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"Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower.""The price of the solution is good for the features we receive and there is an additional cost for Microsoft premier support. However, some of my potential customers have found it to be expensive and have gone on to choose another solution."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.
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Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious activity and unauthorized behavior to protect your AWS accounts and workloads. With the cloud, the collection and aggregation of account and network activities is simplified, but it can be time consuming for security teams to continuously analyze event log data for potential threats. With GuardDuty, you now have an intelligent and cost-effective option for continuous threat detection in the AWS Cloud. The service uses machine learning, anomaly detection, and integrated threat intelligence to identify and prioritize potential threats. GuardDuty analyzes tens of billions of events across multiple AWS data sources, such as AWS CloudTrail, Amazon VPC Flow Logs, and DNS logs. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, GuardDuty can be enabled with no software or hardware to deploy or maintain. By integrating with AWS CloudWatch Events, GuardDuty alerts are actionable, easy to aggregate across multiple accounts, and straightforward to push into existing event management and workflow systems.

Azure Defender, integrated with Azure Security Center, delivers Azure and hybrid cloud workload protection and security, including virtual machines, databases, containers, IoT, and more. With Azure Defender, you can:

- Protect hybrid data that’s hosted in Azure, on premises, or in other clouds and detect unusual attempts to access Azure Storage

- Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Container Registry. Protect Azure Kubernetes Service instances

- Safeguard Windows servers and clients and protect Linux servers. Assess application vulnerabilities in virtual machines

- Monitor the security state of your hybrid cloud workloads via one console. Use Azure Arc to extend coverage to workloads outside Azure

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Amazon GuardDuty is ranked 17th in Cloud Workload Security while Azure Defender is ranked 13th in Cloud Workload Security with 2 reviews. Amazon GuardDuty is rated 0.0, while Azure Defender is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Defender writes "Effective ransomware feature, useful file system protection, and stable". Amazon GuardDuty is most compared with Azure Security Center, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Lacework, Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, whereas Azure Defender is most compared with Azure Security Center, Trend Micro XDR, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft 365 Defender and Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security.

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