capabilities like system-hardening policies, which further enhances the security."

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"I rate Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's stability a ten out of ten.""Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's responses are faster. Its installation is also reliable. The security score helps with the security part.""The auto-labeling feature is definitely the most valuable feature. It goes in and labels the documents for you in different repositories. It covers the Outlook and Exchange repositories along with SharePoint and OneDrive. It is really helpful in those areas.""One of the valuable features of Purview is the ability to create a legal hold on a user's account within the compliance portal. That's pretty useful when it comes to any litigation or if you want to redeem the content within a mailbox, OneDrive, or a generic public SharePoint site.""We can use Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention to manage devices and site policies.""The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts.""The product can block the uploads to cloud services.""The product is easy to configure."

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Cons
"Defender's threat protection should be fine-tuned to reduce false positives. It could be more targeted, reflecting a continuous evolution in detecting. Also, it could be easier to integrate into other environments.""We faced some issues while running some applications on Mac.""Defender's reporting is rather scattered, and its URL filtering mechanism doesn't really work.""The security could always be improved.""The biggest one is that Defender needs to be more proactive to the emerging threats. There can be tighter integration with email, especially how it integrates with our email system, which is the Microsoft Outlook suite. There should be the ability to react a lot quicker to emerging threats because sometimes, it takes a few days before some of these new threats are fully identified, and we need that to be a few hours."

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"The AI advancements can improve the false positives.""The solution should provide better integration with other systems.""They do not provide language options beyond the ones already available, so our language option is missing.""The scalability, in terms of the portal, could be more user-friendly. Sometimes I have faced difficulties in identifying the options.""Technical support is awful.""Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention's licensing is expensive.""The platform can be challenging to navigate and has the potential for improvement.""A site can have different containers where you store data. We have always wanted to apply compliance, labels, and policies at the container level, rather than to an outer shell or at the site level. That is something we have been looking forward to and I believe Microsoft is already planning something like that."

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  • "Defender for Business is included by default with an Office 365 premium subscription."
  • "It has to get more competitive because we are starting to see some of the competitors providing better pricing, and some of it, of course, is to gain market share. The Defender product pricing is probably a little higher than the competitors."
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  • "It is a part of our Microsoft licensing. We pay for a yearly renewal. Its price is reasonable for the size of the organization we are. It is fairly competitive, and you get what you pay for. We have an E5 license, and a part of understanding the E5 license is to see what all you get with it. If you really look at it from that standpoint, you get a lot of value. You have Defender and all its security features in there as well. Their licensing is fairly flexible. They have different programs. We've seen ones where you could pay for up to three to five years in advance. There is also a monthly pay-as-you-go type of deal, but we're doing a yearly renewal and fixing the budget."
  • "Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is part of a bundle and is not sold as a standalone product."
  • "The product has the best price-to-performance ratio."
  • "It's a little bit pricey compared to competitors, but it's not too high."
  • "We are using the E3 license for Microsoft 365 with the E5 compliance license add-on."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "I am satisfied with the tool's pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:A few things are valuable. One is the alerting we see when any kind of intrusion is happening, any kind of malware is being deployed across the endpoints, or any kind of suspicious activity is going… more »
    Top Answer:It has to get more competitive because we are starting to see some of the competitors providing better pricing, and some of it, of course, is to gain market share. The Defender product pricing is… more »
    Top Answer:The biggest one is that Defender needs to be more proactive to the emerging threats. There can be tighter integration with email, especially how it integrates with our email system, which is the… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are identifying sensitive data and issuing alerts.
    Top Answer:The Endpoint DLP engine has a lot of delays. The just-in-time protection feature does not always work as expected, mainly when working with network files in a more classic environment.
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, MS Endpoint DLP, Microsoft Endpoint DLP
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Business is a new endpoint security solution that was designed especially for the small and medium-sized business (up to 300 employees). With this endpoint security solution, your company's devices are better protected from ransomware, malware, phishing, and other threats.

    At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise41%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Defender for Business vs. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender for Business vs. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Microsoft Defender for Business is ranked 21st in Microsoft Security Suite with 5 reviews while Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is ranked 12th in Microsoft Security Suite with 12 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Business is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Business writes "Quicker response time, improved security posture, and reduced alerts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention writes "Integrates well, connects with iOS and Android devices, and takes into account critical regulations from around the world". Microsoft Defender for Business is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, HP Wolf Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Intune and SentinelOne Singularity Complete, whereas Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention is most compared with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Intune, Amazon Macie and Zscaler Cloud DLP. See our Microsoft Defender for Business vs. Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention report.

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