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Pros
"The feature I find most valuable, is the reality graphical user interface.""This solution requires less management and is very easy to use.""We are using almost all of the features and we find it quite good overall.""It can be deployed in autonomous mode, and then it automatically blocks malware threats.""The product is very easy to use. Customers really appreciate that.""The most valuable feature is the monitored support behind it.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that the configuration and the usage of the product are not so complicated. For people responsible for using this infrastructure for the first line of workstation monitoring, it's quite easy to use.""The dashboard is beautiful, overall easy of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued."

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"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.""The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration."

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Cons
"I think the technical support could be better.""A support center in Asia is needed.""I would like to see support for mobile protection and some additional reports included.""Could have better integration with other security applications.""The solution just needs to keep maturing and they need to keep up with the threat landscape to ensure they're protecting clients well as time passes.""Most of their times are in Greenwich Mean Time. I would like to see more local time zones.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the usability of this product for new threats. Meaning, not everything which is new is properly seen by the product and not all the required actions are taken.""Compliance reports need to improve."

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"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.""There's scanning going on that occasionally topples the memory, causing everything to freeze. This should be fixed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It gives you a high level of protection at a very good price.""Everything is included in this one solution and the pricing is pretty competitive.""Our billing is on a quarterly basis, but they have monthly or annual billing availability.""The price should not be less than $100 which is quite reasonable for this solution because you are getting multiple components.""Its licensing is on a monthly basis.""Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers."

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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.""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.""I got it with the Microsoft Windows license.""The solution is an open source version and was free with a paid version of Windows 10."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The support team that stands behind the detection and response.  Is there adequate expertise and are they behind you 24x7x365?  Cynet CyOps has been there for us.
Top Answer: I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we… more »
Top Answer: Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers. The licensing is very flexible… more »
Top Answer: The main features of this solution are that it handles everything by itself and is well integrated.
Top Answer: There is no license needed, the solution comes with Microsoft Windows.
Top Answer: There could be an increase in security for the solution.
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Also Known As
Microsoft Windows Defender, Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus
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Overview

Cynet has pioneered the security industry’s first all-in-one security platform purposely built for organizations that need the ability to effortlessly identify, block and respond to all types of attacks inside the perimeter - defending endpoints, network, files and users - without the heavy burden of deep cyber expertise and the overhead of integrating and managing multiple products. Our approach converges and brings synergy with technology: endpoint protection, EDR, vulnerability management, deception, threat intelligence and network and end-user analytics, and expertise: a 24/7 cyber SWAT team for incident response, malware analysis, threat hunting and forensics. Cynet deploys in hours and simplifies management with automated monitoring to complement any sized staff.   

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This protection brings together machine learning, big-data analysis, in-depth threat resistance research, and the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to protect devices in your enterprise organization.

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Sample Customers
Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Al-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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Cloud Provider22%
Manufacturing Company22%
Construction Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Construction Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cynet vs. Microsoft Defender Antivirus and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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Cynet is ranked 2nd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 10 reviews while Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 35 reviews. Cynet is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cynet writes "Very user friendly but must expand threat detection for new threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Antivirus writes "Good performance, reliable, and offers effective ransomware protection". Cynet is most compared with Darktrace, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Blackberry Protect, whereas Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, ESET Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense and Malwarebytes. See our Cynet vs. Microsoft Defender Antivirus report.

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