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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Anti-Malware Tools. It is most often compared to CrowdStrike Falcon: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint vs CrowdStrike Falcon
What is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?
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.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is also known as Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Buyer's Guide
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What users are saying about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint pricing:
- "Most people don't realize M365/E5 licenses are an amazing deal. They think "Oh, it's expensive," and I'll ask, "Compared to what?" If you don't have it you will have to buy licenses for multiple products to fill the same security space that you would have gotten with the Microsoft product. Go figure out how much it costs you per product, per user, and then come back and tell me how things add up financially."
- "Licenses depend upon what you are looking for and what kind of security do you want to implement. There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. When we used to buy Symantec, we used to spend on 100 licenses. We used to spend approximately $2,700 for those many licenses, and they came in packs. To add one more license, I had to buy a pack with a minimum of 10 licenses. I had to spend on nine extra licenses because I can't get a single license, whereas when we go for Microsoft, we can get as many licenses as we want. If I have 100 users today, and tomorrow, I have 90 users, I can release my 10 licenses next month. With any other software vendor, you buy licenses for one year, and you have to stick with that. If today you have 100 licenses, and tomorrow, you have 50, you have already paid for one year's license. You can't go back and tell them that I don't require these 50 licenses because I have lost my 50 users, but with Microsoft Defender, licensing is on a monthly basis. It gives you both options. You can go yearly and save on it, or you can go monthly. You will, again, save on it. It is very fair everywhere."
- "It is built into Windows 10. If our clients are using Microsoft Defender, the cost goes away for them."
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