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CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon

It's a great solution with a massive deployment scenario with a lot of endpoints, and where the time is an issue and you need to be protected ASAP - thanks to its cloud-based architecture you will be up and running in almost 10 minutes (literally). There are no signatures, further refinements, or additional hardware and servers required. An always or almost always offline [scenario] is not well-suited for Falcon Pro.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

The Palo Alto device is well suited for a direct replacement for any traditional or other firewall. There is little room for error on this device, it will do exactly what you have it configured for. Between security zones, security policies, nat policies, policy based forwarding, and everything in between, you have to keep your head on straight when making big or small changes.
The Palo Alto does have one overall issue our users report more than anything. The Palo Alto is a strict NAT device, so unless you have the ability to 1 to 1 map IP addresses for your users who need something beside strict NAT limitations, the Palo Alto will cause you grief.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.8
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.6
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Firewall

CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.1
Identification Technologies
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.2
Visualization Tools
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.5
Content Inspection
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.4
Policy-based Controls
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.4
Active Directory and LDAP
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.1
Firewall Management Console
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.9
Reporting and Logging
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.9
VPN
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.6
High Availability
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6
Stateful Inspection
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6
Proxy Server
CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.7

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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • AppID is able to see what the actual internet traffic is. For instance instead of port 443 just being "Internet traffic" we can define access to Facebook-base or all the other facets of facebook.
  • UserID allows us to define policies based on group or user access and integrates with our Active Directory. This helps to configure a least access privilege and if we find misuse of the network we can tighten specific users to a stricter policy.
  • GlobalProtect VPN connection helps our employee's connect from home remotely. This provides a very secure connection with minimal configuration.
  • Wildfire provides very up-to-date information regarding global attack mitigations and stopping techniques.
Christopher St.Amand | 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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • The CLI is a bit confusing, and it's difficult to find what you're looking for. Takes a lot of practice. Definitely not as good as the Cisco CLI.
  • Updating the firmware is often a very dangerous process, especially when jumping minor or major releases. More QA should be done to validate and ensure no issues during upgrades. I'll admit it's gotten better over time, but there is still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

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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
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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 8.6
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 8.5
Based on 12 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

Overall I found CrowdStrike Falcon's EDR capabilities superior to their competitors. Also, the user interface has taken its time to mature and is very intuitive and has a natural flow. Policy configuration and assignment as well as the features and settings within the config were more complete and met all our requirements. Lastly, the agent plays nice with everything else running on systems. We hardly ever have issues of Falcon interfering with users or services, and false positives are kept at a minimum.
David Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

I have used Cisco & Sonicwall primarily in most of my 23+ years of network security experience. Over the years all of these platforms have matured, but Palo Alto beats them all in terms of user interface.

The ability to run reports, get access to data immediately, and have the data be extremely accurate and granular is what sets Palo Alto apart from the others. Deployment of the VPN client(s) on multiple platforms is simple to manage and doesn't break other applications like many other VPN client software does. The performance of the firewall from a throughput and monitoring standpoint is second to none.
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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Utilizing Panorama to manage all of our Firewalls Policies by creating device groups is a real time saver. We only need to configure policies once and push them to the appropriate firewalls saving a lot of time.
  • Having the added security feature protection is good peace of mind in an ever-increasing threat landscape.
  • Monitoring traffic by IP, URL or username provides excellent insight into our traffic.
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

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

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
10.0

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
10.0

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.6
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
8.5

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