Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks vs Fortinet FortiEDR comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Net...
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Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) (4th), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (4th), Ransomware Protection (2nd)
Fortinet FortiEDR
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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (12th)

Market share comparison

As of June 2024, in the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) category, the market share of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is 6.8% and it decreased by 16.8% compared to the previous year. The market share of Fortinet FortiEDR is 7.4% and it increased by 61.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
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Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
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Featured Reviews

MartinPulpan - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 26, 2023
Good features, strong protection, and very scalable and stable
Its price is too high. That's a big problem for customers. It's more focused on network communication. If a customer wants to increase the level of protection and start working with documents, it's impossible to integrate these features into the system. It's more of a communication-oriented system than a content security-oriented system. In terms of additional features, there is very strong development. I have seen the roadmap, and we will see what happens. The roadmap looks nice, but it's still more of a network security solution than a content-security solution. The development in network security is quite strong. I'm very happy with that, but if a customer would like to implement a zero-trust security concept, it's necessary to combine this solution with other vendors. There is some part of the integration that is not so easy because you have to integrate rules and some features. It's not so automatic in network communication. You have to make some appropriate automation there, or you have to do it manually. It's time-consuming and it's also expensive.
RafaelTorres - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 20, 2024
Valuable for remote work security and enhances endpoint protection effectively
At my last job, we used FortiEDR to secure endpoints for 8,000 employees across MacBooks and Linux machines, ensuring the protection of backups and VPN connections. In 2020, we faced a significant challenge with remote work in Brazil, where BitLocker was utilized. FortiEDR proved invaluable as it…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Its interface and pricing are most valuable. It is better than other vendors in terms of security."
"The most valuable feature of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is the low consumption of system resources. The solution uses a lot of AI and machine learning."
"We have a complete overview of all our PCs and it's very easy to handle and to use the interface. It has a lot of benefits for us."
"The tool's use cases are relevant to security."
"It can automatically correlate events and logs, which is very helpful for an IT administrator. It can correlate different kinds of malware activities over a network, agent, or host system. You do not need to do it manually. It is a good feature. It is also a user-friendly solution. We have deployed it on the cloud because our space does not provide any flexibility for on-premises deployment, but Palo Alto has added some flexibility to install it on-premises. It must be like the same Cortex XDR agent for all the VPN services, web filtering services, and everything else."
"The most valuable feature of Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is its machine-learning capabilities. Additionally, there is full integration with other solutions."
"It integrates well into the environment."
"Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks is easy to use and does not consume a lot of hardware resources."
"Forensics is a valuable feature of Fortinet FortiEDR."
"It is a scalable solution...The initial setup of Fortinet FortiEDR was straightforward."
"I like FortiClient EMS. FortiEDR has a lot of great features like lockdown mode, remote wipes, and encryption. I can set malware outbreak policies and controls for detecting abnormalities. You can also simulate phishing attacks."
"Having all monitoring, response, tracking, and mitigation tools in one dashboard provides our analysts and SOC team with a comprehensive view at a glance."
"Exceptions are easy to create and the interface is easy to follow with a nice appearance."
"The product's initial setup phase is very easy."
"The product detects and blocks threats and is more proactive than firewalls."
"Fortinet has helped free up around 20 percent of our staff's time to help us out."


"Dashboards do not allow everyone to see what's happening."
"The GUI could be improved."
"The tool needs to be improved in terms of integration and interface."
"Cortex XDR should have a lightweight agent, and the agent size should not be heavy."
"Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks can improve mobile integration to allow access to the console."
"It's more focused on network communication. If a customer wants to increase the level of protection and start working with documents, it's impossible to integrate these features into the system. It's more of a communication-oriented system than a content security-oriented system."
"I would like to see better protection, specifically to protect email applications."
"If they had pulse rate detection, it would be better."
"Making the portal mobile friendly would be helpful when I am out of office."
"We've encountered challenges during API deployment, occasionally resulting in unstable environments."
"The dashboard isn't easy to access and manage."
"Everything with Fortinet having to do with their cloud services. They need to invest more in their internal infrastructure that they are running in the cloud. One of the things I find with their cloud environment compared to others' is that they go cheap on the equipment. So it causes some performance degradation."
"FortiEDR can be improved by providing more detailed reporting."
"The solution is not stable."
"Once, we had an event that was locked and blocked, but information about it came to us two or three days later."
"I would like the solution to extend beyond endpoint protection and include other attack surfaces such as other network components."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I don't have any issues with the pricing. We are satisfied with the price."
"The price is on the higher side, but it's okay."
"The pricing is a little high. It is per user per year."
"When we first bought it, it was a bit expensive, but it was worth it. The licensing was straightforward."
"It's way too expensive, but security is expensive. You pay for your licensing, and then you pay for someone to monitor the stuff."
"I feel it is fairly priced."
"The pricing is okay, although direct support can be expensive."
"Traps pays for itself within the first 16 months of a three-year subscription. This is attributed to OPEX savings, as security teams spent less time trying to identify and isolate malware for analysis as a result of a reduction in malware incidents, false positives, and breach avoidance."
"Fortinet FortiEDR is available at a very competitive price compared to the other products in the market."
"I'm not familiar with pricing, but it looks a bit costly compared to other vendors I think."
"I would rate the solution's pricing an eight out of ten."
"The hardware costs about €100,000 and about €20,000 annually for access."
"There are no issues with the pricing."
"We got a good deal on licensing, so it is in the competitive range."
"It's not cheap, but it's not expensive either."
"It is expensive and I would rate it 8 on the scale."
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Top Industries

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Questions from the Community

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How is Cortex XDR compared with Microsoft Defender?
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What's the difference between Fortinet's FortiEDR and FortiClient?
I suggest Fortinet’s FortiEDR over FortiClient for several reasons. For starters, FortiEDR guarantees solid protection because it continually scans servers for emerging vulnerabilities, which gives...
What do you like most about Fortinet FortiEDR?
We have FortiEDR installed on all our systems. This protects them from any threats.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiEDR?
The pricing of the solution is on the high end compared to its offerings and capabilities.

Also Known As

Cyvera, Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Traps
enSilo, FortiEDR



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CBI Health Group, University Honda, VakifBank
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