We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Entra ID 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.
"The attack surface reduction rules are the most valuable. We're able to have unattended remediation actions when the solution works side by side with a local antivirus like Microsoft Defender or Kaspersky. The attack surface reduction rules help us to proactively block and stop threats."
"In my opinion, the most valuable aspects are the reporting analytics and integration with Sentinel. Defender does an excellent job of correlating the different entities that comprise threat analysis, analytics data, and log analytics. It helps to piece together investigations into any exploit or malicious activity within a specific tenant. AI and analytics tools are probably the most valuable components."
"It's an enterprise solution that provides a centralized console and it supports all the platforms that we use, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android."
"Endpoint's most valuable feature is deep analysis."
"I like the simplicity of the portal and the integration with Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is easy to use and implement."
"It doesn't cause the slowness of the system, which is one of the reasons why I like it."
"This solution definitely increases our security posture. When you are reviewing your existing fleet or endpoints and based on the configuration that you put out of your Defender for Endpoint, you then receive a security score from Microsoft. Depending on what rules you have configured, what policies you have deployed, and what attack surface reduction rules that you have set up and deployed, it is almost gamifying information security in the sense that you are always trying to achieve a higher score. The more hardening you perform on your endpoints, the better score you receive. This generally tends to give you a better peace of mind, but also makes you secure at the same time."
"Defender works in the background monitoring the traffic for viruses."
"One of the most important is the Conditional Access. It helps affect a Zero Trust strategy positively."
"The most valuable feature is the authentication platform."
"My two preferred features are conditional access and privileged identity management."
"It's multi-tenant, residing in multiple locations. The authentication happens quickly. Irrespective of whether I'm in Australia, the US, India, or Africa, I don't see any latency. Those are the good features that I rely on."
"Privileged Identity Management (PIM), managed identities, dynamic groups, and extension and security attributes are all great features."
"The single sign-on across multiple platforms is really the true advantage here. That gives you one ID and password for access to all your systems. You don't need to manage a plethora of different user IDs and passwords to all the systems that you're going to access."
"The two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security for our organizational data, so Microsoft Authenticator plays a crucial role in making our confidential data more secure."
"The most valuable feature is the ease with which a person can log in remotely using only a password or pin without creating a profile or policy."
"Threat intelligence has the potential for improvement, particularly by integrating more sources."
"The dashboard customization could be improved."
"Microsoft Defender for Endpoint should have more transparency. In the latest edition of Windows, Windows 11, it is a compulsory requirement to connect to a Microsoft account, which in turn has implications for Defender. This should be removed."
"Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is not as robust, and you cannot customize it much, so that's a challenge."
"It should support non-Windows products better. Microsoft is now one of the leading vendors in the security area. So, they should be product-independent."
"I would like MDE to have the ability to isolate a certain amount of time on the timeline."
"Microsoft support could be more knowledgeable."
"Defender's cloud integration could be improved."
"Many people believe that the Azure Active Directory is overly complicated and antiquated."
"I had some issues with the Azure Active Directory on Windows XP. However, it worked well on Windows 7."
"The custom role creation function could be improved as it's somewhat tricky to use."
"The only improvement would be for everything to be instant in terms of applying changes and propagating them to systems."
"Technical support could be better."
"I want to see more features to improve security, such as integrated user behavior analysis."
"I hope, in the roadmap, Microsoft eventually offers the same features as Okta. It will take some more time to mature."
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a comprehensive security solution that provides advanced threat protection for organizations. It offers real-time protection against various types of cyber threats, including malware, viruses, ransomware, and phishing attacks.
With its powerful machine-learning capabilities, it can detect and block sophisticated attacks before they can cause any harm. The solution also includes endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities, allowing organizations to quickly investigate and respond to security incidents. It provides detailed insights into the attack timeline, enabling security teams to understand the scope and impact of an incident.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint also offers proactive threat hunting, allowing organizations to proactively search for and identify potential threats within their network. It integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft security solutions, such as Microsoft Defender XDR, to provide a unified and holistic security approach. With its centralized management console, organizations can easily deploy, configure, and monitor the security solution across their entire network.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a robust and scalable security solution that helps organizations protect their endpoints and data from evolving cyber threats.
Secure access to any app or resource from anywhere
Take advantage of adaptive identity and network access controls to secure access to any app or resource for every user or digital workload across your entire environment.
Protect and verify every identity
Implement consistent security policies for every user—employees, frontline workers, customers, partners—as well as apps, devices, and workloads across multicloud and hybrid.
Provide only the access necessary
Discover and right-size permissions, manage access lifecycles, and ensure least privilege access for any identity.
Simplify the user experience
Reduce IT friction and improve the hybrid workforce experience with seamless access to any resource, single sign-on, user self-service management, and automated lifecycle workflows.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 6th in Microsoft Security Suite with 92 reviews while Microsoft Entra ID is ranked 4th in Microsoft Security Suite with 101 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Entra ID is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "You can access all your security data and telemetry from a single pane of glass". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Entra ID writes "Saves time, creates a single pane of glass, and offers good conditional access features". Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with Intercept X Endpoint, Symantec Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne Singularity Complete and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Microsoft Entra ID is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Auth0, Yubico YubiKey, Microsoft Intune and Cisco Duo. See our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs. Microsoft Entra ID report.
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