We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is already integrated with Windows 10, so you don't need to worry about that."
"The EDR feature is most valuable."
"Microsoft Defender is always running. It is doing its job, so it is fine. I don't have any issues with the way it was implemented or how we are running it. We have been upgrading IT throughout the years, but there have been no issues."
"I am using it for very simple purposes. It is perfect and quite effective. I have been using it for a while, and I have never had any virus infection, data leak, or other security breaches. It works fine for standalone purposes. If you log on to OneDrive, it has ransomware protection."
"We apply the DLP policies across a range of endpoints and it is very accurate when reporting vulnerabilities, including those in email attachments."
"I like that it's easy to deploy because it already comes with Windows 10. Overall, it has all the features that we need. Easy to deploy, comes with updates, and comes with Windows updates. You don't have to really manage or update the signature."
"Defender has very little impact on the end-user and the agent works quite well with a minimal impact on the client and server."
"It is stable and easy to use. Everything is okay, and there are no performance issues."
"Dependable with ease of integration with other security products."
"We encountered some issues when we were trying to enable automatic updates from our group policy."
"There is no behavior analytics for devices and endpoints. There is no behavior-based protection."
"I would like to see online updates for patches for this solution. I would also like to see online information about what is trending in the market in terms of spams, viruses, or trojans. It takes some time to understand how this solution works. A few things are unclear at the beginning, such as whether it actually restricts the virus or spam at the initial stage, or when there is a security update, how will we come to know and how will it get synchronized. It would be really helpful if there is some kind of knowledge base in the form of video, audio, or document that can explain in a user-friendly way the setup, features, risks, and process to mitigate the risks. Currently, I have installed endpoint security for every individual system. I could not install it like other endpoint solutions where we have a server and a client. It would be really helpful if Microsoft Windows Defender has a server-client based model so that I can save some bandwidth when it downloads or uploads features. It will be helpful if we have a LAN-based or WAN-based controlling system."
"Its detection is not as quick. There should also be more frequent updates."
"The central management console should be improved because it provides limited options to configure Windows Defender."
"With increase of cyber threats and cybersecurity issues, I would recommend that the product be developed like an AI product with more features which can counter any threat in the coming eras."
"The initial setup can be a bit complex."
"Cortex... has good investigation capabilities, out-of-the-box, in case there is an event that you'd like to investigate. It's quite convenient. Microsoft has those capabilities as well, but you need a bit more training on the product to get the basic information that you can get out-of-the-box with Cortex."
"Documentation could be improved; product cost is quite high."
"It is free."
"The solution is free."
"It is free. It is included in Windows 10."
"This solution is part of Windows and comes included with it."
"The solution comes as a part of Windows 10 and it is covered under its license."
"The solution is free and comes with Windows."
"For most people, the price of the license is not something that they have to worry about."
"The solution is an open source version and was free with a paid version of Windows 10."
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 73 reviews while Trend Micro Cloud App Security is ranked 12th in Anti-Malware Tools with 1 review. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Cloud App Security is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Enables ingestion of events directly into your SIEM/SOAR, but requires integration with all Defender products to work optimally". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Cloud App Security writes "Very dependable and easily integrated with other security products". Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and Sophos Intercept X, whereas Trend Micro Cloud App Security is most compared with .
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