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Microsoft 365 Defender

Microsoft 365 Defender

What Is Microsoft 365 Defender?

Microsoft 365 Defender stops attacks with automated, cross-domain security and built-in AI. As threats become more complex and persistent, alerts increase, and security teams are overwhelmed. Microsoft 365 Defender, part of Microsofts XDR solution, leverages the Microsoft 365 security portfolio to automatically analyze threat data across domains, building a complete picture of each attack in a single dashboard. With this breadth and depth of clarity defenders can now focus on critical threats.

Who Uses Microsoft 365 Defender?

DevOps and Security Operations (SecOps) teams Security engineering teams IT teams CISOs and CTOs Red, Blue, and Purple Teams CSIRT & forensic teams Microsoft 365 administrators

Microsoft 365 Defender Software - Threat and incident homepage
Microsoft 365 Defender Software - Advanced mode
Microsoft 365 Defender Software - Guided mode
Microsoft 365 Defender Software - CD supported actions
Microsoft 365 Defender Software - NRT

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Reviews of Microsoft 365 Defender

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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5
64%
4
31%
3
3%
1
2%
Abirami
Abirami
Programmar in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Defend System with Microsoft Defender

5.0 last year

Comments: Excellent

Pros:

Continuous Monitoring the system, easy to useHave variety of scan options like quick scan and Full scan, where you can choose according to your time limitNotifies immediately whenever defender founds out any virus or abnormal activity

Cons:

The full scan takes longer time to completes and it uses maximum power to complete the full scan

Leonardo
Cyber Security Specialist in Netherlands
Computer & Network Security, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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Microsoft 365 Defender Secures your Endpoints, but...

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: Microsoft has improved its security solution for businesses a lot. I can say that Microsoft 365 Defender is a very good solution when it comes to staying only at Microsoft. But I do have to admit there are better solutions with better accuracy. Microsoft does have to improve its notification schema regarding end users. The costs for internal use are ok, but selling this to customers does not generate a lot of revenue. Other vendors generate more profit when selling their security solutions to customers.

Pros:

- The dashboard's simplicity - Detection and response - Automatic updating via Windows Updates

Cons:

- Technical knowledge - A lot of settings that also require some technical knowledge - Notifications on user level

Beltran
Beltran
Accounts Receivables Lead in Costa Rica
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Microsoft 365 Defender pros vs cons

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: What I discovered maximum treasured in Microsoft 365 Defender is that it is capable of experimenting with emails and shielding customers from risky hyperlinks or attachments. I like it

Pros:

This nice tool has carried out a first-rate task on the dashboard. The appearance withinside the incidents queue, you can notice the incidents indexed through severity, which permits the administrator to fast discover and take action. A short review is more capable of stopping threats.

Cons:

There are a few fake positives and, in some instances, you could get inundated with alerts. Another feature to improve is hard to deactivate all functions when the user does no longer wants them.

Stacy-Ann
Stacy-Ann
Student(Former Accounts Clerk) in Trinidad & Tobago
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft 365 Defender - " Protection at its finest"

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Microsoft 365 Defender has protected me a lot. I do not have to worry about downloading unsafe files or software, clicking unsafe links or getting malware. Microsoft 365 Defender promptly alerts me about any threats and suggests the actions that should be taken. Moreover, a detail analysis of the threats and their risk level are also provided to me. Furthermore, in my previous job as an Accounts Clerk, I had sensitive financial information about my company on a Desktop. Fortunately, I did not have to worry about the computer getting hacked because Microsoft 365 Defender provided malware protection and prevented me from clicking on unsafe links that could cause unauthorized persons to access the sensitive information.

Pros:

I love that Microsoft 365 Defender is very easy to use. It is also very effective and efficient, which has provided me with protection at home and at work. When I am at home, I can surf the internet safely because I know that Microsoft 365 Defender is protecting me. I can click on emails, links, and visit pages without the fear of getting malware on my computer or getting hacked. At my previous workplace, Microsoft 365 Defender was used by many employees, including myself, because the Microsoft 365 Defender was very efficient in alerting us about any threats and what actions need to be taken to eliminate the threats.

Cons:

Microsoft 365 Defender is a very good software. However, since Microsoft 365 Defender is running in the background, it can sometimes cause my computer to freeze or cause applications to crash. This makes me very frustrated. Additionally, the constant notifications can be a bit annoying. Nonetheless, Microsoft 365 Defender is doing what it does best, which is to protect the user and his/her device.

Gideon
Gideon
Information Security Analyst in Ghana
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Microsoft 365 Defender

4.0 last year

Pros:

Threat Intelligence and Analytics: Microsoft 365 Defender leverages Microsoft's extensive threat intelligence capabilities, including machine learning and AI algorithms, to detect and respond to advanced threats. It analyzes vast amounts of data to identify suspicious activities, malicious files, and potential security breaches, providing actionable insights and alerts to security teams.

Cons:

False Positives and Overlapping Alerts: Like any security solution, Microsoft 365 Defender may generate false positive alerts or overlap with other security products. This can result in additional work for security teams in terms of investigating and filtering out false positives or managing redundant alerts.