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CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    9.2

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    92%

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    9.3
    93%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    9.7
    97%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    9.3
    93%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    8.1
    81%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    9.2
    92%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    9.0
    90%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    9.5
    95%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    21 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    21 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    20 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    21 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    21 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    93%
    36 Ratings
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.3

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    93%
    13 Ratings
    8.4

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    84%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Palo Alto firewall only affords by Large level infrastructure having a budget for Security Prospect. I will recommend it for the Card information industry & Confidential data solutions. Because it provides a bucket of security features that are not easily vulnerable.
    Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    • 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.
    Bryan Bowie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • The PA handles VPN connectivity without missing a beat. We have multiple VPN tunnels in use for redundancy to cloud-based services.
    • The PA has great functionality in supporting failover internet connections, again with the ability to have multiple paths out to our cloud-based services.
    • The PA is updated on the regular with various security updates, we are not concerned with the firewall's ability to see what packets are really flowing across the network. Being able to see beyond just IP and port requests lets you know things are locked down better than traditional firewalls.
    • It is a great overall kit, with URL filtering and other services that fill in the gaps between other solutions without breaking the bank.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    • 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.
    Randy Munroe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • Our specific model is a bit slow and outdated and takes up to 10 minutes to commit a configuration change.
    • Nested security rules would be helpful instead of a linear approach. But rule creation in general is very simple.
    • Documentation gives a very straight forward answer to some items but is very vague in others.
    • Support could be a little better. An issue we had a tech was insistent it was the "other guy" and it ended up being the very latest PAN OS upgrade.
    Christopher St.Amand | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $6.99 per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)

    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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    CrowdStrike Falcon 9.3
    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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.4
    Based on 18 answers
    We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
    Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    No one can say any other companies in this time is better than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generatoin Firewalls. Palo Alto offers very advanced features which protect you[r] organization. Advanced malware protection, anti spam, lots of other threats.
    Basant Gupta | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • Overall, even though the device is very expensive (both hardware and licensing), the product does produce a decent ROI, given that one (or HA pair) of devices can do so many things, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, URL filtering, SSL decryption, SSL VPN, routing, etc.
    • There will definitely be sticker shock when you're renewal comes up annually (or after 3 years), so be sure to look very carefully at the recurring costs of this product, with respect to licensing and hardware/software maintenance.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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