2021-09-26T12:04:00Z
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Is Crowdstrike Falcon better than Trend Micro Deep Security?

Why?

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-28T12:12:04Z
Oct 28, 2021

I like that Crowdstrike allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. What’s most useful for my needs is the intelligence modules feature. I also 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, which is a big win for me. Stability is fantastic and so is the scalability. I was able to do so many endpoints so easily, and without any issues. In terms of pricing, Crowdstrike Falcon is reasonable for all that it has to offer. As far as technical support, that has been great too.


Trend Micro Deep Security offers a lot of features. It guarantees security for your data center, cloud, and containers - all with a unified and comprehensive SaaS solution and without compromising performance. Although that might make it sound appealing, every time there are new features released, they have to be paid for separately, which I am not thrilled about.


Trend Micro Deep Security offers powerful protection, an all-in-one workload security option (which may help with eliminating the cost of deploying multiple point solutions), and flexible integration. They also offer a “pay-for-what-you-use” pricing model which is hard to come by. While their pricing model seems enticing, a big downside for me is that it does not support versions prior to Windows 7. It has a good intrusion prevention feature that I like. However, that is not enough for me to settle for Trend Micro Deep instead of Crowdstrike.


Conclusion:


I much prefer Crowdstrike Falcon over Trend Micro Deep Security because I feel that it is much more reliable. While Trend Micro Deep Security may be represented as a classic antivirus solution, I am satisfied with the overall performance of Crowdstrike Falcon and happy with my purchase of the product.

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KS
Head of Global IT Security at Hansen Corporation Pty Ltd
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2021-10-26T22:17:40Z
Oct 26, 2021

Having previously run a penetration testing company, I can tell you that the general feedback I have from professional hackers is that CrowdStrike Falcon does make their job a lot more difficult. 


The "traditional" players in the endpoint protection market e.g. Trend Micro, Symantec and McAfee they generally view as trivial to bypass.

BH
IT Security Coordinator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-26T12:26:24Z
Oct 26, 2021

I can't say one way or the other for sure, but, having experienced Trend Micro in the past from an endpoint perspective they have their own way of doing things. They certainly didn't catch everything that even basic a/v like SEP did and they had a very convoluted setup and system configuration. Not sure on how falcon compares but cost wise Trend would probably be the cheap option while Falcon would be more expensive but easier to work in/with.

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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
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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!  
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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 1, 2021
Which do you use and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Dec 1, 2021
Trend Micro Deep Security offers a lot of features. It guarantees security for your data center, cloud, and containers - all with a unified and comprehensive SaaS solution and without compromising performance. This solution also offers powerful protection, an all-in-one workload security option (which may help with eliminating the cost of deploying multiple point solutions), and flexible integration. It also has a good intrusion prevention feature that I like. And the solution is very secure. If patch management is important for your organization, this solution will definitely cater to your needs. The fact that it is based on the cloud is a huge selling point for Deep Security. One unique thing about it is that Deep Security has a “pay-for-what-you-use” pricing model, which is hard to come by. However, one thing I strongly dislike is that it does not support versions prior to Windows 7. I found the most valuable feature of Trend Micro Apex One to be its reporting. I can report back and provide information on an item’s quarantine status. I also like the management console and find it to be very useful. The dashboard is clear and helpful too; It displays what has been logged or still needs to be logged, it shows different malicious links that people have tried to access, reveals if someone was trying to connect something to the computer, and provides many other insights. Trend Micro Apex One has good flexibility, too. It is very easy to use and also easy to deploy. A big disappointment for me, though, is that Trend Micro Apex One consumes a lot of CPU time. To clarify, when scanning, the CPU usage stays too high. Also, the on-premise setup can be daunting. Moreover, the stability is not fantastic. There have been times where it has crippled several users’ machines, requiring the application to be uninstalled and then reinstalled in order to fix the issues. Conclusion: Overall both solutions are solid, but Trend Micro Deep Security takes the win for me. Its features were more aligned with what I needed.
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