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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Defender vs. Azure Security Center and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.""The most valuable features are ransomware protection and access controls. The solution has helped us secure some folders on our systems from unauthorized modifications."

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"Provides a very good view of the entire security setup of your organization.""The most valuable feature is that it's intuitive. It's very intuitive.""The dashboard is very good. It gives our clients a lot of information and allows them to have a complete overview of the system. Everything is visible in one glance.""The most valuable features of this solution are the remote workforce capabilities and the general experience of the remote workforce.""It takes very little effort to integrate it. It also gives very good visibility into what exactly is happening.""The technical support is very good.""It's quite a good product. It helps to understand the infections and issues you are facing.""Good compliance policies."

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Cons
"As an analyst, there is no way to configure or create a playbook to automate the process of flagging suspicious domains.""The solution could improve by being more intuitive and easier to use requiring less technical knowledge."

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"No possibility to write or edit any capability.""When you work with it, the only problem that we're struggling with is that we have 21 different subscriptions we're trying to apply security to. It's impossible to keep everything organized.""The solution is quite complex. A lot of the different policies that actually get applied don't pertain to every client. If you need to have something open for a client application to work, then you get dinged for having a port open or having an older version of TLS available.""Pricing could be improved. There are limited options based on pricing for the government.""From a compliance standpoint, they can include some more metrics and some specific compliances such as GDPR.""It needs to be simplified and made more user-friendly for a non-technical person.""The initial setup is not actually so complex but it feels complex because there are many add-ons. There are many options and my team needs to be aware of all of these changes happening on the backend which is a distraction.""The documentation and implementation guides could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"I'm not privy to that information, but I know it's probably close to a million dollars a year.""We are using the free version of the Azure Security Center.""This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices.""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.""There is a helpful cost-reducing option that allows you to integrate production subscriptions with non-production subscriptions.""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.""I am not involved in this area. However, I believe its price is okay because even small customers are using Azure Security Center. I don't think it is very expensive.""The cost of the license is based on the subscriptions that you have."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.
Top Answer: Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.
Top Answer: This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices. There is a price calculator for Azure Services. You select the service that you are interested in, and the… more »
Top Answer: There is no perfect product in the world and there are always features that can be added. Innovation is something that is always on the table.
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Microsoft Azure Security Center, Microsoft ASC
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Overview

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

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security and Compliance Community.

Azure Security Center 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 Azure Security Center Community.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company27%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company9%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Defender vs. Azure Security Center and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,919 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Defender is ranked 13th in Cloud Workload Security with 2 reviews while Azure Security Center is ranked 4th in Cloud Workload Security with 19 reviews. Azure Defender is rated 8.0, while Azure Security Center is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Defender writes "Effective ransomware feature, useful file system protection, and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Security Center writes "Provides us with recommendations for improving security and enables benchmarking of infrastructure for compliance". Azure Defender is most compared with Amazon GuardDuty, Trend Micro XDR, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft 365 Defender and Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security, whereas Azure Security Center is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Amazon GuardDuty, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, Cisco Secure Workload and Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security. See our Azure Defender vs. Azure Security Center report.

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