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"It takes very little effort to integrate it. It also gives very good visibility into what exactly is happening.""The technical support is very good.""Using Security Center, you have a full view, at any given time, of what's deployed, and that is something that is very useful.""The most valuable features of this solution are the remote workforce capabilities and the general experience of the remote workforce.""The most valuable features of this solution are the vulnerability assessments and the glossary of compliance.""The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.""One important security feature is the incident alerts. Now, with all these cyberattacks, there are a lot of incident alerts that get triggered. It is very difficult to keep monitoring everything automatically, instead our organization is utilizing the automated use case that we get from Microsoft. That has helped bring down the manual work for a lot of things.""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."

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"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.""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."

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Cons
"Pricing could be improved. There are limited options based on pricing for the government.""If a customer is already using Okta as an SSO in its entire environment, they will want to continue with it. But Security Center doesn't understand that and keeps making recommendations. It would help if it let us resolve a recommendation, even if it is not implemented.""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.""I felt that there was disconnection in terms of understanding the UI. The communication for moving from the old UI to the new UI could be improved. It was a bit awkward.""One of the main challenges that we have been facing with Azure Security Center is the cost. The costs are really a complex calculation, e.g., to calculate the monthly costs. Azure is calculating on an hourly basis for use of the resource. Because of this, we found it really complex to promote what will be our costs for the next couple of months. I think if Azure could reduce the complex calculation and come up with straightforward cost mapping that would be very useful from a product point of view.""Agent features need to be improved. They support agents through Azure Arc or Workbench. Sometimes, we are not able to get correct signals from the machines on which we have installed these agents. We are not able to see how many are currently reporting to Azure Security Center, and how many are currently not reporting. For example, we have 1,000 machines, and we have enrolled 1,000 OMS agents on these machines to collect the log. When I look at the status, even though at some places, it shows that it is connected, but when I actually go and check, I'm not getting any alerts from those. There are some discrepancies on the agent, and the agent features are not up to the mark.""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.""As an analyst, there is no way to configure or create a playbook to automate the process of flagging suspicious domains."

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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 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.""It should integrate with more tools. There are a lot of tools that can do the PTP dump.""The solution lacks compatibility with other products. It needs to integrate better with other surrounding solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I'm not privy to that information, but I know it's probably close to a million dollars a year."
  • "We are using the free version of the Azure Security Center."
  • "Azure Defender is a bit pricey. The price could be lower."
  • "This is a worldwide service and depending on the country, there will be different prices."
  • "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."
  • "There is a helpful cost-reducing option that allows you to integrate production subscriptions with non-production subscriptions."
  • "Its pricing is a little bit high in terms of Azure Security Center, but the good thing is that we don't need to maintain and deploy it. So, while the pricing is high, it is native to Azure which is why we prefer using this tool."
  • "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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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The price is reasonable. It's not exorbitant. CrowdStrike and other players are on the higher side."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    The integration with Logic Apps allows for automated responses to incidents.
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    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 »
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    Trend Micro XDR is stable, scalable, and reasonably priced.
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    The price is reasonable. It's not exorbitant. CrowdStrike and other players are on the higher side.
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    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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    Also Known As
    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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    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
    Retailer7%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Insurance Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    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 6th 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, SentinelOne, Fortinet FortiEDR and Cynet. See our Microsoft Defender for Cloud vs. Trend Micro XDR report.

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