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Likelihood to Recommend

Tachyon

When we are needing to patch workstations for zero-day vulnerabilities or security risks, Tachyon Explorer is our go-to tool to push out those settings quickly. We have a Tachyon server stood up in our DMZ to communicate with the workstations outside of our VPN, so we can push those settings or patches to devices without needing them to attach to our network. It's really nice to be able to communicate with the computers that rarely connect to our corporate network and ensure that they are still protected.We do have the 1E Client installed on all of our internal servers in order to get inventory and licensing information, but we don't typically utilize the Tachyon software on the servers for much else. A different team handles those computers and often requires change management, so expedited changes don't happen often there. Standard deployment and patching tools do the job.
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR is best suited for all the scenarios, except for OT or for devices that don't have internet connectivity. Especially for in-house or on-premises users, servers, roaming users, users working from home, or even users using their own devices, Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR can be the best fit as an endpoint protection suite and even as a replacement of current AV.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Incident Response Platforms

Tachyon
9.5
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.9
Centralized Dashboard
Tachyon
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
9.5
Live Response for Rapid Remediation
Tachyon
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0
Company-wide Incident Reporting
Tachyon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
9.1
Integration with Other Security Systems
Tachyon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.1
Attack Chain Visualization
Tachyon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
6.6
Machine Learning to Prevent Incidents
Tachyon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0

Pros

Tachyon

  • Extremely quick responses from Tachyon Explorer provides immediate feedback
  • Automated software reclaim for unused software keeps our licensing costs down
  • Guaranteed State gives us peace of mind that our required policy settings will remain intact
  • Tachyon Experience gives an in-depth insight into proactive performance troubleshooting
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Protection from advanced malware threats.
  • Cloud hosted service with good management interface.
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux (and Android, but I haven't tried that).
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Tachyon

  • They currently don't have all of their products incorporated into the Tachyon web interface, meaning that we need a separate administration console for using their Shopping product.
  • The 1E Tachyon Exchange is an online repository for common or useful instructions, but it is still a bit lacking. New instructions aren't published very often.
  • Writing your own custom instructions for Tachyon Explorer has a bit of a learning curve if you aren't already familiar with SQL queries or their SCALE language. There is published documentation for SCALE, but I'd like to see them add a basic functionality course to their online training portal.
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Inventory management
  • Web controls
  • DLP features
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Tachyon

Tachyon 8.0
Based on 1 answer
1E Tachyon has plenty of features and functionality right out of the box. They offer a Tachyon Exchange web portal where you can go to download new Tachyon product packs as they become available through consulting engagements and customer requests. Sometimes you might need to do something more specific or customized than what is available to everyone, and that's when your own knowledge is put to the test. Being able to write your own SCALE code would be invaluable, but takes a while to learn if you aren't already familiar with SQL, PowerShell, or a few other popular languages. Making it your own can definitely take some work, but it's worth it in the end.
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex has a beautiful dashboard that is fairly easy to configure once you understand how policies work. My suggestion would be to definitely watch some of their training videos on copying and modifying the default policies before attempting to set anything up. But once you know, it is easy. Using endpoint management software (SCCM/JAMF/etc) for deployment is a must.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Tachyon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex XDR ranks high for its abilities in prevention. We do see malware that Cortex is able to stop that is undetected by Microsoft's endpoint protection. But it seems comparable products such as Crowdstrike may do better in providing details around alerts. Without this context we can't mount a more thorough response to alerts because we don't have the appropriate information to do so.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Tachyon

Microsoft has good intentions, but they are often late to the table. On more than one occasion, we have seen Microsoft incorporate a new feature into their own products, but it's something that 1E had already been offering for a year or more. By the time Microsoft adds a new feature, it has already been in our 1E toolbox and even then doesn't seem to have all of the additional functionality that we get from the 1E software. Currently, we're starting to see Microsoft's push for endpoint performance analytics, which 1E Tachyon has already done impressively for some time now.
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Compared to all other products, we shortlisted Sophos, Cortex, and CrowdStrike. We are utilizing all of them differently in our multiple divisions and segments to monitor user performance and activities and all the features of these solutions. To date, giving an honest review of Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR, it is a very stable product in terms of local agent software as well as its cloud console.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Tachyon

  • Being able to deploy configuration changes while devices are off-network was a real-life-saver for us during the sudden work-from-home scenarios we faced during the pandemic.
  • Reclaiming unused software licenses has provided some additional budget to use towards other products, and helps us to justify the cost of what we already have.
  • Using Experience to proactively troubleshoot performance issues not only reduces the number of help desk tickets but also provides a better work environment for our employees.
David Sixsmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • After putting Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR on a user's system, users came back with a positive response that there are no performance issues now.
  • We are able to track and control granular suspicious and malicious activities.
  • Web controls are missing, which if they would have been there would have been very helpful.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Tachyon

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Tachyon
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
7.5

Usability

Tachyon
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
9.0

Support Rating

Tachyon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.0

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