Avanan vs. Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Avanan, from Check Point since the August 2021 acquisition, connects security technologies to enterprise cloud applications in order to improve protection of sensitive corporate data and IP. According to the vendor, Avanan's one-click deployment allows customers to deploy a new security solution in seconds. Because it requires no appliance, agent or gateway proxy, Avanan can begin protecting any cloud application immediately, with no effect on users.
$4
per user per month
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (formerly Microsoft Cloud App Security) is a multimode cloud access security broker.N/A
Pricing
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Editions & Modules
Advanced Anti-Phishing
$4.00
per user per month
Complete Malware Protection
$5.00
per user per month
Full-Suite Protection
$8.00
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices for fewer than 500 users.
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Community Pulse
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Considered Both Products
Avanan
Chose Avanan
Avanan is the email and data security platform that we have come to depend on in our organization. All of our information that is stored in cloud servers is effectively protected by Avanan from potential hackers. This product effectively lets us manage how and when emails are …
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.6
114 Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
-
Ratings
Anti-malware8.8109 Ratings00 Ratings
Cusomizability8.8110 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.697 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.3110 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing8.097 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption8.080 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools8.9110 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(116 ratings)
7.8
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(33 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(35 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
What it says, it provides. It has the Data leak prevention that is the major help while we have to deal with lot of clients at a time. It has the Secure Click that checks any embedded hyperlink so that when we work on emails we don't have to worry about the hidden security threats inside a email.
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Microsoft
It is well suited if your team is working with Microsoft tools and Azure services. but if you are using other cloud service providers and don't want to spend efforts in learning integration with third-party software then this is not a great fit for you. overall we are very satisfied with the product. If your corporation with Microsoft tools then I would recommend it.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • The dashboard for Avanan makes all of the most important information easy to digest.
  • Alerting - specifically, the Geo-Location alerts allow us to see if a user has possibly been compromised.
  • The End-User Email Quarantine experience gives users the ability to request emails be released, which trains them to better spot legitimate emails.
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Microsoft
  • Detect threats based on user activity logs.
  • Set manual and automatic alert remediation.
  • Implement activity policies.
  • Detect threats based on user activity logs.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Sometimes, it's not easy to find why the email has been moved to spam or blocked
  • Tuning takes time, sometime query just don't work even everything is right.
  • UI can be made more user friendly, so that it will be easier to operate
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Microsoft
  • In the event of Cloud traffic it is not easy to monitor and identify attacks.
  • Difficult to protect unmatched Cloud devices.
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
Cost, need to make sure the cost is competitive for how many users are using email protection as we move users to MS Teams and don't rely so much on full access to email accounts (both sending and receiving internal and external).
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Microsoft
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
The end-users love not having their inboxes fill up with extra useless emails. As an administrator, it is simple to implement and maintain. The ability to put something into test mode before going live makes our life a lot easier and less stressful. Avanan has many different components to make your life easier.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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Microsoft
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Performance
Check Point Software Technologies
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Support has always been there for me, they take on suggestions and product improvements quite seriously. I've spoken to techs and you can tell that they care about the product and the service in which they deliver. Avanan support is always responsive in everything I throw them and in most cases they don't tell me how to build out a widget or custom query, they actually do it for me and send it to me.
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Microsoft
I have not utilized actual support but the Sales and Product teams have been super helpful in moving our implementation forward and showing us the best practices.
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Microsoft
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Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
Avanan has a one-click solution, which subscribers or clients use to deploy a new security update. Further, Avanan has the protection of any cloud application, which means, it bypasses any security threat and maintain the set safety processes. Finally, data leakage is a shield that Avanan has deployed, a very smooth process in the firm.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps was chosen primarily due to its ability to work perfectly within our mostly M365 environment. Given that this was an added feature of our E5 license, we chose to dive into it and use it due to it's good visibility into user actions and the ability to tie all M365 actions together into one place. We did not see similar visibility with other tools that we vetted
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Microsoft
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Improved risk mitigation by providing additional layer protection for M365.
  • Easy to setup and configure. No expert knowledge required and no downtime required.
  • Customizable license count. No need to buy the same number of mailbox users if you really don't want to protect some unused mailboxes.
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Microsoft
  • Cloud App Security saves us thousands of dollars finding and rectifying apps security issues
  • Identity Security Posture helps the organization identity stay in shape, saving thousands of dollars on security consultations
  • The cost of suffering a breach cannot be quantified, CAS helps minimize the chances of the attackers succeeding, with excellent historical logging for most operations
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