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We performed a comparison between Elastic Security and Open EDR based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"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.""The price is low and quite competitive with others.""Fortinet FortiEDR's scalability is quite good, and you can add licenses to the solution.""Exceptions are easy to create and the interface is easy to follow with a nice appearance.""Impressive detection capabilities""Fortinet is very user-friendly for customers.""It is stable and scalable.""We have FortiEDR installed on all our systems. This protects them from any threats."

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"What customers found most valuable in Elastic Security feature-wise is the search capability, in particular, the way of writing the search query and the speed of searching for results.""The intelligence of the system has been very impressive. It's not quite AI, but the technical bit where it correlates information, based on the seen attacks within an organization is good.""It's a good platform and the very best in the current market. We looked at the Forester report from December 2022 where it was said to be a leader.""The most valuable thing is that this solution is widely used for work management and research. It's easy to jump into the security use case with the same technology.""I use the stack every morning to check the errors and it's just so clear. I don't see any disadvantage to using Logstash.""It's very customizable, which is quite helpful.""The most valuable feature is the machine learning capability.""It is scalable."

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"Comodo includes a firewall and antivirus in one solution. I also like the ability to remotely manage update packages on your systems. Comodo can even find a lost device and secure it remotely."

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"The security should be strong for the cloud. Some applications are on-prem and some are on the cloud. Fortinet should also have strong security for the cloud. There should be more security for the cloud.""The SIEM could be improved.""There's room for improvement in the quick response time and technical support for integration issues, especially when dealing with multiple vendors.""We've encountered challenges during API deployment, occasionally resulting in unstable environments.""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.""They can include the automation for the realtime updates. We have a network infrastructure with remote sites. Whenever they send updates, they are not automated. We have to go into the console and push those updates. I wish it was more automated. The update file is currently around 31 MB. It could be smaller.""Cannot be used on mobile devices with a secure connection.""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."

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"The biggest challenge has been related to the implementation.""An area for improvement in Elastic Security is the pricing. It could be better. Right now, when you increase the volume of logs to be collected, the price also increases a lot.""This solution cannot do predictive maintenance, so we have to build our own modules for doing it.""I think because we are a cybersecurity company, the thing that can be improved is the prebuilt tools, especially quality. Compared to its competitor, they still have fewer prebuilt security rules. Elastic Security, in terms of generating alerts, cannot group the same products into one another. Even though the alerts are the same, they still generate them one by one. So, it is very noisy in our dashboard. I would like the Elastic Security admin to group all the same alarms into one alarm so that our dashboard is not noisy.""They don't provide user authentication and authorisation features (Shield) as a part of their open-source version.""In terms of improvement, there could be more automation in responding to and evaluating detections.""With Elastic Security, the challenge arises from the fact that there is a learning curve in relation to queries and understanding the query language provided to extract usable data.""Improvements in Elastic Security could include refining and normalizing queries to make them more user-friendly, enhancing the user experience with better documentation, and addressing any latency issues."

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"Comodo includes a firewall and antivirus in one solution. I also like the ability to remotely manage update packages on your systems. Comodo can even find a lost device and secure it remotely."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I know it is tough to get big budget additions up front, but I highly recommend deploying environment wide and adding the forensic service."
  • "There are no issues with the pricing."
  • "The price is comprable to other endpoint security solutions."
  • "The pricing is typical for enterprises and fairly priced."
  • "I'm not familiar with pricing, but it looks a bit costly compared to other vendors I think."
  • "The pricing is good."
  • "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."
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  • "We use the open-source version, so there is no charge for this solution."
  • "We are using the free, open-source version of this solution."
  • "Elastic Stack is an open-source tool. You don't have to pay anything for the components."
  • "There is no charge for using the open-source version."
  • "This is an open-source product, so there are no costs."
  • "It's a monthly cost with Elastic SIEM, but I am not sure of the exact cost."
  • "It is easy to deploy, easy to use, and you get everything you need to become operational with it, and have nothing further to pay unless you want the OLED plugin."
  • "Compared to other products such as Dynatrace, this is one of the cheaper options."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I suggest Fortinet’s FortiEDR over FortiClient for several reasons. For starters, FortiEDR guarantees solid protection… more »
    Top Answer:We have FortiEDR installed on all our systems. This protects them from any threats.
    Top Answer:We license it per employee, so as long as the employee count remains the same, the licensing won't change. We have it… more »
    Top Answer:With Datadog, we have near-live visibility across our entire platform. We have seen APM metrics impacted several times… more »
    Top Answer:It is an extremely stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
    Top Answer:The product offers an amazing pricing structure. Price-wise, the product is very competitive.
    Top Answer:Comodo includes a firewall and antivirus in one solution. I also like the ability to remotely manage update packages on… more »
    Top Answer:I'm currently trying the free version.
    Top Answer:OpenEDR could be easier to deploy on mobile devices.
    Also Known As
    enSilo, FortiEDR
    Elastic SIEM, ELK Logstash
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    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:

    • Easily customizable
    • Real-time proactive risk mitigation & IoT security
    • Pre-infection protection
    • Post-infection protection
    • Track applications and ratings
    • Reduce the attack surface with risk-based proactive policies
    • Achieve analysis of entire log history
    • Optional managed detection and response (MDR) service

    Fortinet FortiEDR Benefits

    Some of the key benefits of using Fortinet FortiEDR include:

    • Protection: Fortinet FortiEDR provides proactive, real-time, automated endpoint protection with the orchestrated incident response across platforms. It stops the breach with real-time postinfection blocking to protect data from exfiltration and ransomware encryption.

    • Single unified console: Fortinet FortiEDR has a single unified console with an intuitive interface, which makes management easier. The solution automates mundane endpoint security tasks so your employees don’t need to do it.

    • Cost savings: With Fortinet FortiEDR you can eliminate post-breach operational expenses and breach damage costs.

    • Flexibility: Fortinet FortiEDR can be deployed on premises or on a secure cloud instance. With Fortinet FortiEDR, endpoints are protected both on- and off-line.

    • Scalability: Because Fortinet can be deployed quickly and has a small footprint, it is easy to scale up to protect hundreds of thousand endpoints.

    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.

    Elastic Security is a robust, open-source security solution designed to offer integrated threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities across an organization's entire digital estate. Part of the Elastic Stack (which includes Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), Elastic Security leverages the power of search, analytics, and data aggregation to provide real-time insight into threats and vulnerabilities. It is a comprehensive platform that supports a wide range of security needs, from endpoint protection to cloud and network security, making it a versatile choice for organizations looking to enhance their cybersecurity posture.

    Elastic Security combines the features of a security information and event management (SIEM) system with endpoint protection, allowing organizations to detect, investigate, and respond to threats in real time. This unified approach helps reduce complexity and improve the efficiency of security operations.

    Additional offerings and benefits:

    • The platform utilizes advanced analytics, machine learning algorithms, and anomaly detection to identify threats and suspicious activities.
    • It offers extensive integration options with other tools and platforms, facilitating a more cohesive and comprehensive security ecosystem.
    • With Kibana, users gain access to powerful visualization tools and dashboards that provide real-time insight into security data.

    Finally, Elastic Security benefits from a global community of users who contribute to its threat intelligence, helping to enhance its detection capabilities. This collaborative approach ensures that the solution remains on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, with up-to-date information on the latest threats and vulnerabilities.

    Open EDR® is a sophisticated, free, open source endpoint detection and response solution. It provides analytic detection with Mitre ATT&CK visibility for event correlation and root cause analysis of adversarial threat activity and behaviors in real time. This world-class endpoint telemetry platform is available to all cyber-security professionals, and every sized organization, to defend against threat actors and cyber criminals.

    Sample Customers
    Financial, Healthcare, Legal, Technology, Enterprise, Manufacturing ... 
    Texas A&M, U.S. Air Force, NuScale Power, Martin's Point Health Care
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company5%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Construction Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Buyer's Guide
    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
    May 2024
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    Elastic Security is ranked 16th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 59 reviews while Open EDR is ranked 46th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 1 review. Elastic Security is rated 7.6, while Open EDR is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Elastic Security writes "A stable and scalable tool that provides visibility along with the consolidation of logs to its users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Open EDR writes "I also like the ability to remotely manage update packages on your systems, and the fact that there is an open source version". Elastic Security is most compared with Wazuh, Splunk Enterprise Security, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM Security QRadar and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, whereas Open EDR is most compared with Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS), SentinelOne Singularity Complete, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Sangfor Endpoint Secure and Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra Plus.

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