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Pros
"I like that it's stable and easy to access."

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"Defender has very little impact on the end-user and the agent works quite well with a minimal impact on the client and server.""It can reach our applications and PC activities in the cloud.""It is quite stable. We have not had any cases, i.e., viruses, that would require a reboot, etc. We have never had a situation where we needed to reinstall the tools as a result of the Defender application or a feature being corrupt.""One of the valuable features of the solution is the small updates that keep my machine relatively clean from any infections.""The patch updates and version updates are very good. Those happen on an automated basis whenever I'm connecting to the organization network, either through LAN or through the VPN.""It's pretty easy to scale.""Its real-time security is the most valuable.""The most valuable feature is ransomware protection, which can detect malicious activity from IPs or a malicious payload in DLLs, or other things that can corrupt the system."

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Cons
"It could be more secure and compatible with other software."

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"I would like Microsoft to have some kind of direct integration for USB controls. They have GPO and other controls to control the access of the USB drives on devices, but if there is something that can be directly implemented into the portal, it would be good. There should be a way to control via a cloud portal or something like that in a dynamic way. USB control for data exfiltration would be a good feature to implement. Currently, there are ways to do it, but it involves too many different things. You have to implement it via GPOs and other stuff, and then you move or copy those big files via Defender ATP. If there is a simple way of implementing those features, it would be great.""At times, the other antivirus products are now doing AI, in terms of understanding the behavior of the system and determining when there's an anomaly. This is something that Defender can improve on.""The anti-ransomware features need to be improved upon.""Integration with third-party vendors could be better. It would be better if it integrates with other protection solutions or other products outside of Microsoft. Nowadays, anti-virus protection doesn't really have to be planned as overall protection for your environment in terms of security. There are really different avenues that bad actors can take to wreak havoc on your machine.""The scanning is slow when it is working with incoming emails.""It is inexpensive but could be cheaper like anything else.""The file scanning has room for improvement. Many people use macros within their files, so there should be a mechanism that helps us to scan them for malicious payloads.""A concern is ransomware, whether people can penetrate and encrypt my data or steal my credit card/banking information."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I bought a license — it's quite cheap. It's definitely cheaper than an American product. It costs approximately $40 a year."

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"Licensing options vary. Some customers buy it as an enterprise agreement and pay yearly. Others buy it as a CSP, so they pay per month. It completely depends on the customer's needs.""We have an enterprise agreement so from my perspective, this is a product that ships with Windows and it is not priced standalone.""For most people, the price of the license is not something that they have to worry about.""The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.""I do not have to purchase antivirus solutions anymore because Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is integrated into Windows and comes free.""You don't need to worry about the renewal and purchase of antivirus products. It is bundled with Windows 10, so you don't need to worry about separately purchasing any antiviruses.""I pay for it through the Windows Professional or Standard license. It is a one-time cost for me, and I use the same license.""Currently, for us, Windows Defender is free with the purchase of Windows Server. Pricing is an important point for us when we are looking at the competitors of this solution. If we choose to go with another vendor, we will have to pay some license fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like that it's stable and easy to access.
Top Answer: I bought a license — it's quite cheap. It's definitely cheaper than an American product. It costs approximately $40 a year.
Top Answer: It could be more secure and compatible with other software.
Top Answer: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security solution. The tool reduces the attack surface, applies behavioral-based endpoint protection and response, and includes risk-based… more »
Top Answer: We use Symantec because we do not use MS Enterprise products, but in my opinion, Microsoft Defender is a superior solution. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security… more »
Top Answer: The CrowdStrike solution delivers a lot of information about incidents. It has a very light sensor that will never push your machine hardware to "test", you don't have the usual "scan now" feature but… more »
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Also Known As
Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus
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Overview

Integrating award winning antivirus engines from 360 Cloud Scan Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira and Kunpeng to provide you with the ultimate in Virus detection and protection capabilities.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a complete endpoint security solution that delivers preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. With Defender for Endpoint, you have: 

Agentless, cloud powered - No additional deployment or infrastructure. No delays or update compatibility issues. Always up to date. 

Unparalleled optics - Built on the industry’s deepest insight into Windows threats and shared signals across devices, identities, and information. 

Automated security - Take your security to a new level by going from alert to remediation in minutes—at scale. 

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.
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Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise55%
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360 Safeguard is ranked 16th in Anti-Malware Tools with 1 review while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 72 reviews. 360 Safeguard is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of 360 Safeguard writes "Protects against malware and other computer viruses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Enables ingestion of events directly into your SIEM/SOAR, but requires integration with all Defender products to work optimally". 360 Safeguard is most compared with Total Defense Anti-Virus, whereas Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and ESET Endpoint Security.

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