Microsoft 365 Defender

RATING:

4.5

(58)

About Microsoft 365 Defender

Microsoft 365 Defender is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered, cross-directory threat protection solution for Automatic threat detection, investigation and response alongside the single dashboard designed to reduce confusion, clutter, and alert fatigue, enable responders to rapidly identify new types and variants of malware while effectively mitigating known threats.

Microsoft 365 Defender Pricing

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Microsoft 365 Defender Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Microsoft 365 Defender

1 - 5 of 58 Reviews

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Abirami

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2023

Defend System with Microsoft Defender

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

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed February 2024

Microsoft 365 Defender Secures your Endpoints, but...

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

Reason for choosing Microsoft 365 Defender

It works alongside with Sophos Intercept X Endpoint solution and does not generate any problems so far.

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Beltran

Verified reviewer

Accounting, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2022

Microsoft 365 Defender pros vs cons

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.

Reason for choosing Microsoft 365 Defender

If you are a partner, you can test the products first before you implement them.

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Stacy-Ann

Verified reviewer

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2021

Microsoft 365 Defender - " Protection at its finest"

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.

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Abid

Verified reviewer

Banking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2022

Microsoft 365 Defender is the Best Security Solution

I am using Microsoft 365 Defender from last 3 years for security of my PC and it always protects from the malaware attacks, security threats and viruses. Microsoft 365 Defender always alerts me about possible threats and guide me what action should be taken to avoid malaware / virus attacks.

PROS

With the help Microsoft 365 Defender now i can easily surf internet without any security threats because it always provides me shield from virus attacks. Microsoft 365 Defender regularly updates and protect your computer from all kind cyber attacks. Some of their important features includes Malaware detection, continuous monitoring, blacklisting and root cause analysis.

CONS

There is no con in this amazing security solution the only thing which i face is that sometime my system gets little slow because of Microsoft 365 Defender is running in the background.