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"Its most valuable features are its scalability and advanced threat protection for customers.""I am told that we get over 100 million emails a month. This filters them down and allows only somewhere about three million emails, which is a great help.""For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.""The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program."

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"Its ability to rollback anti-ransomware once an attack has started is the most valuable feature.""Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. We had existing endpoints and it was an easy upgrade process. The interface board is also easy to use.""Administratively, it's easy to control.""The security is its most valuable feature.""It helps us to detect running malicious activity in our network and after the COVID situation, most users are working from home where it becomes very difficult for IT admin to maintain security so such type of solution definitely helps us to prevent cyber attacks.""The graphical interface is very easy to use and intuitive, which greatly facilitates the work and greatly facilitates the work and the location of threats on the users' computers.""In terms of network usage, it actually reduced the amount of malicious attacks that we had. Before, we really didn't have a secure network. Each endpoint had to protect itself and probably most of them were not actually protected. Now, it's an entire process in which we've been able to cut down significantly the amount of malicious attacks by 60 percent that we get in the organization. It helps us to adequately monitor what has been going on with our network traffic and stopping individual attacks from accessing certain sites where we want to have restrictions or limitations.""We now feel more secure with our PCs, even more with the non-technical persons."

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"Ensures that I'm working with a product that gets updated regularly without me having to remember to do it. Since it's a Microsoft product, I'm confident that it requires a low use of system resources. The benefit of that being that my computer isn't constantly being drained.""It's free. There is no additional cost. It's part of Windows.""Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate.""It's really stable. I've used a lot of stuff, a lot of products, like ESET and Kaspersky. None of them are comparable with this one. This one is much better.""This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.""I like the real-time protection features. Windows Defender will detect if there's a threat like a Trojan or something like that but Kaspersky lets it run normally.""Defender is integrated into the operating system. It's integrated with everything. You don't have to spend time analyzing what you have to do to be sure that the integration is okay between the security tool and all the other apps. This, from my point of view, is the main advantage.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple."

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"We would like to have an API integration with a SIEM solution, because as far as I know, it currently hasn't yet been released.""I would like them to add whatever makes filtering more advanced in scanning and blocking for malware in emails.""The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration."

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"It needs to include built-in deployment. This will make the job easier rather than having to go and dig up an Active Directory deployment along with policy objects.""There was a learning curve for our general population of employees (the user).""Off the top of my head, I can't think of a way it has improved my organization.""We know that Check Point has a very good database about threats even Check Point tries to make this EDR stable still there are some issues we were facing after upgrading or taking TAC to help its got resolved but Check Point really needs to work on metadata.""SandBlast Agent had moments in which it had a high load, we escalated it to the CheckPoint support that helped us to stabilize it. We had a problem with the parameterization of the solution. Once corrected by following the CheckPoint instructions, everything worked normally again.""There should be some way of managing this solution outside the organization's network, possibly with some type of remote access. For example, if I'm the admin of Check Point who manages the entire network, I would like to have access on my home device or maybe a mobile app to get reports, etc.""The solution could be improved in the future with a way to provide online training to customers for free, as other providers do.""Some of the less tech-savvy users sometimes find it difficult in adjusting and learning how to use the platform."

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"It would be nice to have a paid upgrade that would provide additional screening of the day-to-day activities.""Microsoft Windows Defender doesn't have a game mode.""There's a lot of manual effort involved to configure what we need.""The end-user also cannot do some advanced actions on it. It's a little bit complicated for our end-user, so it needs to be simplified.""Updates are not coming out of preview quickly enough and it is holding back on the development of the product.""The system can always be simplified and have a better integration check. More detailed reports would be good. When it does the integrated check, it just shows if the system is okay but I want to know what happened.""The solution needs to improve its ransomware. It's not so good. It could also use some general performance optimization for the computers the solution operates on, to ensure it does not slow down the devices.""I would like to be able to set up any kind of protection I want in the firewall, any IP address or any number."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"In terms of licensing, have a buffer zone around your projects in terms of the amount of endpoints that you want to have. You can always have more, but it is best to leave room for a little increase or growth.""The solution is too pricey.""One of the key factors that made us go with this solution was the pricing. On the licensing part, there was an initial complementary set of licenses offered in the initial onboarding package, either 15 or 20. Then, we had some complementary licenses in the initial purchase of the package. That was pretty useful."

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"The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.""The solution is free.""This product is included in the pricing for Windows.""If you don't purchase the advanced threat protection then there is no additional charge.""It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle.""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."

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Top Answer: The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.
Top Answer: Nice to have URL management, password protection of the app, more details of the machine & user running the app.
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Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

SandBlast Agent is a complete endpoint security solution offering a fleet of advanced endpoint threat prevention capabilities so you can safely navigate today's menacing threat landscape. It provides a comprehensive system to proactively prevent, detect, and remediate evasive malware attacks.

Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.
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Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial BankIMC, Alrov, Medical Advocacy and Outreach, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Community Newspaper GroupAl-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
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Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Construction Company4%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company14%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business14%
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Small Business44%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point SandBlast Agent vs. Microsoft Windows Defender and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,672 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Check Point SandBlast Agent is ranked 20th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 9 reviews while Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 16 reviews. Check Point SandBlast Agent is rated 9.2, while Microsoft Windows Defender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Check Point SandBlast Agent writes "Protects against malware and phishing as well as DoS and MITM attacks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Defender writes "A security implementation that supplies proactive issue resolution with cloud analytics and APT". Check Point SandBlast Agent is most compared with Kaspersky Endpoint Security, whereas Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and CylancePROTECT. See our Check Point SandBlast Agent vs. Microsoft Windows Defender report.

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