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How does pricing work for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

Some people say it 's free and comes with Windows 10 and some people say it's expensive. So which is it?

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Navcharan Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Seo Executive at Ace Cloud Hosting
Top 5
Dec 15, 2022

Microsoft Windows Defender is a part of Windows 10 and is available at no additional cost. It offers basic protection against malware and viruses. For more comprehensive protection, you can upgrade to a paid subscription to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

ADTP is a cloud-based platform that delivers real-time security insights and advanced threat protection for endpoints across your enterprise. It features behavioral detection analytics, anti-ransomware, and anti-phishing technologies.

Microsoft Defender ATP starts at $15 per user per month. Volume discounts are available.

Ronald Chavez - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Services
Jan 28, 2023

HiHere you will find the plans and their characteristics    https://learn.microsoft.com/en...Frequently asked questionshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-u...
Licensing requirements
Any of these licenses gives you access to Microsoft 365 Defender features via the Microsoft 365 Defender portal without additional cost:

  • Microsoft 365 E5 or A5

  • Microsoft 365 E3 with the Microsoft 365 E5 Security add-on

  • Microsoft 365 E3 with the Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 add-on

  • Microsoft 365 A3 with the Microsoft 365 A5 Security add-on

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or A5

  • Windows 11 Enterprise E5 or A5

  • Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5 or A5

  • Office 365 E5 or A5

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

  • Microsoft Defender for Identity

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

  • Defender for Office 365 (Plan 2)

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Ammar Jibarah - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security at Aramex
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Hi community, I work as an IT Security person at a large Logistics company. At the moment, I'm researching these 2 products for my organization: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. Most comparisons and reviews I found were done in late 2021 and early 2022. As of now, considering all Microsoft Updates on their Defender, which product would you prefer to use?...
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Chief Manager at Arcil
Sep 7, 2022
I have not used Microsoft Defender and only used Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. My experience with Cortex is not good as you need to whitelist each and every exe file of each adn every computer. My recommendation for you is to go for Cynet360 MDR which is far better than Cortex in terms of auto detection and remediation. You will get genuine alert.
Director, Customer Success at SecureWorks
Sep 7, 2022
I would go for the one with the best independent threat intelligence, a platform that allows you to change, add, move IT and Security infrastructure without impacting your security platform.  I would also place a close attention to storage costs, service levels and the number of resources providing human intelligence on top of machine intelligence for investigation and incident response, all in one platform.  But I am biased ;-)
Apr 4, 2022
Hi peers, I'm looking for a comparison study between Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Tanium EDR solutions (with all the pros and cons) .  Can you please share the pros and cons of these products? I appreciate the help! 
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Chief Information Security Officer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 4, 2022
I don't. I prefer Cynet to both of them.
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