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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Defender ATP

It would be well suited in an environment where most all your endpoints are Windows-based computers, as Windows Defender is already built into the operating system, so there is no client to have to worry about installing. It also will make the management of endpoints easier on the server side, if most all machines are Windows-based.It might be less of ideal solution if a company/organization were looking for something more robust, or had a lot more features/configuration settings. It also might be less ideal for a company/organization that was looking for a product that didn't have a high detection rate of false positives
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Microsoft Defender ATP
8.2
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.3
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5
Centralized Management
Microsoft Defender ATP
9.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Microsoft Defender ATP
7.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
6.0
Infection Remediation
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
9.5
Vulnerability Management
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.7
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0
Malware Detection
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.3
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.5

Pros

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • Low impact on computer performance.
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Several settings that help you customize the software.
Danilo Soares Peres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • Deployment: We've had some issues deploying, especially outside of the Windows environment.
  • Offboarding: There is currently no way to delete a computer. They disappear over time. We even renamed a computer, and it kept both the old and new name in there. Eventually, the older machines do go away, but there is no manual way to do this at the moment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Defender ATP

Microsoft Defender ATP 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I gave it a 7 out of 10 as I feel that there is still a lot of room for improvement. I remember how back in the day the software was looked down upon because of it being an unreliable and inefficient antivirus. But, Microsoft has really put in the hard work and made it worthy for it to be comparable to all the other security services out there.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 7.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Defender ATP

MS ATP is lower on system resources and enables us to stretch out our endpoint hardware for an additional year. Also, MS ATP being an MS product fits in very nicely into MS remote management software and MS operating system. We have had little to no issues when hotfixes and roll updates are deployed, unlike 3rd party AV providers that we had experience with in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • A positive impact has been to increase productivity for IT staff, as it saves them time from having to install/configure clients on every endpoint.
  • Another positive impact has been on the user/client side, as it helps the user to increase their productivity with working on their computer, as the Windows Defender client uses little resources to run on the system, and has a tendecy to not slowdown systems
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Defender ATP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Defender ATP
8.2
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
8.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
7.5

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