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CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8 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

Salt Open Source

Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Salt Open Source
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Salt Open Source
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Salt Open Source
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Salt Open Source
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.8
Salt Open Source
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
Salt Open Source
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.6
Salt Open Source
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
Salt Open Source

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

Salt Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
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

Salt Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
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

Salt Open Source

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salt Open Source

Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
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

Salt Open Source

  • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
  • Quicker rollout of services
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

Salt Open Source

General

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

Salt Open Source Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.9
Salt Open Source
8.0

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.6
Salt Open Source

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