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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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"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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"The most amazing qualities of Symantec Endpoint Protection is that it provides a total solution to all virus problems.""The firewall, malware, and anti-virus protection have earned its keep in times past by catching the unexpected.""The valuable features are device control, SONOR, and anti-virus.""This solution helps in that I can control quite a few computers from our central location, with ease.""It's good at detecting signature-based stuff and stopping that.""Some of the features that were important were a built-in firewall and device control.""Some important features that are included are the built-in firewall and device control.""The most valuable feature is the automated updating feature."

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Cons
"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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"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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"It is only available to use on computers with higher-end specs.""Managements' number one item on the "Wish List" would have to do with the real-time scan of external media inserted into any client.""I would like to see improvements in the anti-virus and the device control features.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see more to do with malware, encryption technology, and controlling mobile devices.""It needs to die. In my opinion, Symantec was a really great security company, 10, 15 years ago. They went out, they bought all the great tools and then they never did anything with them. So they've just fallen behind and there's nothing that's going to work now to bring them back up the date that's going to regain user confidence.""They lack the visibility you get in a heuristical, artificial, AI type of product, like a next-gen antivirus.""They are lacking the visibility that you get in a heuristical, next-generation AI product.""This solution is resource-heavy."

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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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"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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"We pay our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and everything is included in that price.""Its price should be reasonable.""There are subscription costs, we typically purchase the annual subscription. There can be other expenses too, for example, we use CrowdStrike also as part of our policy.""The prices fluctuate, but this year I think it was maybe around $12,000.""The EDR options are costlier than other products.""Licensing is based on a yearly subscription.""Symantec is expensive.""Its price is reasonable."

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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: 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: The OverWatch is the most valuable feature to me. It's a 24x7 monitoring service, and when they see anything suspicious… more »
Top Answer: Protection from viruses, malware, Trojans, and malicious files is most valuable. It is also good in terms of application… more »
Top Answer: I would like to be able to migrate to the cloud so that the end-users outside the company offices don't need a VPN to… more »
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Cisco AMP for Endpoints
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Symantec EPP, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
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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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Unmatched Endpoint Safety for Your OrganizationAs an on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based solution, the single-agent Symantec platform protects all your traditional and mobile endpoint devices, and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize security decisions.

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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Government13%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Hospitality Company11%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
University7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise23%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business32%
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Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Symantec End-User Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,817 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 26 reviews while Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is ranked 3rd in Endpoint Protection for Business (EPP) with 41 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6, while Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is rated 7.4. 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 Symantec End-User Endpoint Security writes "Lacks next-generation behaviour-based detection, offers terrible technical support, and not as robust as competitors". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and McAfee Endpoint Security, whereas Symantec End-User Endpoint Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Fortinet FortiEDR. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Symantec End-User Endpoint Security report.

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