2021-08-18T08:04:00Z
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
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Comparing CrowdStrike Falcon to Cortex XDR (Palo Alto)

Which would you choose - Crowdstrike Falcon or Cortex XDR?

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2021-08-22T06:50:14Z
Aug 22, 2021

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto vs. CrowdStrike Falcon


Both Cortex XDR and Crowd Strike Falcon offer cloud-based solutions that are very scalable, secure, and user-friendly.


Cortex XDR by Palo Alto offers impressive machine learning gathered from various clients that can easily move to the cloud. I found it can integrate well into the environment. The console is nice and easy to use. One of my favorite points is that it will automatically connect and log various kinds of suspicious behavior - you don’t need to do it manually.


CrowdStrike Falcon’s dashboard environment makes this solution a big win. You can get an integrative view of your entire environment from a security standpoint. The information is easy to find and understand. CrowdStrike has saved us time and minimized workloads across our organization.


Cortex XDR does not integrate that well with some third-party solutions and there are some basic features that are not available. It also does not currently offer an on-prem solution.


CrowdStrike does not perform on-demand scanning, which can be problematic because it means a virus can lay dormant until the next scan. There have been some issues with false-positive reporting, which makes it seem a bit unreliable.


Conclusions


I found that Cortex XDR was a better solution than CrowdStrike for our overall organization. It is one of the best with regard to scalability and adaptive intelligence, and is very reliable.





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