CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Sophos Central Device Encryption

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CrowdStrike Falcon
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Endpoint Protection suite, an antivirus and endpoint protection system emphasizing threat detection, machine learning malware detection, and signature free updating. Additionally the available Falcon Spotlight module delivers vulnerability assessment with no performance impact, no additional agents, hardware, scheduled scans, firewall exceptions or admin credentials.
$6.99
per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
Sophos Central Device Encryption
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Central Device Encryption is a full disk encryption solution, based on the SafeGuard technology acquired with Utimaco by Sophos in 2008.N/A
Pricing
CrowdStrike FalconSophos Central Device Encryption
Editions & Modules
Falcon Pro
$6.99
per endpoint/month (for 5-250 endpoints, billed annually)
Falcon Enterprise
$14.99
per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
Falcon Premium
$17.99
per endpoint/month (minimum number of endpoints applies)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrowdStrike FalconSophos Central Device Encryption
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
34 Ratings
Sophos Central Device Encryption
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.428 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.634 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
CrowdStrike FalconSophos Central Device Encryption
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(37 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrowdStrike FalconSophos Central Device Encryption
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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Sophos
We found the incorporated system of both AV and Encryption to be an absolute breath of fresh air for us. It is great for small and mid-sized companies. We rolled this out across our 4 global regions. We created region-specific groups for our endpoints and placed the appropriate endpoints into those groups. [Then] we defined policies for AV and Encryption that would be used inter-region and assigned roles to the different regions' support staff. Great stuff.
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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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Sophos
  • Email encryption, it can encrypt based on the criteria defined. We use regex for this to discover the content.
  • We can have a view of what is the content of the email being quarantined.
  • We use Sophos together with our Email Exchange
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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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Sophos
  • simply the interface
  • usability for non technical teams
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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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Sophos
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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.
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Sophos
The only other one we looked at was Symantec endpoint encryption this seemed less feature reach and less user friendly.
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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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Sophos
  • Intangible benefits to the organization data, data is highly secure
  • No worries to users and IT for data stolen outside the organization
  • Protected from malware and ransomware
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