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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender for Identity and Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager 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 Identity vs. Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"Defender for Identity has not affected the end-user experience.""Microsoft Defender for Identity provides excellent visibility into threats by leveraging real-time analytics and data intelligence.""One of our users had the same password for every personal and company account. That was a problem because she started receiving phishing emails that could compromise all of her accounts. Defender told us that the user was not changing their password.""It automates routine testing and helps automate the finding of high-value alerts.""The feature I like the most about Defender for Identity is the entity tags. They give you the ability to identify sensitive accounts, devices, and groups. You also have honeytoken entities, which are devices that are identified as "bait" for fraudulent actors.""It is easy to set up. Based on the number of devices you would like to set up, you can use scripts, Group Policy, etc. It takes five minutes to set up.""All the integration it has with different Microsoft packages, like Teams and Office, is good.""The solution offers excellent visibility into threats."

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"We have more visibility of data and how it is being shared.""Purview delivers data protection across multi-cloud and multi-platform environments.""We move data between clouds and also from on-premises to the cloud. There is no other mechanism to check if this data is moving according to industry standards for such things as security, bandwidth, and SSL encryption mechanism. We would not be able to see these metrics without Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager."

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Cons
"The technical support needs significant improvement. Documentation for more minor issues in the form of guides or walkthroughs could help to resolve this issue. The number of tickets raised would decrease, removing some pressure from the support team and making it easier to clear the remaining tickets.""An area for improvement is the administrative interface. It's basic compared to other administrative centers. They could make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate.""There is no option to remedy an issue directly from the console. If we see an alert, we can't fix it from the console. Instead, we must depend on other Microsoft products, such as MDE. That is a significant drawback. It simply works as a scanner, which can sometimes put enough load on the sensors. Immediate actions should be possible from the dashboard because. It can prevent issues from spreading further.""One potential area for improvement could be exploring flexibility in the installation of Microsoft Defender for Identity agents.""The solution could be better at using group-managed access and they could replace it with broad-based access controls.""I would like to be able to do remediation from the platform because it is just a scanner right now. If you onboard a device, it shows you what is happening, but you can't use it to fix things. You need to go into the system to fix it instead.""And when you are working in a priority IP address, Identity is not able to know that those IPs are from the company. It sees that the IPs are from Taiwan or from Hong Kong or from India, even though they are internal IPs, resulting in a lot of false positives.""The tracking instance needs to be configured appropriately."

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"We've had issues with data connectors for Teams.""We'd like to see the solution expanded to include firewalls and endpoints.""One area for improvement is the technical support for Purview. With all the other solutions from Microsoft we get really good technical support, but with Purview we had a compliance error and we couldn't find the solution. Purview would not point us to the correct solution, it just indicated the error. We had to troubleshoot it and find out what led to this error. We contacted technical support but it took them one week to identify the root cause of the error."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "You won't be able to change your tenants from where you deploy them. For example, if you select Canada, they will charge you based on Canadian pricing. If you are also in London, when you deploy in Canada, the pound is higher than Canadian dollars, but your platform resources are billable in Canadian dollars. Using your pounds to pay for any of these things will be cheaper. Or, if you deploy in London, they will charge you based on your local currency."
  • "Defender for Identity is a little more expensive than other Microsoft products. Identity and Microsoft Defender for Cloud are both a bit costly."
  • "The product is costly, and we had multiple discussions with accounting to receive a discounted rate. However, on the open market, the tool is expensive."
  • "It is very affordable considering that other SIEM solutions are much more expensive and have many more licensing restrictions and fees."
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  • "The pricing and licensing are moderate because we have other licenses for Microsoft services. The pricing is in line with that."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Identity provides excellent visibility into threats by leveraging real-time analytics and data intelligence.
    Top Answer:One potential area for improvement could be exploring flexibility in the installation of Microsoft Defender for Identity agents. Currently, it is mandatory to install the agent on the on-premises… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Identity is like a personal security guard for our organization's identity. It keeps a close eye on how we use our identities across both on-premises and Azure Active Directory… more »
    Top Answer:We have more visibility of data and how it is being shared.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure of the exact pricing of the solution. It's cheaper than our previous option. The cost is not much of an issue at the moment.
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    Also Known As
    Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure ATP, MS Defender for Identity
    Microsoft Compliance Manager
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Identity is a comprehensive security solution that helps organizations protect their identities and detect potential threats. It leverages advanced analytics and machine learning to provide real-time visibility into user activities, enabling proactive identification of suspicious behavior. 

    With its powerful detection capabilities, it can identify various types of attacks, including brute force, pass-the-hash, and golden ticket attacks. The solution also offers rich reporting and alerting capabilities, allowing security teams to quickly respond to incidents and mitigate risks. By continuously monitoring user activities and providing actionable insights, Microsoft Defender for Identity helps organizations strengthen their security posture and safeguard their sensitive data.

    Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager is a feature in the Microsoft 365 compliance center that helps you manage your organization’s compliance requirements with greater ease and convenience. Compliance Manager can help you throughout your compliance journey, from taking inventory of your data protection risks to managing the complexities of implementing controls, staying current with regulations and certifications, and reporting to auditors.

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

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Defender for Identity vs. Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender for Identity vs. Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Microsoft Defender for Identity is ranked 8th in Microsoft Security Suite with 9 reviews while Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager is ranked 22nd in Microsoft Security Suite with 3 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Identity is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Identity writes "Easily detects advanced attacks based on user behavior". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager writes "Really good encryption mechanism prevents man-in-the-middle and other types of attacks". Microsoft Defender for Identity is most compared with Microsoft Entra ID Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Entra Verified ID, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and Rapid7 InsightIDR, whereas Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager is most compared with Microsoft Defender XDR, Microsoft Purview, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, OneTrust DataGovernance and Vanta. See our Microsoft Defender for Identity vs. Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager report.

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