Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud combines data backup with AI-based anti-malware, antivirus, and endpoint protection management in one solution. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud also provides integrations and automation functionality to service providers with the aim of reducing complex technical infrastructure.N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) is a holistic, cloud delivered endpoint security solution that includes risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavioral based and cloud-powered next generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, managed hunting services, rich APIs, and unified security management.
$2.50
per user/per month
Pricing
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
8.3
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection7.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
8.5
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
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Ratings
Replication8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
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Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.3
54 Ratings
1% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.151 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.653 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.153 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.450 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.653 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(13 ratings)
8.3
(84 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber Protect CloudMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
Overall we are happy with what Acronis is offering us, both as a use and a Value Add Resellers. The fact that there is one portal to onboard customers and select services is exactly what we were looking for. Now we are working on the Multi Tenant version, so we can also White Label Acronis towards our customerbase. We have not yet found any scenario's where Acronis can not offer any benefits. We do hear that the pricing for the storage is often to high versus competition. This applies to the Acronis data center storage, yet also the structure of Workload/per TB combination towards other Cloud vendors. (mainly the 3 largest Hyper Scalers) Compared to other Cloud storage solutions, these cost should be lower, so it will be easier to explain to customers to come and join Acronis in the cloud, instead of doing local back-ups or use solutions like DropBox, BackBlaze, PureStorage, Wasabo Hot Cloud Storage, Cloudian and more.
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Microsoft
Scenarios where it is Well-Suited Are Enterprise Environments with Microsoft Ecosystems, Organizations with Remote and Hybrid scenarios, Advanced Threat Protection Needs, and any company that needs to protect sensitive data. Scenarios where it is less appropriate are mixed Operating System Environments, Companies with Limited IT Resources, highly Specialized Security Needs, and Organizations needing extensive customizations.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Local backup to local encrypted and protected hard drives
  • Cloud backups of files, folders, or entire machines
  • Vulnerability assessment of systems
  • Antivirus and content filtering
  • Remote control of systems
  • Integration with Connectwise and other RMM and MSP tools
  • Replacement that's better than Dropbox or Google drive
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Microsoft
  • It integrates perfectly with Azure Sentinel. I mean, that's great. We can have a single pane of class with other platforms, like Defender for Cloud, Defender for endpoints, and Defender for servers, which is awesome as well. The ease of deployment is because Microsoft made sure around a year ago that every single workstation with Microsoft Windows came with Defender for Endpoints embedded.
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Cons
Acronis
  • Better reports with important security information for analyze.
  • The ability to monitor resources like CPU, memory, disks and network activity, and availability.
  • The ability to monitor user activity, very important today because of home working.
  • Endpoint security for IOs and Android, better if it can be an MDM.
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Microsoft
  • While it's a very good product for auditing, it has a very hard time to distinguish what is malicious and is an attack, what is not. Very rarely we get indication of a real malicious attack. We got lots of hours for off the shelf malware that it cleans up automatically. So basically we never get to look at it, which is a positive thing, but threats are detected by the third party endpoint, so it will not be enough by itself.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
They recently raised the pricing for backup usage and our price has nearly doubled. It is still lower than some other vendors, but we might review other options before renewing next year.
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Microsoft
Cost add-ons for Security features is nickel and diming the process to keep pace with cybercrime. Limited Education budgets require us to be more pro-active in finding cost-effective measures to protect our devices, staff and students. Defender is a strong, well-featured product that is pricing itself out of the education market
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Usability
Acronis
The Cyber Protect portal is very intuitive and easy to use for anyone with some knowledge of IT systems.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Acronis
Can be slow to respond at times, but they will be able to help you get to a resolution fairly quickly. We have not com across an issue they were unable to fix. Have found that they will generally start by trying to send you links to KB articles, so if you need help directly, you can send KB's that you have looked at already to bypass the back and forth.
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Microsoft
The first time I tried to onboard my macOS endpoints to MDE I struggled for quite a bit. I had to reach out to Microsoft's MDE support team. The tech was very helpful in walking me through the steps during a screen share session
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
An organization might choose Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud over Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for several reasons: Comprehensive Protection: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a more comprehensive solution that covers data protection, cybersecurity, and disaster recovery. If an organization requires an all-in-one solution to manage both backup and security, Acronis is a better fit. Diverse IT Environment: If a business operates in a diverse IT environment that includes physical, virtual, and cloud components, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud's broad platform support makes it more suitable. Enhanced Cybersecurity: Organizations that prioritize advanced cybersecurity features and AI-driven threat detection capabilities might find Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a more robust solution in this regard.
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Microsoft
I would say not to name specific company names, because I'm a partner with one of them and that's the account that I work with. But I use some competing solutions that I would say are pretty heavy from an overhead perspective with the agent that has to be installed in the machine. It can be too restrictive for permissions where it gets in the way of an employee doing their job and the ability for Defender to be secure in that, but still allow an employee to go about their day and do what they need to do is certainly a change maker there. But yeah, from the other products perspective across the years, whether it be business or personal, some other products I can name are other endpoint protections from Vera Avast, McAfee, of course as folks remember that. And some of the other major players too that I would say a large networking company that doubles in security as well. I'll name them that way.
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Acronis has helped us grow the total number of endpoints under protection by 500% in the past 2 years
  • Single agent/product has resulted in better overall margins
  • Easier to deploy, easier to support means better onboarding experience
  • Acronis helps us "delight" our customers!
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Microsoft
  • It is a unified platform with lots of core features for exposure detection, antivirus and SIEM all in a single platform.
  • The centralized management is absolutely the it.
  • It creates a more intertwined secure environment because it integrates well with other Microsoft security apps.
  • Automated detection and remediation saves in time and money.
  • Visibilities of endpoints and advanced threat detection increase our security and well-being.
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ScreenShots

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