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We performed a comparison between Symantec XDR and Wazuh based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The integration with other Microsoft solutions is the most valuable feature.""It's a very scalable tool that can be used in a very small environment or in a very large environment. Everything can be managed from a simple dashboard and can be scaled up or down depending on the customer's environment.""It's a great threat intelligence source for us, providing alerts for things it detects on the network and on the machines. We've used it often when there is a potential incident to see what was done on a computer. That works quite nicely because you can see everything that the user has done...""The common and advanced security policies for threat hunting and blocking attacks are valuable.""The EDR and the way it automatically responds to ransomware and other attacks are valuable features.""The visibility into threats is also very impressive because Microsoft helps you predict things and provides analytics to help you really improve your security. And all of this technology works across the domain, so it is pretty helpful in terms of threat analytics.""Scanning, vulnerability reporting, and the dashboard are the most valuable features.""Microsoft 365 Defender's most valuable feature is the ability to control the shadow IP."

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"You can advise the solution and protect your environment."

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"Wazuh is free and easy to use. It is also adjustable, and we can use it on the cloud and on-premises.""Wazuh has very flexible and robust features.""Good for monitoring, active response, and for vulnerabilities.""Wazuh's logging features integrate seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services. There are also Wazuh agent configurations for different use cases, like vulnerability scanning, host-based intrusion detection, and file integrity monitoring.""My company implemented Wazuh because it was relatively inexpensive. They could quickly get their hands on it to check a box for some audit and compliance.""One of the most beneficial features of Wazuh, particularly in the context of security needs, is the machine learning data handling capability.""I like the features we use, including malware detection, inventory, detection of hidden processes, and activity logs. Inventory is probably the most important feature. It tells us when processes and packages were installed and what they are, which is helpful.""Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases."

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Cons
"The abundance of sub-dashboards and sub-areas within the main dashboard can be confusing, even if it all technically makes sense.""For some scenarios, it provides good visibility into threats, and for some scenarios, it doesn't. For example, sometimes the URLs within the emails have destinations, and you do get a screenshot and all further details, but it's not always the case. It would be good if they did a better job of enabling that for all the emails that they identified as malicious. When you get an email threat, you can go into the email and see more details, but the URL destination feature doesn't always show you a screenshot of the URL in that email. It also doesn't always give you the characteristics relating to that URL. It would be quite good if the information is complete where it says that we identified this URL, and this is what it looks like. There should be some threat intel about it. It should give you more details.""The capability to not only thwart attacks but also to adapt to evolving threats is crucial.""The advanced threat-hunting capabilities are phenomenal, and the security copilot enhances that, but some data elements could be better or have more context inside of the advanced tables themselves. The schemas feel a little limited to what they're building into the product. It's probably just a maturity thing. I imagine we'll see the features I want in the next year.""Improving scalability, especially for very large tenants, could be beneficial for Microsoft Defender XDR.""In the beginning, it's difficult to navigate the system because it is quite large. Just trying to find your way and understand how the system works can be hard. After spending quite a lot of time searching it's a lot easier, but I wish it were a bit more user-friendly when you're trying to find things.""Sometimes, configurations take much longer than expected.""Support is hit or miss. Microsoft wants you to buy premium support contracts. Though they call themselves professional support, it's almost like throwing questions into a black hole. You get an answer, but it's never helpful."

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"The solution should have better reporting."

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"A more structured approach, perhaps with modular UI components, to facilitate easier integration and navigation within the Wazuh platform for custom integrations would be beneficial.""Its user interface for sure can be improved. It is not so comfortable to use if you're looking for specific logs.""Since it's an open-source tool, scalability is the main issue.""Scalability is a constraint in the on-prem version of Wazuh in terms of the volume of logs we can manage.""Log data analysis could be improved. My IT team has been looking for an alternative because they want better log data for malware detection. We are also doing more container implementation also, so we need better container security, log data analysis, auditing and compliance, malware detection, etc.""Alerts should be specific rather than repeatedly triggered by integrating multiple factors. This issue needs improvement to create a more efficient alert system.""Integration with Vyara could be better.""The only challenge we faced with Wazuh was the lack of direct support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solutions price is fair for what they offer."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, the costs depend on the country you're located in for the license. When we were in the initial stage, we went with the E5 license they call premium standard. It cost us around $5.20 per month for four users."
  • "The price of the solution is high compared to others and we have lost some customers because of it."
  • "Microsoft is not competitive with the pricing of the solution. The competitors are able to offer lower discounts. The price of the solution is higher."
  • "We have a lot of problems in Latin America regarding the price of Microsoft 365 Defender, because the relationship between dollars and the money of the different countries, it's is a lot. Many customers that have small businesses say that they would like the solution but it is too expensive. However, large companies do not find the cost an issue."
  • "The most valuable licensing option is expensive, so pricing could be improved. Licensing options for this solution also need to be consolidated, because they frequently change."
  • "Microsoft should provide lower-level licensing options. They should do it in such a way that even an individual could purchase a license, and it should be entirely flexible."
  • "They have moved from a licensing model to pay-per-use... The question is: What happens if, for any reason, there's not enough budget to accept this model? That could be a great problem."
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  • "Wazuh is open-source, so I think it's an option for a small organization that cannot go for enterprise-grade solutions like Splunk."
  • "There is not a license required for Wazuh."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, but you must consider the total cost of ownership. It may be free to acquire, but you spend a lot of time and effort supporting the product and getting it to a point where it's useful."
  • "Wazuh is open-source, therefore it is free. You can purchase support for $1,000 a year."
  • "Wazuh is totally free and open source. There are no licensing costs, only support costs if you need them."
  • "Wazuh has a community edition, and I was using that. It's free and open source."
  • "The current pricing is open source."
  • "Wazuh is free and open source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender XDR provides strong identity protection with comprehensive insights into risky user behavior and… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender XDR is expensive, especially for the full suite functionality. However, when compared to buying… more »
    Top Answer:Improving scalability, especially for very large tenants, could be beneficial for Microsoft Defender XDR. Additionally… more »
    Top Answer:You can advise the solution and protect your environment.
    Top Answer:The solution should have better reporting.
    Top Answer:This solution is used for email networking and roaming.
    Top Answer:Integrates with various open-source and paid products, allowing for flexibility in customization based on use cases.
    Top Answer:I have built some rules that produce duplicate alerts two or three times. Therefore, these rules should be consolidated… more »
    Top Answer:We use Wazuh for the onboarding of both Windows and Linux machines, as well as for firewall and SIM configuration. The… more »
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender XDR is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect against threats in the Microsoft 365 environment. 

    It offers robust security measures, comprehensive threat detection capabilities, and an efficient incident response system. With seamless integration with other Microsoft products and a user-friendly interface, it simplifies security management tasks. 

    Users have found it effective in detecting and preventing various types of attacks, such as phishing attempts, malware infections, and data breaches.

    Watch the Microsoft demo video here: Microsoft Defender XDR demo video.

    Symantec Enterprise Security Products are now part of Broadcom. The consumer division of Symantec Corp. is now NortonLifeLock Inc. -- a standalone company dedicated to consumer cyber safety.

    Wazuh is an enterprise-ready platform used for security monitoring. It is a free and open-source platform that is used for threat detection, incident response and compliance, and integrity monitoring. Wazuh is capable of protecting workloads across virtualized, on-premises, containerized, and cloud-based environments.

    It consists of an endpoint security agent and a management server. Additionally, Wazuh is fully integrated with the Elastic Stack, allowing users the ability to navigate through security alerts via a data visualization tool.

    • Wazuh’s agent can run on many different platforms, and is lightweight. It can successfully perform the tasks needed to detect threats in order to trigger responses automatically.
    • Wazuh manages the agents, can analyze agent data, and can scale horizontally.
    • Elastic Stack is where alerts are indexed and stored.

    Wazuh Capabilities

    Some of Wazuh’s most notable capabilities include:

    • Intrusion detection: Wazuh’s agents can detect hidden files, cloaked processes, or unregistered network listeners, as well as inconsistencies in system call responses. Wazuh’s server component uses a signature-based approach to intrusion detection, using its regular expression engine to analyze collected log data and look for indicators of compromise.

    • Log data analysis: Wazuh can read operating system and application logs, and securely forward them to a central manager for rule-based analysis and storage.

    • Integrity monitoring: File integrity monitoring can help identify changes in content, ownership, permissions, and attribute of files. Wazuh’s file integrity monitoring can be used in conjunction with threat intelligence.

    • Vulnerability detection: Wazuh agents can identify well-known vulnerable software so you can see where your weak spots are and take action before an attack can exploit them.

    • Configuration assessment: System and application configurations are monitored to make sure they are compliant with security policies. Periodic scans are used to detect applications that are known to be vulnerable, insecurely configured, or unpatched.
    • Incident response: Wazuh responds actively when active threats need to be addressed. It can perform countermeasures like blocking access to a system when a threat source is identified.

    • Regulatory compliance: Wazuh includes the security controls required to be compliant with industry regulations and standards.

    • Cloud security: Wazuh’s light-weight and multi-platform agents are commonly used to monitor cloud environments at the instance level. In addition, Wazuh helps monitor cloud infrastructure at an API level.

    • Security for containers: With Wazuh, you have increased security visibility into hosts and containers, allowing for easier detection of threats, anomalies, and vulnerabilities.

    Wazuh Benefits

    Some of the most valued benefits of Wazuh include:

    • No vendor lock-in
    • No license costs
    • Uses lightweight, multi-platform agents
    • Free community support

    Wazuh Offers

    • Annual support and maintenance
    • Assistance with deployment and configuration
    • Training and instructional hands-on courses

    Reviews From Real Users

    "It's very easy to integrate Wazuh with other environments, cloud applications, and on-prem applications. So, the advantage is that it's easy to implement and integrate with other solutions." - Robert C., IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited

    The MITRE ATT&CK correlation is most valuable.” - Chief Information Security Officer at a financial services firm

    Sample Customers
    Accenture, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, General Electric, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and many others.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government10%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Security Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
    May 2024
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    Symantec XDR is ranked 26th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 1 review while Wazuh is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 38 reviews. Symantec XDR is rated 8.0, while Wazuh is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Symantec XDR writes "A scalable and stable solution with straightforward deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wazuh writes "It integrates seamlessly with AWS cloud-native services". Symantec XDR is most compared with , whereas Wazuh is most compared with Elastic Security, Security Onion, Splunk Enterprise Security, AlienVault OSSIM and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks.

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