Microsoft Windows Defender Competitors and Alternatives

The top Microsoft Windows Defender competitors are
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • ESET Endpoint Security
  • Norton Security Premium
  • ZoneAlarm
  • Sophos EPP Suite
  • Malwarebytes
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection
  • Cylance
Read reviews of Microsoft Windows Defender competitors and alternatives
SystemAna020
Real User
System and Network Administrator at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Central management with ePolicy Orchestrator * Communication with all Mcafee products (also 3rd parties) by DXL infrastructure

How has it helped my organization?

We are sure that our endpoints are safe. They are protected by Mcafee. As IT, we can monitor centrally how much the endpoints are safe and what... more»

What needs improvement?

We’re facing remote installation issues sometimes: Installation may have been broken by something and installation is corrupted. It’s so hard to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

This is not a set-it-forget-it product. I can say that at least one IT employee has to be responsible to this product.
davidstrom
Writer
Owner at David Strom Inc.
Aug 16 2017

What do you think of Symantec Endpoint Protection?

Valuable Features:: This handles not just anti-virus, but a wide collection of other protective features including device and application control, network-based intrusions, and phishing attacks. It can also scan virtual machines too. • Room for Improvement:: The reputation system relies on having a constant Internet connection for its operations. • Other Advice:: There are three versions, include a cloud-based one, that are very flexible and easy to install and manage.
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Cylance
Eric Rise
Real User
Network Administrator
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Centralized dashboard online which can be used for managing a huge product. Anything I need done can be done from a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Rather than having to log onto a central server to manage the endpoint protection, I can log onto the dashboard to... more»

What needs improvement?

Work on the math model. We are catching a lot of false positives, which gets to be a pain at the start of a deployment.... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Shop around for sure and be assured the price you pay will be close to other solutions available, but even at a slight... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I had just renewed a three year subscription to a very popular endpoint protection suite when I went to a Cylance... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework. Demo products to see how they will work within your environment and involve your end users. End users... more»

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