Holistic approach to Cybersecurity
Updated October 20, 2021

Holistic approach to Cybersecurity

Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

MDE is Microsoft's latest cybersecurity tool which takes a holistic approach to protect my organization from known and zero-day threats. I love the fact that I don't need to stitch together a diverse solution to increase my organization's security posture. I only have to use one login to manage my dashboard. MDE is compatible with all endpoints in my organization. I have macOS, iOS, Windows server, Windows 10, and Ubuntu Linux on-boarded. It is an EDR, XDR that is mapped against the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Compatible with macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Server, Windows 10 and Linux
  • It runs natively on Windows it is not a bolted on solution. Once you have the correct license it is easy enough to light up the application to protect the endpoint
  • Integrated with Microsoft Intune
  • It is designed to detect and remediate adversary tactics from the MITRE knowledge base.
  • Microsoft analyzes billions of signals daily to detect attacks against O365 tenants these same signals are fed into ML to further fine-tune MDE. How many other solutions out there will have access to this vast amount of data to analyze to train their ML?
  • Automated detection and remediation of threats with a graphical timeline view of how the treat got into the device and was stopped
  • It has its own vulnerability scanner to feed data into the dashboard so you can see daily which endpoints need to be patch first based on its value
  • It comes with an advanced hunting tool using the kusto query language to search your tenant for threats
  • It can keep 180 days of log data
  • From one bundled license I can protect Exchange online email, Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams, One Drive, Azure identities, AD, endpoints
  • Web filtering on the macOS it not available yet
  • They recently made it easier to on-board macOS endpoints using Microsoft Intune by deploying it as an app. It used to take a lot of more configuration profiles to set up. For older macOS Sierra using the older extensions it will still require the multiple steps to on-board to MDE
  • They need to integrate Microsoft Cloud app into the new dashboard of MDE
  • Reduce the memory overhead of the mdatp agent running on Linux
  • Holistic cybersecurity tool
  • Compatibility with all of my OS
  • It is like having my own SOC for my small organization
  • You will have to move up to Microsoft 365 E5
  • You can get rid of other 3rd party security tools and just use the Microsoft ecosystem
MDE is a complete solution from one vendor.

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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.

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

Evaluating Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) and Competitors

Yes - I was using Avast Business edition to protect my macOS endpoints. I decided to go with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to get deeper protection. I don't like the idea of having to log in to different portals to manage my endpoint protection.
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
The cross-platform solution providing protection to all of the operating systems we used at work.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) Support

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.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
No. Tech support through phone or email comes with Microsoft 365 E5 license.