CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

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)
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Trend Micro offers the Smart Protection Suite with XGen, an endpoint security suite including data loss prevention and mobile device protection. The Smart Prtection Endpoint Suite is the basic edition. The Smart Protection Complete Suite also includes a message security gateway for specific applications (e.g. Office 365, Skye, Sharepoint, etc.) and web security gateway for extended capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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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 FalconTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
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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Features
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Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
CrowdStrike Falcon
9.2
34 Ratings
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
9.7
9 Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.428 Ratings9.97 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.833 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Centralized Management9.334 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.24 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.334 Ratings9.98 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.028 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Malware Detection9.634 Ratings9.99 Ratings
User Ratings
CrowdStrike FalconTrend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(37 ratings)
9.9
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(13 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Trend Micro
The best [way] for Trend Micro [Smart Protection Suite, with XGen] to stand out, would be to install it throughout the network, both computers and servers[.] I recommend this solution for both small companies and very large companies since currently the security of our data is very critical and many times the costs that they lead to when suffering from an attack are too high. [A] system like this is worth investing in.
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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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Trend Micro
  • Real time threat intelligence using updates from global threat intelligence network.
  • Advanced built-in threat detection and response capabilities.
  • Ability to detect advanced malware, behavior and communications.
  • Flexibility to deploy with on-premise or cloud or hybrid.
  • Single management console to manage all layers of security.
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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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Trend Micro
  • Documentation is something that can be improved here.
  • Licensing is overly complex and needs to be improved for different features/variations.
  • Install is difficult.
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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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Trend Micro
I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
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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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Trend Micro
Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
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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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Trend Micro
  • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
  • Lost some productivity when database crashed
  • Updates tend to slow system down
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