Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Review

Delivers comprehensive, ongoing, and real-time protection against a number of threats

What is our primary use case?

Within our company, there are roughly 400-500 users of this solution.

What is most valuable?

The antivirus features are very useful.

What needs improvement?

We encountered some issues when we were trying to enable automatic updates from our group policy.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have onboarded a number of machines without any issues.

We find that Microsoft Defender Antivirus is very stable. We've experienced complications with other solutions in the past and found that this is one of the most stable solutions. It's also very scalable, too.

How are customer service and technical support?

Marine data systems also handle our support. If we have any issues, we come to them first. Their support has been really good.

How was the initial setup?

At first, the initial setup was a bit complex, but after we had some experience with it, it wasn't a problem.

What about the implementation team?

Marine data systems is a partner of ours and they helped us with deployment — they're excellent.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated and used Mindset before. We also evaluated Kaspersky. We decided to go with Microsoft Defender Antivirus because of its onboarding capabilities and automatic updating.

What other advice do I have?

Before settling on this solution, you should explore more than one form of ATP. Overall, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is a very good application.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating 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?

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