Microsoft's Defender is rated the best by Gartner, in its ability to deliver, and second for its completeness of vision, and Microsoft offers complete end-to-end protection as well as access to MS security teams should something get into the environment.
Windows Defender for Windows is a full antivirus program that provides real-time protection and post infection scanning and removal. Defender provides protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software and comes installed with all versions of Windows free.
There are many reasons to like Windows Defender — especially as Microsoft has worked really hard to improve it over the last few years. It now offers:
- Real-time threat detection.
- Firewall & network protection.
- Protection against phishing sites.
- System performance reports.
- Hardware security.
- Parental controls.
Microsoft’s Defender is pretty good at detecting malware files, blocking exploits and network-based attacks, and flagging phishing sites. It even includes simple PC performance and health reports as well as parental controls with content filtering, usage limitations, and location tracking.
Defender For Automate
Plugins4Automate's Windows Defender plugin was designed to allow you to fully manage and maintain Windows Defender in a MSP environment. From standard monitoring of signatures and engine/service versions to live status health of Windows Defender across each client under management.
Defender Client Console View (Status View)
Quickly see the status of your clients AV environment in a single pane. Select agents to view and control Windows Defender settings.
Defender Client Console View (Preference Management)
Scroll through all the preferences you can manage and push those setting down to the agent in real time. Preform Quick and Full scans, remove threats, update signatures and force offline scans across all agents under management.
Receive Daily Alerts and Monitor Threats
Receive alarms to the agents console when virus threats are seen active. Using our viewer you can see all the threat activity for a given agent and export that out to Excel for further reporting.
Run Scans and set Parameters Remotely
You can push commands down to the agent in real time and see the results of your action. Select from the provided menus to control agents.