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Head - IT Operations & Enterprise Systems Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Few false positives and comes bundled with the operating system, but it needs a comprehensive dashboard

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is for protection against malware.

What is most valuable?

What I like best is that it is part of the operating system, as opposed to a third-party application. The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have. Updates occur frequently throughout the day.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.

For how long have I used the solution?

We just began using Windows Defender in the company.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have premium support, which is part of our enterprise agreement with Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment takes place with the…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is for protection against malware.

What is most valuable?

What I like best is that it is part of the operating system, as opposed to a third-party application.

The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have.

Updates occur frequently throughout the day.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.

For how long have I used the solution?

We just began using Windows Defender in the company.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have premium support, which is part of our enterprise agreement with Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment takes place with the operating system, so it was not complex.

What about the implementation team?

We used a Microsoft consultant to assist with our implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is included in the pricing for Windows.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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James Phoon
Sales Director at CLoud3 Solutions Pte Ltd
Real User
Top 5
Secure, no maintenance required, and stable

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is integrated into Microsoft Windows and is used for system protection.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been secure and there is zero maintenance required because it updates with Microsoft Windows.

What needs improvement?

The solution can be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have 30 users using the solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The solution has no installation as it comes with…

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is integrated into Microsoft Windows and is used for system protection.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been secure and there is zero maintenance required because it updates with Microsoft Windows.

What needs improvement?

The solution can be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have 30 users using the solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The solution has no installation as it comes with Microsoft Windows.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I do not have to purchase antivirus solutions anymore because Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is integrated into Windows and comes free.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Cyber Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Not a secure product but it comes included with the Windows licensing fee

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to protect and blocks any threats. We use it for protection.

What needs improvement?

This solution is not secure, which is why I have moved to Linux. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for two years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not yet used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It comes preinstalled with the OS. There is no need for any deployment. There is no installation or any other steps needed. The installation of the host OS was easy.

What about the implementation team?

I installed the OS myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to protect and blocks any threats. We use it for protection.

What needs improvement?

This solution is not secure, which is why I have moved to Linux.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for two years.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not yet used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It comes preinstalled with the OS. There is no need for any deployment. There is no installation or any other steps needed.

The installation of the host OS was easy.

What about the implementation team?

I installed the OS myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no licensing fee. It comes included with the Windows license.

What other advice do I have?

I don't recommend this solution.

I would rate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Program Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Simple installation, reliable, but reporting could improve

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is used for protection against threats.

What needs improvement?

The reporting in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint should improve. The solution has limited features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

What about the implementation team?

My team did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is part of an enterprise license we have.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is used for protection against threats.

What needs improvement?

The reporting in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint should improve. The solution has limited features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

What about the implementation team?

My team did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is part of an enterprise license we have.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are a lot of other products on the market that have better features.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a mid-sized organization, the solution works well. However, in a large size organization, there are challenges.

I rate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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QA Test Lead at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable with good safeguarding against threats; additional security would be helpful

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution mainly for safeguarding online use of laptops. 

What is most valuable?

For the end user it's good to know that everything is safe and well protected. 

What needs improvement?

I think the solution needs to be more on par with other antivirus products in the market. It should be able to deal with any threats so additional security would be helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for nearly three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years and haven't had any problems. 

How was the initial setup?

Installation came together with the operating system and I was able to implement on my laptop.  

What's my experience with

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution mainly for safeguarding online use of laptops. 

What is most valuable?

For the end user it's good to know that everything is safe and well protected. 

What needs improvement?

I think the solution needs to be more on par with other antivirus products in the market. It should be able to deal with any threats so additional security would be helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for nearly three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years and haven't had any problems. 

How was the initial setup?

Installation came together with the operating system and I was able to implement on my laptop.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are no licensing costs connected to this solution. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution and rate it a seven out of 10. 

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Technology Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Useful for threat protection; Stable and scalable solution

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is useful for the protection of your business information and threat prevention.

What needs improvement?

The deployment of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows 10 is not quite so straightforward. This could be made easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I am satisfied with the stability of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is scalable. Currently, we have 600,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I have never contacted the technical support. 

What's my

What is our primary use case?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is useful for the protection of your business information and threat prevention.

What needs improvement?

The deployment of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows 10 is not quite so straightforward. This could be made easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for four years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I am satisfied with the stability of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is scalable. Currently, we have 600,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I have never contacted the technical support. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The company pays for the license so I do not know much about that. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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ZelalemGedefie
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use interface, user-friendly, and stable

What is our primary use case?

I use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint protection on my personal computer.

What is most valuable?

The solution has an easy-to-use interface, is always updated, and is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by providing more integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and secure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the scalability quite good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is simple.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup

What is our primary use case?

I use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint protection on my personal computer.

What is most valuable?

The solution has an easy-to-use interface, is always updated, and is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by providing more integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and secure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the scalability quite good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is simple.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free and comes with Windows.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, easy to use, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

It is installed on my personal computer. I use it to protect my personal computer.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It can be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I didn't use their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It came with Microsoft Windows.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I got it with the Microsoft Windows license.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this…

What is our primary use case?

It is installed on my personal computer. I use it to protect my personal computer.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It can be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I didn't use their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It came with Microsoft Windows.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I got it with the Microsoft Windows license.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is very easy to use.

I would rate Microsoft Defender Antivirus an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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