Great AV solution that's low on system resources!
October 30, 2019

Great AV solution that's low on system resources!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

We use MS Defender ATP on all of our systems. It uses low resources compared to other AV providers and full integration into Windows OS. You don't experience the breakage that happens when you have a 3rd part AV providers when there are feature roll-up updates and hotfixes issued by Microsoft. Also is MS ATP is competitive compared to 3rd part AV providers.
  • It does not take up a lot of system resources, unlike other 3rd part AV providers.
  • Integrated into the MS product line without having to touch it too much, unlike 3rd part AV providers.
  • Easy to set-up and manage endpoints.
  • It does not break Windows OS like 3rd party AV providers whenever a patch or roll updated is deployed.
  • Detection rates are less than some of the competitors out there.
  • Too many false positives with 3rd part applications.
  • For smaller deployments can get expensive compared to competitors.
  • The ROI on MS ATP has paid for itself as soon as it was deployed and caught and prevented virus and malware threats which saved our IT staff time and money.
  • Since MS ATP is low on system resources it enables us to stretch out hardware an additional year.
  • If you require stability in your business operations MS ATP is a must.
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.
MS ATP has great integration into the MS Product line but some 3rd party application throws false-positive results. For smaller deployments, MS ATP can be expensive compared to 3rd party providers. But overall the performance and detection have been great with MS ATP.

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MS ATP is great for any organization that wants to protect itself from AV, malware, spyware, and ransomware threats. I can't imagine any organization doing without an AV protection provider. Small deployment can get expensive compared to the competition.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Feature Ratings

Anti-Exploit Technology
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Centralized Management
Hybrid Deployment Support
Infection Remediation
Vulnerability Management
Malware Detection