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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

For those with some investment in Palo Alto already in particular I would say that you can do well with Cortex XDR. People already using the Wildfire machine learning antimalware service in the firewall will find a nice overlap of visibility here. But I would say they may either want to consider a higher license tier than just Protect or consider something like Crowdstrike which seems to do a better job of showing what a given alert means and therefore how you might want to respond. We will probably POC Crowdstrike at the end of our license.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.7
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.2
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.6
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Incident Response Platforms

CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.2
Company-wide Incident Reporting
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.0
Integration with Other Security Systems
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
6.0
Attack Chain Visualization
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
5.0
Centralized Dashboard
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0
Machine Learning to Prevent Incidents
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0
Live Response for Rapid Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
10.0

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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Protection from advanced malware threats.
  • Cloud hosted service with good management interface.
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux (and Android, but I haven't tried that).
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Showing the significance of behavior based alerts. It is hard to understand what is implicated by these alerts.
  • Rollout to Macs was a challenge for us because of the permissions that have to be allowed. Endpoint management could have helped with this.
  • Still waiting for support in the Palo Alto Splunk app for logs from Cortex.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
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Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex has a beautiful dashboard that is fairly easy to configure once you understand how policies work. My suggestion would be to definitely watch some of their training videos on copying and modifying the default policies before attempting to set anything up. But once you know, it is easy. Using endpoint management software (SCCM/JAMF/etc) for deployment is a must.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cortex XDR ranks high for its abilities in prevention. We do see malware that Cortex is able to stop that is undetected by Microsoft's endpoint protection. But it seems comparable products such as Crowdstrike may do better in providing details around alerts. Without this context we can't mount a more thorough response to alerts because we don't have the appropriate information to do so.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

We had MS Endpoint Protection in place. It is still useful for catching basic known commodity malware. But Palo Alto Cortex XDR shines in the fact that it can capture malware that has never been seen before. It has caused pen testers to get stopped in their tracks rather than pivoting to another system. That said, we are still very interested in Crowdstrike next license cycle so we can better visualize the attack timeline and understand the significance of alerts.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | 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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

  • Cortex XDR has stopped malware from executing on EMU machines.
  • Cortex XDR has saved time managing endpoint protection.
Allan Crittenden Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrowdStrike Falcon

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

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
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
7.0

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
9.0

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.5
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
8.0

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