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Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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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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"Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.""I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.""The risk level notifications are most valuable. We get to know what kind of intrusion or attack is there, and we can fix a problem on time.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient."

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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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"Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types.""We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""The visibility for the weaknesses in the system and unauthorized access can be improved."

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"From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation.""It's a user-base subscription.""Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."

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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: Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.
Top Answer: This is not really a defined product. You have to go to a lot of different places to enable things so it would be nice if you could go to one tab that says 365 Defender for Office 365 or something… more »
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8.5
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MS Defender for Office 365
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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 Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

- Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

- Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

- A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

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 Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is ranked 13th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 2 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is ranked 4th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 7 reviews. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is rated 8.4. 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 Office 365 writes "Essential security capabilities, plenty of email protection, and enhanced data loss prevention". McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Fortinet FortiSandbox, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Microsoft Defender for Identity, whereas Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and Barracuda Email Security Gateway. See our McAfee Advanced Threat Defense vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 report.

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