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"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.""It provides good protection from ransomware and malware attacks. It is very good as compared to other products. If any threat is there, their support is very good. They immediately respond to the users and do a follow-up. They call us and also provide email support."

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"This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years.""Defender for Identity has not affected the end-user experience.""It is easy to set up. Based on the number of devices you would like to set up, you can use scripts, Group Policy, etc. It takes five minutes to set up.""The basic security monitoring at its core feature is the most valuable aspect. But also the investigative parts, the historical logging of events over the network are extremely interesting because it gives an in-depth insight into the history of account activity that is really easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to export."

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"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.""Its dashboard is not so good. On the dashboard, they don't show the count for client endpoints, which is a failure of this product. This count should be shown on the dashboard. I have 1,000 clients, but I can't see it anywhere on the dashboard."

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"When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues.""The solution could be better at using group-managed access and they could replace it with broad-based access controls.""I would like to be able to do remediation from the platform because it is just a scanner right now. If you onboard a device, it shows you what is happening, but you can't use it to fix things. You need to go into the system to fix it instead.""The impact of the sensors on the domain controllers can be quite high depending on your loads. I don't know if there's any room for improvement there, but that's one of the things that might be improved."

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"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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"You won't be able to change your tenants from where you deploy them. For example, if you select Canada, they will charge you based on Canadian pricing. If you are also in London, when you deploy in Canada, the pound is higher than Canadian dollars, but your platform resources are billable in Canadian dollars. Using your pounds to pay for any of these things will be cheaper. Or, if you deploy in London, they will charge you based on your local currency."

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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: This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years.
Top Answer: When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues. The cloud security services and the integration with on-prem applications like SIEM, needs to be improved.
Top Answer: We are looking at this solution as a trusted tenant for our network. This way, all of the data that goes through is trusted and the communication between our on-prem system and the Azure Cloud remains… more »
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Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure ATP, MS Defender for Identity
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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 for Identity is a cloud-based security solution that leverages your on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. With Microsoft Defender for Identity, you can:

- Monitor users, entity behavior, and activities with learning-based analytics

- Protect user identities and credentials stored in Active Directory

- Identify and investigate suspicious user activities and advanced attacks throughout the kill chain

- Provide clear incident information on a simple timeline for fast triage

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

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    Sample Customers
    Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
    Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
    Top Industries
    Cloud Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Construction Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Construction Company5%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Cynet is ranked 2nd in User Behavior Analytics - UEBA with 11 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Identity is ranked 12th in User Behavior Analytics - UEBA with 4 reviews. Cynet is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Defender for Identity is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cynet writes "A complete, transparent, and centralized solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Identity writes "Gives most administrators absolutely amazing insight into what's happening in the network that they probably never had before". Cynet is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne, Darktrace, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Microsoft Defender for Identity is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and Splunk User Behavior Analytics.

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