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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Sentinel 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 Threat Intelligence vs. Microsoft Sentinel Report (Updated: March 2024).
771,212 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is well integrated with other Microsoft security products.""The most valuable feature of the solution stems from the insight it provides.""The tool is managed from the cloud, because of which the maintenance is very low.""The product provides efficient email security for sending links and file attachments.""Microsoft collects trillions of signals from all over the world, which is incredibly valuable. It helps us identify zero-day vulnerabilities and global threats.""It just runs in the background. I don't have to worry about, making sure it's Intelligence. So, you know, this kind of makes it very easy, have to worry about installing. It is easy to use.""You can use it to monitor third parties and ensure they are not under threat attacks. It is beneficial in the GRC model.""I rate the tool's stability a ten out of ten."

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"It is quite efficient. It helps our clients in identifying their security issues and respond quickly. Our clients want to automate incident response and all those things.""What is most useful, is that it has a good connection to the Microsoft ecosystem, and I think that's the key part.""The analytics has a lot of advantages because there are 300 default use cases for rules and we can modify them per our environment. We can create other rules as well. Analytics is a useful feature.""The automation rules and playbooks are the most useful that I've seen. A number of other places segregate the automation and playbook as separate tools, whereas Microsoft is a SIEM and SOAR tool in one.""The dashboard that allows me to view all the incidents is the most valuable feature.""Sentinel is a Microsoft product, so they provide very robust use cases and analytic groups, which are very beneficial for the security team. I also like the ability to integrate data sources into the software for on-premise and cloud-based solutions.""You can fine-tune the SOAR and you'll be charged only when your playbooks are triggered. That is the beauty of the solution because the SOAR is the costliest component in the market today... but with Sentinel it is upside-down: the SOAR is the lowest-hanging fruit. It's the least costly and it delivers more value to the customer.""Sentinel improved how we investigate incidents. We can create watchlists and update them to align with the latest threat intelligence. The information Microsoft provides enables us to understand thoroughly and improve as we go along. It allows us to provide monthly reports to our clients on their security posture."

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Cons
"I would like to see more integration with other solutions. For example, integration well with Microsoft but not with other solutions.""It would be beneficial to enhance the pricing structure and make it more affordable.""The price of the solution is an area of concern where improvements are required. In general, the solution's price needs to be reduced.""It takes time for the support team to understand the issue, and they then respond with a delay at times, which causes a lot of trouble.""The tool's onboarding of users that use on-premise or hybrid environments needs to be improved.""We encounter problems connecting the product deployed on the user endpoints with the servers.""One area that can be improved is reducing false positives.""I would like to see more AI features and capabilities."

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"They should just add more and more out-of-the-box connectors. It is quite a new product, and it has a lot of connectors, and even more would be good.""There are certain delays. For example, if an alert has been rated on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, it might take up to an hour for that alert to reach Sentinel. This should ideally take no more than one or two seconds.""We do have in-built or out-of-the-box metrics that are shown on the dashboard, but it doesn't give the kind of metrics that we need from our environment whereby we need to check the meantime to detect and meantime to resolve an incident. I have to do it manually. I have to pull all the logs or all the alerts that are fed into Sentinel over a certain period. We do this on a monthly basis, so I go into Microsoft Sentinel and pull all the alerts or incidents we closed over a period of thirty days.""Sentinel's alerts and notifications are not fully optimized for mobile devices. The overall reporting and the analytics processes for the end user should also be improved. Also, the compatibility and availability of data sources and reports are not always perfect.""The reporting could be more structured.""If we want to use more features, we have to pay more. There are multiple solutions on the cloud itself, but the pricing model package isn't consistent, which is confusing to clients.""We'd like also a better ticketing system, which is older.""If their UI was a bit more streamlined and easy to find when I need it, then that would be a great improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Considering Microsoft is constantly changing licensing, I would give it a seven out of ten. It can be difficult to get your head around it, especially for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)."
  • "They offer two license plans: Microsoft Defender for endpoints and Microsoft Defender for businesses."
  • "The product’s pricing is worth it."
  • "The solution can be licensed, but most users would already have it in their Office 365 license."
  • "It is an expensive product."
  • "The tool is expensive as a stand-alone solution. However, it is not cheap when you purchase it as a bundle."
  • "I rate the product's price a six or seven on a scale of one to ten, where one is expensive, and ten is cheap."
  • "I use the product's default version, which is a free one and not the licensed version."
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  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It just runs in the background. I don't have to worry about, making sure it's Intelligence. So, you know, this kind of makes it very easy, have to worry about installing. It is easy to use.
    Top Answer:I would like for there to be extra confirmation that there aren't viruses. Even if the virus detection software is always running there could be hidden applications that are using the computer.
    Top Answer:We use the product for endpoint security of machines. It includes threat detection, defining compliance rules, and governance policies. It helps us with extracting reports as well.
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and its Threat Hunting functionality with AI available as templates or customized by… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is auto-scaling - you will not have to worry about performance impact, you will… more »
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is a comprehensive security solution that provides organizations with real-time insights into the latest cyber threats. Leveraging advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, it offers proactive threat detection and response, enabling businesses to stay one step ahead of attackers. With Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence, organizations gain access to a vast array of threat intelligence data, including indicators of compromise (IOCs), security incidents, and emerging threats. This data is collected from a wide range of sources, such as Microsoft's global sensor network, industry partners, and security researchers, ensuring comprehensive coverage and accuracy. The solution's advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms analyze this threat intelligence data in real-time, identifying patterns, trends, and anomalies that may indicate a potential security breach. By continuously monitoring the network and endpoints, Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence can quickly detect and respond to threats, minimizing the impact of attacks and reducing the time to remediation. 

    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Microsoft Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

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

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    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Non Profit13%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence vs. Microsoft Sentinel
    March 2024
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    Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is ranked 16th in Microsoft Security Suite with 24 reviews while Microsoft Sentinel is ranked 6th in Microsoft Security Suite with 85 reviews. Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Sentinel is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence writes "A tool that offers endpoint protection with low maintenance costs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Sentinel writes "Gives a comprehensive and holistic view of the ecosystem and improves visibility and the ability to respond". Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is most compared with STAXX, Cisco Threat Grid, ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), VirusTotal and Splunk Mission Control, whereas Microsoft Sentinel is most compared with AWS Security Hub, IBM Security QRadar, Splunk Enterprise Security, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Elastic Security. See our Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence vs. Microsoft Sentinel report.

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