CrowdStrike Falcon vs. IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.1 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)
IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
IBM X-Force IRIS can be deployed on-site to provide a complete cybersecurity incident response, threat intelligence, and breach remediation platform.N/A
Pricing
CrowdStrike FalconIBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Editions & Modules
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)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrowdStrike FalconIBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
CrowdStrike FalconIBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
34 Ratings
IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.634 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident Response Platforms
Comparison of Incident Response Platforms features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
-
Ratings
IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
9.4
1 Ratings
Company-wide Incident Reporting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration with Other Security Systems00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Centralized Dashboard00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Machine Learning to Prevent Incidents00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Live Response for Rapid Remediation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
CrowdStrike FalconIBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(37 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrowdStrike FalconIBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS)
Likelihood to Recommend
CrowdStrike
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.
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IBM
Well suited to the following: 1. Data-Driven Analytics. I cannot stress that enough. It has been transformational in the way we are able to accomplish tasks and analyze large amounts of information. 2. Connect-The-Dots methodology. I have found it incredibly adept in allowing new information to be used in tandem with already-known info. 3. This is the icing on the cake and what I had originally set out to accomplish - IRIS has made it possible - Generative AI that uses verified data science to provide insights and expedite our advancement by performing experiments yielding real-world positive results. This has significantly reduced the time it takes for technology to be ready and marketable, reduces the workload, and saves a tremendous amount of money in the long run by allowing our discoveries to be 3 weeks away instead of 30 years. In contrast, scenarios where it is less appropriate are in nearly identical company when it comes to my third point (A double-edged sword, if you will.) We have a responsibility to ensure that this technology is used for a positive outcome and "Future:Forward" approach. This is the mark of true Evolution. It's up to us to keep it so.
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Pros
CrowdStrike
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Immediate recognition of possible conflicting interests within a field of view.
  • Ability to assist users with Research and Development at an extraordinary rate.
  • Real-Time feedback via neural pathways to analyze data and implement independent solutions that are tailored to the specific applications on-site.
  • This entire review was written with the assistance of IRIS technology as a demonstrative of it's very real practical application. This took less than 2 minutes to write using my own hands.
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Cons
CrowdStrike
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Suggestion 1) "RE:View" functionality.
  • Suggestion 2) "ION = EYE-ON" in Language processing.
  • Suggestion 3) Biological GUI+GPU integration.
  • Suggestion 4) Ability to "RE:Quest" IRIS Up-link/Down-link interaction. (Inter-Act w/(EYE-ON))
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Support Rating
CrowdStrike
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.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
CrowdStrike
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.
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IBM
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Return on Investment
CrowdStrike
  • 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.
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IBM
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