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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon

There aren't many scenarios where I wouldn't recommend CrowdStrike. You'll have the ability to create protection policies for different parts of your environment so that sensitive machines have as much protection as possible, and low-risk machines aren't overly locked down. The only reason I can't see someone choosing CrowdStrike is over a matter of budget. It's not the most expensive, nor is it the cheapest.
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

It would be well suited in an environment where most all your endpoints are Windows-based computers, as Windows Defender is already built into the operating system, so there is no client to have to worry about installing. It also will make the management of endpoints easier on the server side, if most all machines are Windows-based.It might be less of ideal solution if a company/organization were looking for something more robust, or had a lot more features/configuration settings. It also might be less ideal for a company/organization that was looking for a product that didn't have a high detection rate of false positives
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.2
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.3
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Microsoft Defender ATP
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.7
Microsoft Defender ATP
6.9
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.2
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.7
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.6
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.4

Pros

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Detects and automatically blocks dangerous behavior on endpoints that could be indicative of malicious activity, like executing programs from the deleted items folder, executing a SSH command in silent mode from different places in the OS, etc.
  • Monitors endpoints continuously for known malware, evaluates dangerous behaviors and blocks execution based on risk tolerance settings, uses AI to draw correlations on multiple attack vectors, and has a human malware hunting element to detect known or newly detected attack vectors.
  • Is easy to deploy across a large organization and manage centrally by as few as 1 person part time.
  • This was the fastest and easiest implementation of an enterprise grade security system I have ever done. I pushed software to the endpoints on a Friday afternoon, and was complete by Noon on Monday, as each workstation came online, the installer completed, and we were protected.
Mark Sauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • Low impact on computer performance.
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Several settings that help you customize the software.
Danilo Soares Peres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Falcon isn't continuously scanning the machine, if something is downloaded and viewed as safe it won't be re-checked later.
  • More dashboards and information on vulnerabilities on the machines would be helpful.
  • More reports that could be given to executives would also be beneficial. There are some now, but the options are rather limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • Deployment: We've had some issues deploying, especially outside of the Windows environment.
  • Offboarding: There is currently no way to delete a computer. They disappear over time. We even renamed a computer, and it kept both the old and new name in there. Eventually, the older machines do go away, but there is no manual way to do this at the moment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon 8.5
Based on 12 answers
  • Ease of implementation.
  • Overall protection capabilities.
  • Real-time system inventory function.
  • Insight and intelligence of not only the threat, but the potential of the threat.
  • Support staff of their managed service is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

Microsoft Defender ATP 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I gave it a 7 out of 10 as I feel that there is still a lot of room for improvement. I remember how back in the day the software was looked down upon because of it being an unreliable and inefficient antivirus. But, Microsoft has really put in the hard work and made it worthy for it to be comparable to all the other security services out there.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrowdStrike Falcon

Business requirements, mainly. The most important/useful items we appreciate is ease of use and customer service and this product exceeds expectations in that regard. Other offers cover legacy systems and remain with that solution. However, the granularity that you can introduce to an environment is outstanding, all that without losing the simplicity of use.
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

MS ATP is lower on system resources and enables us to stretch out our endpoint hardware for an additional year. Also, MS ATP being an MS product fits in very nicely into MS remote management software and MS operating system. We have had little to no issues when hotfixes and roll updates are deployed, unlike 3rd party AV providers that we had experience with in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • A significant increase in responsiveness to data security incidents.
  • The frequency and extent of data security issues have been drastically reduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender ATP

  • A positive impact has been to increase productivity for IT staff, as it saves them time from having to install/configure clients on every endpoint.
  • Another positive impact has been on the user/client side, as it helps the user to increase their productivity with working on their computer, as the Windows Defender client uses little resources to run on the system, and has a tendecy to not slowdown systems
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrowdStrike Falcon

General

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

Microsoft Defender ATP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.2

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.5
Microsoft Defender ATP
8.0

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