Cyber Security Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Good threat intelligence, straightforward to set up and integrates across the whole Defender suite
Pros and Cons
  • "The user interface is pretty user-friendly."
  • "Technical support could be a bit better."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution not necessarily from a user point of view. Rather, we use it from an admin point of view. For example, the Log4j vulnerability. Last year, they released threat intelligence information on that vulnerability, put out the protections quickly, and updated their TVM module. It can easily identify what things are vulnerable and what assets you have that are vulnerable to attacks.

What is most valuable?

They seem to be pretty up to date with the latest threats in the world. That's a pretty good aspect.

The threat intelligence piece is pretty good.

The user interface is pretty user-friendly.

The integration integrates across the whole Defender suite, so that's pretty good.

It's very straightforward to set up.

The product scales well. 

What needs improvement?

I cannot recall any issues we've encountered or areas that need improvement.

Technical support could be a bit better. 

Clients might prefer a lowering of the price. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for probably over four years. 

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability has been pretty good. I'd rate it nine out of ten in terms of its reliability. The performance has been great. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very easy to scale as needed. 

We're across the Defender Suite. In terms of analysts that use it, there are five of us.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is okay. It could be better. 

How would you rate customer service and support?

Neutral

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We pretty much use all Microsoft, so not much else is used. We use 

Defender for everything, so Defender for the cloud app, Defender for Cloud, Defender for Android and Defender for IOS, Defender for Identity, and others. We also use Microsoft Sentinel. It's all Microsoft stuff.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is very straightforward. It's easy to set up. 

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

It's bundled into an E5 license, so it comes with a bunch of other things as well. I'd say it's fairly well-priced.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did compare Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence with ESET and Kaspersky, among others. Defender is not necessarily better. However, it just suits our security strategy and risk appetite.

What other advice do I have?

We have a partnership with Microsoft.

I'd rate the solution a nine out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Though the tool offers threat prevention and blocking capabilities, it needs to improve its stability
Pros and Cons
  • "The product's initial setup phase was straightforward."
  • "The stability of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."

What is our primary use case?

I use Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence at my home for its threat prevention and blocking capabilities.

What is most valuable?

I can't comment on the valuable features offered by Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence as the PC at my home is currently used by my family while I use my office laptop.

What needs improvement?

In Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence, automatic threat blocking and in-memory attacks are areas of concern where improvements are required.

The stability of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence for a couple of years. I am a user of the product.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution. I rate the product's stability a six out of ten.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not a scalable solution since I use it on a PC at home, so per PC, a license amount is paid.

Only one person uses the solution at my home.

How was the initial setup?

The product's initial setup phase was straightforward.

The product's installation phase just requires me to enable it on my system, as Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is a product that came along when I purchased my laptop.

The product is deployed based on the product's licenses, so it doesn't matter whether it is deployed on an on-premises model or on the cloud.

What was our ROI?

The basic requirements offered by the product are good enough for home-based PCs.

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

I use the product's default version, which is a free one and not the licensed version.

What other advice do I have?

I rate the overall product a six to seven out of ten.

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Senior Technology Consultant at SoftwareONE
MSP
Top 5
Comes as part of the system and deployment depends on infrastructure complexity
Pros and Cons
  • "I rate the tool's stability a ten out of ten."
  • "Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence should integrate with different platforms."

What needs improvement?

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence should integrate with different platforms. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I rate the tool's stability a ten out of ten. 

How was the initial setup?

The tool's deployment depends on the infrastructure's complexity. I do the deployment for my customers. 

What other advice do I have?

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is part of the system. I rate it a nine out of ten. 

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Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly effective safeguarding against cyber threats with robust security features, timely threat intelligence and efficient performance
Pros and Cons
  • "Its user-friendliness is its most valuable aspect."
  • "It would be beneficial to enhance the pricing structure and make it more affordable."

What is our primary use case?

The protection provided by Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is robust and effective.

How has it helped my organization?

It efficiently helped us in threat hunting.

The malware virus posed significant security challenges, but Microsoft played a pivotal role in addressing and resolving the incident.

The timeliness and accuracy of Threat Intelligence are commendable.

The primary advantage lies in its robust security and overall performance.

What is most valuable?

Its user-friendliness is its most valuable aspect. I am satisfied with its performance in general.

What needs improvement?

It would be beneficial to enhance the pricing structure and make it more affordable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It provides good stability capabilities with occasional delays. I would rate it eight out of ten.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would rate its scalability abilities eight out of ten.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Norton previously, but that was quite some time ago.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Deployment is quick, typically ranging from five to ten minutes. I was responsible for the deployment. First, you need to install the antivirus software on the system. Then proceed with the installation process.

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

It's reasonably priced, though there's room for further improvement.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it because of its strong security and user-friendly interface. Overall, I would rate it eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior infrastructure engineer at Cubic Information Systems
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Has efficient antivirus features and a simple setup process
Pros and Cons
  • "The product provides efficient email security for sending links and file attachments."
  • "We encounter problems connecting the product deployed on the user endpoints with the servers."

What is our primary use case?

We use the product as a defender for Office 365, endpoints, and security-dependable cloud apps.

What is most valuable?

The product provides efficient email security for sending links and file attachments. It has valuable features for anti-spam and antivirus. It integrates well with Microsoft Sentinel as well.

What needs improvement?

We encounter problems connecting the product deployed on the user endpoints with the servers. Additionally, the license model for the servers needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple. However, it takes a lot of bandwidth to scan the device. It is challenging to deploy backups of thousands of computers. We have to configure the integration between the Defender for the endpoint and the server. The deployment and maintenance process requires one technical engineer to troubleshoot issues by reviewing PCs and setups.

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

They offer two license plans: Microsoft Defender for endpoints and Microsoft Defender for businesses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated Kaspersky.

What other advice do I have?

I advise others to develop a good infrastructure and a vision for security before deploying any product. I rate Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence a nine out of ten.

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Operational Cyber Security Specialist at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Highly scalable and stable solution
Pros and Cons
  • "It is very scalable. There are approximately 2,000 endpoints and up to 200 servers in our company."
  • "It's a bit complicated to manage because you have many dependencies of servers, many dependencies in queue, and so on. Entries or different endpoints, and you make different configuration topics for each one. So that's a major problem."

What is our primary use case?

We use it for Cloud Security and Endpoint Protection. We have offices in each country on the planet. And so we have many, many, many external people who work with this solution. 

What needs improvement?

It's a bit complicated to manage because you have many dependencies of servers, many dependencies in queue, and so on. Entries or different endpoints, and you make different configuration topics for each one. So that's a major problem.

I would like to see a feature that would allow us to easily manage our Defender configurations.

It needs high-level administration.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using it for about six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. There are approximately 2,000 endpoints and up to 200 servers in our company.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Trend Micro. Trend Micro has an easier grid, but the functions are the same.

The advantage is to have only one vendor, which provides Office tickets, communication, storage, and cloud. It's just one solution from one end, from one provider.

How was the initial setup?

We have our documents and processes in the cloud, in the Microsoft cloud.

The maintenance is done by Microsoft. We are on-premises, and our configuration allows access outside the company's local data center.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using this solution. It works. We have no problems with it.

Overall, I would rate the solution an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
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Partner / Consultant at Procomix
Real User
Top 5
A solution with a variety of applications bolstered by strong features and functionality
Pros and Cons
  • "I value how Threat Intelligence integrates with the different platforms in Microsoft."
  • "I would like to see more AI features and capabilities."

What is our primary use case?

Threat Intelligence is a modern antivirus XDR solution that we use to protect the environment, identities, data, and endpoints from attacks.

How has it helped my organization?

It was an excellent tool for its covered area and protected data, applications and controlled user access remotely.

What is most valuable?

I value how Threat Intelligence integrates with the different platforms in Microsoft.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more AI features and capabilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been providing the solution to customers for a little over two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I rate Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence's stability a ten out of ten.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I rate Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence's scalability a ten out of ten. We have about 50 customers using the solution.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support for Threat Intelligence is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have previously tried Trend Micro Palo Alto CrowdStrike and several others. We chose Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence because it has more features and functionalities, is more effective with attacks, and integrates better with different platforms, especially Sentinel, which helped us build a SOC. Threat Intelligence has better reactivity, too, so this solution was what we needed. The other solutions were a bit more complicated and had limitations.

Another interesting thing was how the solution had other data applications, not only endpoints but also identity and so on.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complicated at all. Threat Intelligence is something engineers can develop and deploy properly. However, the initial setup's difficulty depends on the experience the engineers have with the cases that they need to deploy for, and this is where the skills come into play.

The time taken to deploy the solution depends really on the scenarios. And besides this company, we deployed the solution for small projects, which took less than ten days. There is also integration with Sentinel and third-party tools, so the time to deploy Threat Intelligence depends on what's needed. The deployment, when compared to other solutions, Is not complicated and does not take much time.

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

The solution can be licensed, but most users would already have it in their Office 365 license. They just need to use it. The solution is very cost-effective and not expensive compared to what other vendors provide. Since the solution is part of a bigger bundle, customers would not have to pay extra.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence a ten out of ten. People planning to implement this solution can confidently choose it. I wouldn't hesitate a minute to renew my license because it's very cost-effective and rich in functionalities. It has more features than other vendors' applications.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Deputy Manager (Network & Security) at Tata Projects Limited
Real User
Top 10
Has efficient report-generating features and good stability
Pros and Cons
  • "The technical support services are excellent."
  • "There could be AI functionality included for features like reporting and dashboard preparation."

What is our primary use case?

We use the product to capture the logs, collect data, and understand patterns.

How has it helped my organization?

The product provides smooth functioning for our service desk and the technical team. It helps in efficiently generating reports to update the management.

What needs improvement?

There could be AI functionality included for features like reporting and dashboard preparation.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence for more than a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product has high stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product has high scalability.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support services are excellent.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup process is straightforward. It took us three months to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented the product with the help of an integrator.

What was our ROI?

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence generates a good return on investment.

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

The product’s pricing is worth it.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence to others and rate it a nine out of ten.

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