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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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"We don't have to spend any time remediating bad things happening: Not viruses nor ransomware.""It allows us to have better knowledge of the way people use the tool and how we can improve their workflows.""It comprehensively finds and removes malicious software.""It gets the job done, and they are consistently updating it monthly.""The most valuable feature is its ability to customize for different groups.""We have seen a decrease of approximately ninety percent in the number of events.""This solution helps us by providing central management of anti-malware and anti-exploit functionality.""Being able to carry out a full scan on your system."

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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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"Every once in a while, it gets clobbered by updates from other places. I don't think this should happen.""I would like to see integration with other vendors going forward.""There is room for improvement in the way it is deployed, in terms of being able to distribute it. Right now we have to get our hands on a machine to deploy it. It would be nice if there was an easier system.""They should make it faster, less taxing on the processor.""We experience a lot of false positives.""The product update capability needs to be improved.""This solution reports far too many false positives!""Notifications are lacking."

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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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"Yearly, it is around $50 per client.""We expect to pay $1,000 USD a month, depending on the number of users.""It is expensive.""The cost may be something in the ballpark of $20-25 a year per computer."

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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 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: The solution has a good management interface.
Top Answer: In terms of licensing, the solution is certainly comparable to other choices. I would say they're comparable to Sophos… more »
Top Answer: Overall, I haven't found any ways the solution lacks in features or usability.
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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Microsoft Windows Defender, 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.

Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection is delivered via Malwarebytes cloud-based endpoint management platform, is an advanced threat prevention solution for endpoints that uses a layered approach with multiple detection techniques. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection employs multiple techniques to identify and defend against attacks at all stages of the attack chain using a highly effective mix of signature-less and matching-technology layers working both pre- and post-execution. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection leverages our Linking Engine technology to remove all traces of infections and related artifacts - not just the primary threat payload. Its Endpoint Protection technology reduces the vulnerability surface, making the endpoint more resilient.

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 BankKnutson ConstructionAl-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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Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company23%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company17%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Malwarebytes vs. Microsoft Defender Antivirus and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Malwarebytes is ranked 18th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 15 reviews while Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 22 reviews. Malwarebytes is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Malwarebytes writes "This product does not provide what it needs to or what it says it does for proper Endpoint Detection and Response". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Antivirus writes "A security implementation that supplies proactive issue resolution with cloud analytics and APT". Malwarebytes is most compared with Norton Security Premium, CylancePROTECT, CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne and ZoneAlarm, whereas Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and Fortinet FortiClient. See our Malwarebytes vs. Microsoft Defender Antivirus report.

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