2021-09-29T09:27:00Z
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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How does Crowdstrike Falcon compare with FireEye Endpoint Security?

Which would you choose and why?

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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
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2021-10-14T11:51:04Z
Oct 14, 2021



The Crowdstrike Falcon program has a simple to use user interface, making it both an easy to use as well as an effective program. Its graphical design is such that it makes an extremely useful tool for securing computers from malware and viruses. All of the information that you need is gathered in a central location for careful analysis. It is also easy to navigate, which is a big plus in its favor.


Crowdstrike Falcon also offers the ability to access its protective software anywhere on the planet that has a connection to the internet. This makes it an easily accessible anti-malware program. The cloud component of the program makes it especially useful for large organizations. In a world where remote work is a crucial addition to companies of various sizes, unlimited access to software that can secure the future of their organization is crucial. A large staff will now have the ability to continue their business without the fear of malicious actors.


A further aspect of the program which is impressive is its ability to both provide real-time data and at the same time keep the hardware running at normal speed. It maximizes security while not sacrificing the speed of the work that the user is trying to accomplish. These two aspects make Crowdstrike Falcon the type of program that has a clear advantage over its competitors.


FireEye Endpoint Security offers its users the ability to integrate itself with other environments and software. This provides a level of flexibility that is valuable in any sort of software, much less an anti-viral program. It also has a simplicity of use and precision in spotting unknown malware. All of these qualities make it a pretty effective piece of software. However, FireEye does not offer a cloud option like Crowdstrike Falcon does. This serves to limit its usefulness to companies that operate remotely.


Conclusion


Crowdstrike Falcon definitely offers a flexible and versatile program that has much to offer for the relatively low price being paid. FireEye Endpoint Security lacks the cloud compatibility of Crowdstrike Falcon. Overall, Crowdstrike Falcon seems to be the far more effective software.

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John Johny Restrepo Hernández - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Controles Empresariales
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2021-11-06T00:59:31Z
Nov 6, 2021

Hello, I think it doesn't make sense to just compare device protection and automated response security solutions, it's missing to protect identities, devices, and insider access. I think: The best and most valuable option is Microsoft.

Microsoft 365 Defender is a unified pre- and post-breach enterprise defense suite that natively coordinates detection, prevention, investigation, and response across endpoints, identities, email, and applications to provide integrated protection against sophisticated attacks.

With the integrated Microsoft 365 Defender solution, security professionals can stitch together the threat signals that each of these products receive and determine the full scope and impact of the threat; how it entered the environment, what it's affected, and how it's currently impacting the organization. Microsoft 365 Defender takes automatic action to prevent or stop the attack and self-heal affected mailboxes, endpoints, and user identities.

Microsoft 365 Defender services includes:
1. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats.
2. Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Plan 1 protects email and collaboration from zero-day malware, phish, and business email compromise,  Plan 2 adds post-breach investigation, hunting, and response, as well as automation, and simulation (for training).
3. Microsoft Defender for Identity, a cloud service that helps protect your enterprise hybrid environments from multiple types of advanced targeted cyber-attacks and insider threats.
4. Microsoft Cloud App Security, is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that operates on multiple clouds. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyber threats across all your cloud services.

If the end customer already has Microsoft 365 in companies or educational institutions, they already have the collaboration tools, only the security and endpoint management tools should be added, all with Microsoft 365 E5/A5, no more investment is being made, it is being consolidated, visibility is gained, responses are automated, the fatigue of operating so many security events that you do not have the time or personnel to review them decrease.

I hope this has generated value for you.

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PJ
CIO & Information manager at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 26, 2022
Hi peers,   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).  Can anyone help and share their insights?  Thanks, Regards from the Netherlands
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HF
Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 31, 2022
Hi @reviewer1799568, Most of these comparisons are opinions and some tests are done in specific conditions that might not suit or reflect your organization's needs and roadmap. Ultimately, the cost of a mistake is a data breach and not just an audit finding or operational discomfort. I mention this because there are no viable shortcuts. I suggest you test the solutions thoroughly in your own environment to see what works for you. The gaming floor is hopefully "air-gapped" and the solution should respect that segregation and still provide great security and visibility. One of the challenges is security updates. For such an environment you would need comprehensive AI and machine learning. I suggest you look at the difference between IOC and IOA. IOA vs IOC: Defining & Understanding The Differences | CrowdStrike. (Please also check other sources). Good luck and stay safe!  
CP
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Hi. I am told that Darktrace is a complimentary product that doesn't do any endpoint protection.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 6, 2021
How does Crodwstrike Falcon compare with Sophos Intercept X? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Dec 6, 2021
I like that Crowdstrike Falcon allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. Its detection and machine learning are very valuable features. Crowdstrike Falcon also successfully prevents malware in real time. I find that Crowdstrike Falcon’s dashboard is very user-friendly; Information is easy to find because of how it is presented and everything is linkable. Stability is fantastic and so is the scalability. You can easily create several endpoints without any issues. In terms of pricing, Crowdstrike Falcon is reasonable for all that it has to offer. I don’t personally have experience using their technical support, so I can’t speak for that. Even though Crowdstrike has a well-recognized reputation, I think Sophos Intercept X is the most secure endpoint product out there for many reasons. Sophos Intercept X is easy to manage, simple to deploy, and catches everything, which I can personally attest to because I have run simulations against Sophos and other products, with Sophos always coming out on top. It successfully detects malware and protects against ransomware. Whatsmore is that Sophos Intercept X has a data loss feature that allows you to monitor and detect whether users are insecurely sharing information. Depending on which industry you are in, this can be especially helpful, if not very much necessary (for example, in the healthcare industry) to ensure company resources are safe and sensitive data and information aren’t compromised or exposed to malicious software. In addition, my experience with customer service has always been great. Conclusion: If you have to choose between the two, I would suggest Sophos Intercept X, since I have been using it for years and have found it to be extremely reliable, responsive, and have had no issues with the software. Especially considering its price, the product is definitely worth it.
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