CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Palo Alto Panorama

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)
Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
According to the information provided by the vendor, Palo Alto Panorama is a network security management solution that intends to simplify and enhance cybersecurity processes for businesses. The product's primary objective is to offer various features, including unified policy management, centralized visibility, automated threat response, simplified configuration, unrivaled scalability, and rapid security adoption. It claims to assist organizations in efficiently managing their firewalls and…
$9,500
Pricing
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
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)
25 Devices
$9,500.00
100 Devices
$23,750.00
1000 Devices
$71,250.00
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
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
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
67 Ratings
4% above category average
Palo Alto Panorama
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.060 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.466 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management8.567 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.165 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management8.453 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.367 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
-
Ratings
Palo Alto Panorama
9.3
12 Ratings
14% above category average
Policy planning and rule management00 Ratings9.812 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Device Discovery00 Ratings9.49 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing00 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
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ThreatDown, powered by Malwarebytes
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center
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Score 7.9 out of 10
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BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(70 ratings)
9.6
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(8 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrowdStrike FalconPalo Alto Panorama
Likelihood to Recommend
CrowdStrike
I would highly recommend CrowdStrike Falcon to any organization serious about bolstering its cybersecurity defenses. The platform's effectiveness in threat detection, proactive mitigation, and scalability make it a valuable asset in today's ever-evolving threat landscape. Despite some learning curves and integration challenges, the return on investment and the overall security enhancement justify its strong recommendation.
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Palo Alto Networks
I think Palo Alto Panorama is suited for administrators of all levels because certain things can be locked down to certain permission levels. But there are executive dashboards all the way down to the weeds for the highest of administrators. This truly is a single pane of glass tool because you never have to go into the individual firewalls for anything.
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Pros
CrowdStrike
  • The Log analysis is very detailed and easy to use.
  • Prevent and block all type of malwares.
  • Great threat intelligence which is very up-to-date with the recent cyber attacks
  • very user friendly in access and management
  • Automated feature of detecting, taking action and closing incidents using fusion workflow.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • If you need to push a setting or config to multiple firewalls Panorama can do that flawlessly.
  • Panorama has its logging centralized and this makes it easy to locate and reviews logs compared to having to get logs from each device.
  • I love how the interface matches the interface on the firewall. This makes the learning curve less steep.
  • Adding new firewalls to Panorama is super easy and not complex. Panorama can push a lot of the config and settings so you don't have to manually do it.
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Cons
CrowdStrike
  • Sometimes updates to sensor versions fail, which requires manual intervention by internal staff members
  • The variety of different administrative privilege levels is vast and sometimes confusing
  • Proactive notifications confirming the health of the environment would be great instead of just reporting on potential issues
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Palo Alto Networks
  • The ability to push out OS updates could be improved in Panorama. It has the abilities, but the use is not intuitive, to the point that we generally connect directly to the firewalls to download the OS updates directly.
  • Scheduling. It would be nice to be able to schedule jobs to run at certain times. Pushing out updates, like OS updates mentioned above, can require significant bandwidth. So being able to schedule that work for hours that would not directly affect the users would be a welcome addition.
  • The list of devices in the Templates tabs should be sorted the same way that he devices are grouped in the Device Group tab, rather than just alphabetical. If there was a way to chose the order of the devices, maybe by tag, that would work as well.
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Likelihood to Renew
CrowdStrike
Crowdstrike has a large suite of tools built for helping the engineers triage and respond to security event whenever identified. The ability to customize the security policies and implement more granular policies to different devices based on the functionality is unmatched. Crowdstrike provides so much of ability in a decent budget which ascertains the value for money or ROI.
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Palo Alto Networks
Panorama has given us much more than we expected and the support for the product, by Palo Alto Networks has been great. We would like to see some improvements that I mentioned in another review, like scheduling changes, but overall Panorama has provided a very capable product and we are very happy with it.
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Usability
CrowdStrike
I think it is a complete and very trustful XDR platform, with very few False Positives. It is very well supported by highly skilled professionals on all levels: from pre-sales engineers, Customer Account Managers and support engineers.
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Palo Alto Networks
You can do anything via the GUI without going to the CLI. High real time security as every five minutes, it updates the list of phishing websites. High protection as the firewall communicates with the cloud, a machine running artificial intelligence helps to detect malware or other threats.
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Support Rating
CrowdStrike
Support is generally pretty fast and gets right to the issue. We haven't had to use them much, fortunately, but the issues and questions we've had are usually answered quickly. The customer success manager/account manager you're assigned will also follow up with you on a regular cadence to ensure you're getting the most out of the subscription. There's not a whole lot of room to improve, other than the general confusion about what is/what is not covered in custom packages you're subscribed to. The initial purchase took much longer because of a package name changes and realignments of different modules into those packages.
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto has a very nice customer support. People are very nice and were quick to reply, whenever we had an issue with the subscription or the blacklist tool. There is also a great deal of information on their website that covers each and every detail about the uses and the threat signatures. The community keeps on updating their information very frequently. Small issues are easily solved from the documentation, and for other issues, the customer support service is always present. However, on Fridays it becomes a little delayed as per my observation.
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In-Person Training
CrowdStrike
There is limited amount of learning that can be completed in an in-person training available. In my opinion, the self-paced learning provided by Falcon portal is more useful over in-person training. The support from Falcon is great and useful to overcome difficulties, if any.
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Palo Alto Networks
No answers on this topic
Online Training
CrowdStrike
The training provided by Crowdstrike Falcon is complete in terms of the depth of technical knowledge and teaches the users about going through with the platform. There are lots of jargons for different tools that Crowdstrike Falcon has and this training teaches them all which helps in managing the platform better. Plus, the regular knowledge checks are also very helpful for the end user.
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Palo Alto Networks
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Alternatives Considered
CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike Falcon's cloud-native architecture gives it an edge in terms of scalability, ease of deployment, and real-time threat intelligence updates. The user interface of Falcon is intuitive and offers clear visibility into our organization's threat landscape. Our team felt more comfortable navigating Falcon's dashboard. CrowdStrike Falcon's API and integration capabilities meant we could easily incorporate it into our existing tech stack, enhancing our other tools. Falcon's seemed more flexible for our specific needs.
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Panorama and Junos Space Security Director have many similar features but Palo Alto Panorama excels in almost all of them. The monitoring tools in Palo Alto Panorama are easy to use and give more in-depth insight into what is going on in your network. Palo Alto's security is ranked much higher and the Web Application Security is also superior to that of the Junos counterpart.
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Return on Investment
CrowdStrike
  • Centralized resource management means we need less tools to do the same job.
  • EDR data is massive and has to be factored into the overall cost of the product. You are exponentially punished for more devices.
  • CS has allowed larger coverage over devices and has discovered massive pockets of no protections.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • At a previous company, I deployed Palo Alto firewalls to a data center, and 12 branch locations. This allowed us to replace MPLS links with IPSec tunnels between the sites. This resulted in significantly more throughput and soft savings of increased productivity. However, the estimated net of $220,000 in hard savings over five years is what is most impressive. I could not have effectively managed all those devices without Palo Alto Panorama.
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