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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Pros and Cons

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Pros

RK
Cloud Security & Governance at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The feature that helps us in detecting the sensitive information being shared has been very useful. In addition, the feature that allows MCAS to apply policies with SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive is being used predominantly.
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SG
Senior Cloud & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution does not affect a user's workflow.
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Office 365 Consultant at Danfoss
Threat detection is its key feature, and that's why we use this tool. It gives an alert if a PC is attacked or there is any kind of anomaly, such as there is a spike in sending emails or we see an unauthorized website being accessed. So, it keeps us on our toes. We get to know that there is something wrong, and we can isolate the user and find any issues with it. So, threat detection is very robust in this tool.
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SJ
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of features with benefits, including discovery, investigation, and putting controls around things. You can't say that you like the investigation part but not the discovery. Everything is correlated; that's how the tool works.
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Business System Analyst at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Better logging allows us to find problems and take appropriate steps to lock them out.
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GB
Enterprise System Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We have become more aware of what services our users are using, how often they are using them, and what data is being sent out of the organization and to which services. So, it is really a lot about visibility and helping us make decisions based on that. It drives some of our policy decisions for adding extra security controls.
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AA
Delivery Practice Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The ability to prevent users from using certain applications is one of the most valuable features. It doesn't require any configuration for implementation from the client perspective. It just works right away and gives you the information you need.
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JS
Senior Solutions Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
If your business requirements are relatively simple, it can get the job done.
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Sr. Technical Engineer/ Sr. Executive at PSR
All of the features are valuable because all of the features are related.
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MM
Cloud Security Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very easy to use, which is what we look for in these types of solutions.
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Cons

RK
Cloud Security & Governance at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It takes some time to scan and apply the policies when there is some sensitive information. After it applies the policies, it works, but there is a delay. This is something for which we are working with Microsoft.
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SG
Senior Cloud & Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The integration with macOS operating systems needs to be better.
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Office 365 Consultant at Danfoss
The response time could be better. It will be helpful if the alerts are even more proactive and we can see more data. Currently, the data is a little bit weak. It is not complete. I can't just see it and completely know which user or which device it is. It takes some effort and time on my part to investigate and isolate a user. It would be great if it is more user-friendly or easy for people to understand.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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SJ
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Currently, reporting is not very straightforward and it needs to be enhanced. Specific reports are not included and you need to run a query, drill down, and then export it and share it. I would love to have reports with more fine-tuning or granularity, and more predefined reports.
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Business System Analyst at a tech company with 201-500 employees
In the future, I would like to see more plug-and-play capabilities that use AI to tell you what needs to be done. It would be helpful if it scanned our devices and made security suggestions, on a configuration basis.
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GB
Enterprise System Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
They should continue integration with all other Microsoft security-related products. The integration with all the other products is still ongoing.
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AA
Delivery Practice Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I believe it's only set to be integrated with Microsoft Defender for identity and identity protection. I would like to see it available for use with something like Office 365 Defender. I don't think it's integrated with that yet.
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JS
Senior Solutions Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are challenges with detection and there are challenges with false-positive rates.
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Sr. Technical Engineer/ Sr. Executive at PSR
I would like for it to be available on Mac and for it to support all of the features of Microsoft financing products. It is really for Windows.
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MM
Cloud Security Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This service would be better if it had a separate license, only for this service, that could be used to track usage.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.