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"It helps you to identify the gaps in your solution and remediate them. It produces a compliance checklist against known standards such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, iTrust, etc.""The most valuable features are ransomware protection and access controls. The solution has helped us secure some folders on our systems from unauthorized modifications.""It is very intuitive when it comes to policy administration, alerts and notifications, and ease of setting up roles at different hierarchies. It has also been good in terms of the network technology maps. It provides a good overview, but it also depends on the complexity of your network.""This is a platform as a service provided by Azure. We don't need to install or maintain Azure Security Center. It is a ready-made service available in Azure. This is one of the main things that we like. If you look at similar tools, we have to install, maintain, and update services. Whereas, Azure Security Center manages what we are using. This is a good feature that has helped us a lot.""The dashboard is very good. It gives our clients a lot of information and allows them to have a complete overview of the system. Everything is visible in one glance.""When we started out, our secure score was pretty low. We adopted some of the recommendations that Security Center set out and we were able to make good progress on improving it. It had been in the low thirties and is now in the upper eighties.""The most valuable features of this solution are the remote workforce capabilities and the general experience of the remote workforce.""Using Security Center, you have a full view, at any given time, of what's deployed, and that is something that is very useful."

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"It has the feature to track an attack back. If there is an incident or an attack occurs, you can get a bird's eye view of that attack. You can see how the attackers came in and how they managed the attack. You can trace an attack. If you are giving a presentation to the management, you can easily show it to them in a live environment how the attackers came, which is amazing.""We've found the pricing to be reasonable.""Trend Micro XDR is stable, scalable, and reasonably priced.""Its detection rate is valuable. It is really an easy product to install and manage. It is quite effective at what it does, and if needed, it can also be co-managed, which means 24 hours and seven days a week monitoring through a SOC."

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"We would like to have better transparency as to how the security score is calculated because as it is now, it is difficult to understand.""The solution could improve by being more intuitive and easier to use requiring less technical knowledge.""The solution is quite complex. A lot of the different policies that actually get applied don't pertain to every client. If you need to have something open for a client application to work, then you get dinged for having a port open or having an older version of TLS available.""Customizing some of the compliance requirements based on individual needs seems like the biggest area of improvement. There should be an option to turn specific controls on and off based on how your solution is configured.""For Kubernetes, I was using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). To see that whatever is getting deployed into AKS goes through the correct checks and balances in terms of affinities and other similar aspects and follows all the policies, we had to use a product called Stackrox. At a granular level, the built-in policies were good for Kubernetes, but to protect our containers from a coding point of view, we had to use a few other products. For example, from a programming point of view, we were using Checkmarx for static code analysis. For CIS compliance, there are no CIS benchmarks for AKS. So, we had to use other plugins to see that the CIS benchmarks are compliant. There are CIS benchmarks for Kubernetes on AWS and GCP, but there are no CIS benchmarks for AKS. So, Azure Security Center fell short from the regulatory compliance point of view, and we had to use one more product. We ended up with two different dashboards. We had Azure Security Center, and we had Stackrox that had its own dashboard. The operations team and the security team had to look at two dashboards, and they couldn't get an integrated piece. That's a drawback of Azure Security Center. Azure Security Center should provide APIs so that we can integrate its dashboard within other enterprise dashboards, such as the PowerBI dashboard. We couldn't get through these aspects, and we ended up giving Reader security permission to too many people, which was okay to some extent, but when we had to administer the users for the Stackrox portal and Azure Security Center, it became painful.""Pricing could be improved. There are limited options based on pricing for the government.""No possibility to write or edit any capability.""From a compliance standpoint, they can include some more metrics and some specific compliances such as GDPR."

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"There isn't a lot I'd do to change it. The web interface could be improved to sort of make it a little easier to manage multiple clients out of one location. It could also be made a bit easier to sort of manage the licensing side of it.""The solution lacks compatibility with other products. It needs to integrate better with other surrounding solutions.""It should integrate with more tools. There are a lot of tools that can do the PTP dump.""The product needs to have a lot more maturity, and they need to improve the overall technical support framework for getting the value out of XDR."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Security Center charges $15 per resource for any workload that you onboard into it. They charge per VM or per data-base server or per application. It's not like Microsoft 365 licensing, where there are levels like E3 and E5. Security Center is pretty straightforward.""The cost of the license is based on the subscriptions that you have.""Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower.""It has global licensing. It comes with multiple licenses since there are around 50,000 people (in our organization) who look at it.""This solution is more cost-effective than some competing products. My understanding is that it is based on the number of integrations that you have, so if you have fewer subscriptions then you pay less for the service.""The price of the solution is good for the features we receive and there is an additional cost for Microsoft premier support. However, some of my potential customers have found it to be expensive and have gone on to choose another solution.""This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices.""I am not involved in this area. However, I believe its price is okay because even small customers are using Azure Security Center. I don't think it is very expensive."

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"The price is reasonable. It's not exorbitant. CrowdStrike and other players are on the higher side.""It would be nice if it was a little bit cheaper, but I think it has a fair price. It is comparable to others in the market.""It is costly. It is not that affordable for a small organization. Only big organizations can afford it. It is a new feature that has been added, so its price is fair. Its licensing is probably subscription-based. It is for one or two years."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Azure Security Center is very easy to use, integrates well, and gives very good visibility on what is happening across your ecosystem. It also has great remote workforce capabilities and supports a… more »
Top Answer: The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.
Top Answer: This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices. There is a price calculator for Azure Services. You select the service that you are interested in, and the… more »
Top Answer: Trend Micro XDR is stable, scalable, and reasonably priced.
Top Answer: The price is reasonable. It's not exorbitant. CrowdStrike and other players are on the higher side.
Top Answer: The product needs to have a lot more maturity, and they need to improve the overall technical support framework for getting the value out of XDR. They need to improve their overall market presence and… more »
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Microsoft Azure Security Center, Azure Security Center, Microsoft ASC, Azure Defender
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Overview

Microsoft Defender for Cloud protects your Azure and hybrid resources. Microsoft uses a wide variety of physical, infrastructure, and operational controls to help secure Azure—but there are additional actions you need to take to help safeguard your workloads. Turn on Azure Security Center to strengthen your cloud security posture. Within Azure Security Center, use Azure Defender to protect your hybrid cloud workloads. With Azure Security Center, you can:

- Assess and visualize the security state of your resources in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds with Azure Secure Score

- Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements

- Protect all your hybrid cloud workloads with Azure Defender, which is integrated with Security Center

- Use AI and automation to cut through false alarms, quickly identify threats, and streamline threat investigation

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

AI and expert security analytics
Powerful AI and expert security analytics correlate data from customer environments and Trend Micro’s global threat intelligence to deliver fewer, higher-fidelity alerts, leading to better, early detection.

Beyond the endpoint
Connecting email, endpoint, server, cloud workloads, and networks provides a broader perspective and a better context to identify threats more easily and contain them more effectively.

Complete Visibility
One console with one source of prioritized, optimized alerts supported with guided investigation simplifies the steps to achieving a full understanding of the attack path and impact on the organization.

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
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Computer Software Company29%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Retailer7%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
Insurance Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise63%
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud is ranked 2nd in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 24 reviews while Trend Micro XDR is ranked 5th in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) with 4 reviews. Microsoft Defender for Cloud is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro XDR is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender for Cloud writes "Provides good recommendations and makes policy administration easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro XDR writes "Good detection rate, effective, rock-solid, and easy to install and manage". Microsoft Defender for Cloud is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Amazon GuardDuty, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Cloud One Workload Security and Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, whereas Trend Micro XDR is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Fortinet FortiEDR, SentinelOne and Cynet.

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