Cylance Smart Antivirus vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cylance Smart Antivirus
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Blackberry Cylance offers Cylance Smart Antivirus, a Windows and Mac OS compatible smart antivirus designed to provide basic protection as well as protect against new, never before seen malware.N/A
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
Cylance Smart AntivirusMicrosoft 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
Cylance Smart AntivirusMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Cylance Smart Antivirus
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Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.2
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.251 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.349 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cylance Smart AntivirusMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cylance Smart AntivirusMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
BlackBerry
Cylance Smart Antivirus is well suited for the typical office user. It can be very restrictive if you do not tune it properly and can cause many issues. When tuned and set up properly it is appropriate for 95% of use cases. The last 5% are ones that have the capabilities of bringing an organization down if it is not tuned properly.
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Microsoft
I would say, where it's well suited as certainly any device where you know that either you're potentially running a Kickstarter device as your own personal unit, but maybe you want to try to connect it to some resource like, "Hey, you know what? This is a small community device. Maybe I'll try connecting my email on the go." You're protected from that perspective with the vendor, even if it's something that might be a bit suspicious from a hardware perspective. There's also the case where any device that you know are running Defender for endpoint that you're good to go. You don't really have to worry about all the other solutions out there because Defender has recovered.
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Pros
BlackBerry
  • Blocking Scripts
  • Stopping remote exploits
  • easy to install
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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
BlackBerry
  • Better functionality to whitelist on the Application.
  • Easier to setup Mobile Settings
  • Easier to understand logs
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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
BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
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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Support Rating
BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
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
BlackBerry
Cylance was the first AI scanning-based AV on the market. While Webroot was competitive we found Cylance to be the better solution.
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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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Return on Investment
BlackBerry
  • Too much time to manage.
  • Too many false positives.
  • Too much lost productivity.
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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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Screenshots

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