We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Its pricing is a little bit high in terms of Azure Security Center, but the good thing is that we don't need to maintain and deploy it. So, while the pricing is high, it is native to Azure which is why we prefer using this tool."
"Although I am outside of the discussion on budget and costing, I can say that the importance of security provided by this solution is of such importance that whatever the cost is, it is not a factor."
"Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower."
"Security Center charges $15 per resource for any workload that you onboard into it. They charge per VM or per data-base server or per application. It's not like Microsoft 365 licensing, where there are levels like E3 and E5. Security Center is pretty straightforward."
"I'm not privy to that information, but I know it's probably close to a million dollars a year."
"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."
"It is bundled with our enterprise subscription, which makes it easy to go for it. It is available by default, and there is no extra cost for using the standard features."
"It has global licensing. It comes with multiple licenses since there are around 50,000 people (in our organization) who look at it."
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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.
Microsoft Defender for Cloud protects your Azure and hybrid resources. Microsoft uses a wide variety of physical, infrastructure, and operational controls to help secure Azure—but there are additional actions you need to take to help safeguard your workloads. Turn on Azure Security Center to strengthen your cloud security posture. Within Azure Security Center, use Azure Defender to protect your hybrid cloud workloads. With Azure Security Center, you can:
- Assess and visualize the security state of your resources in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds with Azure Secure Score
- Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements
- Protect all your hybrid cloud workloads with Azure Defender, which is integrated with Security Center
- Use AI and automation to cut through false alarms, quickly identify threats, and streamline threat investigation
To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.
Amazon GuardDuty is ranked 15th in Cloud Workload Security while Microsoft Defender for Cloud is ranked 3rd in Cloud Workload Security with 24 reviews. Amazon GuardDuty is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Defender for Cloud is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud writes "Provides good recommendations and makes policy administration easy". Amazon GuardDuty is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Lacework, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and Check Point Harmony Email & Office, whereas Microsoft Defender for Cloud is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro XDR, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management.
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