Compare Malwarebytes vs. Microsoft Windows Defender

Malwarebytes is ranked 18th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 7 reviews while Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection for Business with 10 reviews. Malwarebytes is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Windows Defender is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Malwarebytes writes "The product is good at keeping threats out". 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". Malwarebytes is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Norton Security Premium and Cylance, whereas Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), CrowdStrike and ESET Endpoint Security. See our Malwarebytes vs. Microsoft Windows Defender report.
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Pros
We have seen a decrease of approximately ninety percent in the number of events.The most valuable feature is its ability to customize for different groups.This solution helps us by providing central management of anti-malware and anti-exploit functionality.It gets the job done, and they are consistently updating it monthly.It comprehensively finds and removes malicious software.It allows us to have better knowledge of the way people use the tool and how we can improve their workflows.We don't have to spend any time remediating bad things happening: Not viruses nor ransomware.

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The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration.The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple.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 feature of this solution is that it's easy to deploy Microsoft Windows. The performance is good and the management tools are very good. We are quite happy with the solution.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.This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.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.Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate.

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Cons
The product update capability needs to be improved.We experience a lot of false positives.This solution reports far too many false positives!They should make it faster, less taxing on the processor.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.I would like to see integration with other vendors going forward.Every once in a while, it gets clobbered by updates from other places. I don't think this should happen.

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There's scanning going on that occasionally topples the memory, causing everything to freeze. This should be fixed.I would like to be able to set up any kind of protection I want in the firewall, any IP address or any number.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.The management console could be better.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.Updates are not coming out of preview quickly enough and it is holding back on the development of the product.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.There's a lot of manual effort involved to configure what we need.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We expect to pay $1,000 USD a month, depending on the number of users.Yearly, it is around $50 per client.

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Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
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Overview

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
Knutson ConstructionAl-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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