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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. ESET Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""The entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""It is extensive in terms of providing visibility and insights into threats. It allows for research into a threat, and you can chart your progress on how you're resolving it.""The visibility and insight this solution gives you into threats is pretty granular. It has constant monitoring. You can get onto the device trajectory to look at a threat, but you can also see what happened prior to the threat. You can see what happened after the threat. You can see what other applications were incorporated into the execution of the threat. For example, you have the event, but you see that the event was launched by Google Chrome, which was launched by something else. Then, after the event, something else was launched by whatever the threat was. Therefore, it gives you great detail, a timeline, and continuity of events leading up to whatever the incident is, and then, after. This helps you understand and nail down what the threat is and how to fix it.""Another of my favorite features is called the Device Trajectory, where it shows everything that's going on, on a computer. It shows the point in time when a virus is downloaded, so you can see if the user was surfing the internet or had a program open. It shows every running process and file access on the computer and saves it like a snapshot when it detects something malicious. It also has a File Trajectory, so you can even see if that file has been found on any of your other computers that have AMP.""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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"Probably the most valuable thing to me is the real-time response piece. The fact that I can connect to an endpoint as long as it is on the Internet, no matter where it is globally. I can remove files from the endpoint, drop files on the endpoint, stop processes, reboot it, run custom scripts, and deploy software. Pretty much no other tool can do all that.""It seems to do a pretty good job of protecting the host. It offers good insights that it gives you when it has a detection. It's pretty incredible.""The solution can scale easily.""The most valuable feature is the activity dashboard because it gives you a holistic view of your environment from a security standpoint.""The stability is good; we haven't experienced any glitches or bugs.""We haven't had any infections or down time.""There's almost no maintenance required. It's very low if there's any at all.""As long as the machine is connected to the Internet, and CrowdStrike is running, then it will be on and we will have visibility; no VPNing in or making some type of network connection. CrowdStrike always there and running in the background; for us, that is big. We wanted something that could give us data as long as the machines connected to the Internet and be almost invisible to the employees."

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"The most valuable thing for me is that when I'm using the internet and I reach some site that isn't so secure, or isn't recommended because they don't have a good reputation, ESET will notify me.""This solution has a traditional antivirus, I believe that signature-based detection is most valuable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of use.""The protection and device control features are the most valuable. I found its user interface and integration pretty good. It is very user friendly as compared to other products.""I find the main valuable feature to be the antivirus, it is very effective with removing viruses.""It is pretty easy to deploy. Its update definition file is small, so it can dispatch very quickly within the enterprise. The product itself is very lightweight, so it won't delay your endpoint. You also don't have to do any difficult configuration because it comes with a very good default setting. So, you just install it and forget it.""The solution has a very good endpoint feature.""I have found the ESET Management Console very good. It gives me many features, such as managing users and installing a new version."

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Cons
"The thing I hate the most, which they have not fixed, is when it creates duplicate entries within a console. If you have a computer and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or you upgrade your agent from version 6 to 7, it creates a new instance in there instead of updating the information. Instead of paying a license for one computer, I have to license two computers until I manually go in, search for all the duplicate entries, and clean them out myself.""...the greatest value of all, would be to make the security into a single pane of glass. Whilst these products are largely integrated from a Talos perspective, they're not integrated from a portal perspective. For example, we have to look at an Umbrella portal and a separate AMP portal. We also have to look at a separate portal for the firewalls. If I could wave a magic wand and have one thing, I would put all the Cisco products into one, simple management portal.""We have had some problems with updates not playing nice with our environment. This is important, because if there is a new version, we need to test it thoroughly before it goes into production. We cannot just say, "There's a new version. It's not going to give us any problems." With the complexity of the solution using multiple engines for multiple tasks, it can sometimes cause performance issues on our endpoints. Therefore, we need to test it before we deploy. That takes one to three days before we can be certain that the new version plays nice with our environment.""We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""The connector updates are very easily done now, and that's improving. Previously, the connector had an issue, where almost every time it needed to be updated, it required a machine reboot. This was always a bit of an inconvenience and a bug. Because with a lot of software now, you don't need to do that and shouldn't need to be rebooting all the time.""I would like to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""We had a lot of noise at the beginning, and we had to turn it down based on exclusions, application whitelisting, and excluding unknown benign applications. Cisco should understand the need for continuous updates on the custom Cisco exclusions and the custom applications that come out-of-the-box with the AMP for Endpoints.""In Orbital, there are tons of prebuilt queries, but there is not a lot of information in lay terms. There isn't enough information to help us with what we're looking for and why we are looking for it with this query. There are probably a dozen queries in there that really focus on what I need to focus on, but they are not always easy to find the first time through."

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"We would like to be able to perform on-demand scanning, rather than relying on the scheduler.""It would be nice if they did have some sort of Active Directory tie-in, whether that be Azure or on-prem. Sometimes, it is difficult for us to determine if we are missing any endpoints or servers in CrowdStrike. We honestly don't have a great inventory, but it would be nice if CrowdStrike had a way to say this is everything in your environment, Active Directory-wise, and this is what doesn't have sensors. They try to do that now with a function that they have built-in, but I have been unsuccessful in having it help us identify what needs a sensor. So, better visibility of what doesn't have a sensor in our environment would be helpful.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. It does what it needs to do but there's always room for improvement.""I would love to see more investment in Insight because CrowdStrike have an opportunity to potentially displace some of the vulnerability management vendors with the visibility they can see over time. I want to see them continue to evolve, e.g., what other things can they disrupt which are operational things we have to continue to do as an organization.""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.""I would like them to improve the correlation of data in the search algorithms. When we run an investigation, malware, phishing, etc., I want to look at multiple endpoints at once to correlate that data to see the likenesses, e.g., how are they not alike or what systems and processes are running across those systems? I don't want to have to run the same search in their Spotlight module five, 10, 15, or 100 times to get 100 different results, copy that data out, and then correlate it on my own. In a very simple way, I want to be able to load up a comma-delimited list giving me the spotlight data on these X amount of hosts, letting me search for it quickly. We have had to go back to CrowdStrike, and say, "Our search are taking far too long for even one host." They did bump up the cores and that did improve performance, but it is still kind of slow to get that Spotlight data. That is probably our biggest pain point. I think that needs some help. I understand this kind of information access is probably not the easiest thing to do. It is probably a big ask depending on how their back-end is setup.""A year and a half ago or more, if you put in a support request by email, then it wasn't timely addressed. It could be a day to three days before you received a response, which was a bit frustrating. There was a lot of customer feedback around this issue, which has been greatly refined.""In the six months that I have been using CrowdStrike, it has not been able to detect anything."

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"They should have better support for different languages and auto-upgrading.""We have experienced some problems with the actualization of some endpoints. We then have to manually reinstall the version on these endpoints.""In terms of what is lacking in ESET, it really would need more features for the users when they are working outside of the corporate network.""The feature is somewhat lacking in security protection.""Data Leak Protection is is what we are searching for at the moment. It is not included with ESET.""There are some new antivirus technologies that rely on AI, artificial intelligence. ESET does not have this technology right now.""A few times, we have had problems with downloading an agent. We had to try multiple times and multiple uploads.""The solution lacks the automation I need."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable. The cost of AMP for Endpoints is inline with all the other software that has a monthly endpoint cost. It might be a little bit higher than other antivirus type products, but we're only talking about a dollar a month per user. I don't see that cost as being an issue if it's going to give us the confidence and security that we're looking for. We have had a lot of success and happiness with what we're using, so there's no point in changing.""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.""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.""There is also the Cisco annual subscription plus my management time in terms of what I do with the Cisco product. I spend a minimal amount of time on it though, just rolling out updates as they need them and monitoring the console a couple of times a day to ensure nothing is out of control. Cost-wise, we are quite happy with it.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""We can know if something bad is potentially happening instantaneously and prevent it from happening. We can go to a device and isolate it before it infects other devices. In our environment, that's millions of dollars saved in a matter of seconds."

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"Pricing and licensing seem to be in line with what they offer. We are a smaller organization, so pricing is important. Obviously, we would make a business case if it is something we really needed or felt that we needed. So, the pricing is in line with what we are getting from a product standpoint.""Our licensing fees were between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, which was pretty expensive for a small business.""With respect to pricing, my suggestion to others is to evaluate the environment and purchase what you need.""All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable.""We bought a very small number of licenses, then ran it for a year. We bought a 100 licenses for a year, so we didn't actually do a proof of concept. We just bought them. Then, the next year, we bought 10,000 licenses.""It is an expensive product, but I think it is well worth the investment.""Different components are additional price points. We got the components that were right for us, but other organizations may require more (or less) components to suit their needs.""The pricing is good and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"Its price is reasonable.""I pay about $100 a year, so it's really cheap. I'm sure that if I need something else beyond more technical support, I'll need to pay more.""The price is okay and I don't have any issues with it.""The price of ESET Endpoint Security is in the middle range of price compared to other solutions. For example, BitDefender can be more expensive.""Currently, we are running on a three-year license. The pricing might be around $20,000. There aren't any costs above the standard licensing fee.""I think it's available for a pretty fair price. If you know how to use it, then it's a very fair price for what you get.""The price of the solution is reasonable compared to competitors.""It is subjective. I don't think it is expensive. If you can have 10 user licenses for less than $100, I don't think it is expensive."

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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: Cortex XDR by Palo Alto vs. CrowdStrike Falcon Both Cortex XDR and Crowd Strike Falcon offer cloud-based solutions… more »
Top Answer: Both of these products perform similarly and have many outstanding attributes. CrowdStrike Falcon offers an amazing… more »
Top Answer: The CrowdStrike solution delivers a lot of information about incidents. It has a very light sensor that will never push… more »
Top Answer: As is the general rule with anything, the solution could be cheaper.
Top Answer: I would like for the solution to be simpler to understand. While it satisfies our needs at the moment, it is really only… more »
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints
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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.

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.

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Sample Customers
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company19%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
University6%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Hospitality Company10%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Media Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Non Tech Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company19%
Government3%
Educational Organization3%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise21%
Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. ESET Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 27 reviews while ESET Endpoint Security is ranked 16th in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 25 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while ESET Endpoint Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Speeds up the data collection for our phishing playbooks dramatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ESET Endpoint Security writes "Good at detecting potentially dangerous websites, but the alerts can be confusing at times". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, whereas ESET Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. ESET Endpoint Security report.

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