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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection ranks higher in 1 feature set: Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

9.2

CrowdStrike Falcon

92%
7.9

Symantec Endpoint Security

79%
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-Exploit Technology

9.4
94%
27 Ratings
8.0
80%
34 Ratings

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

9.8
98%
32 Ratings
8.3
83%
36 Ratings

Centralized Management

9.3
93%
33 Ratings
8.2
82%
38 Ratings

Hybrid Deployment Support

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
26 Ratings

Infection Remediation

9.3
93%
33 Ratings
7.2
72%
37 Ratings

Vulnerability Management

9.0
90%
27 Ratings
7.7
77%
33 Ratings

Malware Detection

9.6
96%
33 Ratings
8.4
84%
38 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
7.0

Symantec Endpoint Security

70%
67 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Symantec Endpoint Security

91%
5 Ratings

Availability

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Symantec Endpoint Security

90%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

CrowdStrike Falcon

96%
13 Ratings
1.4

Symantec Endpoint Security

14%
23 Ratings

Implementation Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Symantec Endpoint Security

64%
2 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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Broadcom

Symantec Endpoint Security is a well-rounded product that provides a significant amount of functionality and covers many of our endpoint needs without needing to resort to multiple vendors that might clash in unpredictable ways when ultimately deployed to the endpoints in our estate. The default policies are adequate and tuning these requires some time as with all similar EDR products but the product is flexible enough to allow very granular whitelisting/blacklisting which is great. Low resource requirements are also fantastic and we've not had many complaints from developers who were getting slowed down when compiling complex code with other previous solutions.
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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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Broadcom

  • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
  • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
  • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
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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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Broadcom

  • The system should have a better ability to auto repair, if an item is malfunctioning it should auto reinstall.
  • The cloud platform and the server do not talk well to each other and it would be great to get the same data on both platforms, this may be due to version though.
  • It seems the whitelisting on the cloud platform could use some work.
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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

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Symantec Endpoint Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Symantec Endpoint Security 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

    Likelihood to Renew

    CrowdStrike

    No answers on this topic

    Broadcom

    Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
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    Usability

    CrowdStrike

    No answers on this topic

    Broadcom

    Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
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    Reliability and Availability

    CrowdStrike

    No answers on this topic

    Broadcom

    We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs 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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    Broadcom

    Support is completely awful! You can never get anyone to help if you can even find a number to call. The support web portal is a joke and their response time if you're even able to submit a ticket is ridiculously slow.
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    Implementation Rating

    CrowdStrike

    No answers on this topic

    Broadcom

    Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
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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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    Broadcom

    Symantec Endpoint Security offers very similar features to the above products, they all do the same thing in terms of protecting your endpoints against cybersecurity threats. Installation wise the products all install from a central management system and report back to this for central reporting. Ultimately we choose Symantec as the reseller was able to offer additional incentives which made their pricing very competitive.
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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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    Broadcom

    • The ROI from deploying this has led to fewer security issues which reduces costs.
    • Keeping track of security issues and how the were remedied is easier.
    • Deskside support can work with end users easily if something is triggered and this allows us to not have to overstaff.
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