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Pros
"The one feature of Palo Alto Networks Traps that our organization finds most valuable is the App ID service.""WildFire AI is the best option for this product.""The most valuable for us is the correlation feature.""They have a new GUI which is just fantastic.""It collects and caches and the knowledge of machine learning from different customers to take to the cloud. It makes it better to use for everybody. It allows for quick learning and updates and can, therefore, offer zero-day malware security. This sharing of metadata helps make the solution very safe.""Being a cloud solution it is very flexible in serving internal and external connections and a broad range of devices.""It integrates well into the environment.""The interface is easy to use and it is more up to date than our previous solution."

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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.""I have found the ability to delete unwanted threats beneficial."

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Cons
"It automatically detects security issues. It should be able to protect our network devices while operating autonomously.""The dashboard is the area that needs to improve so that we can have the ability to drill down without having to go elsewhere to verify results.""There are some third-party solutions that are difficult to integrate with, which is something that can be improved.""There's an overall lack of features.""The solution can never really be an on-premises solution based simply on the way it is set up. It needs metadata to run and improve. Having an on-premises solution would cut it off from making improvements.""The connection to the internet has not performed as expected.""I would like to see them include NDR (Network Detection Response).""Although I would say this product is highly-rated, it could probably do more because nothing does everything that you want."

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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.""The solution could improve by having better machine learning and AI. Additionally, the interface, documentation, and integration could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an expensive solution.""The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year.""We pay about $50,000 USD per year for a bundle that includes Cortex XDR.""This is an expensive solution.""Its pricing is kind of in line with its competitors and everybody else out there.""Every customer has to pay for a license because it doesn't work with what you get from a managed services provider.""The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive.""Our customers have expressed that the price is high."

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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.""The price of the solution is high compared to others and we have lost some customers because of it."

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Top Answer: One of the main benefits of the solution is its intelligence to correlate the events into an incident.
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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Also Known As
Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
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Overview

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the world's first detection and response app that natively integrates network, endpoint and cloud data to stop sophisticated attacks. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

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.

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft 365 Defender Community.

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Sample Customers
CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank
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Computer Software Company14%
Healthcare Company10%
Mining And Metals Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Insurance Company9%
Government7%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Microsoft 365 Defender and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 1st in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 28 reviews while Microsoft 365 Defender is ranked 7th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 4 reviews. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.2, while Microsoft 365 Defender is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks writes "Has a centralized console and does predictive analysis of malware". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Defender writes "Stable and easy to use but could scan attachments faster". Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, SentinelOne and Trend Micro Apex One, whereas Microsoft 365 Defender is most compared with Azure Defender and Cisco SecureX. See our Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs. Microsoft 365 Defender report.

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