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Pros
"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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"It handles situations that the other threat management tools wouldn't find. It has worked well covering the weaker sides of the other products that we're integrating.""The solution is pretty easy to scale.""The solution is stable.""On the management side, we liked the way it displays things.""The solution is extremely scalable. It's got the hybrid functionality, it's got the system functionality and cloud functionality as well.""The Application Guard and ByteGuard are useful features.""Two or three years ago when the WannaCry virus struck, the people that were on Cylance were the ones that weren't affected.""Has good RAM capacity for the power I need"

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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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Cons
"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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"I would like to see a better UI in terms of sifting through more specific data and providing analytics. A little bit more would be nice.""The security scripting needs improvement. It needs deeper security for scripting.""The solution needs better dashboards that are easier to use.""It should provide more details about the events that they have detected.""I would say one thing that they might need to bring in is protection for mobile devices.""The OPTICS component could be made more user-friendly with respect to giving people more information.""I would like to see them fix the alerting system so that the endpoint reporting is a bit more streamlined.""It should have better support for Windows and Mac."

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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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"Our licensing cost for the solution is around $4,000 for six months. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We would just add more if there are new users, but right now you just need one license for per user.""I think that the price we are paying is good for what it is.""The monthly fee is $55 USD per user.""The product cost is about $5, per user, per month."

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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.""This solution is part of Windows and comes included with it."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: The primary use case is for endpoint protection. For the larger deployments, we use it for our policy enforcement as… more »
Top Answer: Thank you I’m not really interested in being sold to. I’m asking about what works, what doesn’t and pricing models. I… more »
Top Answer: Has good RAM capacity for the power I need
Top Answer: We paid according to the number of endpoints that we have and it was approximately the same that we were paying for… more »
Top Answer: Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any… more »
Top Answer: The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.
Top Answer: The product should keep updating its software as to counter incoming threats since threats are becoming more advance… more »
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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.

Cylance® is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that proactively prevent, rather than reactively detect the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware. Our technology is deployed on over four million endpoints and protects hundreds of enterprise clients worldwide including Fortune 100 organizations and government institutions.

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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Sample Customers
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial BankPanasonic, Noble Energy, Apria Healthcare Group Inc., Charles River Laboratories, Rovi Corporation, Toyota, KiewitAl-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Retailer3%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company43%
Construction Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government6%
Retailer5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise32%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about CylancePROTECT vs. Microsoft Windows Defender and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
CylancePROTECT is ranked 11th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 10 reviews while Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 17 reviews. CylancePROTECT is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Windows Defender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CylancePROTECT writes "Proactive AI-based security that scales as we need it". 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". CylancePROTECT is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense, SentinelOne, Symantec End-user Endpoint Security and ESET 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 SentinelOne. See our CylancePROTECT vs. Microsoft Windows Defender report.

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