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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. SentinelOne and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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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."
"In the past, we were not able to identify a few viruses, but now we are able to identify them because of the machine learning feature."
"I have found the activity timeline and threat analysis to be particularly useful."
"All of the features are valuable. The way that it integrates into management with fault correction capabilities over is especially valuable. Any of the full gamut of the features that it provides are useful to us."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the user-friendly interface."
"We have a preference for their receptor. It's good at finding many EFC files. EFC files could have a virus."
"The solution offers very rich details surrounding threats or attacks."
"It has the ability to rollback a ransomware infection instantly and with minimal disruption to the user & provides robust reporting."
"We love the API. We use it to generate robust reporting, and we also developed tools to perform agent actions remotely without needing to provide all IT staff with console access."
"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."
"The reporting needs improvement and I would like to see a more granular level of administrative privileges."
"I would like to see something a little more sophisticated than simply being able to mark a false positive as safe or there's usually just one or two options in certain areas and they're a little rudimentary at this stage."
"In terms of improvement, I would like to see better alerting to let us know if there is anything wrong with SentinelOne working on the endpoint of the computer."
"This solution would be more attractive to customers if the price were lower."
"It's fine. It's correcting all the EFC files with a virus. All the achievements, maximum EFC files. Many EFC files will be flagged as a virus. Some virus databases need to be updated. The model is good at finding many EFC files. The trouble is it needs to be updated."
"The solution needs better reporting on new threats and malware. The reporting is present, but I can't find the information easily."
"Set up is very labor-intensive."
"It would be nice if the console stored data daily, so that you could look at a timeline of events on a machine over a period of time, and currently this is not possible."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"The per-seat cost is low, but you have to commit to a certain number of licenses for a year."
"The larger count you have, the deeper discount you will receive in your contract."
"Our licensing fees are about $5 USD per endpoint, per month."
"USD$6 per end point which decreases as end points increase."
"Pricing is a bit of a pain point. That's where we have not been able to convince all of our customers to use SentinelOne. The pricing is still on the higher side. It's almost double the price, if not more, of a normal antivirus, such as NOD32, Kaspersky, or Symantec."
"The solution's price/performance ratio is reasonable."
"You have to look at the kinds of problems you can end up with and the fact that you want security against them, and then SentinelOne is not expensive."
"It was cheaper than McAfee, which was a way to convince management to go with the solution."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
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 with time. The product should be strong in all parts. I would recommend if the… more »
Top Answer: SentinelOne is hands down my recommended solution. SentinelOne has not been breached and offers upto $1,000,000 warranty if it cannot roll back a ransomware attack. Please contact me at… more »
Top Answer: The strength of SentinelOne is that it has an automated, active EDR. It does that first level of what a SOC analyst would do, automatically, using artificial intelligence, so we can focus on other… more »
Top Answer: We have got very competitive price from SentinelOne and its meeting our expectations.
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Also Known As
|Microsoft Windows Defender, Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection||Sentinel Labs|
|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.|
SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects, responds, and hunts attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real-time for both on-premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint. To learn more visit www.sentinelone.com or follow us at @SentinelOne, on LinkedIn or Facebook.
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Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider8%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 22 reviews while SentinelOne is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 23 reviews. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0, while SentinelOne is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Antivirus writes "A security implementation that supplies proactive issue resolution with cloud analytics and APT". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SentinelOne writes "Made a tremendous difference in our ability to protect our endpoints and servers". Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and CylancePROTECT, whereas SentinelOne is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense, CylancePROTECT, Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. SentinelOne report.
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