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Pros
"This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years."

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"The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.""Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.""Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features."

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Cons
"When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues."

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"We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement."

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"It's a user-base subscription.""From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years.
Top Answer: When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues. The cloud security services and the integration with on-prem applications like SIEM, needs to be improved.
Top Answer: We are looking at this solution as a trusted tenant for our network. This way, all of the data that goes through is trusted and the communication between our on-prem system and the Azure Cloud remains… more »
Top Answer: Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.
Top Answer: It has a simple interface to configure and manage. From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation.
Top Answer: In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.
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8.3
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Also Known As
Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure ATP, MS Defender for Identity, MS Defender for Identity, MS Defender for Identity
MS Defender for Office 365, MS Defender for Office 365, MS Defender for Office 365
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Overview

Microsoft Defender for Identity is a cloud-based security solution that leverages your on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. With Microsoft Defender for Identity, you can:

- Monitor users, entity behavior, and activities with learning-based analytics

- Protect user identities and credentials stored in Active Directory

- Identify and investigate suspicious user activities and advanced attacks throughout the kill chain

- Provide clear incident information on a simple timeline for fast triage

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Defender for Identity Community.

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

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

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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company45%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Microsoft Defender for Identity is ranked 13th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 1 review while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is ranked 9th in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 3 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Identity is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Identity writes "Identifies, detects, and investigates advanced threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 writes "Essential security capabilities, plenty of email protection, and enhanced data loss prevention". Microsoft Defender for Identity is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is most compared with Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Zscaler Cloud Sandbox.

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