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87 Ratings

CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection ranks higher in 1 feature set: Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

9.2

CrowdStrike Falcon

92%
8.3

FortiClient

83%
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection ranks higher in 6/7 features

Anti-Exploit Technology

9.3
93%
27 Ratings
6.4
64%
14 Ratings

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

9.7
97%
32 Ratings
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Centralized Management

9.3
93%
33 Ratings
8.5
85%
14 Ratings

Hybrid Deployment Support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Infection Remediation

9.2
92%
33 Ratings
8.1
81%
11 Ratings

Vulnerability Management

9.0
90%
27 Ratings
8.2
82%
11 Ratings

Malware Detection

9.5
95%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

CrowdStrike Falcon

93%
36 Ratings
7.1

FortiClient

71%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiClient

90%
1 Rating

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FortiClient

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.3

CrowdStrike Falcon

93%
13 Ratings
9.1

FortiClient

91%
22 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon

Anyone who is looking for a leader in endpoint protection should consider CrowdStrike Falcon for sure, regardless of specific use cases. Anybody who is operating on a very lean security team that doesn't have the capability to provide 24x7x365 coverage should absolutely consider Falcon Complete. I've worked with various MSSP's in the past, but Falcon Complete is one I would definitely not lose any sleep at night knowing we're in good hands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

FortiClient is really well suited for providing remote employees super quick access to a local network without needing much technical know-how. The virus scanning and web-blocking is also really great at making sure to keep the spam, ads, and other malicious web connections at bay. I have not run into any specific scenario that FortiClient has not been well suited - All of the scenarios in which I have used FortiClient have all functions really well for me.
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Endpoint Isolation - instead of hoping an adversary was blocked in time. CrowdStrike locks down the endpoint beyond using the Windows Firewall. Allowing a whitelist of IPs brings additional management of that endpoint to another level that most other tools don't have.
  • Rich Data Recording - CrowdStrike is best described as a giant tape recorder in the sky. When it lands on the box, it truly provides insight into the those that other tools could only dream of.
  • Extensive APIs - CrowdStrike understands that they are not your only security vendor, so they have API usage for everything in their platform to automate and integrate to your heart's desire.
  • Cloud Visibility - CrowdStrike's cloud monitoring capabilities are agnostic of cloud platform. No longer does one need to worry about putting all their eggs in one basket because the endpoint tool prefers one platform over another.
Bryan Bowie | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • [FortiClient] splits the traffic very well. For example, when users connect a VPN to the office they are connecting to the internal system which uses VPN traffic. If users access the public internet they use the internet traffic, but [Fortinet] does not route this traffic back to the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • The ability to do a system-level scan like a traditional AV is missing and isn't a feature CrowdStrike is planning on implementing. Old school IT guys are going to be curious about this.
  • Host management and deletion are clunky and take 45 days for a machine to fall off your subscription license.
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • font way too small on login, unable to select an option, for example, to see each letter of password as typed promotes errors at login
  • login errors and failure rate extremely high as [reported] by all our physicians and other providers: not infrequently one will have to return to office after hours in order to complete charts or access charts to answer patient after hours questions
  • frequent disconnects in spite of excellent internet signal
  • unacceptable interruptions in patient care
John Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrowdStrike Falcon

General

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

Starting Price

$6.99 per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)

CrowdStrike Falcon Editions & Modules

Edition
Falcon Pro$6.991
Falcon Enterprise$14.992
Falcon Premium$17.992
  1. per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
  2. per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
Additional Pricing Details

FortiClient

General

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

Starting Price

FortiClient Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the software is very simple and easy to use, very efficient, and has a stable connection that allows the user to perform tasks without problems. Also, this software does not need to be configured by IT technicians, since it comes with a very developed and understandable set up guide.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiClient

FortiClient 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Usability is pretty solid. It is not as easy to manage and adjust if you are not a trained IT professional, which requires smaller companies without IT staff to reply on outsourced IT partners. The user interface is a bit clunky, but you can generally figure out what you need to do, it just takes a little bit of time and effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon 9.3
Based on 13 answers
When I receive support, it is always useful and informative. However, the support doesn't get back to me in the most timely manner. Often, by the time I hear back from support I have already resolved the issue. But for bigger issues, that need more in-depth help the support team has been incredibly valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

FortiClient 9.1
Based on 22 answers
FortiClient is a security suite with which we can keep our equipment well-protected. And it is that in a system like Windows, which is always the target of all kinds of attacks, it is not enough to have a simple antivirus.
Saira Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrowdStrike Falcon

Crowdstrike Falcon Endpoint protection is based on AIML enhanced technology,l. It's cloud-based so users don't need to connect to their office network to get their policy synchronization done from Server to endpoints agents. Also, the Crowdstrike Falcon agent size is small and it consumes fewer resources of the machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

Meraki MX has a much more basic set of features compared to FortClient and the Fortinet ecosystem of devices and software. Setting up a FortiGate with FortiClient can take a little more time, but the feature set is much richer. We use Meraki MX is a few offices, but are now converting many of them over to the FortiClient and Fortinet suite of security devices and software.
Scott Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • CrowdStrike has cut our security costs.
  • Has given us more insight into our end points.
  • It has helped with our older PC's CPU usage.
  • Cut our cost and time from managing multiple platforms down to managing one platform with better insight than what we had with multiple security platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiClient

  • The free version of FortiClient VPN works great.
  • The fact that we have to pay for any version beyond 6.0.3 to connect to our firewalls that we already pay for licensing on is a little silly.
  • There is some support overhead with our clients and users to keep the software updated since it doesn't upgrade to new major versions automatically.
Eric Engardio | TrustRadius Reviewer

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