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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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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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"We haven't had any compatibility issues. It's quite stable and it's a good tool in preventing actual viruses or malware.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is that it also protects our smartphones. It's one of the reasons we use Trend Micro specifically.""The most valuable features are the behavior monitoring, behavior analysis, and web reputation service.""What I like the most is the customer pricing because it's a great value.""The solution integrates well with other Trend Micro products.""The solution gives users peace of mind that, form an endpoint perspective, they are protected once it is installed.""Your workstation doesn't slow down, unlike when you use Symantec, for example.""The sandboxing is more proactive and more reliable than any of the other endpoint protection solutions."

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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 solution should improve its mobile management solution.""We were considering switching to SentinalOne because it has pre-detection, and Trend Micro does not offer this; it's something the solution should add.""The only drawback to this solution is that it needs different products for different types of clients, and it would be better to have a single agent for all of the products.""In the next release, I would like to see a combination of the different features from Apex One and OfficeScan in Trend Micro Smart, rather than as upgraded features.""The threat response could be a bit better.""The solution needs to improve the deployment so it aligns with the latest Microsoft patches and upgrades. It makes the deployment process lengthy and painful.""I've not explored all of the features up to now. I still need to see all of the features implemented first to be able to see if anything is missing. However, as of right now, it's working very well for us.""This product is not very simple and in fact, kind of hard for some people to understand."

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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."

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"We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We pay approximately 100 Euros a year per user. There are no additional fees above this.""This solution provides good value for the price.""The licensing is on a yearly basis and I believe our organization paid about $2,000/year. However, it's been a while since I looked at the pricing and we no longer use the solution.""Our organization has paid licensing for three years, which averaged about $4.00 USD per user. We've been satisfied with the licensing. It's quite reasonable.""Its price is fine. Price-wise, it is competitive with any other vendor.""If I'm not mistaken, for three years, for 400 licenses, we paid nearly 15,000 euros. We don't have any additional costs that we have to pay on top of that.""The pricing is good compared to Symantec and McAfee.""The cost seems competitive."

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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: The administration could be better. They could decrease the administrative burden and enable easier management. There are many features, options, and settings which is quite challenging for some of… more »
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8.0
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Also Known As
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.

Traditional security solutions can’t keep up with your users. Turning to multiple point products to address the myriad of challenges only increases complexity and may leave gaps in your security. Plus, you need a flexible solution that can grow and change with you as you migrate from on-premises to the cloud. To effectively counter today’s evolving threat landscape, you need integrated security that consolidates your view across all layers of protection and all deployment models.
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a connected suite of security capabilities that protects
your users no matter where they go or what they do. This modern security delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network, using the broadest range of threat protection techniques available. Plus, you can evolve your protection along with your business using flexible on-premises, cloud, and hybrid deployment models that fit your IT environment today and tomorrow. In addition, you can manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single “pane of glass,” giving you complete visibility of the security of your environment.

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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
Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Blekinge County Council, Bulgarian American Credit Bank, Cancer Research UK, Delacour, Evalueserve, Gulftainer, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, Nikigolf, Ochsner Health System, SIAX Computing Solutions, Tegen
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Government8%
Media Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
479,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 29 reviews while Trend Micro Smart Protection is ranked 17th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 13 reviews. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Smart Protection is rated 8.2. 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 Smart Protection writes "Straightforward to use with good licensing options and doesn't consume too many resources". Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and ZoneAlarm, whereas Trend Micro Smart Protection is most compared with Trend Micro Apex One, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, McAfee Endpoint Security, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security and Sophos Intercept X. See our Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection report.

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