Jamf Protect vs. Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf Protect
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Developed exclusively for macOS, Jamf Protect provides a solution to maintain endpoint compliance, monitor for, respond to, and remediate security incidents on macOS with minimal impact to the device and end-user experience. Jamf Protect detects Mac-specific threats, and prevents known malware from running on devices and quarantines them for later analysis. Jamf Protect forwards data to a system of record to ensure a security posture, fleetwide, stays compliant by monitoring security settings on…N/A
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection is a malware, spyware, antivirus and endpoint protection application available formerly with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which later became Microsoft Endpoint Manager. It is a legacy product, with older versions reaching end of support, and is not available as a standalone product.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Jamf Protect
8.6
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.9
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology9.22 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.22 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Centralized Management9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support5.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Infection Remediation8.42 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Malware Detection10.02 Ratings8.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jamf ProtectMicrosoft System Center Endpoint Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
Jamf Software, LLC
Jamf Protect will always have day 1 support for new OS updates, which is an amazing feature. The reporting could use a bit more work and the actions it captures are far beyond anything we would need, but it does that really well too. There are plenty of scenarios where I will gladly recommend this to other institutions. There are not many where I wouldn't. Maybe only if you have a hybrid environment, where licensing another endpoint protection may be beneficial to the budget.
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Microsoft
It is well suited in environments that want a simple AV product/solution that, for the most part, can be easily deployed to client endpoints. It is also good for environments that want something that is easy to use by end-users, and also doesn't use a whole lot of system resources. It is less suited for environments that want an AV solution that is more robust feature-wise, or has more configurable options for the end-users. It is also less suited for those organizations that want an AV product to have the highest detection rate in the industry.
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Security--it scans processes for 'bad stuff'
  • Notifies admins of any issues or potential issues; entirely customizable and we create many custom notifications and groups.
  • Integrates with Jamf Pro
  • Monitor CIS benchmarks via a clean and nice looking dashboard
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection offers exceptional threat protections for signature-based "known" threats.
  • The signatures are constantly updated and management of this application is super easy with the use of Microsoft SCCM.
  • The application is very much a "set it and let it" type of deployment. Once you install it, there are very little configuration or changes that need to be made.
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Cons
Jamf Software, LLC
  • The cloud GUI. It can be confusing at times.
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Microsoft
  • The product could improve in the area of having better mechanisms in place with how the SCEP client is deployed/installed from the server on the management side. We have run into this firsthand with the client not installing on an endpoint, and then having to take the time to investigate why it was not installing.
  • A second improvement that can be made is to keep trying to improve the products detection rate for finding malware/viruses. The case can be made that there are some products out there that do a better job at this and have a higher detection rate.
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Support Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
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Microsoft
There was a time and a place in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection was an excellent choice to provide threat protections. However, now that threats have been evolving, so too does the need for more advanced protections. In its current offering, it just no longer meets the needs of our organization in terms of providing protections against threats.
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Alternatives Considered
Jamf Software, LLC
Jamf Protect is much lighter on system usage. It also has exclusive access to the threat protection baked into macOS. This lets Jamf Protect leverage the great work Apple is doing, and gives admins a way to extend that as well as view reports. Webroot was often missing things that were threats. SentinelOne was a bit more resource heavy. Solarwinds...err..."N-Able"...do I really need to say anything?
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Microsoft
How SCEP stacks up against some of the other AV solutions/products is that it does a pretty good job overall (not the best in the industry) at detecting/removing malware, which is the main focus for a product like this. It is also easy to use on the end-user side, which can't be said for some other AV products on the market. I was not involved with the selection/purchase of the product in the organization, but I'm almost certain the organization selected this based on the tight integration with Microsoft System Center Manager, which is used in the organization. Also, given the fact that SCEP is tightly integrated and works well in organizations that utilize Microsoft products, it was probably another factor in selecting this. Lastly, the cost of licenses was probably lower (because of System Center already being in place) than other AV products.
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Return on Investment
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Positive: It allowed us to deploy machines that were not deployable before due to compliance issues.
  • Positive: Easy to implement in the shortest amount of time needed.
  • Negative: Could be costly if you have a big environment
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Microsoft
  • There was little/no cost associated with this software since we are utilizing SCCM and are paying license costs for that anyways.
  • The level or protection is excellent for the cost of the software.
  • There was at least one instance in which Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection identified a crypto-malware, but not before it had already started to encrypt many of our files. So it did detect the threat, but since it was a little delayed we still were infected.
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