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121 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Endpoint Security

    9.2

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    92%

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    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

    8.2
    82%
    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

    9.6
    96%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    76%
    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    36 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    34 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    93%
    36 Ratings
    7.9

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    79%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    95%
    13 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CrowdStrike

    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.
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    SolarWinds

    Solarwinds SEM is great for generating reports for investigation purposes. Once you set up the connectors you can walk away and the product runs without needing maintenance. It was however pretty difficult to create the reports and alerts when now starting out and it can be very intimidating for new users.
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    Pros

    CrowdStrike

    • 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.
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    SolarWinds

    • 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.
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    Cons

    CrowdStrike

    • 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.
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    SolarWinds

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    CrowdStrike Falcon

    Starting Price

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

    Editions & Modules

    CrowdStrike Falcon editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Falcon Pro$6.991
    Falcon Enterprise$14.992
    Falcon Premium$17.993

    Footnotes

    1. per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
    2. per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
    3. per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      CrowdStrike

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      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
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      Usability

      CrowdStrike

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      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.
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      Support Rating

      CrowdStrike

      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.
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      SolarWinds

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      CrowdStrike

      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.
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      Splunk was a pretty good product but the licensing structure needed a lot of work. They changed the structure three times that I am aware and I still had problems understanding LogRhythm had a lot of issues correlating users to IP addresses, the mappings were frequently wrong so this product could not be trusted in my environment as all our access logs are IP based and this needs to be matched to usernames from AD Fortianalzyer is a great product but it can only do logs from Fortigates so that was not helping for anything other than our firewalls.
      Read full review

      Return on Investment

      CrowdStrike

      • 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.
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      SolarWinds

      • 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.
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