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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs. ZoneAlarm and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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.""Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any viruses are found, they are cleaned automatically.""We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis.""It's absolutely free to use.""The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have.""The patch management is very easy, as it can be done automatically or added to a schedule.""Provides good vulnerability assessment."

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"Personally, I find the Game Mode of the Firewall very useful.""This antivirus is regularly updated, and the updates can be scheduled."

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Cons
"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.""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.""There is no behavior analytics for devices and endpoints. There is no behavior-based protection.""The anti-ransomware features need to be improved upon.""I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.""I would like to see better integration with their other security products to give better visibility from a higher level.""The GUI is very complex and could be more user friendly."

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"Some of our users say that the interface is a little bit outdated for 2020, and want it to be more modern and cozy.""Currently, the client is only available for the Windows Operating System but it would be good if it were released for Mac OS as well."

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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.""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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"We use the free version of the software, but it can be upgraded to the paid Extreme Security edition.""This is a freeware product and I recommend using it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution has an easy-to-use interface, is always updated, and is user-friendly.
Top Answer: It is built into Windows 10. If our clients are using Microsoft Defender, the cost goes away for them.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by providing more integration.
Top Answer: This antivirus is regularly updated, and the updates can be scheduled.
Top Answer: This is a freeware product and I recommend using it.
Top Answer: Currently, the client is only available for the Windows Operating System but it would be good if it were released for Mac OS as well. There is no centralized management available, so this is something… more »
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2nd
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Rating
8.0
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out of 50 in Anti-Malware Tools
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9.5
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Also Known As
Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 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.

ZoneAlarm protects you by preventing hackers from remotely accessing and controlling your device, and lets you know which apps have excessive permissions so you can decide whether they threaten your privacy.

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Sample Customers
Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
Terma, Optix, Samsung Research Amercia, SF Police Credit Union, Independence Care System, Mattias Thomsen, Carmel Partners, Desert Research Institute, CRIF, FXCM Inc, US State Agency
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider47%
Computer Software Company19%
Insurance Company5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise52%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs. ZoneAlarm and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,468 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 63 reviews while ZoneAlarm is ranked 7th in Anti-Malware Tools with 2 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0, while ZoneAlarm is rated 9.6. 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 ZoneAlarm writes "A regularly-updated and cost-effective way to secure against BYOD threats". Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas ZoneAlarm is most compared with Check Point Harmony Endpoint, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, Malwarebytes, Avira Antivirus and Norton Security Premium. See our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs. ZoneAlarm report.

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