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Pros
"This solution requires less management and is very easy to use.""We are using almost all of the features and we find it quite good overall.""It can be deployed in autonomous mode, and then it automatically blocks malware threats.""It's transparent, so it's not something where every user has to press a button to download or do the thing. It is centralized, in fact. Personally, I use Malwarebytes and other tools, which are fine for home use. Cynet is also relatively silent in terms of operation, except when it's required to act.""The product is very easy to use. Customers really appreciate that.""The dashboard is beautiful, overall easy of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued.""It provides good protection from ransomware and malware attacks. It is very good as compared to other products. If any threat is there, their support is very good. They immediately respond to the users and do a follow-up. They call us and also provide email support.""We are protecting all our workstations."

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"The best feature is the fact that for certain mobiles you can control your corporate profiles versus your personal profiles. That is amazingly important. Apple just supported the separation of corporate and personal profiles, whereas Android has been doing that for quite some time... Because Android supports that, if an Android phone is lost or stolen, I can wipe out all the corporate-related information from that phone and not touch the personal side. I can separate the apps and I can separate the ability to cut and paste between apps.""The whole bundle of the product, which is similar to other Microsoft products, is valuable. Ten years ago, you had third-party stuff for different things. You had one solution for email archiving and another third-party one for something else. Nowadays, Microsoft Office covers all the stuff that was formerly covered by third-party solutions. It is the same with antivirus. The functionality is just basic. You have the scanning, and then you also have a kind of cloud-based protection and reporting about your environment. With Microsoft Security Center, you have a complete overview of your environment. You know the software inventory, and you have security recommendations. You can not only see that the antivirus is up to date; you can also see where are the vulnerabilities in your system. Microsoft Security Center tells you where you have old, deprecated software and what kind of CVEs are addressed. It's really cool stuff.""We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis.""It comes included with the Windows license.""The most valuable features are that it is flexible, and it is integrated with Microsoft products.""It performs well. The stability is seamless.""The patch management is very easy, as it can be done automatically or added to a schedule.""In terms of the installation, ease of use, and user interface, Defender has been great so far."

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Cons
"The inability to add contact information inside the Cynet is also an issue because it makes things more complicated. I would like to have a simple feature to enter a contact name and number for the person taking care of that unit or that server.""Its dashboard is not so good. On the dashboard, they don't show the count for client endpoints, which is a failure of this product. This count should be shown on the dashboard. I have 1,000 clients, but I can't see it anywhere on the dashboard.""Linux servers are not supported.""Could have better integration with other security applications.""I would like to see support for mobile protection and some additional reports included.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the usability of this product for new threats. Meaning, not everything which is new is properly seen by the product and not all the required actions are taken.""Compliance reports need to improve.""A support center in Asia is needed."

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"I would just like them to have more consistency, and that's a comment that's across the board with Microsoft. They change things a lot.""I would like to have a dashboard that shows an overview of the results for the enterprise.""We encountered some issues when we were trying to enable automatic updates from our group policy.""If they integrate with the EDR then it will benefit this solution.""The file scanning has room for improvement. Many people use macros within their files, so there should be a mechanism that helps us to scan them for malicious payloads.""The pricing could be a bit better.""The central console needs improvement. Both McAfee and Symantec antivirus have dashboards. These integrate with a server and work on my antivirus or some other product. However, with Microsoft Defender, you use Microsoft Group Policy Object. Defender does not provide a central console. Therefore, if you implement Defender, then maybe use another tool for the central view.""Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is secure but when it comes to security all solutions could improve security."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It gives you a high level of protection at a very good price."
  • "Everything is included in this one solution and the pricing is pretty competitive."
  • "Our billing is on a quarterly basis, but they have monthly or annual billing availability."
  • "The price should not be less than $100 which is quite reasonable for this solution because you are getting multiple components."
  • "Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers."
  • "The pricing was good."
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  • "The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "This product is included in the pricing for Windows."
  • "If you don't purchase the advanced threat protection then there is no additional charge."
  • "It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle."
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP is expensive."
  • "I pay for it through the Windows Professional or Standard license. It is a one-time cost for me, and I use the same license."
  • "When compared with other vendors, the pricing is very high."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we… more »
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    Pricing wise, Cynet seems to be very competitive. The cost is probably lower than that offered by many of its competitors for all the functions and features it offers. The licensing is very flexible… more »
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    The reporting is a little weak and could be improved. Seeing more of the threat intelligence would be a definite advantage. The other downside is that Cynet does not use the local time zone. It's… more »
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    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security solution. The tool reduces the attack surface, applies behavioral-based endpoint protection and response, and includes risk-based… more »
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    We use Symantec because we do not use MS Enterprise products, but in my opinion, Microsoft Defender is a superior solution. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-delivered endpoint security… more »
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    The CrowdStrike solution delivers a lot of information about incidents. It has a very light sensor that will never push your machine hardware to "test", you don't have the usual "scan now" feature but… more »
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Defender ATP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, MS Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender Antivirus
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    Overview

    Cynet has pioneered the security industry’s first all-in-one security platform purposely built for organizations that need the ability to effortlessly identify, block and respond to all types of attacks inside the perimeter - defending endpoints, network, files and users - without the heavy burden of deep cyber expertise and the overhead of integrating and managing multiple products. Our approach converges and brings synergy with technology: endpoint protection, EDR, vulnerability management, deception, threat intelligence and network and end-user analytics, and expertise: a 24/7 cyber SWAT team for incident response, malware analysis, threat hunting and forensics. Cynet deploys in hours and simplifies management with automated monitoring to complement any sized staff.

    Cynet Consists Of:

    • Next-generation AV (NGAV)
    • Endpoint Detection Response (EDR)
    • UBA Rules
    • Network Detection Rules
    • Intelligent Deception

    With Cynet You Can:

    • Consolidate network and endpoint protection in one central place
    • Protect against a very wide range of attacks, including common attacks as well as complex multi-layered attacks
    • Have access to a team of world-class cybersecurity experts available around the clock that complements whatever expertise you have in place

    Cynet Supports:

    Four different deployment methods:

    1. On-premise
    2. IAAS
    3. SAAS
    4. Hybrid mode

    Cynet Benefits and Features:

    • Advanced threat detection
    • Incident response capabilities
    • Extended detection and response(XDR)
    • Managed detection and response (MDR)
    • Response automation
    • Network-specific playbook
    • Multi-layer protection
    • Alerts delivered to a single point for visibility
    • In-house SOC for clientele

    Features Users Find Most Valuable:

    • IT hygiene: By scanning assets, including endpoints, users, files, and network traffic to render a dashboard of security issues, Cynet is able to quickly map an entire IT infrastructure.
    • Prevention: Various prevention capabilities include UBA, deception, and traditional endpoint protection.
    • Detection: This includes traditional endpoint security, EDR, UBA, deception and network analytics, which helps detect malicious behavior, ransomware, exploitation, user login anomalies, DNS tunneling, and much more.
    • Vulnerability management: Cynet can find Windows vulnerabilities, unauthorized and outdated applications, and security policy violations.
    • Response: Cynet includes various analyses, response and remediation capabilities, across endpoints, files, users and networks.
    • Automated response: Users can create an automatic remediation rule for each alert Cynet creates, which helps improve the incident response process and can prevent a real-time threat.
    • 24/7 Support: For no additional cost, Cynet includes CyOp, a 24/7 operations team available to you at all times.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “I have found the continued support and pretty much all the features to be valuable. They all stand out as being positive. It continues to detect unusual activity when it's supposed to, and so far we haven't had any issues.” - Ken S., Director InfoSec and Audit at a manufacturing company

    "The feature that I have found most valuable is that the configuration and the usage of the product are not so complicated. For people responsible for using this infrastructure for the first line of workstation monitoring, it's quite easy to use." - Senior Cyber Security Manager at a financial services firm

    "The dashboard is beautiful, overall ease of use, and the UBA and NBA features are valued." - Harsh P., Cyber Security Operations Center Analyst at Vincacyber

    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, Compliance and Identity Community.
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    Sample Customers
    Meuhedet, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
    Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company30%
    Cloud Provider20%
    Construction Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government5%
    Construction Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Cynet is ranked 3rd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 12 reviews while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 80 reviews. Cynet is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cynet writes "A complete, transparent, and centralized solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint writes "Enables ingestion of events directly into your SIEM/SOAR, but requires integration with all Defender products to work optimally". Cynet is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, SentinelOne, Darktrace, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Sophos Intercept X, whereas Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, SentinelOne and Sophos Intercept X.

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