Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1078449
Chief Information Security Officer at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Nov 12, 2020
Stable and easy to set up, and has reduced our need to re-image machines

What is our primary use case?

We have various use cases. We are protecting servers and endpoints that are utilizing this product to focus on advanced, persistent threats, with the goal of reducing the overhead on the endpoint for early detection. Right now, we have not put enforcement, and we're moving to the next level of detection.

Pros and Cons

  • The most valuable feature is that we don't need to re-image machines as much as we had to.
  • They need to strengthen the forensic capabilities of this product, for e-discovery.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this product has been pretty good and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
reviewer1413273
Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Sep 8, 2020
Comes with an option to switch off an endpoint, and does what it's supposed to do and better than anyone else

Pros and Cons

  • I find the security heartbeat feature with synchronized security very useful. It's a very nice feature that allows you to basically switch off an endpoint. When an endpoint has got a virus or something like that, or it's infected or compromised, you can isolate it from the network, but only if you've got an XG Firewall as well. It also provides ease of use. It is the only antivirus that can recognize 25 out of the 36 ransomware and virus techniques that have been often used in terms of the behavior base using heuristics. It's beautiful, utterly amazing. No other antivirus can do that.
  • The pricing could be a bit lower to match the normal retail pricing.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • When you start going to the EDR technologies and the MTR, it is a little bit expensive. It's a very good technology, and obviously, you're going to pay for it, but the pricing could do a little bit of work.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend Sophos Intercept X. It's the number one product in my go-to-market strategy. I haven't used it so much, but from what I've seen and played around with, it's a brilliant product. It has already got everything. It does what it's supposed to do and does it better than anyone else out there. If you look at Gartner Quadrants, they are at number three in terms of leaders. The Microsoft Defender ATP is number one. I would rate Sophos Intercept X a nine out of ten. It is a beautiful product, and I love it.
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