Avanan vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.7 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 Endpoint
Score 8.3 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
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
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
Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Free Trial
YesYes
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 Endpoint
Considered Both Products
Avanan
Chose Avanan
Significantly more effective and easier learning curve
Chose Avanan
I was using the Microsoft ATP for over a year and it barely stopped anything. I had to create so many manual rules for it to work better. Avanan straight out of the box worked and worked well with very little interaction from me. It was set and go.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.2
110 Ratings
3% below category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
-
Ratings
Anti-malware8.3105 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability8.3106 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.394 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.2106 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing7.194 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.576 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools8.5106 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
-
Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.2
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.051 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.551 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.553 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(112 ratings)
8.1
(80 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(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)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvananMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
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 says it's cloud-based. There are lags, so it works well because we have a distributed workforce now working primarily from home, so it's easy to get in there and make those changes. If we were on site and we wanted faster validation of the changes, it would be missing that because it can't do it fast enough and get those quicker turnarounds.
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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
  • When an end user opens a file or accesses a file I should say that has malicious content, it will quarantine the file. It will also let us know if an end user themselves has an issue now. So the whole Defender Suite has different parts. So some of these may be going over into Defender for identity and stuff. I'm not clear on which is which, but it's the whole ecosystem. I'll get an email letting me know that there's an issue and then we follow up. The email generally has a link in it to the actual event in the defender for endpoint or whatever console. And then we can start looking at the case, make sure the endpoint is quarantined. So it can't do anything. The only thing we can do is talk to it to do forensics or whatever so it's not totally isolated where we have to get somebody on the ground to go to the thing. We can still work on it remotely, but the end user can't do anything that would continue to cause lateral movement of the compromise or anything like that.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • I only ever had one complaint, we had a few hiccups during the setup process. We have now been a customer for two years and have had no further issues. It is likely that the setup pain points have now been resolved as well. Overall the product does what it claims while providing a very intuitive interface.
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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
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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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
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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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Tenable Security Center was a fantastic exposure detection tool but there was always a lag and servers would hang alot when being scanned causing resource traffic. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on the other hand does not use up most resources soo there is usually noo lag during scanning and it also provide more detailed insights on the network. Also Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integration power has helped us up our security game by delivering a smooth secure network.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
  • Positive : Microsoft Defender for Endpoint offers sophisticated threat detection and response capabilities, putting it into use helps increase security. Reduced security incidents, data breaches, and related expenses may arise from this.
  • Positive : A more secure environment means less time and effort spent by IT and security teams on remediation and incident response.
  • False Positives: Like any security solution, false positives can occur, leading to unnecessary investigations and potential disruptions to business operations. This may require additional resources to manage.
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ScreenShots

Avanan Screenshots

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Screenshots

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