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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiEDR and Intercept X Endpoint 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiEDR vs. Intercept X Endpoint Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"Forensics is a valuable feature of Fortinet FortiEDR.""Additionally, when it comes to EDR, there are more tools available to assist with client work.""Fortinet is very user-friendly for customers.""Fortinet FortiEDR's scalability is quite good, and you can add licenses to the solution.""This is stable and scalable.""It is a scalable solution...The initial setup of Fortinet FortiEDR was straightforward.""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.""The product detects and blocks threats and is more proactive than firewalls."

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"The updates and a lot of the day-to-day fiddling that you would have to do with it, can all be done from the cloud so it's easy to manage, and very easy to administer.""It is easy to interact with, and its cost is also good.""It is very easy to set up and easy to use. It is also not resource-intensive.""It is one of the best in terms of technicality.""It provides a feature for scanning and analyzing endpoints, which is a value-add for our infrastructure. With the advancements in the Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Sophos Intercept X analyzes an APT and the behavior of the endpoints. It then gives us a detailed dashboard with more information about the endpoints and their security and risk level. While deploying Sophos Intercept X, we identified a lot of vulnerability and risky endpoints that our previous solution didn't cover, which proved that this solution is the best.""The most valuable features are the cloud administration and the strength of the ransomware protection.""All of the features are very important for anyone who is supporting a large number of computers.""Solution for endpoint detection and response, with good stability and scalability. Users also benefit from email protection and data loss prevention."

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Cons
"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.""We find the solution to be a bit expensive.""I haven't seen the use of AI in the solution.""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.""The solution should address emerging threats like SQL injection.""The dashboard isn't easy to access and manage.""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.""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."

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"Deployment on cloud needs to be carried out manually.""The security is good but the feature set is limited.""The main real-time scanning takes most of the processing power of my notebook.""Intercept X needs more reporting and device management features, so I can get messages from PCs that let me know if I need to do something with them.""There should be a report including a flowchart or diagram. It will be useful to evaluate the software’s effectiveness.""Features that should be improved in the upgrade involve the excessive consumption of the the solution's processor, RAM and resources.""It could be a bit easier to implement.""Mobile device management is a challenging area, and it can be improved. Some areas in the DLP solution can also be improved. It has the DLP capability, but it is not an all-out DLP program. I would like to see them improve the DLP solution in terms of reporting and possibly network monitoring. Currently, they only do the reporting parts of it."

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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 renew the license for one year at $10,000."
  • "The price is pretty good."
  • "When you start going to the EDR technologies and the MTR, it is a little bit expensive. It's a very good technology, and obviously, you're going to pay for it, but the pricing could do a little bit of work."
  • "We were able to eliminate the ransomware using the one-month, full-featured trial license."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of users. They give a discount for editors who are considered as important members. From what I know, Sophos products are not expensive. If you have a license extension, you just need to contact the editor or partner to change the mode of licensing or extend the license to cover more people."
  • "Intercept X for endpoints is around $35 per user per year. The server version is $95 per server per year."
  • "I find the pricing to be a little bit expensive, although it is acceptable, for now."
  • "The price of this product should be reduced because it is a little high."
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    Top Answer:It is expensive and I would rate it an eight out of ten.
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    Top Answer:Since it's cloud-managed, the solution is easy to administer, especially if the person using it is in a different geophysical location.
    Top Answer:Intercept X Endpoint is an expensive solution. On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing ten out of ten.
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    Overview

    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.

    Sophos Intercept X Endpoint is a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that combines the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with Sophos' deep expertise in cybersecurity to provide unmatched protection against sophisticated cyber threats, including ransomware, malware, exploits, and zero-day vulnerabilities. Sophos Intercept X Endpoint stands out for its innovative approach to endpoint security, leveraging advanced technologies and expert services to provide comprehensive protection. Its focus on prevention, detection, and response, combined with ease of use and scalability, makes it a preferred choice for organizations looking to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.

    Harness the Power of a Deep Learning Neural Network

    Achieve unmatched endpoint threat prevention. Intercept X uses deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning to detect both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.

    Deep learning makes Intercept X smarter, more scalable, and more effective against never-seen-before threats. Intercept X leverages deep learning to outperform endpoint security solutions that use traditional machine learning or signature-based detection alone.

    Stop Ransomware in Its Tracks

    Block ransomware attacks before they wreak havoc on your organization. Intercept X with XDR includes anti-ransomware technology that detects malicious encryption processes and shuts them down before they can spread across your network. It prevents both file-based and master boot record ransomware.

    Any files that were encrypted are rolled back to a safe state, meaning your employees can continue working uninterrupted, with minimal impact to business continuity. You get detailed post-cleanup information, so you can see where the threat got in, what it touched, and when it was blocked.

    Intelligent Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    The first EDR designed for security analysts and IT administrators

    Intercept X Advanced with EDR allows you to ask any question about what has happened in the past, and what is happening now on your endpoints. Hunt threats to detect active adversaries, or leverage for IT operations to maintain IT security hygiene. When an issue is found remotely respond with precision. By starting with the strongest protection, Intercept X stops breaches before they start. It cuts down the number of items to investigate and saves you time.

    • The strongest protection combined with powerful EDR
    • Add expertise, not headcount
    • Built for IT operations and threat hunting

    Extended Detection and Response (XDR)


    Intercept X Advanced with XDR is the industry’s only XDR solution that synchronizes native endpoint, server, firewall, email, cloud and O365 security. Get a holistic view of your organization’s environment with the richest data set and deep analysis for threat detection, investigation and response for both dedicated SOC teams and IT admins.

    • Cross reference indicators of comprise from multiple data sources to quickly identify, pinpoint and neutralize a threat
    • Use ATP and IPS events from the firewall to investigate suspect hosts and identify unprotected devices across your estate
    • Understand office network issues and which application is causing them
    • Identify unmanaged, guest and IoT devices across your organization’s environment

    Managed Detection and Response

    • Threat Hunting - Proactive 24/7 hunting by our elite team of threat analysts. Determine the potential impact and context of threats to your business.
    • Response - Initiates actions to remotely disrupt, contain, and neutralize threats on your behalf to stop even the most sophisticated threats
    • Continuous Improvement - Get actionable advice for addressing the root cause of recurring incidents to stop them for occurring again
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company6%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiEDR vs. Intercept X Endpoint
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiEDR vs. Intercept X Endpoint and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Fortinet FortiEDR is ranked 14th in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 20 reviews while Intercept X Endpoint is ranked 4th in EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with 23 reviews. Fortinet FortiEDR is rated 8.0, while Intercept X Endpoint is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiEDR writes "Offers competitive prices compared to the other vendors in the market". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Intercept X Endpoint writes "It can get ahead of the ransomware attack and encrypt the data on clients in the path of the infection". Fortinet FortiEDR is most compared with Fortinet FortiClient, CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne Singularity Complete and Trend Vision One, whereas Intercept X Endpoint is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, CrowdStrike Falcon, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, SentinelOne Singularity Complete and Symantec Endpoint Security. See our Fortinet FortiEDR vs. Intercept X Endpoint report.

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