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"Its most valuable features are its scalability and advanced threat protection for customers.""I am told that we get over 100 million emails a month. This filters them down and allows only somewhere about three million emails, which is a great help.""For the initial first level of support, we provide it from our side. If there's escalation required, we use Cisco tech for the AMP. And again, they are perfect. I mean, one of the best, compared to any other vendors.""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."

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"I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point.""It has an extremely low footprint, so it has got minimum impact on the user end points in terms of CPU and memory usage.""The most valuable feature is its threat analysis.""Scalability is good. We have had no issues with it.""The automatic alert feature is the most important feature of the solution.""Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures.""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."

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"We use Sophos Intercept X for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) in our organization.""It is easy to change the size of its capabilities, i.e. to expand processes or scale the size of users.""We most value the price and interface quality with Sophos Intercept X. We focus on solution quality.""The most valuable feature is the supervisory side of it where we can watch the throughputs, and even the loading of the device, to see how much traffic is happening.""A valuable feature offered by Sophos is called Naked Security, and it entails the control managed by the firewall on the site regarding the desktop client interfacing with our cloud client.""It is a practically maintenance free intelligent system that independently protects environments from malicious attacks.""All of the features are very important for anyone who is supporting a large number of computers.""After that, the client switched to Sophos to get the protection they lacked. It either works or it doesn’t and Sophos works."

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Cons
"We would like to have an API integration with a SIEM solution, because as far as I know, it currently hasn't yet been released.""I would like them to add whatever makes filtering more advanced in scanning and blocking for malware in emails.""The solution needs more in-depth analytics.""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."

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"It is cloud-based, and this does make some weary of the data being held on the cloud. Privacy requirements must be taken into account.""The dashboard does not have the facility to export the reports in a PDF format, which I can quickly share with internal stakeholders.""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.""The management of log aggregation is in need of improvement.""Unfortunately, native applications are not supported.""We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved.""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."

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"They should work on the logs and events. Sophos Intercept X needs to increase the interface test so that it can export to a live event.""Technical support can be improved. There could be shared support, i.e. where someone in Egypt can respond.""Sophos needs to create a YouTube channel with educational material for technicians or engineers.""In terms of the site-to-site VPN elements, they tend to concentrate. It's quite simple when there are Meraki devices at both ends of the VPN but if there is another user at one end, on another device, it can be a bit tricky. So they could really simplify that process a bit.""The initial setup was not very user-friendly.""The product defends very well on its own but could possibly use enhancement in giving users more controls.""The price of this solution can be improved.""They might want to offer an MSP model for licensing, to offer the solution as a software as a service."

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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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"The pricing will depend upon your volume of usage.""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.""I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.""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.""We are at about $60,000 per year.""This solution has a very competitive price.""Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines."

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"We renew the license for one year at $10,000.""The price is pretty good.""When you start going to the EDR technologies and the MTR, it is a little bit expensive. It's a very good technology, and obviously, you're going to pay for it, but the pricing could do a little bit of work.""We were able to eliminate the ransomware using the one-month, full-featured trial license.""Licensing is based on the number of users. They give a discount for editors who are considered as important members. From what I know, Sophos products are not expensive. If you have a license extension, you just need to contact the editor or partner to change the mode of licensing or extend the license to cover more people.""Intercept X for endpoints is around $35 per user per year. The server version is $95 per server per year.""I find the pricing to be a little bit expensive, although it is acceptable, for now."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features.
Top Answer: Nice to have URL management, password protection of the app, more details of the machine & user running the app.
Top Answer: The primary use case is for endpoint protection. For the larger deployments, we use it for our policy enforcement as… more »
Top Answer: CrowdStrike provides both a streaming and query REST API for accessing many of the features available through the Falcon… more »
Top Answer: SentinelOne is hands down my recommended solution. SentinelOne has not been breached and offers upto $1,000,000… more »
Top Answer: I’m not sure but if you are using Sophos Intercept X I would suggest just adding the Sophos EDR component.
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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.

The Falcon Platform is flexible and extensible when it comes to meeting your endpoint security needs. You can purchase the bundles above or any of the modules listed below. The additional modules can be added to Falcon Endpoint Protection bundles.

Stand-alone modules can be purchased by anyone and do not require a Falcon Endpoint Protection bundle. Our specialized products are for customers working with more stringent compliance or operational requirements.

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Sophos Intercept X stops the widest range of attacks with a unique combination of deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, anti-ransomware, and more.

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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Sophos Intercept X and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,283 professionals have used our research since 2012.
CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 21 reviews while Sophos Intercept X is ranked 9th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 20 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.4, while Sophos Intercept X is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Great protection, excellent customer service, and an easy to understand UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Intercept X writes "Reliable, scalable and very simple to set up". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, CylancePROTECT, Carbon Black CB Defense and McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas Sophos Intercept X is most compared with Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra, Carbon Black CB Defense, Microsoft Windows Defender, SentinelOne and Symantec End-user Endpoint Security. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Sophos Intercept X report.
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