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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together.""Using SecureX, a tool provided by Cisco, we can easily integrate it with many of our other Cisco products such as Cisco ISE and many networking devices.""One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not."

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"The product is very easy to use.""The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer.""I like that it's stable. It's been stable for a long time, and Microsoft Defender has done a good job there."

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Cons
"The automation and orchestration could be simpler. It could be that all the other parts are that easy to use so that these stick out as a negative, but that's the trickiest part for us. The workflows within the orchestration are just a bit more difficult.""I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow.""If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality."

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"It would be helpful if the solution could scan faster when it comes to scanning attachments to emails.""The data recovery and backup could be improved.""The price could be better. It'll also help if they can continuously update and upgrade the solution. Every day there's a new virus uploaded into the network, and we have to keep updating it to identify all these things."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"For the value you get, the pricing of the solution is excellent.""You can spend less money for another solution, but if you really want to have a good solution you have to pay. We are happy that we are getting such a good solution for what we are spending.""The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy."

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"The solutions price is fair for what they offer.""The price could be better. Normally, the costs depend on the country you're located in for the license. When we were in the initial stage, we went with the E5 license they call premium standard. It cost us around $5.20 per month for four users."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy. We… more »
Top Answer: They have released a lot lately that has continued to give us more insight into what's going on. But if they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that… more »
Top Answer: The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer.
Top Answer: The data recovery and backup could be improved.
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Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender, MS 365 Defender, MS 365 Defender
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Overview

SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience that connects our Cisco Secure portfolio and your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency with automated workflows. Radically reduce threat dwell time and human-powered tasks to stay compliant and counter attacks.

Microsoft 365 Defender, part of Microsoft’s XDR solution, leverages the Microsoft 365 security portfolio to automatically analyze threat data across domains, building a complete picture of each attack in a single dashboard. With this breadth and depth of clarity defenders can now focus on critical threats and hunt for sophisticated breaches, trusting that the powerful automation in Microsoft 365 Defender detects and stops attacks anywhere in the kill chain and returns the organization to a secure state.

- Reduce signal noise by viewing prioritized incidents in a single dashboard. 

- Use the automated investigation capabilities to spend less time on detection and response.

- Take care of routine and complex remediation with Microsoft 365 Defender by auto-healing affected assets.

- Hunt across all your data, leveraging your organizational knowledge with custom queries. 

- Develop custom detection and response tools for long-term protection and improved security posture.

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NHS, Rackspace, UNC Pembroke, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Missing Piece
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Manufacturing Company3%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SecureX vs. Microsoft 365 Defender and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,818 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco SecureX is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 3 reviews while Microsoft 365 Defender is ranked 7th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 3 reviews. Cisco SecureX is rated 9.6, while Microsoft 365 Defender is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SecureX writes "Combines multiple sources of security intelligence, making it easy to correlate events in our environment with those outside of it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Defender writes "Stable and easy to use but could scan attachments faster". Cisco SecureX is most compared with Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiSOAR, Splunk Phantom, Trend Micro XDR and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas Microsoft 365 Defender is most compared with Azure Defender. See our Cisco SecureX vs. Microsoft 365 Defender report.

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