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CrowdStrike Falcon

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Score 9.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike continues to be the leader of where it is today by extending the offerings that is has. While there are a number of downfalls of the product, no one other security vendor can rightfully do what CrowdStrike does. Smaller players in the game are able to "pull a feather" here and there but there is no stopping the behemoth that is CrowdStrike. So long as CrowdStrike continues to deliver on its endpoint protection capabilities and levels up their behavioral detections, they are the best buy all day long. For those looking for a company that is clear about what they are monitoring for and how, rule logic, etc.... CrowdStrike is the exact opposite. They are a complete black box that thinks detect logic is magic and protects it all as if it was intellectual property. For some organizations they will likely not care; however, for others with established security teams, this can prove to be an irritant.
Bryan Bowie | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds SEM is well suited for a medium to large enterprise with continental datacenters or a few datacenters peppered around the globe. SolarWinds is a thorough and complete IT Operations Monitoring, Alerting, and Capacity planning solution with excellent ROI and arguably the fastest tool to get up and running with a great ROI usually within the first year. SolarWinds modules allow for the deployment of a specific IT Domain solution or a complete end-to-end IT Operations center tool for Application, Server, Network, Security, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.5
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
7.9
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.3
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.0
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.4
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.6
Centralized event and log data collection
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.5
Correlation
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.6
Event and log normalization/management
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3
Deployment flexibility
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
8.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
4.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
9.0

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • It does a great job of notifying us when accounts have been locked out. We can then find out the device on the network where the login attempt occurred.
  • Searching for incidents is now a lot faster with the implementation of the HTML 5 interface.
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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • All SolarWinds product suffer from slow response times in management portals. SolarWinds SEM is no exception. While it is much preferred over a "thick client" there is much room for improvement in speed.
  • If you use the email alert features with SolarWinds make sure to prepare you staff and team for the large amount of emails they could receive. Make sure to reduce the number of alerts so your team does not ignore the alerts.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It is pretty likely that we will renew SEM when the time comes up. It is easy to use and maintain so there isn't much of a need to replace this product. It is also a pretty fair price for the capabilities provided by the SEM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 6.7
Based on 5 answers
If you are familiar with SolarWinds then you can use this product it's as easy as that. If you have never used a SolarWinds product then it will take a minute to get how they do reports and make dashboards but that being said the tool is great and can make things very easy once you get a feel for how it works and get everything setup how you like it.
Tim Short | 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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) 7.1
Based on 26 answers
The quality of support can vary depending on whom you end up speaking with. I was fortunate enough to work with a support representative who was very familiar with the product. He had even authored some of the support documentation on the website. On the flip side, I had two other experiences where I was simply directed to online training material.
Brandon Demko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrowdStrike Falcon

[Because of] its cloud-based architecture, complete set of features, LDAP integration and massive deployment options. The open integration with another security solution and it's almost native with all Windows flavors including Windows Server. Its Incident Response Team is a one-and-only kind of solution that makes CrowdStrike a really different competitor and a natural leader in cybersecurity market.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

SEM is much better value proposition due to being priced by node and not by size of the event database. It's also much easier to configure that Splunk and needs much less infrastructure to run. Out of the box SEM beats Splunk on functionality. We looked at many products and compared before choosing SEM.
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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

  • For the price, it produced a decent value. It did a lot of the easy stuff well. I can't give any specific data given the objective of the product was to monitor very basic events in the environment.
  • There are free options that can do a better job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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CrowdStrike Falcon

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

General

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

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.3

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
6.7

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.6
SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)
7.1

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