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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 pros and cons

Vendor: Microsoft
4.2 out of 5
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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Pros review quotes

Tolu Omolaja - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 1, 2023
The two main features that prove most beneficial for us are URL scanning and attachment scanning.
GH
Mar 13, 2021
Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.
Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 2, 2022
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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Jamie LeClair - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 28, 2023
The product's scalability is good.
TL
Nov 11, 2022
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.
Luis-Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 8, 2023
There are several features that I consider valuable.
HariOmKanth MS - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 14, 2022
The email protection is excellent, especially in terms of anti-phishing policies.
Vinutha Madi - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 26, 2023
Defender enables us to secure all 365-related activity from a single place. It gives us visibility into everything happening in Outlook, protecting us against phishing and other email-based threats. Defender helps us detect any suspicious behaviors.
MJ
Nov 25, 2022
Defender for Office 365 has helped eliminate having to look at multiple dashboards and that is the aspect I like most about it. It is simpler, effective, and convenient. The users like the process efficiency.
Rajitha Jayasekera - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 9, 2022
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.
 

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Cons review quotes

Tolu Omolaja - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 1, 2023
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 should be more proactive.
GH
Mar 13, 2021
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.
Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 2, 2022
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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Jamie LeClair - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 28, 2023
Microsoft wants its well-paying customers to finish testing some of its half-baked products, find bugs, and report bugs back to Microsoft's team, which is a little frustrating for those who have to manage it and roll it up to thousands of people across the organization.
TL
Nov 11, 2022
One area for improvement is support, in terms of being able to reach them and, especially, technical support for configuration.
Luis-Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 8, 2023
The phishing and spam filters could use some improvement.
HariOmKanth MS - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 14, 2022
Several simulation options are available within 365, and the phishing simulation could be better.
Vinutha Madi - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 26, 2023
Microsoft sometimes has downtime, and we'll get several incidents coming in back to back. We have a huge backlog of notifications, many of which may be false positives. However, there might be serious alerts, so we can't risk dismissing all of them at once.
MJ
Nov 25, 2022
One area for improvement is integration. For example, when it comes to external SaaS platforms, we were not able to get a lot of information on integrations with such apps for security and authentication.
Rajitha Jayasekera - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 9, 2022
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.