We performed a comparison between CrowdStrike Falcon and Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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 price is low and quite competitive with others."
"he solution is an anti-malware product that integrates well with other vendor products such as firewalls, SIEM, etc. It captures threat intelligence and gives you better visibility. The product also has sandboxing features."
"Fortinet is very user-friendly for customers."
"The most valuable feature is the analysis, because of the beta structure."
"The stability is very good."
"Fortinet has helped free up around 20 percent of our staff's time to help us out."
"Fortinet FortiEDR made our clients feel secure and more at ease, knowing that they had an EDR solution that would close the gap in their security posture."
"I value the overall behavior analysis of CrowdStrike. The engine of this product is what drew us to this solution."
"Since we deployed CrowdStrike, the network has become much calmer, and we now understand the sources of infections, which helps us prevent them from spreading."
"The most valuable features are the complete IPS and IDS."
"The most valuable feature of CrowdStrike Falcon is its accuracy."
"The most valuable features in CrowdStrike Falcon are the full EDR with antivirus, hunting, reporting, and RTR remote control."
"The detection is very effective."
"It provides very good protection and the ability to crosscheck environments."
"The solution offers great stability."
"The solution is scalable."
"It is very simple to use."
"The most valuable features of Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response are its immediate response and investigation."
"The solution is stable."
"It is mostly used for malware detection and antivirus purposes."
"The pricing is good."
"I've mainly found the antivirus and antispyware features valuable. The documentation is okay as well."
"I like Symantec EDR's device control and USB security features."
"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."
"The support needs improvement."
"The solution should address emerging threats like SQL injection."
"We've encountered challenges during API deployment, occasionally resulting in unstable environments."
"Cannot be used on mobile devices with a secure connection."
"Once, we had an event that was locked and blocked, but information about it came to us two or three days later."
"ZTNA can improve latency."
"The solution's installation from a central installation server could be improved because the engineers had a little bit of trouble getting it installed from a central location."
"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."
"The overall cost of CrowdStrike Falcon could be reduced."
"The product could be more accurate in terms of performance."
"This solution could be improved with greater scope for admins to make changes to the solution."
"CrowdStrike costs a little more than its competitors."
"I have experience with a product called SentinelOne, which has a feature that allows for the customization of query languages. I would like to see such a feature for CloudStrike."
"CrowdStrike Falcon could improve the EDR functionality. Once the functionality of the solution improves, it will be even better in the market and able to compete with Carbon Black."
"I would also like to see the endpoint firewall component produce some level of logging and feedback."
"I think we have experienced some technical issues because the company focuses mainly on bigger clients. Also, sometimes the solution fails to detect zero-day attacks, so that feature needs some enhancement because it is lacking compared to other solutions."
"Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response could improve the reporting. It is very difficult to create reports from the user interface."
"It would be good if it can anticipate zero-day attacks. I don't know how it can be done and if it is even a feature of this product."
"The solution can always be more stable and more secure."
"They need to improve their cloud presence."
"While they are quite dynamic, they need to ensure they are detecting threats faster in the future to keep people safer."
"One potential area for improvement in Symantec EDR is the reporting engine."
"In the future, it would be nice to have playbooks in the tool, to allow for some of the common activities to be automated. For example, some of the scannings of the malware can be too manual for a specific device. Additionally, a vulnerability manager would be beneficial."
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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CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 3rd in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 49 reviews while Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response is ranked 22nd in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 19 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6, while Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response is rated 7.8. 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 Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response writes "Has the ability to work with a consistent and defined set of virtual machines". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender XDR, Trend Micro Deep Security, Darktrace and Trend Vision One, whereas Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS), Trend Vision One, Kaspersky Endpoint Detection and Response Expert and WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response report.
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