We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Good compliance policies."
"One of the features that I like about the solution is it is both a hybrid cloud and also multi-cloud. We never know what company we're going to buy, and therefore we are ready to go. If they have GCP or AWS, we have support for that as well. It offers a single-panel blast across multiple clouds."
"The technical support is very good."
"It has seamless integration with any of the services I mentioned, on Azure, such as IaaS platforms, virtual machines, applications, or databases, because it's an in-house product from Microsoft within the Azure ecosystem."
"Using Security Center, you have a full view, at any given time, of what's deployed, and that is something that is very useful."
"The solution is very easy to deploy."
"The security alerts and correlated alerts are most valuable. It correlates the logs and gives us correlated alerts, which can be fed into any security information and event management (SIEM) tool. It is an analyzed correlation tool for monitoring security. It gives us alerts when there is any kind of unauthorized access, or when there is any malfunctioning in multifactor authentication (MFA). If our Azure is connected with Azure Security Center, we get to know what types of authentication are happening in our infra."
"The dashboard is very good. It gives our clients a lot of information and allows them to have a complete overview of the system. Everything is visible in one glance."
"Virtual patching is one of the key features, which is executed with their IPS."
"From a compliance standpoint, they can include some more metrics and some specific compliances such as GDPR."
"Consistency is the area where the most improvement is needed. For example, there are some areas where the UI is not uniform across the board."
"We would like to have better transparency as to how the security score is calculated because as it is now, it is difficult to understand."
"Customizing some of the compliance requirements based on individual needs seems like the biggest area of improvement. There should be an option to turn specific controls on and off based on how your solution is configured."
"There is no perfect product in the world and there are always features that can be added."
"No possibility to write or edit any capability."
"The documentation and implementation guides could be improved."
"The overview provides you with good information, but if you want more details, there is a lot more customization to do, which requires knowledge of the other supporting solutions."
"The firewall configuration should have been automated based on the understanding of the application, utilities, and protocols."
"I am not involved in this area. However, I believe its price is okay because even small customers are using Azure Security Center. I don't think it is very expensive."
"Its pricing is a little bit high in terms of Azure Security Center, but the good thing is that we don't need to maintain and deploy it. So, while the pricing is high, it is native to Azure which is why we prefer using this tool."
"The price of the solution is good for the features we receive and there is an additional cost for Microsoft premier support. However, some of my potential customers have found it to be expensive and have gone on to choose another solution."
"Security Center charges $15 per resource for any workload that you onboard into it. They charge per VM or per data-base server or per application. It's not like Microsoft 365 licensing, where there are levels like E3 and E5. Security Center is pretty straightforward."
"Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower."
"I'm not privy to that information, but I know it's probably close to a million dollars a year."
"It has global licensing. It comes with multiple licenses since there are around 50,000 people (in our organization) who look at it."
"This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices."
"It's a slightly expensive product."
Microsoft Defender for Cloud protects your Azure and hybrid resources. Microsoft uses a wide variety of physical, infrastructure, and operational controls to help secure Azure—but there are additional actions you need to take to help safeguard your workloads. Turn on Azure Security Center to strengthen your cloud security posture. Within Azure Security Center, use Azure Defender to protect your hybrid cloud workloads. With Azure Security Center, you can:
- Assess and visualize the security state of your resources in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds with Azure Secure Score
- Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements
- Protect all your hybrid cloud workloads with Azure Defender, which is integrated with Security Center
- Use AI and automation to cut through false alarms, quickly identify threats, and streamline threat investigation
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud is ranked 3rd in Cloud Workload Security with 23 reviews while Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security is ranked 14th in Cloud Workload Security with 1 review. Microsoft Defender for Cloud is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud writes "Improves security posture, offers real-time assessments, and has great compliance policy features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security writes "A stable workload security solution with a useful virtual patching feature". Microsoft Defender for Cloud is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Amazon GuardDuty, Trend Micro XDR, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, whereas Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security is most compared with McAfee Cloud Workload Security, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management and Check Point Harmony Email & Office.
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