Is there a difference between SCCM endpoint and Defender for endpoint (P1 and P2)?

Colin Freriks 20 Reputation points
2024-07-01T13:27:06.51+00:00

Can someone explain the difference between SCCM endpoint and Defender for endpoint (P1 and P2)? Also, I'd like to know if Defender for endpoint is an upgrade to SCCM endpoint and if it is worth the additional cost.

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  1. VarunTha 5,735 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-07-01T17:32:10.2933333+00:00

    Hi Colin Freriks,
    Thank you for reaching out to us on the Microsoft Q&A forum.
    Here is a brief overview of the key differences between SCCM endpoint and Defender for Endpoint:

    Key differences:

    • SCCM endpoint: Traditional endpoint management (software distribution, patch management, inventory management) with some security features.
    • Defender for Endpoint: Cloud-based advanced threat protection, detection, and response capabilities.

    Is Defender for Endpoint an upgrade to SCCM endpoint?

    • No, it's a complementary solution that enhances security capabilities.

    Is it worth the additional cost?

    • Depends on your organization's security needs and budget. If you need advanced threat protection, it may be a worthwhile investment.

    For more information, please refer to this resource: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

    I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

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