Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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The most valuable feature is that it detects and stops malicious executables.
The offline networking is the most important feature. Some of our users are engineers that work offsite, and they can still be on the solution, which is also great.
The number of false-positives is very, very low compared to other products using AI.
The biggest feature out of CarbonBlack is its ability to dive in with more depth. You can look at the entire kill chain and understand, not only if an alarm or identified incident is truly a true security issue versus a false positive, and it allows us to backtrack and figure out why it actually happened and how it got into the environment.
The data analysis is the most valuable because of the whitelist database. It is different than standard IDS solutions.
It actually does some heuristics, and some behavioral analysis.
The most valuable asset is the time-lining capability for any breach activity.
This product has the capability of uploading scripts to the tool and this is a very comprehensive feature.
This solution has made the lives of the IT staff much easier, compared to the previous one.
We are now able to find the root cause analysis on any threat. We can figure out where the issue came in versus just dealing with where it is at the moment.
We have seen a reduction to the performance hit to our operating systems.
We are happy with CloudStrike's ease of use and touch notification.
Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures.
The automatic alert feature is the most important feature of the solution.
The most valuable feature is its threat analysis.
Scalability is good. We have had no issues with it.
This solution works well but needs lots of tuning and optimization.
The endpoint machines need improvement.
The implementation of the solution should be improved. It takes too much time.
Carbon Black needs to do a better job of proving their platform in the industry, and providing a bit more access to do industry testing with real world examples to help prove their platform.
The UI interface needs improvement. The management needs further work in future versions.
The tech support communicates, but it's just not with movement.
I would personally give the tech support a rating of seven out of ten.
Adding an application and a device control feature would be a great help for this solution.
I would like to see the machine learning feature enhanced.
As the company has grown, the technical support has felt less personal.
The GUI can use improvement, it's cloud-based so sometimes the interface can be a bit slow. The interface could use a little bit more speed.
We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved.
Unfortunately, native applications are not supported.
The management of log aggregation is in need of improvement.
I would like CrowdStrike to provide some correlation in the threat analysis, so we can visualize things better.
Whenever there is a feature release (upgrade) where we push to all the endpoints, it causes something to be blocked without us knowing.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Carbon Black might be a touch more expensive than Symantec. They tend to get a premium for their capabilities. They're sort of an industry leader in a lot of areas with the functionality that they provide.
I am not really involved in the pricing of this product. But, from my understanding, it is OK for us.
The cost is a considerable factor, but the benefit factor is the most important. When you compare it with other products, the price is high. Carbon Black will negotiate the price.
The cost/benefit factor has great relevance in Cb Defense implementations.
This solution has a very competitive price.
We are at about $60,000 per year.
The other administrator and I can log in to check the exact details of what happened, what was running, and what caused the detection. We know exactly what was happening on the end users PC and we can tell if it's something that we actually need or something that's malicious.
I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.
I would like them to further reduce the price, because it is quite pricey at the moment.
Purchasing the product through the AWS Marketplace is just a click away. Since we were using the on-premise version of the product, we continued on the cloud by purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace.
The pricing will depend upon your volume of usage.
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CB Defense is an industry-leading next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. CB Defense is delivered through the CB Predictive Security Cloud, an endpoint protection platform that consolidates security in the cloud using a single agent, console and data set. CB Defense is certified to replace AV and designed to deliver the best endpoint security with the least amount of administrative effort. It protects against the full spectrum of modern cyber attacks, including the ability to detect and prevent both known and unknown attacks. CB Defense leverages the powerful capabilities of the CB Predictive Security Cloud, applying our unique streaming analytics to unfiltered endpoint data in order to predict, detect, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber threats. In addition, CB Defense provides a suite of response and remediation tools, including Live Response, which allows security personnel to perform remote live investigations, intervene with ongoing attacks and instantly remediate endpoint threats. For peace of mind, CB Defense customers can also leverage CB ThreatSight, Carbon Black’s managed threat alert service, to validate alerts and uncover new threats.
Falcon sensor (small and light) and cloud (big and powerful) work seamlessly to deliver real-time protection and visibility -- yes, even when the sensor is not connected to the internet. The simplicity of CrowdStrike’s architecture finally gives you the freedom to replace and retire the complicated, performance-robbing security layers that clutter your environment.
This architecture lies at the heart of Falcon, CrowdStrike’s pioneering cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform. It both delivers and unifies next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, security hygiene and threat intelligence. Using its purpose-built cloud native architecture, the Falcon Platform collects and analyzes more than 30 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries.
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