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EDR Buyer's Guide: Microsoft E5 Licenses And Security Risks

Jan 01, 2022

There is no shortage of options for security teams undergoing an evaluation of EDR and EPP solutions. The endpoint layer is arguably the most critical layer to secure in enterprise defenses, and EDR technology is ultimately the failsafe component responsible for avoiding a data breach.

A conversation many teams have when evaluating EPP and EDR is whether Microsoft is a viable option. Activating Microsoft Defender through an E5 license is often a financial decision, not a security risk decision - an attempt at stretching a less-than-ideal budget allotment in consolidating for a bundled deal. In a rapidly evolving threat landscape with higher stakes than ever, good enough security just isn't good enough.

Read The 'EDR Buyer's Guide: Microsoft E5 Licenses And Security Risks' Guide to Learn:

  • Why the endpoint is the most critical layer in a defense-in-depth strategy
  • Documented lapses in security in the Microsoft product ecosystem
  • Technical differences and considerations between Cybereason and Microsoft for prevention, detection and response
  • The importance of prioritizing security over tool consolidation


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