23 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
60 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    Cylance Smart Antivirus

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    95%
    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Cylance Smart Antivirus

    70%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cylance Smart Antivirus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    90%
    9 Ratings

    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

    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

    BlackBerry

    • Blocking Scripts
    • Stopping remote exploits
    • easy to install
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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

    BlackBerry

    • Better functionality to whitelist on the Application.
    • Easier to setup Mobile Settings
    • Easier to understand logs
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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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    Pricing Details

    Cylance Smart Antivirus

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cylance Smart Antivirus editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

      Starting Price

      $250 per user/per month

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Defender for Endpoint editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Standalone5.201
      Academic2.502

      Footnotes

      1. per user/per month
      2. per user/per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      BlackBerry

      No answers on this topic

      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

      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

      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

      BlackBerry

      • Too much time to manage.
      • Too many false positives.
      • Too much lost productivity.
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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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