Azure Defender Review

Good security manager dashboard, that is stable, easy to use, and easy to deploy


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.

What needs improvement?

As an analyst, there is no way to configure or create a playbook to automate the process of flagging suspicious domains. Azure Defender does not have this capability and that is one of the features that is very crucial. 

When we receive an alert on suspicious domains, we have to do it manually. We go to VirusTotal, or AlienVault to confirm. It would be useful to have it done automatically.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Azure Defender for three months.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. We have not had any issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not paid for Azure technical support. We have not contacted technical support.

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

We have not worked with any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy, very easy.

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

Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are also researching Darktrace. We wanted to see the capabilities that it offers. 

What other advice do I have?

Azure Defender and Azure Resource Manager are all a part of Microsoft Azure. We use all of them.

This solution has the best security center, security manager dashboard that I have ever seen. I would recommend using this solution. It has everything in one place, and it's easy to configure and easy to deploy.

I would rate Azure Defender an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

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

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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