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2020-09-13T07:02:19Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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55 Answers
Siddip Neduri - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist - Collaboration Platform Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-14T13:49:00Z
14 August 22

Defender for Endpoint has one dashboard with security-related information, vulnerability-related information, and basic recommendations from Microsoft, all in different tabs. That's helpful because if we want to fix only the recommended ones, we can go fix all of them...

Harsimran Sidhu - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Analyst at SecureOps
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-10T08:53:00Z
10 August 22

The visibility into threats that the solution provides is pretty awesome... This is something that makes me think, "Wow, okay. If I had my own organization, I would probably get this too." It stops the threat before an employee gets phished or something gets downloaded to their computer.

Gregory Leiby - PeerSpot reviewer
Endpoint Security at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-04T21:03:00Z
04 August 22

You have endpoint security to keep your devices safe. That's the feature that we're interested in.

BA
Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-04T07:57:00Z
04 August 22

We had Norton Antivirus before, and with Norton, we didn't have a way to centrally manage a lot of features. Defender allowed us to deploy it from our Office 365 admin console. That is probably the biggest thing that made us go with Defender.

YB
Cloud Productivity and Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-31T15:20:00Z
31 July 22

Defender provides useful alerts and groups them. It sends an alert to your portal if it detects any malicious activity, and you can group multiple alerts to form an incident.

TK
Network Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-28T00:47:00Z
28 June 22

It is a very advanced system based on AI. It has a very large database of places or sites on the internet where you should not go. It is continuously online.

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Thiago Lima Soneti Da Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Success Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
Top 5
2022-06-06T20:39:00Z
06 June 22

The integration of Defender, Security Center, and the Microsoft compliance score, is the feature we use most to share the results with our clients and to create a roadmap together.

Prosanjit Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Consultant at Tata Consultancy
Reseller
Top 20
2022-05-13T10:02:00Z
13 May 22

What I found most valuable in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is that it's out-of-the-box, which brings more value to the customer. The technical support for the product is also one of the best parts, because it's good, in terms of the product knowledge of the technical engineers.

SAMUELMWANGI - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Calidad Systems Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-05T14:09:07Z
05 May 22

It is a straightforward setup.

Tristan Webb - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at AskIf
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-04T13:03:09Z
04 May 22

The most valuable features of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint are the ease of use and it was available within the operating system.

Carlo Du Plessis - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Specialist at Engen
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-03T08:30:32Z
03 May 22

Provides good security features and you can view it in the central console.

Charles Levy - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at The Port Authority of Jamaica
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-02T14:19:13Z
02 May 22

We are a Microsoft shop, and Defender is a Microsoft solution that provides some security at a reasonable cost.

NS
Security Technical Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-04-28T08:48:20Z
28 April 22

User-friendly, offering safety and security.

JamesYa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at Cloud4C Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-12T19:40:17Z
12 April 22

The performance of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been good.

ZA
Assistant Chief Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-07T14:48:41Z
07 April 22

We found that because the endpoint devices are based on Microsoft Windows devices and Windows Defender is integrated with the foundation and the core layer, it makes it more integrated and more agile in terms of responding to any security threats or changes or development

SC
Sr. IT Business Analyst at Citigroup
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-28T13:59:03Z
28 March 22

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's most valuable feature is its ease of use.

Daniel Bagley - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Officer at Church of England
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-24T13:43:15Z
24 March 22

The technical support from Microsoft is very good. We are part of the Microsoft Suite, and from being part of this we have consistent news regarding Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Peter Arabomen - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineering, Team Lead at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-22T20:41:39Z
22 March 22

Stable endpoint manager, antivirus, and antimalware, with fast technical support and a straightforward setup.

UchechiSylvanus - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead, Process Improvement & RPA at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-22T19:20:36Z
22 March 22

I am satisfied with the performance, as well as the security.

YS
Head-IT/SAP at Barista Coffee Company Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-18T09:20:39Z
18 February 22

Defender is a part of Windows; you just need to enable it. There is no need to install anything.

AR
User at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-17T12:14:09Z
17 February 22

The installation is straightforward.

Fellipe Abib - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Datasirius TI
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-16T01:11:27Z
16 February 22

Easy to understand and easy to set up endpoint security solution. It's a multifeatured product with web content filtering and automated investigation features. It also has a fantastic vulnerability management dashboard.

VA
Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-14T09:57:00Z
14 February 22

Defender is stable enough and is competitive with the other products in the market.

Mahendra Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
SOC Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-13T09:27:00Z
13 January 22

Its threat intelligence feature is beneficial.
This solution smoothly integrates with SIEM.

VP
Delivery manager at Embee Software Pvt. Ltd.
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-23T12:33:00Z
23 December 21

It captures data through machine learning, which is built-in on the back-end. It also provides built-in analytics and a threat intelligence feature. It is a one-stop solution that doesn't require an antivirus because it comes prebuilt into Windows 10.

HL
Cyber Security Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-06T10:44:05Z
06 December 21

The most valuable feature is that it comes with the package, so there is no additional installation of third-party software. It's also easy to use.

OK
Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-02T19:07:54Z
02 December 21

In terms of the installation, ease of use, and user interface, Defender has been great so far.

WG
Technology Consultant at Accenture
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-01T13:03:00Z
01 December 21

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

Hartmut Simon - PeerSpot reviewer
IT principal consultant, infrastructure architect, project manager at EDV-SIMON
Consultant
Top 10
2021-11-18T13:18:27Z
18 November 21

The ability to integrate into hybrid cloud solutions is relatively simple if you can set it up.


The licensing model and the associated pricing convince many customers.
However, what costs nothing is not worth it.

WC
Principal Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-04T11:42:00Z
04 November 21

It is stable and easy to use. Everything is okay, and there are no performance issues.

DB
MIS Specialist at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-20T15:58:23Z
20 October 21

Defender is stable. The performance is good.

MK
Cyber Security BA/BSA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-09-19T09:27:00Z
19 September 21

Technical support is good.

KF
Technology Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-09-15T08:43:00Z
15 September 21

It's a very solid security system, and the advanced hunting and everything really lets you dive deep into things.

TG
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2021-09-01T20:09:00Z
01 September 21

DFE organizational security posture has been a positive experience. We're a Microsoft house. It works. Once it's deployed and once it's configured, it works and our clients tend to be happy with it. I haven't really experienced anyone who has been so unsatisfied with the platform that they wanted to go a couple of different directions, that has never happened to me.

ZelalemGedefie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-25T21:53:00Z
25 August 21

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

OP
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-25T17:48:00Z
25 August 21

It's not really visible for the user - which is a benefit.

GH
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-07T04:50:00Z
07 August 21

The best feature is the fact that for certain mobiles you can control your corporate profiles versus your personal profiles. That is amazingly important. Apple just supported the separation of corporate and personal profiles, whereas Android has been doing that for quite some time... Because Android supports that, if an Android phone is lost or stolen, I can wipe out all the corporate-related information from that phone and not touch the personal side. I can separate the apps and I can separate the ability to cut and paste between apps.

SV
QA Test Lead at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-26T18:14:44Z
26 July 21

Offers good protection.

MD
Azure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-06-21T21:11:00Z
21 June 21

It depends on the licensing. Most of the customers have got at least a 365 E3 license, and they can use most of the features of Windows 10 Defender. So, anyone who has got an enterprise license can start using those features. Some of the customers have got E5 licenses, and they can use all advanced features. Customers with E5 licenses use the advanced site protection (ATP) features and web content filtering without going via a proxy, which gives the benefit of replacing the proxy. They can get the benefit of MCAS and integration with Intune and the endpoint manager. It is a kind of single platform for all 365 technologies. It helps customers in managing everything through a unified portal.

Joerg Aulenbach - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Administrator at DM-Drogerie Markt
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-21T11:01:00Z
21 June 21

The whole bundle of the product, which is similar to other Microsoft products, is valuable. Ten years ago, you had third-party stuff for different things. You had one solution for email archiving and another third-party one for something else. Nowadays, Microsoft Office covers all the stuff that was formerly covered by third-party solutions. It is the same with antivirus. The functionality is just basic. You have the scanning, and then you also have a kind of cloud-based protection and reporting about your environment. With Microsoft Security Center, you have a complete overview of your environment. You know the software inventory, and you have security recommendations. You can not only see that the antivirus is up to date; you can also see where are the vulnerabilities in your system. Microsoft Security Center tells you where you have old, deprecated software and what kind of CVEs are addressed. It's really cool stuff.

AA
Delivery Practice Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-09T23:41:25Z
09 June 21

I like that it's easy to deploy because it already comes with Windows 10. Overall, it has all the features that we need. Easy to deploy, comes with updates, and comes with Windows updates. You don't have to really manage or update the signature.

OC
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-07T12:24:00Z
07 June 21

Microsoft's technical support is fantastic.

EG
Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-06-03T09:41:00Z
03 June 21

It's pretty easy to scale.

AbdullahAl Masum - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Prospect List Building Service Provider, Email Sourcer, Virtual Assistant at Freelance
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-31T19:06:00Z
31 May 21

A few years ago, when I was using a different product, I was affected by a virus that destroyed everything. Since using Microsoft Defender, I have not had this kind of problem.

JA
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-21T09:48:30Z
21 May 21

One of the main features is the solution is very light on resources and we do not have any problems with it.

Nirav Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-26T18:37:00Z
26 April 21

One of the features which differentiates it from other EDR providers is the Automated Investigation and Response, which reduces the workload of SOC analysts or engineers. They don't have to manually investigate each and every alert on the endpoint, since it does so automatically. And you can automate the investigation part.

Koen Eersels - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Dr. Marc Daenen
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-02T17:14:02Z
02 April 21

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is quite good. We haven't really experienced any issues with it.

JL
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-24T13:16:31Z
24 March 21

We use Microsoft Defender for the antivirus.

KM
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-17T12:23:55Z
17 February 21

The primary advantage is that you don't need to install it. It's included in the Windows 10 delivery.

MS
VMware and Windows Server Team Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-21T17:11:02Z
21 December 20

Its simplicity is the most valuable. It also has very good integration. We like it.

PT
Head Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-16T16:00:26Z
16 December 20

It integrates very well with all Windows workstations or other Microsoft Endpoint products. It also works quite well. So far, I have not had any issue that hasn't been sorted out.

It doesn't use too many resources, so you don't have to install different things.

NK
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-20T04:19:19Z
20 October 20

What I like most is the protection against phishing emails and anti-spam.

Nadeem Abdulla - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager - IT Infrastructure at Taghleef Industries SpA
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-07T07:04:37Z
07 October 20

It shows us the risky sign-ins, and if a user's password has been compromised.

SA
Cloud Consultant at Brio Technologies Private Limited
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:02Z
17 September 20

Provides good vulnerability assessment.

AA
Delivery Practice Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-13T07:02:19Z
13 September 20

The patch management is very easy, as it can be done automatically or added to a schedule.

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