Jamf Protect vs. Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf Protect
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Developed exclusively for macOS, Jamf Protect provides a solution to maintain endpoint compliance, monitor for, respond to, and remediate security incidents on macOS with minimal impact to the device and end-user experience. Jamf Protect detects Mac-specific threats, and prevents known malware from running on devices and quarantines them for later analysis. Jamf Protect forwards data to a system of record to ensure a security posture, fleetwide, stays compliant by monitoring security settings on…N/A
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Traps replaces traditional antivirus with multi-method prevention, a proprietary combination of malware and exploit prevention methods that protect users and endpoints from known and unknown threats.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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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
Jamf Protect
8.5
2 Ratings
0% above category average
Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
-
Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jamf ProtectPalo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.8
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jamf ProtectPalo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Likelihood to Recommend
Jamf Software, LLC
Jamf Protect will always have day 1 support for new OS updates, which is an amazing feature. The reporting could use a bit more work and the actions it captures are far beyond anything we would need, but it does that really well too. There are plenty of scenarios where I will gladly recommend this to other institutions. There are not many where I wouldn't. Maybe only if you have a hybrid environment, where licensing another endpoint protection may be beneficial to the budget.
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Palo Alto Networks
Malware that doesn’t leave files behind has become widely available. Anyone who can afford to reverse this trend should purchase technology. Application whitelisting isn’t for everyone, and Palo Alto Networks Traps can help. Enterprises looking for a low-affected, next-generation solution with high protection should consider it. PAN Traps is a great product at a reasonable price, and I highly recommend it.
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Security--it scans processes for 'bad stuff'
  • Notifies admins of any issues or potential issues; entirely customizable and we create many custom notifications and groups.
  • Integrates with Jamf Pro
  • Monitor CIS benchmarks via a clean and nice looking dashboard
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Direct Access to devices via Live Terminal which provides operations with scripting, triage, and preservation of artifacts.
  • Behavioral Indicators of Compromise which provides alerts on events regarding groups of hosts and their signatures.
  • Querying complex data sets involving a variety of devices for network connections, hashes, DNS, etc.
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Cons
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Integration info Jamf more - It works as two different packages now
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Traps doesn't seem to function as a traditional A/V very well, so it's better as another layer to your endpoint protection
  • Traps can cause issues with some legacy or custom programs, so exceptions may have to be made
  • Traps falsely identifies things as malicious at times, this is not often though
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Usability
Jamf Software, LLC
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Palo Alto Networks
Day to day, Cortex is easy to use when you have no alerts and when an agent upgrade doesn't go south. Alerts are far too "clicky", there's too many steps to drilling down to what actually happened to trigger an alert. Investigating alerts in Cortex takes about 5x longer than it should.
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Support Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
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Palo Alto Networks
The support we receive from Palo Alto is one of the best aspects of Traps. It is very easy to recommend their support. It seems much easier to connect directly with someone with a deep understanding of the product rather than other companies where you basically have to make an airtight case that it is some kind of non-standard issue that can't be solved with existing documentation. Palo Alto digs deep and helps with advanced troubleshooting to get things working.
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Alternatives Considered
Jamf Software, LLC
In some aspects, Jamf Protect was far superior to the others mentioned above. The only downside I can see is that it is only macOS which could be a problem for hybrid environments.
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Palo Alto Networks
Traps is the slickest interface, easy to use and intuitive rule making, and the rest just didn't quite stack up to the performance level of Traps. McAfee and Kaspersky just hog processor and RAM power. I didn't like the interface and functionality of SentinelOne as much as Traps. Palo Alto really put a lot of time into the development of this software, and had some of the founding fathers of IT Security heading the development process. Can't beat that.
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Return on Investment
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Reduced helpdesk tickets for admin tasks; reduces overall IT costs
  • Reduced lost time due to malware
  • Reduced lost data due to infected computers needing a wipe and purge of any malware
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Palo Alto Networks
  • After putting Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR on a user's system, users came back with a positive response that there are no performance issues now.
  • We are able to track and control granular suspicious and malicious activities.
  • Web controls are missing, which if they would have been there would have been very helpful.
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