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2021-01-14T18:47:34Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Defender for Office 365?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Rajitha Jayasekera - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Tech Lead at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
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2022-08-09T12:52:00Z
09 August 22

I would recommend Microsoft Defender for Office 365. If you already have a deployment method, like CCM or something similar, it will be easy. Even if not, there are several other deployment methods that could support any scenario.

IR
Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Consultant at S2 Grupo
Real User
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2022-03-28T17:26:15Z
28 March 22

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system.

MP
Chief Information Security Officer at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-24T19:04:48Z
24 January 22

This is quite an expensive solution and understanding the pricing model and features is quite complicated and it can, in fact, be a nightmare when dealing with Microsoft.

MS
Deputy Chief SAP BASIS Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-05T16:19:09Z
05 January 22

I haven't actually evaluated the cost against other products. For example, it's bundled with the licenses that we have procured, so everything is included in that. We haven't purchased the Defender separately. We cannot just say that it's a product which is costly as compared to the other products available in the market or not, as it's a bundled offer. We can calculate the price of one license or an Office 365 license with any other cloud service partner's license cost, however, we cannot just compare the price of any specific feature with the services available in the market.

OK
Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-02T23:39:49Z
02 December 21

For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis.

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Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-29T08:13:49Z
29 September 21

The solution is not too expensive.

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Vishnu-Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at SSEL
Real User
2021-08-18T10:54:00Z
18 August 21

The pricing is pretty good and was a major factor in choosing it. The pricing is reasonable when compared with Cisco or some other products. If it is an IT company, the budget allocation will be more and focused on the IT part. However, when it comes to a manufacturing company, the budget focus will be more on manufacturing and the budget allocation will be very low in terms of IT. For us Office 365 was better in terms of Pricing.

OR
General Manager IT at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-04-29T17:06:00Z
29 April 21

It has a simple interface to configure and manage. From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation.

GH
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-04T07:25:42Z
04 March 21

Microsoft licensing should include Microsoft Defender for O365 in their E3 and E5 licenses. Currently it is all or nothing unless you purchase an add-on which we advise enterprise customers to do.

FL
Information Technology Manager at a performing arts with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-14T18:47:34Z
14 January 21

It's a user-base subscription. Licensing is on a monthly basis. It's part of Office 365, so you really can't tell how much it costs. It's part of the bundle. It's difficult to compare prices with other companies.

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