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Pros
"Its greatest strength is the DXL client which can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients via the McAfee Agent instead of going through the ePO server.""Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product."

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"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.""This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years.""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.""Defender for Identity has not affected the end-user experience."

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Cons
"Make the ATD system a part of the whole product and take the whole thing onto the cloud. While it is there already, it is not to the same level as the on-premise version.""Lacks remote capabilities not dependent on the internet."

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"When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues.""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.""The solution could be better at using group-managed access and they could replace it with broad-based access controls."

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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: Provides good exfiltration, and is an all-in-one product.
Top Answer: Some of our customers have mentioned the lack of a tool that would allow for remote capabilities without being attached to the internet. They've been looking at opportunities to set up their own… more »
Top Answer: This solution is our go-to for your basic antivirus scans. Most of the stuff that we have is standalone. It's all pooled from McAfee, we buy the license for whatever tool the customer wants use to… 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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Also Known As
Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure ATP, MS Defender for Identity
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Overview

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to detect advanced, evasive malware and convert threat information into immediate action and protection. Unlike traditional sandboxes, it includes additional inspection capabilities that broaden detection and expose evasive threats. Tight integration between security solutions - from network and endpoint to investigation - enables instant sharing of threat information across the environment, enhancing protection and investigation. Flexible deployment options support every network.

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 Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

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    Sample Customers
    The Radicati Group, Florida International University, MGM Resorts International, County Durham andDarlington NHS Foundation Trust
    Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 13th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 2 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Identity is ranked 8th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 4 reviews. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Defender for Identity is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense writes "Can rapidly disseminate attack information to all clients". 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". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with Fortinet FortiSandbox, FireEye Network Security, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Check Point SandBlast Network, whereas Microsoft Defender for Identity is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and Rapid7 InsightIDR. See our McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Microsoft Defender for Identity report.

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