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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SecureX vs. Microsoft 365 Defender and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

"Using SecureX, a tool provided by Cisco, we can easily integrate it with many of our other Cisco products such as Cisco ISE and many networking devices.""One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not.""SecureX takes all the separate pieces of security within your company, adds in intelligence from different sites and services on the internet, and makes them work together.""SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place."

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"Microsoft 365 Defender is a stable solution.""It gives a lot of flexibility in terms of configuration and customization as per the business requirements.""The product is very easy to use.""The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer.""We can use Defender to block and monitor for security purposes without needing multiple other products to do different tasks.""I like that it's stable. It's been stable for a long time, and Microsoft Defender has done a good job there.""I have found the ability to delete unwanted threats beneficial."

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"I'm not sure that I would call it a bug, but sometimes the solution is a little slow.""The automation and orchestration could be simpler. It could be that all the other parts are that easy to use so that these stick out as a negative, but that's the trickiest part for us. The workflows within the orchestration are just a bit more difficult.""For us, the biggest sticking point is that the product is not being designed for multi-tenancy use at present, from an MSP perspective.""If they could make the Cisco Umbrella piece a little bit more advanced or easier to manage, that would help. We use it for filtering and when you compare it to a normal content filter, it lacks some functionality.""what's missing right now is the multi-tenant capability."

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"Microsoft 365 Defender does not have a unique package with emerging endpoint security technologies, such as EDR and XDR.""The logs could be better.""The price could be better. It'll also help if they can continuously update and upgrade the solution. Every day there's a new virus uploaded into the network, and we have to keep updating it to identify all these things.""The data recovery and backup could be improved.""I personally have not seen much evidence of how Defender can enhance the story of zero trust for enterprises.""The solution could improve by having better machine learning and AI. Additionally, the interface, documentation, and integration could be better.""It would be helpful if the solution could scan faster when it comes to scanning attachments to emails."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is absolutely free to any customer. As such, the only thing one must keep in mind is that as long as he already has one Cisco security product, irregardless of what that product is, SecureX is available for free.""For the value you get, the pricing of the solution is excellent.""The pricing is competitive, especially for education institutions. Licensing can be a little bit difficult to navigate, especially with resellers with Cisco, but for us it has been pretty easy.""You can spend less money for another solution, but if you really want to have a good solution you have to pay. We are happy that we are getting such a good solution for what we are spending."

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"Microsoft is not competitive with the pricing of the solution. The competitors are able to offer lower discounts. The price of the solution is higher.""The price of the solution is high compared to others and we have lost some customers because of it.""The price could be better. Normally, the costs depend on the country you're located in for the license. When we were in the initial stage, we went with the E5 license they call premium standard. It cost us around $5.20 per month for four users.""The solutions price is fair for what they offer."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place.
Top Answer: The product is absolutely free to any customer that already has one Cisco security product. If one only wants to make use of the security analytics, this is super easy, as set up and integration of… more »
Top Answer: This is a relatively new offering from Cisco and some time is needed for the evolutionary development of the platform. It's good that there are some third party integrations available and it would be… more »
Top Answer: The solution is well integrated with applications. It is easy to maintain and administer.
Top Answer: The data recovery and backup could be improved.
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Also Known As
Microsoft Threat Protection, MS 365 Defender
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SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience that connects our Cisco Secure portfolio and your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency with automated workflows. Radically reduce threat dwell time and human-powered tasks to stay compliant and counter attacks.

Microsoft 365 Defender, part of Microsoft’s 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 and hunt for sophisticated breaches, trusting that the powerful automation in Microsoft 365 Defender detects and stops attacks anywhere in the kill chain and returns the organization to a secure state.

- Reduce signal noise by viewing prioritized incidents in a single dashboard. 

- Use the automated investigation capabilities to spend less time on detection and response.

- Take care of routine and complex remediation with Microsoft 365 Defender by auto-healing affected assets.

- Hunt across all your data, leveraging your organizational knowledge with custom queries. 

- Develop custom detection and response tools for long-term protection and improved security posture.

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Sample Customers
NHS, Rackspace, UNC Pembroke, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Missing Piece
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company15%
Manufacturing Company3%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Insurance Company9%
Company Size
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise85%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco SecureX vs. Microsoft 365 Defender and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco SecureX is ranked 4th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 4 reviews while Microsoft 365 Defender is ranked 7th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 7 reviews. Cisco SecureX is rated 9.2, while Microsoft 365 Defender is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco SecureX writes "Combines multiple sources of security intelligence, making it easy to correlate events in our environment with those outside of it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Defender writes "Integrates well, has good native capabilities, and offers flexible configurations". Cisco SecureX is most compared with Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet FortiSOAR, Splunk Phantom, Trend Micro XDR and Carbon Black CB Defense, whereas Microsoft 365 Defender is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our Cisco SecureX vs. Microsoft 365 Defender report.

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