Check Point Harmony Endpoint vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Check Point Harmony Endpoint
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Check Point Harmony Endpoint (formerly Sandblast Agent) is an enterprise class endpoint protection suite combining antivirus and advanced threat protection, full disk encryption (FDE), remote access VDN, and zero-day phishing prevention, among other features.N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.8 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
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Editions & Modules
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Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Check Point Harmony Endpoint
10.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
9.4
6 Ratings
8% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology10.01 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Centralized Management10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support10.01 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Infection Remediation10.01 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Vulnerability Management10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Malware Detection10.01 Ratings9.56 Ratings
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User Ratings
Check Point Harmony EndpointMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Check Point Harmony EndpointMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Endpoint Security is well suited for businesses where confidentiality must be maintained in order to mitigate risk and compromise of customer information
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Microsoft
Small or large organizations will benefit from using MDE. They need to provide a way to buy MDE as a standalone add-on product not only make it a bundled feature in Microsoft 365 E5. I wish it had the ability to deploy updates to 3rd party apps when the vulnerability scanner discovers a vulnerability. Currently, I have to use a 3rd party tool to address this gap.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Identifies ransomware
  • Low resource usage
  • Self remediation
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Microsoft
  • It is great at proactively monitoring threats across the network. It works seamlessly with the client to monitor individual user computers, and it has a good real-time scanning engine.
  • On the client side, Windows Defender doesn't require a whole lot of system resources to run, nor will it create unnessary slowdowns of a computer, even while scanning for threats
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • The prompts for one time logins are rather lengthy and it takes around five minutes to go through all of the authentication required. I believe this could be improved upon.
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Microsoft
  • Virus detection rates are below competitors.
  • Too many notifications that end up bothering.
  • Do not ask every time if you should send reports to Microsoft.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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Microsoft
Every time I've had a question or a problem, I was able to get it addressed quickly. Microsoft has a huge database for ATP support, and it has contained 90% of what I have looked for. It was a lifesaver during initial setup.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
I found that Check Point identified more Ransomware attacks than Kaspersky.
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Microsoft
Defender works better for my org. This may depend on your ecosystem, however for me, Defender is a clear winner. I like Defender's ability to utilize multiple sensors and data points to detect possible breaches. I like the built-in EDR functionality. I do not need to purchase a separate EDR software anymore. I really like the vulnerability management. it has enabled our SOC team to view multiple security-related sensors from a single portal.
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • It has enabled us to maintain privacy which has enhanced our highly rated brand standard. While basically it is a team member specific, behind the scenes program that protects systems from being used by unauthorized individuals, it contributes to the overall integrity of the organization which results in increased market share and return on investment for shareholders.
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Microsoft
  • There is definitely a piece of mind provided when you know that your system will not get compromised because of malware and viruses.
  • The fact that I don't have to spend money in the first place means that I can spend money on other more important things that do require it.
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