Both of these products perform similarly and have many outstanding attributes.
CrowdStrike Falcon offers an amazing user interface that makes setup easy and seamless. CrowdStrike Falcon offers a cloud-native solution that makes it extremely flexible and provides for continuous protection. This solution will recognize threats, viruses, or malware from outside the organization. It offers an automation process that ensures it is up-to-date at all times to keep your enterprise safe while reducing costs at the same time. The dashboard environment presents information in a clear and easy-to-understand format, making this solution a big win.
Darktrace’s Antigena feature very quickly learns what “normal” looks like in an environment and will block anything that doesn’t belong. Darktrace can detect problematic IPs from the outside and stop attacks on the inside. We like the Dynamic Threat Dashboard, which lists all threats and rates them, giving us a clear perspective on which threats need our immediate attention. Darktrace has an app that allows for mobile monitoring and viewing of information live in real time. This product is very easy to set up and, once learned, easy to use.
We found that CrowdStrike Falcon did not integrate well with on-premises security devices, facilities, and firewalls. The solution does not cover legacy OS or applications, which could be a deal-breaker. They don’t offer anything for scanning attachments, and overall scanning seems a bit slower than other solutions.
Endpoint protection is somewhat lacking from Darktrace. It does not react to triggers or outcomes on the device, which is problematic for businesses with large teams working remotely. The dashboards and reporting can be complicated to understand for a non-technical person and should be more customizable so that recipients only see information pertinent to their role in the business.
Both of these solutions offer a high level of threat detection and protection from attacks. They do differ in their endpoint strategies and how well each solution integrates with current applications and scanning capabilities. Selecting the product that will provide the best coverage will ultimately depend on the needs and nature of your business.
I work as the CIO & Information Manager in the gaming and gambling industry. The company has 650 employees and >30.000 customers.
I'm not able to find a study where Darktrace is compared against Crowdstrike Falcon (or other solutions for endpoint security, e.g. Sentinel One).... Read More »