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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.""If you don't purchase the advanced threat protection then there is no additional charge.""It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle.""Microsoft Defender ATP is expensive.""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.""When compared with other vendors, the pricing is very high."

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Top Answer: It depends on the licensing. Most of the customers have got at least a 365 E3 license, and they can use most of the features of Windows 10 Defender. So, anyone who has got an enterprise license can… more »
Top Answer: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint comes with Windows 10, and it's free. But for you to be able to manage it in the cloud and use the console, you need to have either an Office 365 E5 subscription or a… more »
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Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, MS Defender for Endpoint, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus
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Overview

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a complete endpoint security solution that delivers preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. With Defender for Endpoint, you have: 

Agentless, cloud powered - No additional deployment or infrastructure. No delays or update compatibility issues. Always up to date. 

Unparalleled optics - Built on the industry’s deepest insight into Windows threats and shared signals across devices, identities, and information. 

Automated security - Take your security to a new level by going from alert to remediation in minutes—at scale. 

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security and Compliance Community.

Total Defense Anti-Virus provides a real-time protection for your PCs that detects and removes any threat, without negative impact on your speed and performance. It prevents your Windows desktops and laptops from being infected by viruses, malware, ransomware, and spyware. It offers free upgrades and automatically updates security multiple times a day so you're always protected from the latest online threats.

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Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
Amazon, P. C. Richard & Son, Electronic Express, Aaron's, Conn's
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company14%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Media Company7%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise38%
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 55 reviews while Total Defense Anti-Virus is ranked 19th in Anti-Malware Tools. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0, while Total Defense Anti-Virus is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Reduces admin overhead and allows us to define and roll out policies from a central console". On the other hand, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and SentinelOne, whereas Total Defense Anti-Virus is most compared with Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Norton Security Premium, Avecto Defendpoint, Malwarebytes and Carbon Black CB Defense.

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