Avanan vs. CrowdStrike Falcon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Avanan, from Check Point since the August 2021 acquisition, connects security technologies to enterprise cloud applications in order to improve protection of sensitive corporate data and IP. According to the vendor, Avanan's one-click deployment allows customers to deploy a new security solution in seconds. Because it requires no appliance, agent or gateway proxy, Avanan can begin protecting any cloud application immediately, with no effect on users.
$4
per user per month
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Endpoint Protection suite, an antivirus and endpoint protection system emphasizing threat detection, machine learning malware detection, and signature free updating. Additionally the available Falcon Spotlight module delivers vulnerability assessment with no performance impact, no additional agents, hardware, scheduled scans, firewall exceptions or admin credentials.
$6.99
per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
Pricing
AvananCrowdStrike Falcon
Editions & Modules
Advanced Anti-Phishing
$4.00
per user per month
Complete Malware Protection
$5.00
per user per month
Full-Suite Protection
$8.00
per user per month
Falcon Pro
$6.99
per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
Falcon Enterprise
$14.99
per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
Falcon Premium
$17.99
per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvananCrowdStrike Falcon
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices for fewer than 500 users.
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Features
AvananCrowdStrike Falcon
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.2
110 Ratings
3% below category average
CrowdStrike Falcon
-
Ratings
Anti-malware8.3105 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability8.3106 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.394 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.2106 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing7.094 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.576 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools8.5106 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
-
Ratings
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
71 Ratings
4% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.964 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.570 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.671 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.968 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.370 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvananCrowdStrike Falcon
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(112 ratings)
9.3
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(5 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(33 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(35 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvananCrowdStrike Falcon
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
What it says, it provides. It has the Data leak prevention that is the major help while we have to deal with lot of clients at a time. It has the Secure Click that checks any embedded hyperlink so that when we work on emails we don't have to worry about the hidden security threats inside a email.
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CrowdStrike
I would highly recommend CrowdStrike Falcon to any organization serious about bolstering its cybersecurity defenses. The platform's effectiveness in threat detection, proactive mitigation, and scalability make it a valuable asset in today's ever-evolving threat landscape. Despite some learning curves and integration challenges, the return on investment and the overall security enhancement justify its strong recommendation.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • The dashboard for Avanan makes all of the most important information easy to digest.
  • Alerting - specifically, the Geo-Location alerts allow us to see if a user has possibly been compromised.
  • The End-User Email Quarantine experience gives users the ability to request emails be released, which trains them to better spot legitimate emails.
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CrowdStrike
  • The Log analysis is very detailed and easy to use.
  • Prevent and block all type of malwares.
  • Great threat intelligence which is very up-to-date with the recent cyber attacks
  • very user friendly in access and management
  • Automated feature of detecting, taking action and closing incidents using fusion workflow.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • I only ever had one complaint, we had a few hiccups during the setup process. We have now been a customer for two years and have had no further issues. It is likely that the setup pain points have now been resolved as well. Overall the product does what it claims while providing a very intuitive interface.
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CrowdStrike
  • Sometimes updates to sensor versions fail, which requires manual intervention by internal staff members
  • The variety of different administrative privilege levels is vast and sometimes confusing
  • Proactive notifications confirming the health of the environment would be great instead of just reporting on potential issues
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
Cost, need to make sure the cost is competitive for how many users are using email protection as we move users to MS Teams and don't rely so much on full access to email accounts (both sending and receiving internal and external).
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CrowdStrike
Crowdstrike has a large suite of tools built for helping the engineers triage and respond to security event whenever identified. The ability to customize the security policies and implement more granular policies to different devices based on the functionality is unmatched. Crowdstrike provides so much of ability in a decent budget which ascertains the value for money or ROI.
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
The end-users love not having their inboxes fill up with extra useless emails. As an administrator, it is simple to implement and maintain. The ability to put something into test mode before going live makes our life a lot easier and less stressful. Avanan has many different components to make your life easier.
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CrowdStrike
I think it is a complete and very trustful XDR platform, with very few False Positives. It is very well supported by highly skilled professionals on all levels: from pre-sales engineers, Customer Account Managers and support engineers.
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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CrowdStrike
No answers on this topic
Performance
Check Point Software Technologies
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
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CrowdStrike
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Support has always been there for me, they take on suggestions and product improvements quite seriously. I've spoken to techs and you can tell that they care about the product and the service in which they deliver. Avanan support is always responsive in everything I throw them and in most cases they don't tell me how to build out a widget or custom query, they actually do it for me and send it to me.
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CrowdStrike
Support is generally pretty fast and gets right to the issue. We haven't had to use them much, fortunately, but the issues and questions we've had are usually answered quickly. The customer success manager/account manager you're assigned will also follow up with you on a regular cadence to ensure you're getting the most out of the subscription. There's not a whole lot of room to improve, other than the general confusion about what is/what is not covered in custom packages you're subscribed to. The initial purchase took much longer because of a package name changes and realignments of different modules into those packages.
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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CrowdStrike
There is limited amount of learning that can be completed in an in-person training available. In my opinion, the self-paced learning provided by Falcon portal is more useful over in-person training. The support from Falcon is great and useful to overcome difficulties, if any.
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Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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CrowdStrike
The training provided by Crowdstrike Falcon is complete in terms of the depth of technical knowledge and teaches the users about going through with the platform. There are lots of jargons for different tools that Crowdstrike Falcon has and this training teaches them all which helps in managing the platform better. Plus, the regular knowledge checks are also very helpful for the end user.
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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CrowdStrike
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
Avanan has a one-click solution, which subscribers or clients use to deploy a new security update. Further, Avanan has the protection of any cloud application, which means, it bypasses any security threat and maintain the set safety processes. Finally, data leakage is a shield that Avanan has deployed, a very smooth process in the firm.
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CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike Falcon's cloud-native architecture gives it an edge in terms of scalability, ease of deployment, and real-time threat intelligence updates. The user interface of Falcon is intuitive and offers clear visibility into our organization's threat landscape. Our team felt more comfortable navigating Falcon's dashboard. CrowdStrike Falcon's API and integration capabilities meant we could easily incorporate it into our existing tech stack, enhancing our other tools. Falcon's seemed more flexible for our specific needs.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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CrowdStrike
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Improved risk mitigation by providing additional layer protection for M365.
  • Easy to setup and configure. No expert knowledge required and no downtime required.
  • Customizable license count. No need to buy the same number of mailbox users if you really don't want to protect some unused mailboxes.
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CrowdStrike
  • Centralized resource management means we need less tools to do the same job.
  • EDR data is massive and has to be factored into the overall cost of the product. You are exponentially punished for more devices.
  • CS has allowed larger coverage over devices and has discovered massive pockets of no protections.
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