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Executive Summary
Updated on March 17, 2022

We performed a comparison between Crowdstrike Falcon and SentinelOne based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most users of both solutions feel that deploying them is relatively easy and straightforward.
  • Features: Crowdstrike Falcon users find it to be reliable and point out that it has many valuable features, including its overwatch capability and its scalability. However, there are users who feel that its reporting capabilities could be improved.

    Users of SentinelOne point out that it has many valuable features, including the Deep Visibility component and its ability to segregate computers in a network when an infection occurs. As with Crowdstrike Falcon, there are users who feel that its reporting capabilities could be improved.
  • Pricing: Crowdstrike Falcon users feel that it is expensive and could be priced more competitively. Most of SentinelOne’s users feel that the cost of the solution is quite reasonable.
  • Service and Support: Users of both solutions note that, for the most part, they are supported by excellent technological support teams. One user of Crowdstrike Falcon notes that technical support could be faster.

Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, SentinelOne seems to be a slightly superior solution. All other things being more or less equal, our reviewers found Crowdstrike Falcon to be expensive, and some reviewers also felt that its technical support could be improved.

To learn more, read our detailed CrowdStrike Falcon vs. SentinelOne report (Updated: September 2022).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: What do you recommend to choose when replacing Symantec EDR: SentinelOne or CrowdStirke Falcon?
Answer: Hi Ron - SentinelOne without a doubt - it has not been breached.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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Pros
"It is extensive in terms of providing visibility and insights into threats. It allows for research into a threat, and you can chart your progress on how you're resolving it.""I'm only using the AMP (advanced malware protection) which is protecting my file system from all the malicious things that might happen. It should protect all kinds of things that might happen on the servers, things that I cannot see.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this product is that there is a lot more malware slipping through my email filters than I expected.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""Among the most valuable features are the exclusions. And on the scalability side, we can integrate well with the SIEM orchestration engine and a number of applications that are proprietary or open source.""The most valuable feature is its threat protection and data privacy, including its cyber attack and data protection, as we need to cover and protect data on user devices.""Definitely, the best feature for Cisco Secure Endpoint is the integration with Talos. On the backend, Talos checks all the signatures, all the malware, and for any attacks going on around the world... Because Secure Endpoint has a connection to it, we get protected by it right then and there.""Device Trajectory is one of the most valuable features. We're able to dig in and really understand how things came to be and where to focus our efforts."

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"There are two things which customers really like about CrowdStrike. If they buy managed services from CrowdStrike, it offers them detection of security issues in one minute. If you buy their professional services, they offer insurance where you can claim up to $5 million if there's a breach. This is a huge upsell for customers.""Falcon's best feature is its detection and blocking of threats.""CrowdStrike Falcon's most valuable features are the lightweight agent which has absolutely zero performance issues. There is no performance deterioration on the laptop on the network. It is a signature-less antivirus and anti-malware solution, it doesn't depend on signatures which better protects the systems.""I value the overall behavior analysis of CrowdStrike. The engine of this product is what drew us to this solution.""It has definitely minimized resources. When everything was on-prem, there was a lot more work maintaining it. One of the big value tickets: I don't have lists of hundreds of exceptions for certain applications that I have to maintain, add, delete, and move. The very nature of the product has lessened my workload considerably.""The solution has improved my organization by automating the detection and reporting of unwanted applications so we're aware of them and can respond appropriately.""The detection is very reliable. Also, OverWatch is a great feature.""The most valuable feature is the activity dashboard because it gives you a holistic view of your environment from a security standpoint."

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"SentinelOne is the next-generation EDR solution.""Offers good protection against ransomware.""The 365 management and analytics from the cloud is another great feature.""The product can scale as needed.""SentinelOne's auto-rollback feature is the most valuable.""I like that SentinelOne doesn't use a lot of system resources or make the system slow. It also performs a full scan quickly—within two hours. It has an easy-to-use end-user GUI.""It gives you good visibility of any threats or vulnerabilities that you might have on your network.""It delivers the type of security which we were hoping for, since we have a lot of different endpoint users utilizing different types of software. We have people who only use Office software, like email, Word, and PDFs. Then, we have people who use some applications that other people wrote. We also write applications in-house using people who develop software. Therefore, we have some machines using very high-end developer software for mechanical development, electronic development, and software development. Those users are used to managing their PC on their own. The centralize platform allows us to differentiate between those three groups of people. We have overall control and can oversee the security levels at all the endpoints. They have not yet been blocked in any way when performing the functions"

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Cons
"It could be improved in connection with artificial intelligence and IoT.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""I would like to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""This product has issues with the number of false positives that it reports.""The thing I hate the most, which they have not fixed, is when it creates duplicate entries within a console. If you have a computer and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or you upgrade your agent from version 6 to 7, it creates a new instance in there instead of updating the information. Instead of paying a license for one computer, I have to license two computers until I manually go in, search for all the duplicate entries, and clean them out myself.""The Linux agent is a simple offline classic agent, and it doesn't support Secure Boot, which is important to have on a Linux machine. The Linux agent has conflicts with other solutions, including the Exploit Prevention system found in Windows servers. We didn't find a fix during troubleshooting, and Cisco couldn't offer one either. Eventually, we had to shut down the Exploit Prevention system. We didn't like that as we always want a solution that can fit smoothly into the setup without causing problems, especially where security is concerned. The tool also caused CPU spikes on our production machine, and we were seriously considering moving to another product.""In terms of the user experience, if the UX design could be much simpler [that would improve things]... if they could make it more intuitive for someone who is not an engineer so that they still can read what's going on in their webpage and understand, that would be something."

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"There are some areas where some customers would prefer a different service.""They need to strengthen the forensic capabilities of this product, for e-discovery.""I think there's an opportunity to enhance the AI or at least the traps to say, if something changes from this baseline, let us know and flag it.""If we have a dashboard capability to uninstall agents, I think that would be great.""On the firewall management side, there should be more granularity. There should also be more granularity for device control. Everything else is brilliant.""There are some aspects of the UI that could use some improvement, e.g., working in groups. I build a group, then I have to manually assign prevention policies, update policies, etc., but there is no function to copy that group. So, if I wanted to make a subgroup for troubleshooting or divide workstations into groups of laptops and desktops, then I have to manually build a brand new group. I can't just copy a build from one to another. Additionally, in order to do any work within a group, I have to first do the work on the respective prevention policy page or individual policy page, then remove the group if the group is assigned to a different prevention policy, remove the prevention policy, and then add the new one in. So, it can get a little hectic. It would be easier if I could add and remove things from the group page rather than having to go into the policy pages to do it.""CS Falcon sensing capabilities for non-domain machines should be enhanced since the agent doesn't detect the neighbor's IP Address and/or any anomaly which was identified in the network for the non-domain machine.""It would be nice if the dashboard had some more information upfront, and looked a little better."

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"The setup process could be improved.""The anti-ransomware technology takes up a lot of disc space.""They have tiers of support like most companies do. For the first three years, we had the top tier of their support and we would get a response from a technician quickly. We didn't have many things we had to ask of them. They would be very quick. We are now one tier down from that. The SLA for us is no longer within an hour or two. It's within half a day or something like that. As far as if I do ask a question of them, it is a little slower than what it used to be. I understand that we're at a lesser tier, but sometimes it feels like that could be a little better. I have to preface that by specifying that we're no longer paying for their top tier support.""The stability of SentinelOne should be improved.""Their CASB tool needs to mature. I think there are some CASB vendors out there that have a dashboard tool that's much more mature than SentinelOne. That would be the only constructive criticism that I have.""Generally, the stability is good, but I would like to see better stability from the solution. The stability issue is partially a con of a behavioral-based product, but being behavioral-based, it also has a lot of pros.""We'd like SentinelOne to upgrade automatically. It doesn't automatically update the agent if some system has an older version of the SentinelOne. It has to be triggered from the console.""The role-based access is in dire need of improvement. We actually discussed this on a roadmap call and were informed that it was coming, but then it was delayed. It limits the roles that you can have in the platform, and we require several custom roles. We work with a lot of third-parties whom we rely on for some of our IT services. Part of those are an external SOC function where they are over-provisioned in the solution because there isn't anything relevant for the level of work that they do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing."
  • "We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work."
  • "Cisco Secure Endpoint is not too expensive and it's not cheap. It's quite fair."
  • "The price is very fair to the customer."
  • "...the licensing needs to be improved. All the product features we need are there. It's just a matter of the complexity and the different offerings and trying to figure things out."
  • "The pricing and licensing fees are okay."
  • "Because we do see the value of what it's bringing, I think they have priced it well."
  • "The solution is highly affordable; I believe we pay $2 or $3 per endpoint. It's significantly cheaper than the competitors on the market."
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  • "When comparing to Microsoft, CrowdStrike Falcon is more expensive."
  • "All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable."
  • "The price is too high."
  • "The pricing is good and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "We bought a very small number of licenses, then ran it for a year. We bought a 100 licenses for a year, so we didn't actually do a proof of concept. We just bought them. Then, the next year, we bought 10,000 licenses."
  • "It is an expensive product, but I think it is well worth the investment."
  • "The pricing is not bad. It's on the higher end of the market, but you get what you pay for."
  • "The pricing is definitely high but you get what you pay for, and it's not so high that it prices itself out of the market."
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  • "Pricing is a bit of a pain point. That's where we have not been able to convince all of our customers to use SentinelOne. The pricing is still on the higher side. It's almost double the price, if not more, of a normal antivirus, such as NOD32, Kaspersky, or Symantec."
  • "The solution's price/performance ratio is reasonable."
  • "You have to look at the kinds of problems you can end up with and the fact that you want security against them, and then SentinelOne is not expensive."
  • "It was cheaper than McAfee, which was a way to convince management to go with the solution."
  • "The pricing level for this service and application was very interesting for us. I don't know exactly what the price was, but apparently it was a big surprise that the SOC was also included in our pricing model."
  • "We are on a subscription model by choice. Therefore, we are paying a premium for the flexibility. We would have huge cost savings if we committed to a three-year buy-in. So, it's more expensive than the other solutions that we were looking at, but we have the flexibility of a subscription model. I think the pricing is fair. For example, if we had a three-year tie-in SentinelOne versus Cylance or one of the others, there is not that much difference in pricing. There might be a few euro or dollars here and there, but it's negligible."
  • "SentinelOne is more affordable than some competing products, and it's not overly expensive for what you're getting."
  • "The pricing is very fair for the solution they provide."
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    Answers from the Community
    Ron Dutta
    ITSecuri7cfd - PeerSpot reviewerITSecuri7cfd (IT Security Coordinator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees)
    Real User

    We RFI/POC'd them all. 


    Sentinel One came out on top for every aspect of the requirements that we needed to fulfill from our architect.


    That said, CrowdStrike is a good tool as well but I think ends up being more expensive. The best bang for the buck was S1.

    Steffen Hornung - PeerSpot reviewerSteffen Hornung
    Real User

    We are currently in the process of looking for "new tools" in regards to endpoint security. We use McAfee at the moment and we lean more towards S1.


    But I am interested how your POCs go. Please come back with some insight!

    reviewer1653270 - PeerSpot reviewerreviewer1653270 (User at tiberium)
    User

    It really depends what you want as outcomes, reporting integration with other security technologies. Be happy to discuss.

    AJITH H G - PeerSpot reviewerAJITH H G
    Consultant

    BetterI would suggest moving it to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, which will help more in feature.

    Eric Rise - PeerSpot reviewerEric Rise
    Real User

    S1 for sure. 


    Disconnect Falcon from the internet and it looses its ability to do anything. Falcon is still a fine product, for EDR I'd go S1.

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    Top Answer:Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco AMP for Endpoints
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    Overview

    Cisco Secure Endpoint is a cloud-managed endpoint security solution that provides advanced protection against viruses, malware, and other cyber threats by detecting, preventing, and responding to threats. Cisco Secure Endpoint is managed online via a web-based management console and can be deployed on a variety of platforms. It protects endpoints, networks, emails, and web traffic.

    In a world of evolving threats, it’s necessary to put security above everything. Cisco Secure Endpoint provides you with the scope, scale, and capabilities to attain effective security with its integrated portfolio and industry-leading threat intelligence. Cisco Secure Endpoint continuously tracks and analyzes files and file activities across your systems - both remote and on premises - and compares these events to other events that occurred before or during past attacks. If a file exhibits malicious behavior, the tool sends an alert which enables you to stop a potential threat from succeeding.

    Key Capabilities of Cisco Secure Endpoint

    • Multi-layered protection: Cisco Secure Endpoint combines behavioral analytics, machine learning, and signature-based techniques to prevent threats from compromising your endpoints.

    • Powerful EDR capabilities: Reduce attack surface using advanced endpoint and extended detection and response, threat hunting, and endpoint isolation.

    • Dynamic malware analysis: Identify and block attacks in real time.

    • Simplified investigations: Advanced search capabilities help you get the information you need about your endpoints fast.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Cisco Secure Endpoint stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to enable developers to easily secure their endpoints with one single operation using its management console and its advanced alerting techniques.

    Tim C., an IT manager at Van Der Meer Consulting, writes, "The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems."

    Wouter H., a technical team lead network & security at Missing Piece BV, notes, "Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us."

    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.

    Request a free trial here: https://go.crowdstrike.com/try-falcon-prevent

    SentinelOne is a leading comprehensive enterprise-level autonomous security solution that is very popular in today’s marketplace. SentinelOne will ensure that today’s aggressive dynamic enterprises are able to defend themselves more rapidly, at any scale, and with improved precision, by providing comprehensive, thorough security across the entire organizational threat surface.

    SentinelOne makes keeping your infrastructure safe and secure easy and affordable. They offer several tiered levels of security and varied payment options. SentinelOne works well with Linux, Windows, and MacOS, and can successfully support legacy infrastructures as well as the newer popular environments, including the latest operating systems. The single pane of glass management will save time and money by reducing manpower and ensuring comprehensive security protection of all your endpoints locally and worldwide.

    SentinelOne offers intensive training and support to meet every organization’s unique business needs.

    SentinelOne's levels of services and support include, but are not limited to:

    SentinelOne GO is a guided 90-day onboarding service to ensure successful deployment and success. It assists with the deployment planning and overview, initial user setup, and product overviews. It provides ongoing training and advisory meetings, ensuring that everything is set up correctly and that your team understands the appropriate protocols to ensure success.

    SentinelOne offers multi-tiered support based on your organizational needs from small business to enterprise, using their Designed Technical Account Management (TAM). They have support for every business level: Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Pro. SentinelOne is always available to ensure that you and your organization work together to minimize the risk of downtime and any threat exposure.

    Threat Hunting & Response Services

    Support for threat hunting and response include Watch Tower, Watch Tower Pro, Vigilance Respond, and Vigilance Respond Pro. Each of these services builds on the other, progressively adding features based on your organizational needs.

    Watch Tower: This is the entry-level plan and includes: Active campaign hunting and cyber crime alerts and course correction for potential threats, access to the Monthly Hunting & Intelligence Digest.

    Watch Tower Pro: Includes everything in WatchTower and customized threat hunting for all current & historical threats, unlimited access to Signal Hunting Library of Pre-Built Queries, Incident-Based Triage and Hunting, continuous customer service, followup and reporting, a Security Assessment, and quarterly Cadence meetings.

    Vigilance Respond: Includes all of the features of Watch Tower in addition to a security assessment and Cadence meetings, which are on-demand. Provides the features of Watch Tower Pro in addition to 24x7x365 monitoring, triage, and response.

    Vigilance Respond Pro: Includes all of the features of the above options, including a security assessment and quarterly cadence meeting as well as a complete digital forensic investigation and malware analysis.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Jeff D. who is an Operations Manager at Proton Dealership IT, tells us that "The detection rate for Sentinel One has been excellent and we have been able to resolve many potential threats with zero client impact. The ability to deploy via our RMM allows us to quickly secure new clients and provides peace of mind."

    "The most valuable feature varies from client to client but having absolute clarity of what happened and the autonomous actions of SentinelOne are what most people find the most assuring." relates Rae J., Director IR and MDR at a tech services company.

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    Sample Customers
    Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
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    Havas, Flex, Estee Lauder, McKesson, Norfolk Southern, JetBlue, Norwegian airlines, TGI Friday, AVX, Fim Bank
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    CrowdStrike Falcon vs. SentinelOne
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. SentinelOne and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 48 reviews while SentinelOne is ranked 3rd in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) with 50 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while SentinelOne is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Speeds up the data collection for our phishing playbooks dramatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SentinelOne writes "Made a tremendous difference in our ability to protect our endpoints and servers". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace, Trend Micro Deep Security and Trend Micro XDR, whereas SentinelOne is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Darktrace, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. SentinelOne report.

    See our list of best EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business) vendors and best EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) vendors.

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