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CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike continues to be the leader of where it is today by extending the offerings that is has. While there are a number of downfalls of the product, no one other security vendor can rightfully do what CrowdStrike does. Smaller players in the game are able to "pull a feather" here and there but there is no stopping the behemoth that is CrowdStrike. So long as CrowdStrike continues to deliver on its endpoint protection capabilities and levels up their behavioral detections, they are the best buy all day long. For those looking for a company that is clear about what they are monitoring for and how, rule logic, etc.... CrowdStrike is the exact opposite. They are a complete black box that thinks detect logic is magic and protects it all as if it was intellectual property. For some organizations they will likely not care; however, for others with established security teams, this can prove to be an irritant.
Bryan Bowie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

Small or large organizations will benefit from using MDE. They need to provide a way to buy MDE as a standalone add-on product not only make it a bundled feature in Microsoft 365 E5. I wish it had the ability to deploy updates to 3rd party apps when the vulnerability scanner discovers a vulnerability. Currently, I have to use a 3rd party tool to address this gap.
Joe Aldeguer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.5
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.6
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.7
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.8
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.0
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
8.9
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.2
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.7
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.4
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
9.7

Pros

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • Ransomware protection. We ran a ransomware simulation with obfuscated executables to hide malware signatures and CrowdStrike found and stopped 15 out of 15.
  • Malware/adware detection. Packaged adware in official installers are instantly blocked without interfering with the install of the primary application.
Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

  • It is great at proactively monitoring threats across the network. It works seamlessly with the client to monitor individual user computers, and it has a good real-time scanning engine.
  • On the client side, Windows Defender doesn't require a whole lot of system resources to run, nor will it create unnessary slowdowns of a computer, even while scanning for threats
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CrowdStrike Falcon

  • We get false positive detections when we run an email signature script for our users. These false positives can be a distraction. We've implemented a whitelist for those behaviors, but had some difficulty in figuring out how to configure CrowdStrike to recognize these executions since the file name and hash were always different (the executing file was firstname_lastname.exe, and that was too Vague to whitelist.
Mark Sauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

  • Virus detection rates are below competitors.
  • Too many notifications that end up bothering.
  • Do not ask every time if you should send reports to Microsoft.
Danilo Soares Peres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon 8.8
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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) 8.5
Based on 9 answers
Every time I've had a question or a problem, I was able to get it addressed quickly. Microsoft has a huge database for ATP support, and it has contained 90% of what I have looked for. It was a lifesaver during initial setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrowdStrike Falcon

[Because of] its cloud-based architecture, complete set of features, LDAP integration and massive deployment options. The open integration with another security solution and it's almost native with all Windows flavors including Windows Server. Its Incident Response Team is a one-and-only kind of solution that makes CrowdStrike a really different competitor and a natural leader in cybersecurity market.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly 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

  • 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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

  • There is definitely a piece of mind provided when you know that your system will not get compromised because of malware and viruses.
  • The fact that I don't have to spend money in the first place means that I can spend money on other more important things that do require it.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrowdStrike Falcon

General

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

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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)

General

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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) Editions & Modules

Edition
Standalone5.201
Academic2.501
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
8.9

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP)
8.5

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