Elastic Security vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Elastic Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Elastic Security equips analysts to prevent, detect, and respond to threats. The free and open solution delivers SIEM, endpoint security, threat hunting, and cloud monitoring. The solution encompasses Elastic SIEM, which brings Elasticsearch to SIEM and threat hunting. The Elastic Agent (or Elastic Endpoint Security based on the former Endgame security product acquired by Elastic in late 2019) brings signatureless malware prevention to endpoints, as well as security data collection for…N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.9 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
Elastic SecurityMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Editions & Modules
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Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Elastic SecurityMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Elastic SecurityMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Elastic Security
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Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
9.5
6 Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.66 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings9.66 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.66 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.66 Ratings
User Ratings
Elastic SecurityMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Elastic SecurityMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Elastic
I believe Endgame is well suited to organizations that have their own Cybersecurity department. Its not well suited for organizations that don't have a Cybersecurity department.
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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
Elastic
  • Identify 0-day malware.
  • Provides a few forensic details on endpoints.
  • Very easy to administer.
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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
Elastic
  • I would love that it provided more memory analysis details.
  • Being able to edit sensor profiles after creating them.
  • I would love it if it provided more automation features.
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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
Elastic
Even though their support is good, I think there are some areas where they need to provide more thorough solutions to issues, some of their solutions are pretty basic and have already been tried.
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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
Elastic
Endgame is based on the MITRE framework which has proven to be a successful framework to identify various attack patterns that attackers use. Also, compared to the others it's easier to administer and manage.
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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
Elastic
  • Being able to identify threats we couldn't identify before.
  • Easier management of endpoints.
  • Being able to immediately isolate endpoints remotely that have high severity threats.
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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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