Microsoft’s latest version of its anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, is a frustrating product to evaluate. Once you examine the product in more detail, you will see why we cannot recommend it for enterprise use. And that is the frustration of this product: Microsoft is trying to do the right thing and offers a tempting feast, but ultimately offers an incomplete meal that is tough to digest. It is hard to track, hard to configure, hard to remove and hard to manage in a typical enterprise environment.
It might be all the antivirus that a home user needs, but when it comes to the business world, you are better off with something else.
You can read the full review in Network World here.