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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Windows Defender vs. SentinelOne and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
"Its most valuable features are its scalability and advanced threat protection for customers.""I am told that we get over 100 million emails a month. This filters them down and allows only somewhere about three million emails, which is a great help.""For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.""The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program."

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"Ensures that I'm working with a product that gets updated regularly without me having to remember to do it. Since it's a Microsoft product, I'm confident that it requires a low use of system resources. The benefit of that being that my computer isn't constantly being drained.""It's free. There is no additional cost. It's part of Windows.""Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate.""It's really stable. I've used a lot of stuff, a lot of products, like ESET and Kaspersky. None of them are comparable with this one. This one is much better.""This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.""I like the real-time protection features. Windows Defender will detect if there's a threat like a Trojan or something like that but Kaspersky lets it run normally.""Defender is integrated into the operating system. It's integrated with everything. You don't have to spend time analyzing what you have to do to be sure that the integration is okay between the security tool and all the other apps. This, from my point of view, is the main advantage.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple."

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"In the past, we were not able to identify a few viruses, but now we are able to identify them because of the machine learning feature.""I have found the activity timeline and threat analysis to be particularly useful.""All of the features are valuable. The way that it integrates into management with fault correction capabilities over is especially valuable. Any of the full gamut of the features that it provides are useful to us.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the user-friendly interface.""We have a preference for their receptor. It's good at finding many EFC files. EFC files could have a virus.""The solution offers very rich details surrounding threats or attacks.""It has the ability to rollback a ransomware infection instantly and with minimal disruption to the user & provides robust reporting.""We love the API. We use it to generate robust reporting, and we also developed tools to perform agent actions remotely without needing to provide all IT staff with console access."

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Cons
"We would like to have an API integration with a SIEM solution, because as far as I know, it currently hasn't yet been released.""I would like them to add whatever makes filtering more advanced in scanning and blocking for malware in emails.""The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration."

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"It would be nice to have a paid upgrade that would provide additional screening of the day-to-day activities.""Microsoft Windows Defender doesn't have a game mode.""There's a lot of manual effort involved to configure what we need.""The end-user also cannot do some advanced actions on it. It's a little bit complicated for our end-user, so it needs to be simplified.""Updates are not coming out of preview quickly enough and it is holding back on the development of the product.""The system can always be simplified and have a better integration check. More detailed reports would be good. When it does the integrated check, it just shows if the system is okay but I want to know what happened.""The solution needs to improve its ransomware. It's not so good. It could also use some general performance optimization for the computers the solution operates on, to ensure it does not slow down the devices.""I would like to be able to set up any kind of protection I want in the firewall, any IP address or any number."

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"The reporting needs improvement and I would like to see a more granular level of administrative privileges.""I would like to see something a little more sophisticated than simply being able to mark a false positive as safe or there's usually just one or two options in certain areas and they're a little rudimentary at this stage.""In terms of improvement, I would like to see better alerting to let us know if there is anything wrong with SentinelOne working on the endpoint of the computer.""This solution would be more attractive to customers if the price were lower.""It's fine. It's correcting all the EFC files with a virus. All the achievements, maximum EFC files. Many EFC files will be flagged as a virus. Some virus databases need to be updated. The model is good at finding many EFC files. The trouble is it needs to be updated.""The solution needs better reporting on new threats and malware. The reporting is present, but I can't find the information easily.""Set up is very labor-intensive.""It would be nice if the console stored data daily, so that you could look at a timeline of events on a machine over a period of time, and currently this is not possible."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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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.""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."

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"The per-seat cost is low, but you have to commit to a certain number of licenses for a year.""The larger count you have, the deeper discount you will receive in your contract.""Our licensing fees are about $5 USD per endpoint, per month.""USD$6 per end point which decreases as end points increase.""Pricing is a bit of a pain point. That's where we have not been able to convince all of our customers to use SentinelOne. The pricing is still on the higher side. It's almost double the price, if not more, of a normal antivirus, such as NOD32, Kaspersky, or Symantec.""The solution's price/performance ratio is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.
Top Answer: Nice to have URL management, password protection of the app, more details of the machine & user running the app.
Top Answer: The primary use case is for endpoint protection. For the larger deployments, we use it for our policy enforcement as… more »
Top Answer: Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any… more »
Top Answer: The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.
Top Answer: The product should keep updating its software as to counter incoming threats since threats are becoming more advance… more »
Top Answer: A short answer: Perhaps the biggest IMO is SentinelOne is the only one of these 3 that does not have to go to the cloud… more »
Top Answer: The strength of SentinelOne is that it has an automated, active EDR. It does that first level of what a SOC analyst… more »
Top Answer: If you're looking for low count (even one) SentinelOne agents without an annual subscription commitment - Contact me at… more »
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.

SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects, responds, and hunts attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real-time for both on-premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint. To learn more visit www.sentinelone.com or follow us at @SentinelOne, on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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Sample Customers
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial BankAl-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and ResortsHavas, Flex, Estee Lauder, McKesson, Norfolk Southern, JetBlue, Norwegian airlines, TGI Friday, AVX, Fim Bank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company21%
Government14%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Construction Company4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider12%
Construction Company7%
Retailer6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise45%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Windows Defender vs. SentinelOne and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,478 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 16 reviews while SentinelOne is ranked 5th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 15 reviews. Microsoft Windows Defender is rated 8.0, while SentinelOne is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Defender writes "A security implementation that supplies proactive issue resolution with cloud analytics and APT". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SentinelOne writes "Does what a first-level SOC analyst would do, notifying us of, and remediating, issues at that level". Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and ZoneAlarm, whereas SentinelOne is most compared with Carbon Black CB Defense, CrowdStrike Falcon, CylancePROTECT, Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra and Darktrace. See our Microsoft Windows Defender vs. SentinelOne report.

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