Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs Pentera comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management and Pentera based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Vulnerability Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Pentera Report (Updated: March 2024).
757,260 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The product's stability is very high...The scalability of the product is amazing.""The solution is up-to-date and helps prevent zero-day attacks.""The product’s most valuable features are compliance, recommendations, and inventories.""The solution helps identify threats and vulnerabilities.""One valuable feature is the Microsoft Security Scorecard."

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"Maybe there are some remediation steps on the website, we can mask sensitive information on the website better.""The vulnerability scanner, exploit achievements, and remediation actions are all great.""The most valuable feature of Pentera is that you can do continuous vulnerability assessment, which is automated.""The product is easy to use."

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Cons
"Integration can be improved.""The setup phase of the product is not that easy and needs a person to have a certain level of expertise.""The technical support takes too much time to resolve tickets.""It is challenging to extract and customize reports from the system.""The general support could be improved."

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"The price could be improved.""Pentera's general dashboards could be improved and made more specific in terms of vulnerabilities that I'm discovering.""Maybe scalability. I know that the Pentera right now is high level in order to scan big deals over 500 IPs and not less, and not less. That can be more granular. This will be useful.""The vulnerability scanner, exploit achievements, and remediation actions are all great."

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  • "The product’s pricing is medium."
  • "The licensing model follows a per-user per-month structure."
  • "I rate the product's price a three on a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price."
  • "The tool is a bit costly."
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  • "We have to pay a yearly licensing cost for Pentera."
  • "It's not that expensive, but it could be more cost-effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Pentera is that you can do continuous vulnerability assessment, which is automated.
    Top Answer:Pentera's general dashboards could be improved and made more specific in terms of vulnerabilities that I'm discovering. Also, the solution should accommodate virtual patching. It will be a good idea… more »
    Top Answer:The main use case for Pentera mostly comes from a compliance point of view. We use Pentera to close some compliance findings.
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    Overview

    Defender Vulnerability Management delivers asset visibility, intelligent assessments, and built-in remediation tools for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and network devices. Leveraging Microsoft threat intelligence, breach likelihood predictions, business contexts, and devices assessments, Defender Vulnerability Management rapidly and continuously prioritizes the biggest vulnerabilities on your most critical assets and provides security recommendations to mitigate risk.

    Pentera is the category leader for Automated Security Validation, allowing every organization to evaluate its security readiness, to know its real security risk at any given moment. Test all cybersecurity layers across the attack surface – inside and out – by safely emulating attacks & prioritize patching with a risk-based remediation roadmap.

    Thousands of security professionals and service providers around the world use Pentera to guide remediation and close security gaps before they are exploited. For more info visit: pentera.io

    Sample Customers
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    Blackstone Group Caterpillar Apria Healthcare Taylor Vinters Sandler Capital Management Drawbridge BNP Paribas British Red Cross
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Pentera
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Pentera and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    757,260 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is ranked 21st in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews while Pentera is ranked 15th in Vulnerability Management with 4 reviews. Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is rated 8.2, while Pentera is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management writes "The vulnerability assessment is very accurate because it runs directly into the vulnerability database". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentera writes "A stable solution that can be used to do continuous and automated vulnerability assessments". Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is most compared with Qualys VMDR, Tenable Nessus, Tenable Vulnerability Management, Rapid7 InsightVM and Microsoft Defender XDR, whereas Pentera is most compared with Cymulate, Tenable Nessus, Horizon3.ai, Picus Security and Qualys VMDR. See our Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management vs. Pentera report.

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