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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration."

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"The most valuable features are web security, email filtering, and content filtering.""The vulnerability scanning reduces false positives by quite a bit.""The most valuable feature is the virtual patching.""In terms of valuable features, I would say its intrusion prevention. Each and every IP connecting to the server gets scanned so we know everyone who is accessing our server and we can block whichever IP's do not belong to us at the firewall.""The initial setup was straightforward and we didn't have any problem with it.""This product offers good protection against many types of malware.""Automated virtual patching is a good feature.""It integrates well with the cloud; for example, AWS, and Google Cloud Provider."

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Cons
"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.""There's scanning going on that occasionally topples the memory, causing everything to freeze. This should be fixed."

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"The support for email protection can be improved.""The client can show as offline sometimes, and that becomes a bit difficult for troubleshooting. We end up basically redeploying the client. This is something that could be improved in the future.""When implementing this solution, sometimes we have challenges with SQL migration.""As for what could be improved, I think it should come with an XDR facility without any extra cost. They're always releasing new features, but we need to pay extra for them.""The situation with the currency in Turkey makes this solution a little bit on the expensive side, and if it were lowered then it would be more competitive.""They need to build in a central console because central integration is not very good right now.""Requires simplification, a fair amount of trouble shooting required.""The problem with this solution is that if you go on large sites you have to have an external database, which would increase the cost."

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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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"The cost is approximately six thousand Qatari Riyal ($1650 USD) per user.""Some of our customers complain about the cost of this solution.""It's more expensive than other solutions, such as Sophos and Kaspersky, as an endpoint solution.""The solution is considerably cheaper than other similar solutions.""There is a license for this solution and there are extra features you can purchase."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the valuable features of the solution is the small updates that keep my machine relatively clean from any infections.
Top Answer: The solution comes as a part of Windows 10 and it is covered under its license.
Top Answer: I would like the solution to be able to prevent unauthorized programs from installing and to block unauthorised URLs which is similar to web filtering product.
Top Answer: Some of the main features of this solution are it is reliable and can be used in small to large size businesses.
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution and there are extra features you can purchase.
Top Answer: The licensing structure could improve.
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Microsoft Windows Defender, Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus
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Overview

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This protection brings together machine learning, big-data analysis, in-depth threat resistance research, and the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to protect devices in your enterprise organization.

The Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution protects applications and data and prevents business disruptions, while helping meet regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical virtual, cloud, or hybrid environments, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need  with the Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ platform.

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Sample Customers
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Rush University Medical Center, Guess? Inc., Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, KSC Commercial Internet Co., Ricoh Company Ltd., Square Enix, SoftBank Telecom, Telecom Italia, United Way of Greater Atlanta, A&W Food Services of Canada
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Aerospace/Defense Firm6%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
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Healthcare Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise40%
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 29 reviews while Trend Micro Deep Security is ranked 1st in Virtualization Security with 12 reviews. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Deep Security is rated 8.6. 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 Trend Micro Deep Security writes "Each and every IP connecting to the server gets scanned so we can block whichever IPs do not belong to us at the firewall". Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Trend Micro Deep Security is most compared with Trend Micro Apex One, CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and CylancePROTECT.

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