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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

If you want you could think of the industry standard for protection as Symantec [Endpoint Security], if you get the appropriate suite you end up with a solid defense against the outside world. It is also appropriately priced costing us about 10k per year for the 450 Licenses we have. If you are actively being attacked by the CIA or FBI I would spend more money though no amount of money will really matter at that point but if you are just going up against your standard dark forces of the outside then I would recommend this for your endpoint security. It is a solid foundation to build your security stack off of.
Sean Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Anti-Exploit Technology
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.6
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Centralized Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.4
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Hybrid Deployment Support
CrowdStrike Falcon
8.0
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.8
Infection Remediation
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.1
Vulnerability Management
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.1
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Malware Detection
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.5
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.8

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • 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.
Debbie Johnson | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • Removing dead clients from the console. This is nearly impossible to do, and makes keeping the console clean a very difficult task.
  • Poorly tested versions are sometimes released that cause serious issues for users. This ranges from browsers malfunctioning to BSOD errors.
  • Malware detection is good but not great. We are not confident in SEP by itself to neutralize malware threats. It's detection rate just isn't high enough for next generation and zero day threats.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
No answers yet
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon 8.8
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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 7.6
Based on 22 answers
I've called a few times and the support is great. They help me walk through the issues that I was having and even remotely connected to my server and show me how the fix the issue. I hope the support doesn't change since they were bought by Broadcom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon

No score
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
Anonymous | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

More robust options and protections than Malware Bytes. Better overall detection and alerting to security issues. The overall ROI was better for us and we felt would also give us a stronger line of defense in our overall security strategy. We chose Symantec Endpoint because it gave us a top notch product in a price point we wanted.
Eric Krueger | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • SEP has had a very nice ROI in the form of keeping our network safe and clients' machines clean and free from spyware and viruses.
  • The negative downside is that reinstalling the client isn't always an easy method. A lot of times we just have the user reimage their whole machine, which is usually the last resort.
  • Another positive aspect of SEP is that it allows us to identify any problematic machines which might be allowing any malware, spyware or viruses in through any network ports or connections.
We use Symantec Endpoint Environment in a manufacturing and conventional office setting. This is a very large scale operational of over 10,000 users
Sam Figueroa | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

General

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

Symantec Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

CrowdStrike Falcon
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

CrowdStrike Falcon
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Reliability and Availability

CrowdStrike Falcon
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
8.8
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.6

Implementation Rating

CrowdStrike Falcon
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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