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2020-09-13T07:02:19Z

What is your primary use case for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

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Top 5Real User

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is integrated into Microsoft Windows and is used for system protection.

2021-10-28T10:56:46Z
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Real User

Usually, the solution is used in relation to keys management. We implemented a program for it, for the lifecycle of the keys. We've also used it for certificate management.

2021-09-19T09:27:00Z
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Top 20MSP

The solution is used for endpoint detection and response, however, it also has vulnerability management. I don't use that as much as the endpoint detection and response. I use it in combination with Cloud App Security and Endpoint Manager.

2021-09-15T08:43:00Z
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The area that I focus on the most is Endpoint Protection. We use Intune to build custom devices and configurations, to push out group policies, and do quite a bit with Azure Log Analytics. I'm writing a script from a multi-home deployment of the MMA Agent. The use case varies a lot, depending on the clients' needs. Our clients tend to be pretty big companies. The smallest client I have is about 600 people. Our biggest client is about 50,000.

2021-09-01T20:09:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint protection on my personal computer.

2021-08-25T21:53:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is used to protect the endpoint. Also, there's an antivirus and then advanced threat protection. It's also detecting threats and sending that to the cloud and correlating that without the events from other parts of the EMS suites. That's primarily what we are using it for. It is also capable of doing some attack surface reduction that you can configure on the endpoint. It's basic protection plus surveillance. It's also an EDR, however, we are not using that.

2021-08-25T17:48:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

integrated anti-malware/end-point (without additional costs), as ATP/ATA sensor, Linux local "agent" (recently) and HIDS. 

2021-08-10T21:16:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our use cases, and the way we deploy it, depend on the different situations we encounter. There may be a company that is already using the Endpoint Protection solution and we have to do a migration. Another scenario is that a company may be migrating away from another endpoint threat protection solution. And there are some companies that are already using SCCM, and we may have to go through one of two scenarios. One is to co-manage with what they call Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Configuration Manager. If they are already using SCCM, and only SCCM, we will typically have to go through a process where we integrate SCCM into Endpoint Manager and then they'll usually bring some endpoints into Intune and they'll do a PLC. They have to Azure AD-join or register a device into that so it can be managed through Intune. They may even co-manage it for a while until they fully onboard into Intune only. A lot of people are looking to get away from co-management and managing through Endpoint Manager. But there are some prerequisites to accomplish that. The endgame for most companies is they want to manage things from Intune only. There are different paths to get there, depending on what they already have in place.

2021-08-07T04:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution mainly for safeguarding online use of laptops.

2021-07-26T18:14:44Z
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Real User

Our clients use it for antivirus and anti-malware purposes.

2021-06-21T21:11:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are one of the major drug stores in Germany. We are located in 13 European countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Poland. I'm working here as an IT Administrator, and I'm focusing on software deployment and antivirus solutions. Our use case is that we got to have antivirus. Cyber insurance forces us to have an antivirus solution that meets the requirements the insurance has. In terms of deployment, we're using Defender without ATP in the old world. For domain-joined clients and on the Intune-managed clients, we use Defender in combination with ATP. The on-prem clients are usually old-school domain-joined clients. We have its latest version. We always try to be at the newest version.

2021-06-21T11:01:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

We use it to protect computers or endpoints from any malicious software, malware, and other viruses. You have to use this one as part of your overall protection plan.

2021-06-09T23:41:25Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use this product to get antivirus protection in a cost-effective way.

2021-06-07T12:24:00Z
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Real User

We use the most up-to-date version. Our primary use case is for basic EDRs for simple interfaces.

2021-06-03T09:41:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I primarily use this solution for the safety of my PC. It protects me against ransomware and other types of viruses.

2021-05-31T19:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution for business security protection.

2021-05-21T09:48:30Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it for endpoint detection and response. The agent is installed on the endpoint, on the laptop or desktop, but it's a SaaS solution.

2021-04-26T18:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Just as the name states, we use this solution to defend endpoints. We're actually in the process of moving away from this solution. We are beginning to use SentinelOne.

2021-04-02T17:14:02Z
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Top 20Real User

There are endpoints that are not in our organization's network but are connected directly to the web. We use Microsoft Defender for the antivirus. We are not dealing with this solution daily, just when there is an issue from time to time.

2021-03-24T13:16:31Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution and we also implement it for customers. We mainly use it for its anti-malware and threat protection capabilities. If a client comes to us who uses Office 365, then we suggest this solution. At the moment we have between 10 to 50 customers. We definitely plan to keep using this solution. We're currently just pushing out all other solutions because they're not integrated and they have additional deployment costs. The only thing which is a bit peculiar is that you need to convince the customer that you're not talking about an antivirus solution. If we do, then they end up comparing things that are incomparable.

2021-02-17T12:23:55Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using Microsoft Windows Defender for Windows services because it is the default antivirus and protection solution with Windows Server 2016 and 2019. We are using it for Windows servers, file servers, and active directory.

2020-12-21T17:11:02Z
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Top 5Real User

We replaced our antivirus with Microsoft Defender, and we are implementing three products. We have Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, which is deployed on all our endpoints. We also have Microsoft Defender for Office, which works very well to protect Office documents. We are using this solution for MDM and MAM for the endpoints. We are using its latest version.

2020-12-16T16:00:26Z
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Top 5Reseller

We are a system integrator and I specialize in practically everything that is security-related. This is a product that we sell as part of Office 365, and rarely as a standalone solution. Usually, if we have a customer with Office 365 and they need this type of solution then we increase the subscription to a point where it is included. From the user's point of view, this is classic anti-virus software. From a management point of view, this product gives better control over endpoint devices because some processes can be stopped remotely. If you have a person that is watching over the system then they have a higher level of control over endpoints.

2020-10-27T21:07:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using Microsoft Defender ATP to prevent anti-phishing, malware transportation, and unwanted spam emails.

2020-10-20T04:19:19Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using this solution for threat detection.

2020-10-07T07:04:37Z
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Real User

This is an endpoint security product. It helps detect and prevent attacks and is very good when it comes to vulnerability assessment. It automatically detects attacks. It provides support for all the end devices, whether it is a Mac OS, Windows, mobiles, Android and iOS, it has support for all. I mostly deal with smaller and medium sized companies, I don't deal much with enterprises. I'm a customer of Microsoft and I work as a solution architect.

2020-09-17T08:06:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

We are a consulting company and we use this product for endpoint protection across the company, as well as for our clients.

2020-09-13T07:02:19Z
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