We performed a comparison between CrowdStrike Falcon and Fortinet FortiClient based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"This is stable and scalable."
"Fortinet FortiEDR's scalability is quite good, and you can add licenses to the solution."
"Fortinet is very user-friendly for customers."
"The most valuable feature is the analysis, because of the beta structure."
"The solution was relatively easy to deploy."
"Forensics is a valuable feature of Fortinet FortiEDR."
"Fortinet has helped free up around 20 percent of our staff's time to help us out."
"The main thing is that I feel safe. Because the processes that have been used to get a handle on the attackers are much better than other competitors"
"CrowdStrike Falcon's scalability is good. We have thousands of students using this solution."
"The CrowdStrike Falcon dashboard is good, and we haven't had any problems with it."
"The solution is silent and sits on your system as one single agent."
"The ability to execute real-time response, or, that you can connect to the agent and see exactly what processes are operating, is the most important feature of this solution."
"As an EDR tool, we can integrate log management and event management. The solution deals with threats automatically, that's the advantage."
"It is an easy product to deploy."
"This solution consistently releases improvements. They have communicated their next two years of development which is powerful and covers all of our needs."
"The scalability is good."
"It works well and the performance is good."
"The solution is easy to configure and manage."
"It is a fantastic product. Its overall security is valuable. We are very impressed with the web filtering and the application firewall it provides."
"The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiClient is its performance."
"We like its centralized administration, integration with Active Directory, deployment, and stability of the connection."
"There is a lot of documentation available online."
"For our clients with remote sites and deployed firewalls, the filtering and authentication features are very helpful."
"The stability is pretty good."
"To improve Fortinet, we need to see more features and technology areas at the endpoint level introduced."
"The support needs improvement."
"Cannot be used on mobile devices with a secure connection."
"I haven't seen the use of AI in the solution."
"The solution should address emerging threats like SQL injection."
"The EDR console should have more extensive reporting. You shouldn't need to purchase FortiAnalyzer. It should be included in the EDR part. The security adviser cloud platform could be improved with more options for exclusive or intensive rules for devices."
"FortiEDR could add a separate scanning dashboard. In incident management, we prefer to remove the endpoint system from the environment and scan the system. We typically use Symantec for that, but if we want to use FortiEDR for that, then we need a scanning tab to clarify things."
"I would like the solution to extend beyond endpoint protection and include other attack surfaces such as other network components."
"There are some areas where some customers would prefer a different service."
"CrowdStrike Falcon needs to improve their host management system."
"CrowdStrike Falcon could improve by adding manual scanning or serverless scanning. It is not available at this time."
"We can't do scanning audits or device blocking or application control."
"Falcon could be improved with more function on the mobile end of things and better optimization with mobile devices."
"Forensic controls have room for improvement."
"They should provide us with good visibility for everything."
"CrowdStrike needs to quit making up stuff about its features and functionality to bash its competition."
"One area that could be improved is cost, but you've got to pay for what you get."
"FortiClient's encryption key could be stronger so that it's not broken too easily."
"Cloud services are very expensive for us."
"As far as I can tell, the solution only has one single function, so they could expand its functionality."
"It has a horrible performance. It is one of the most unstable VPNs I have ever used."
"Occasionally, the solution may provide a slow connection. In addition, there may be initialization and authorization issues that one may need to take care of while using the solution."
"The connectivity could be improved."
"While we like patch management, it would be nice if it could handle patch management for other solutions, like Microsoft."
Fortinet FortiEDR is a real-time endpoint protection, detection, and automated response solution. Its primary purpose is to detect advanced threats to stop breaches and ransomware damage. It is designed to do so in real time, even on an already compromised device, allowing you to respond and remediate incidents automatically so your data can remain protected.
Fortinet FortiEDR Features
Fortinet FortiEDR has many valuable key features, including:
Fortinet FortiEDR Benefits
Some of the key benefits of using Fortinet FortiEDR include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Fortinet FortiEDR users.
An Owner at a security firm says, "The features that I have found most valuable are the ability to customize it and to reduce its size. It lets you run in a very small window in terms of memory and resources on legacy cash registers. The customer has literally about 800 cash registers. That was the use case for Fortinet FortiEDR - to get that down into a tiny space. The only way to do that was to use this product because it had that ability to unbundle services that were a surplus.”
Chandan M., Chief Technical Officer at Provision Technologies LLP, mentions, “The ease of deployment and configuration is valuable. It's very easy compared to other vendors like Sophos. Sophos' configuration is complex. Fortinet is a lot easier to understand. You don't need a lot of admin knowledge to do the configuration.” He also adds, “The security is also very good and the firewall response is good.”
Harpreet S., Information Technology Support Specialist at Chemtrade Logistics, explains, "It notifies us if there's any suspicious file on any PC. If any execution or similar kind of thing is happening, it just alerts us. It doesn't only alert. It also blocks the execution until we allow it. We check whether the execution is legitimate or not, and then approve it or keep it blocked. This gives us a little bit of control over this mechanism. Fortinet FortiEDR is also very straightforward and easy to maintain."
DeAndre V., Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm, states, “The dashboard is easy to follow and use. The deployment and uninstalling were easy. I like the detailed information about the path of a file that might be suspicious. Being able to check that out was easy to follow. Exceptions are easy to create and the interface is easy to follow with a nice appearance.
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.
Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.
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FortiClient is a fabric agent that delivers endpoint protection, endpoint compliance, and secure access in a single, lightweight, lightweight client, providing visibility, information, and control to your endpoints. In addition, it enables secure, remote connectivity to the security fabric. It also integrates network and endpoint with segmentation and automation. FortiClient enables unified endpoint awareness by sharing endpoint telemetry with the security fabric. It is compatible with third-party EDR (endpoint detection and response and anti-malware solutions.
The FortiClient fabric agent can:
• Report on the status of a device, including firmware version and applications running.
• Send all suspicious files to a fabric sandbox.
• Enforce USB control, application control, URL filtering, and firmware upgrade policies.
• Provide application firewall service and malware protection.
• Enable devices to connect securely to the security fabric over either ZTNA tunnels or VPN (IPsec or SSL), both encrypted. The connection to the security fabric can be either a SASE service or a FortiGate next-generation firewall.
You can purchase FortiClient with one of three levels of capability:
Zero Trust security - The ZTNA edition enables both VPN and ZTNA encrypted tunnels, as well as USB device control and URL filtering.
Endpoint security - The EPP/APT edition adds AI-based NGAV (next-generation antivirus), application firewall, endpoint quarantine, and support for cloud sandbox.
Cloud-based endpoint security
Benefits and Features
• Fabric agent leverages integrations and provides telemetry information to the rest of the Fortinet security fabric.
• SAAS control and web/content filtering
• Dynamic access control helps with automation and simplifies compliance.
• Software inventory management enables visibility as well as management of licenses.
• Automated response detects and isolates any endpoints that may be compromised.
• ZTNA delivers better remote access and consistent application access policies
• Managed endpoint security services remotely assist with setup, configuration, deployment, vulnerability monitoring, and overall monitoring of endpoint security.
Reviews from Real Users:
PeerSpot users like that FortiClient is easy to use and integrates well with other solutions. They also appreciate the richness of its features and find it to be inexpensive in comparison to other products that require separate purchases for separate features.
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CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 3rd in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 49 reviews while Fortinet FortiClient is ranked 14th in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 40 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiClient is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Robust threat hunting and great ability to do on-keyboard remote response and quarantining of devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiClient writes "Gives us more visibility over our network to see which users are connected to the firewalls and what they're accessing". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender XDR, Trend Micro Deep Security, Darktrace and Trend Vision One, whereas Fortinet FortiClient is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Fortinet FortiClient report.
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