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Find out what your peers are saying about Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike Falcon and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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"The most valuable features of this solution are the IPS and the integration with ISE.""The simplicity of use is its most valuable feature. You can very clearly see things.""The stability of the solution is perfect. I believe it's the most stable solution on the market right now.""I am really satisfied with the technical support.""It is a very stable program.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device.""Integration is a key selling factor for Cisco security products. We have a Cisco Enterprise Agreement with access to Cisco Email Security, Cisco Firepower, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco Talos, Cisco Threat Grid, Cisco Umbrella, and also third-party solutions. This is key to our security and maximizing operations. Because we do have the Email Security appliance and it is integrated with Threat Response, we have everything tied together. Additionally, we are using the Cisco SecureX platform, as we were a beta test for that new solution. With SecureX, we are able to pull all those applications into one pane for visibility and maintenance. This greatly maximizes our security operations."

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"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 most valuable feature is that it detects and stops malicious executables.""You can deploy it through the cloud so that even if your stuff is outside of your controlled environment, you are still under control, based on the policies you create. The policies are controlled through the cloud. For example, if I don't allow anyone to do a certain activity or to install a particular app, and a consultant or a partner who is not part of our environment is doing so, it will stop them as well.""The triage feature that shows you the whole chain of the malware is useful.""What I like the most about it is the dynamic grouping, where you get to group endpoints based on setup criteria. That's pretty cool. I like the simplified policy management and simplified white-listing process.""It has intelligent learning behind it and we have been very successful in preventing attacks.""I like the historical features, interface, and integration.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"We haven't had any infections or down time.""The initial setup is very simple.""The UI is simple and self-explanatory. Everything is easy to understand.""There's almost no maintenance required. It's very low if there's any at all.""Their endpoint is pretty flawless. There is no lag on the machines at all. Even though I have a good overview of all the machines, that's pretty much the most valuable feature of CrowdStrike Falcon.""At this point what is most valuable is the interface, which is easy to navigate.""The solution can scale easily.""The most valuable feature is the indicator of compromise, which show you what file was either quarantined or removed."

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"In the next version of this solution, I would like to see the addition of local authentication.""The initial setup is a bit complex because you need to execute existing antiviruses or security software that you have on your device.""In the next release, I would for it to have back up abilities. I would like the ability to go back to a point in time to when my PC was uninfected and to the moment of when the infection happened.""The reporting and analytics areas of the solution need to be improved.""I would like more seamless integration.""The technical support is very slow.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""Maybe there is room for improvement in some of the automated remediation. We have other tools in place that AMP feeds into that allow for that to happen, so I look at it as one seamless solution. But if you're buying AMP all by itself, I don't know if it can remove malicious software after the fact or if it requires the other tools that we use to do some of that."

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"The endpoint machines need improvement.""This solution works well but needs lots of tuning and optimization.""As far as I know, Carbon Defense has nothing that can be installed on mobile devices. It lacks a defense solution for mobile devices, especially mobile tablets. I would like to see support for mobile devices and the pricing should be less than the pricing for a normal workstation.""When you view the triage, it will show you everything within a given time frame, and not only the attack that caused the alert, which is what I want to see. It shows you all the events during that time, and that can be quite confusing.""The EDR portion could be better. I'm not a big fan, but it works.""At this point, we're test-bedding several other providers right now to see if there's anything that does equally or better and that comes at a better price point.""The feature set for the firewall needs improvement.""The solution needs better overall compatibility with other products."

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"Too many false positives.""They don't really have anything when it comes to scanning attachments.""Basically, they don't cover legacy OS or applications. That's the only issue we're concerned about""The solution needs to have integration with on-premises security devices and security facilities. That means all the security products, including the perimeter firewall, the DMZ.""It does take more time to scan than other solutions.""In the six months that I have been using CrowdStrike, it has not been able to detect anything.""Support, particularly related to after-sales and after deployment, could be improved a bit. If you need to connect to support, it takes at least a day to reach the support team and get a proper reply.""Any kind of integration that you want to do, such as using the API to connect to a SIEM, is complex and it will be expensive to do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs of 50 licenses of AMP for three years is around $9,360.""The price is very good.""The visibility that we have into the endpoint and the forensics that we're able to collect give us value for the price. This is not an overly expensive solution, considering all the things that are provided. You get great performance and value for the cost.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable."

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"We have branches, we have different companies, but we cannot buy less than 100 licenses. This does not make sense to me... It should be more flexible. I can understand their saying, "Okay, to be a customer you need 100," but to add on to that number it should be something very straightforward. If I need to add five, for example, I shouldn't need to add 100.""The pricing [is] more or less the same as other similar solutions.""It's reasonable in price""The price for the solution is completely at government level, meaning one which is very high."

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"Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines.""The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly.""The pricing could be reduced. If it was more reasonable that would be great.""Our licensing fees were between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, which was pretty expensive for a small business.""When comparing to Microsoft, CrowdStrike Falcon is more expensive.""All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable.""The price is too high.""The pricing is good and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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Answers from the Community
Alfonso Minaya
author avatarreviewer1275819 (Director - Global Information Security at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees)
Real User

A short answer:
Perhaps the biggest IMO is SentinelOne is the only one of these 3 that does not have to go to the cloud for any behavior protection. It allows for full execution and blocks specific patterns rather than go to the cloud sandbox. Crowdstrike has a lite version of blocking without a sandbox. Additionally, Active EDR and intuitive storyline indicating patient zero is a plus with SentinelOne (this without any consulting or threat analyst).

author avatarABHILASH TH
Reseller

Crowdstrike USPs compared to CB and SentinelOne:


1. Very powerful Machine Learning AV


2. Device Control


3. Vulanrablity Assessment ( Sentinel One have the partial capability )


4. AWS Partner Competency


5. Leaders and having a high rating in all major Analyst reviews 


6. Automated Threat Intelligence 


7. Customer satisfaction and retention 

author avatarShreekumarNair
Real User

Do evaluate www.cynet.com and you will find that Cynet is way ahead in the way it does Continuous Breach protection and monitoring.

author avatarRodney Lee
User

IMO, it depends on whether you have abilities to validate and/or correlate telemetries - these guys brings out quite a lot of telemetry alerts for you to work on...

author avatarRodney Lee
User

Are you researching to buy or to resell?

author avatarreviewer1231890 (Managing Member at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees)
Real User

SentinelOne is hands down my recommended solution.


SentinelOne has not been breached and offers upto $1,000,000 warranty if it cannot roll back a ransomware attack.


Please contact me at CyberSec@global.co.za for more information, a demonstration, or a quote.


Your reputation and your company's cyber security is in your hands - make an informed decision

author avatarreviewer1322229 (CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees)
Real User

They address slighty differing customer profiles, Crowdstrike has deep integrations to Okta, Sailpoint and others, where as SentinelOne has AI automation that outstrips the general use case associated to most threat detection elements.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
Top Answer: I think the one thing you want to do is to review how much each solution will help you reduce your investigative… more »
Top Answer: IMO, it depends on whether you have abilities to validate and/or correlate telemetries - these guys brings out quite a… more »
Top Answer: We can access computers remotely if we need to.
Top Answer: The OverWatch is the most valuable feature to me. It's a 24x7 monitoring service, and when they see anything suspicious… more »
Top Answer: We completed a PoC using the trial version, and it was pretty easy to do. It took us less than an hour to deploy. It was… more »
Top Answer: The deployment process is an area that needs to be improved. For some reason, CrowdStrike does not provide any help in… more »
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

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.

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. 

Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.

Request a free trial here: https://go.crowdstrike.com/try-falcon-prevent

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Find out what your peers are saying about Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike Falcon and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,189 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Carbon Black CB Defense is ranked 5th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 21 reviews while CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 26 reviews. Carbon Black CB Defense is rated 7.8, while CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Carbon Black CB Defense writes "Centralization via the cloud allows us to protect and control people working from home". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Speeds up the data collection for our phishing playbooks dramatically". Carbon Black CB Defense is most compared with SentinelOne, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Carbon Black CB Response, Trend Micro Deep Security and Sophos Intercept X, whereas CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and Symantec End-User Endpoint Security. See our Carbon Black CB Defense vs. CrowdStrike Falcon report.

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