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Pros
"The solution offers a lot of configuration capabilities.""The solution doesn't have high memory usage."

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"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.""Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any viruses are found, they are cleaned automatically.""We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis.""It's absolutely free to use.""The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have.""The patch management is very easy, as it can be done automatically or added to a schedule.""Provides good vulnerability assessment."

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Cons
"The solution can be quite technical and therefore is challenging for new users.""In terms of management accounts, there's a lot of manuals that seem to be mixed up. Sometimes, it's a little bit confusing."

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"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.""With increase of cyber threats and cybersecurity issues, I would recommend that the product be developed like an AI product with more features which can counter any threat in the coming eras.""There is no behavior analytics for devices and endpoints. There is no behavior-based protection.""The anti-ransomware features need to be improved upon.""I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.""I would like to see better integration with their other security products to give better visibility from a higher level.""The GUI is very complex and could be more user friendly."

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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.""Microsoft Defender ATP is expensive.""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.""When compared with other vendors, the pricing is very high."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution doesn't have high memory usage.
Top Answer: I can't think of any features that are missing. It's quite a complete solution. We haven't looked too hard at the solution itself. I'm not sure of any aspects that are lacking. It provides all the… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use this solution for the server.
Top Answer: The solution has an easy-to-use interface, is always updated, and is user-friendly.
Top Answer: It is built into Windows 10. If our clients are using Microsoft Defender, the cost goes away for them.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by providing more integration.
Ranking
10th
out of 50 in Anti-Malware Tools
Views
371
Comparisons
296
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
553
Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 50 in Anti-Malware Tools
Views
16,898
Comparisons
11,547
Reviews
57
Average Words per Review
570
Rating
8.0
Comparisons
Also Known As
Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus
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Overview

ESET File Security solutions are built on 64-bit core and include DLL modules to ensure more RAM saving, faster computer startup times and allow native support of future Windows updates.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a complete endpoint security solution that delivers preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. With Defender for Endpoint, you have: 

Agentless, cloud powered - No additional deployment or infrastructure. No delays or update compatibility issues. Always up to date. 

Unparalleled optics - Built on the industry’s deepest insight into Windows threats and shared signals across devices, identities, and information. 

Automated security - Take your security to a new level by going from alert to remediation in minutes—at scale. 

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

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Sample Customers
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Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm18%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about ESET File Security vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ESET File Security is ranked 10th in Anti-Malware Tools with 2 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 62 reviews. ESET File Security is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ESET File Security writes "Good reporting tools, lots of configuration options, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Enables ingestion of events directly into your SIEM/SOAR, but requires integration with all Defender products to work optimally". ESET File Security is most compared with ESET Endpoint Antivirus, whereas Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and ESET Endpoint Security. See our ESET File Security vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint report.

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