Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike

As of June 2019, Carbon Black CB Defense is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection for Business with 7 reviews vs CrowdStrike which is ranked 10th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 11 reviews. The top reviewer of Carbon Black CB Defense writes "It has a higher detection ratio because it's cloud-based and it also does a lookup to virus total". The top reviewer of CrowdStrike writes "I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point". Carbon Black CB Defense is most compared with Cylance, Carbon Black Cb Response and CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike is most compared with Cylance, Microsoft Windows Defender and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike report.
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Pros
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.Carbon Black Defense has a higher detection ratio because it's cloud-based and it also does a lookup to virus total.It gives you all of the information in a short and sweet fashion.The software uses very few resources; it is almost invisible to the end user.

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We start CrowdStrike having more control over the endpoint machine and servers. In terms of use, we can see more positives now and we are doing more investigations also.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.

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Cons
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.Report generation can be improved.But here, we hardly can take any kind of a report out of Carbon Black, so I think that should be something that should be more user-friendly.The directions for Splunk are spot on, but it is difficult to find anything on integration with AlienVault,

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Sandboxing is what we are missing the most from CrowdStrike. They promise to have it on our accounts by December of next year.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.

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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​.

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The CrowdStrike license is calculated per machine, per PC. It cost us around $100, i.e. no less than that. It cost us around $50 per machine for the three-year license.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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Answers from the Community
Janet Peng
Steve NewbyConsultant

Why are you just looking at those solutions? You should also consider Microsoft Defender ATP (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/windows-atp) which is no longer just limited to monitoring Windows and which Gartner has stated as being influential in this market.

10 June 19
Siddharth NarayananConsultant

Since both are an EDR solution, I would suggest analyzing which provides end to end mitigation. I know CB has 3 modules for the detailed analysis but not sure on the CrowdStrike.

10 June 19
JimPoehlmanUser

Depends on your sec-engineering staff size, number of agents, integration with other tools. I would start by listing your use cases and break down what you mean by "better for my needs". Too many variables.

10 June 19
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Overview

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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Twitter, Trip Advisor, Subaru. Samsung, Nissan, Coca Cola, Adobe SunocoRackspace Inc.
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company12%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm9%
Writing And Editing Position8%
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Energy/Utilities Company43%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company14%
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Financial Services Firm35%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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