Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Pros

GH
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.
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Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Amrita
Microsoft Defender has a feature to protect each and every attachment. Even if it's an encrypted attachment, it will check for any potential threats.
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TL
Senior IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It also gives me good visibility because, with Defender, I'm using a Microsoft product to defend Microsoft products. The integration was really seamless and I have wide visibility because it picks up almost everything. Literally, I can see almost every activity that happens, from the e-mail to the workstation itself.
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365
January 2023
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HM
DevSecOps Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The email protection is excellent, especially in terms of anti-phishing policies.
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Rajitha Jayasekera - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Tech Lead at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
It also gives the vulnerability status according to the versions you have selected. Let's say you have Google Chrome. It mentions the versions it has, and it updates. Within two hours of an update, it is reflected in the dashboard. That's really nice to have.
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VR
IT Manager at SSEL
I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.
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MS
Deputy Chief SAP BASIS Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The basic features are okay and I'm satisfied with the Defender.
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Prateek Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Program Manager at Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
Threat Explorer is one of the features that I very much like because it is a real-time report that allows you to identify, analyze, and trace security attacks.
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YT
Vice President at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is protection against malicious links, fishing, and impersonation. You can train people to be aware of these threats, but they're not always careful. When they're using their phones between meetings, they click on a link, and it's game over.
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Cons

GH
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types.
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Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Amrita
Microsoft should provide more documentation for users so they can self-educate. I would like to see more documentation for advanced security features.
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TL
Senior IT Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One area for improvement is support, in terms of being able to reach them and, especially, technical support for configuration.
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365
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HM
DevSecOps Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Several simulation options are available within 365, and the phishing simulation could be better.
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Rajitha Jayasekera - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Tech Lead at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
In one of the reports I can get the exact place where a vulnerable file resides. But for that, I need to explicitly go into the device and check. If they could include that file part in the report, without my having to go to the device itself, that would help.
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VR
IT Manager at SSEL
The custom alerts have to improve a lot.
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MS
Deputy Chief SAP BASIS Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way.
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Prateek Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Program Manager at Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
There is room for improvement with the UI.
The company should focus on adding threats that the solution is currently unable to detect.
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YT
Vice President at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The only thing they should improve is the licensing model. They should stop changing it. A year ago, the five features I mentioned were included in one product. Now, three of them are bundled into one product, and you have to pay extra for the other two. I don't mind paying extra, but I don't want them to change it every year or every six months. I need to know what I'm looking at and not worry about it next year.
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab.
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
670,523 professionals have used our research since 2012.