57 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    9.5

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    95%

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    9.3
    93%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    90%
    8 Ratings
    7.9

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    79%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    89%
    9 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    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.
    Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Anti virus
    • Vulnerability protection
    • Anti spyware
    Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • 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.
    Danilo Soares Peres | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
    • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
    • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $250 per user/per month

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standalone5.201
    Academic2.501
    1. per user/per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint 8.9
    Based on 9 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    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.
    Ali Marandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    • 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.
    Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
    • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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