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What are pros and cons of CrowdStrike Falcon vs Fortinet FortiEDR?


I'm looking for a comparison between these 2 products: CrowdStrike Falcon and Fortinet FortiEDR. In addition, business cases and customer testimonials will be a plus. 

Can anyone assist with this information?

Thank you.

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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Jul 30, 2021

Hi @Thomas Zeulner, @Stephen Hand, @Jim McCartney, @Tom Smolinsky, @DeAndre Valentine , @ChandanMunshi ​and 

Can you please assist @Michael LeBron ​with your professional insights?

Thank you!

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