Infosec IQ vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Infosec IQ
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Infosec IQ security awareness and training aims to empower employees with the knowledge and skills to stay cybersecure at work and home. With over 2,000 awareness and training resources, Choose Your Own Adventure® Security Awareness Games and personalized learning experiences, the solution aims to present everything needed to prepare employees and strengthen the user's cybersecurity culture. The platform can be customized and personalized to match an organization’s…N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.4 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
Infosec IQMicrosoft 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
Infosec IQMicrosoft 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
Infosec IQMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Infosec IQ
8.6
49 Ratings
3% above category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
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Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.842 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
Comparison of Security Awareness Training features of Product A and Product B
Infosec IQ
8.5
58 Ratings
3% above category average
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
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Ratings
Training Content Library8.957 Ratings00 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content8.137 Ratings00 Ratings
Training Gamification7.850 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training9.351 Ratings00 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans8.351 Ratings00 Ratings
Phishing Simulations8.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Reporting9.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack7.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Infosec IQ
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Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.3
54 Ratings
1% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.151 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.653 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.153 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.450 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.653 Ratings
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User Ratings
Infosec IQMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(142 ratings)
8.3
(84 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(8 ratings)
8.4
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(27 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
7.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Infosec IQMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Infosec
Infosec IQ stands out as an excellent solution for conducting recurrent trainings and running simulated phishing campaigns. The platform not only offers robust features but also provides prompt and reliable support to its users. This level of assistance ensures a smooth experience and helps address any questions or concerns that may arise during training or campaign execution.One notable advantage of Infosec IQ is its support for Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality. This feature enables users to access the platform seamlessly using their existing credentials, eliminating the need for separate login information. By integrating with an organization's existing authentication system, Infosec IQ simplifies user management and enhances security by leveraging established access controls.In summary, the strengths of Infosec IQ include its comprehensive training and simulated phishing capabilities, excellent support services, and the convenience of SSO integration. These features contribute to a more efficient and effective training experience, allowing organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses while minimizing administrative burdens.
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Microsoft
Scenarios where it is Well-Suited Are Enterprise Environments with Microsoft Ecosystems, Organizations with Remote and Hybrid scenarios, Advanced Threat Protection Needs, and any company that needs to protect sensitive data. Scenarios where it is less appropriate are mixed Operating System Environments, Companies with Limited IT Resources, highly Specialized Security Needs, and Organizations needing extensive customizations.
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Pros
Infosec
  • The content for AwareEd training is robust and extensive. Many cybersecurity topics available for training material. As well as the ability to print promotional training sheets that can be displayed in break rooms, training rooms, hallways, etc.
  • The built-in phishing simulation templates are great! Recently, Infosec IQ added a new category called "Catch of the Week" that has very realistic phishing simulations that are much more effective and great examples of the types of phishing scams being used today.
  • Reporting works very well and provides information that can be shared with department managers so they can have visibility on how well their team members are meeting the cybersecurity training requirements.
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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
Infosec
  • Phishing simulation sending configurations can be complex and cumbersome.
  • Reports and report options could be better. More canned reports and better data sorting & filtering.
  • Some training modules can be difficult to complete on iPads, Android, or other tablets with no mouse.
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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
Infosec
So far this platform has worked really well for our company. Feedback has been great from our users because training is interesting, interactive and always being updated. Phishing simulations have been extremely helpful for us to stay compliant with ISO requirements and provide insight into areas we need to improve upon to educate our users better and make them more aware of vulnerabilities and threats
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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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Usability
Infosec
It works very good for our company because it is easy to maintain and easy to keep track of people who followed the trainings. We can add and remove people very easily and can keep track of the trainings. Because of this, we are able to chase users that did not follow their training yet and can make sure the company is aware of security risks.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Infosec
the only time we needed support, the team was very responsive
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Infosec
InfoSec system has been up 100% since we started. never had a latency issue
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Infosec
We've gotten great help when we needed it. When our IT guy left who managed security, we had limited knowledge internally with all of the configuration and implementation. Support helped get us running quickly. They spent an hour or so with the new IT person and they hit the ground running. That was super easy.
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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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Online Training
Infosec
preparing a presentation and a step by step was really easy
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Infosec
It is so very easy to set up and use and get going with, which makes the implementation process very quick and efficient.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Infosec
Infosec [IQ] is lightyears ahead of cofense. They did not even have training videos on their platform. The cost for cofense also went up by nearly triple for education. Creating phishing emails was a chore and some things were not possible. Infosec [IQ] has much better templates and creating emails from scratch is a ton easier.
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Microsoft
I would say not to name specific company names, because I'm a partner with one of them and that's the account that I work with. But I use some competing solutions that I would say are pretty heavy from an overhead perspective with the agent that has to be installed in the machine. It can be too restrictive for permissions where it gets in the way of an employee doing their job and the ability for Defender to be secure in that, but still allow an employee to go about their day and do what they need to do is certainly a change maker there. But yeah, from the other products perspective across the years, whether it be business or personal, some other products I can name are other endpoint protections from Vera Avast, McAfee, of course as folks remember that. And some of the other major players too that I would say a large networking company that doubles in security as well. I'll name them that way.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Infosec
Pricing per user is reasonable for an annual contract. Not a bad investment considering that phishing emails and other threats are popping up daily in our users email accounts. Imagine if they did not know how to identify threats and how to be more careful in clicking links, it would have a been a far more expensive endeavor to recover from a network attack.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Infosec
the same system is setup for all users
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Infosec
They're well fitted for my business requirements. Reporting fraud actions and data piracy is important for my company's healthy life. More restricted access to hacking thus ensuring a safe workplace
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Infosec
  • When we were threatened with a major price hike, we were able to transition to Infosec IQ at our current cost despite being a new account and the delta cost difference being high.
  • Allowing our larger clients to access and administrate themselves cuts down on requests.
  • The Outlook plug-in minimizes tickets asking our technicians 'is this spam?'
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Microsoft
  • It is a unified platform with lots of core features for exposure detection, antivirus and SIEM all in a single platform.
  • The centralized management is absolutely the it.
  • It creates a more intertwined secure environment because it integrates well with other Microsoft security apps.
  • Automated detection and remediation saves in time and money.
  • Visibilities of endpoints and advanced threat detection increase our security and well-being.
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ScreenShots

Infosec IQ Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Content LibraryScreenshot of Phishing IndicatorsScreenshot of Learner Experience and Grades

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Screenshots

Screenshot of blocked activitiesScreenshot of Detects & respondsScreenshot of discovers vulnerabilityScreenshot of Eliminates blind spotsScreenshot of Risk management