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Question: How does Crowdstrike Falcon compare with FireEye Endpoint Security?
Answer: The Crowdstrike Falcon program has a simple to use user interface, making it both an easy to use as well as an effective program. Its graphical design is such that it makes an extremely useful tool for securing computers from malware and viruses. All of the information that you need is gathered in a central location for careful analysis. It is also easy to navigate, which is a big plus in its favor. Crowdstrike Falcon also offers the ability to access its protective software anywhere on the planet that has a connection to the internet. This makes it an easily accessible anti-malware program. The cloud component of the program makes it especially useful for large organizations. In a world where remote work is a crucial addition to companies of various sizes, unlimited access to software that can secure the future of their organization is crucial. A large staff will now have the ability to continue their business without the fear of malicious actors. A further aspect of the program which is impressive is its ability to both provide real-time data and at the same time keep the hardware running at normal speed. It maximizes security while not sacrificing the speed of the work that the user is trying to accomplish. These two aspects make Crowdstrike Falcon the type of program that has a clear advantage over its competitors. FireEye Endpoint Security offers its users the ability to integrate itself with other environments and software. This provides a level of flexibility that is valuable in any sort of software, much less an anti-viral program. It also has a simplicity of use and precision in spotting unknown malware. All of these qualities make it a pretty effective piece of software. However, FireEye does not offer a cloud option like Crowdstrike Falcon does. This serves to limit its usefulness to companies that operate remotely. Conclusion Crowdstrike Falcon definitely offers a flexible and versatile program that has much to offer for the relatively low price being paid. FireEye Endpoint Security lacks the cloud compatibility of Crowdstrike Falcon. Overall, Crowdstrike Falcon seems to be the far more effective software.
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"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.""The solution makes it possible to see a threat once and block it everywhere across all endpoints and the entire security platform. It has the ability to block right down to the file and application level across all devices based on policies, such as, blacklisting and whitelisting of software and applications. This is good. Its strength is the ability to identify threats very quickly, then lock them and the network down and block the threats across the organization and all devices, which is what you want. You don't want to be spending time working out how to block something. You want to block something very quickly, letting that flow through to all the devices and avoiding the same scenario on different operating systems.""Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us.""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.""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.""The ability to detonate a particular problem in a sandbox environment and understand what the effects are, is helpful. We're trying, for example, to determine, when people send information in, if an attachment is legitimate or not. You just have to open it. If you can do that in a secure sandbox environment, that's an invaluable feature. What you would do otherwise would be very risky and tedious.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""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."

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"At this point what is most valuable is the interface, which is easy to navigate.""From what we have seen, it is very scalable. We have recently acquired a company where someone had a ransomware attack when we joined networks. Within the course of just a few days, we were able to easily get CrowdStrike rolled out to about 300 machines. That also included the removal of that company's legacy anti-malware tool.""The stability is good; we haven't experienced any glitches or bugs.""CrowdStrike Falcon is a very light solution. It does not use too much processor or RAM.""The detection is very reliable. Also, OverWatch is a great feature.""It's given me a level of confidence that my network is secure.""The solution can scale easily.""I like the detection rates of mobile threats."

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"FireEye Endpoint Security's scalability is awesome. I think it is one of the best on that front.""FireEye Endpoint Security is easy to use and lightweight compared to others.""It's a stable solution with good performance.""It is easy to use, flexible, and stable. Because it is a cloud-based solution and it integrates all endpoints of the cloud, we can do an IOC-based search. It can search the entire enterprise and tell us the endpoints that are possibly compromised.""The exploit guard and malware protection features are very useful. The logon tracker feature is also very useful. They have also given new modules such as logout backup, process backup. We ordered these modules from the FireEye market place, and we have installed these modules. We are currently exploring these features.""It has a feature called Isolation. If a device is compromised, we can connect it to our SOC, and no one would be able to access it. This way we can limit the damage to the network while we are investigating."

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Cons
"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.""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.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""I would like to see integration with Cisco Analytics.""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.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""...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.""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."

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"In the six months that I have been using CrowdStrike, it has not been able to detect anything.""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.""It does take more time to scan than other solutions.""I would like to see a little bit more in the offline scanning ability. This just comes from my background in what I have done in other positions. They only scan on demand, so I always have this fear that we sometimes maybe email out a dormant virus and can be held liable for that. That is something where I would like to see a little bit more robustness to the tool.""It would be nice if the dashboard had some more information upfront, and looked a little better.""If we have a dashboard capability to uninstall agents, I think that would be great.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. It does what it needs to do but there's always room for improvement.""CrowdStrike Suites and the way that it bundles things can be a bit challenging. It should be easier to integrate with the other stuff that they sell or be included with what they sell. We have one piece, then they are talking about another piece on vulnerability management all of the sudden, and we don't own that piece. We can see it in the console, but nothing shows up. It simply appears within the tool as an option, but we can't use it without purchasing it."

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"The Linux support is very poor. I use base detection. Currently, they are providing malware protection and logon track features in Windows and Mac. These features aren't available in Linux. It will be helpful to extend these capabilities to Linux. We would also like assets grouping and device lock protection features, which are included in their roadmap.""They have something called Managed Detection and Response. They get intel from their customers, and that intel is shared with the rest of FireEye's customers. I want to subscribe to their intel, but that is not available to us.""Malware detection can be better. It doesn't have support and detection for the recent malware, but it has a compensatory control where it can do the behavior-based assessment and alert you when there is something malicious or unexpected. For example, when a certain user is executing the privilege command, which is not normal. These dynamic detections are good, and they compensate for malware detection.""It has very good integrations. However, its integration with Palo Alto was not good, and they seem to be working on it at the backend. It is not very resource-hungry, but it can be even better in terms of resource utilization. It could be improved in terms of efficiency, memory sizing, and disk consumption by agents.""The reports need more development. They need more details on the reports and more details taking the executive view into consideration.""We would like to solution to offer better security.""Most of these types of solutions including others, such as Carbon Black and FortiEDR, all have the same features. However, Carbon Black is the leader when it comes to being robust and user-friendly and this solution should improve in those areas to stay more competitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""We have a license for 3,000 users and if we get up to 3,100 users, it doesn't stop working, but on the next renewal date you're supposed to go in there and add that extra 100 licenses. It's really good that they let you grow and expand and then pay for it. Sometimes, with other products, you overuse a license and they just don't work.""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 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.""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.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""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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"The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly.""It is an expensive product, but I think it is well worth the investment.""The pricing could be reduced. If it was more reasonable that would be great.""The pricing and licensing are fairly good. It is definitely not a cheap product, but I have felt that it is worth the money that we spent. So, we have discussed it in the past, and were like, "Yes, it is probably pricier than some other solutions, but we also feel they really are the leader. We are very comfortable with their level of expertise. So, it's kind of worth the price that we pay."""All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable.""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.""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.""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."

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Netanya Carmi
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Hello, I think it doesn't make sense to just compare device protection and automated response security solutions, it's missing to protect identities, devices, and insider access. I think: The best and most valuable option is Microsoft.

Microsoft 365 Defender is a unified pre- and post-breach enterprise defense suite that natively coordinates detection, prevention, investigation, and response across endpoints, identities, email, and applications to provide integrated protection against sophisticated attacks.

With the integrated Microsoft 365 Defender solution, security professionals can stitch together the threat signals that each of these products receive and determine the full scope and impact of the threat; how it entered the environment, what it's affected, and how it's currently impacting the organization. Microsoft 365 Defender takes automatic action to prevent or stop the attack and self-heal affected mailboxes, endpoints, and user identities.

Microsoft 365 Defender services includes:
1. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats.
2. Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Plan 1 protects email and collaboration from zero-day malware, phish, and business email compromise,  Plan 2 adds post-breach investigation, hunting, and response, as well as automation, and simulation (for training).
3. Microsoft Defender for Identity, a cloud service that helps protect your enterprise hybrid environments from multiple types of advanced targeted cyber-attacks and insider threats.
4. Microsoft Cloud App Security, is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that operates on multiple clouds. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyber threats across all your cloud services.

If the end customer already has Microsoft 365 in companies or educational institutions, they already have the collaboration tools, only the security and endpoint management tools should be added, all with Microsoft 365 E5/A5, no more investment is being made, it is being consolidated, visibility is gained, responses are automated, the fatigue of operating so many security events that you do not have the time or personnel to review them decrease.

I hope this has generated value for you.

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 »
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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:  The Crowdstrike Falcon program has a simple to use user interface, making it both an easy to use as well as an… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to use, flexible, and stable. Because it is a cloud-based solution and it integrates all endpoints of the… more »
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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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FireEye Endpoint Security is an integrated endpoint solution that detects, prevents and responds effectively to known malware and threats traditional anti-virus endpoint security products miss. It expands endpoint visibility and provides contextual frontline intelligence to help analysts automate protection, quickly determine the exact scope and level of any attack activity and adapt defenses as needed.

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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. FireEye Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 27 reviews while FireEye Endpoint Security is ranked 13th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 5 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while FireEye 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 FireEye Endpoint Security writes "Enables us to do IOC-based search across the enterprise and isolate compromised devices". 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 FireEye Endpoint Security is most compared with Darktrace, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Tanium, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. FireEye Endpoint Security report.

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