Compare CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection

CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 7th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 11 reviews while Trend Micro Smart Protection is ranked 18th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 10 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.6, while Trend Micro Smart Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Inexpensive, doesn't slow down devices, and an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Smart Protection writes "Easy to deploy with proactive sandboxing and built-in DLP capabilities". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with CylancePROTECT, Microsoft Windows Defender, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Carbon Black CB Defense and SentinelOne, whereas Trend Micro Smart Protection is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, Trend Micro Apex One, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Symantec End-user Endpoint Security and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. Trend Micro Smart Protection report.
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Pros
The initial setup is very simple.We haven't had any infections or down time.This solution has made the lives of the IT staff much easier, compared to the previous one.We are now able to find the root cause analysis on any threat. We can figure out where the issue came in versus just dealing with where it is at the moment.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.Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures.The automatic alert feature is the most important feature of the solution.

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The configuration is easy.The sandboxing is more proactive and more reliable than any of the other endpoint protection solutions.Your workstation doesn't slow down, unlike when you use Symantec, for example.The solution gives users peace of mind that, form an endpoint perspective, they are protected once it is installed.The solution integrates well with other Trend Micro products.What I like the most is the customer pricing because it's a great value.The most valuable features are the behavior monitoring, behavior analysis, and web reputation service.The most valuable aspect of the solution is that it also protects our smartphones. It's one of the reasons we use Trend Micro specifically.

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Cons
They don't really have anything when it comes to scanning attachments.Too many false positives.I would like to see the machine learning feature enhanced.As the company has grown, the technical support has felt less personal.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.We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved.Unfortunately, native applications are not supported.The management of log aggregation is in need of improvement.

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There is room for improvement to make it better for customers.This product is not very simple and in fact, kind of hard for some people to understand.I've not explored all of the features up to now. I still need to see all of the features implemented first to be able to see if anything is missing. However, as of right now, it's working very well for us.The solution needs to improve the deployment so it aligns with the latest Microsoft patches and upgrades. It makes the deployment process lengthy and painful.The threat response could be a bit better.In the next release, I would like to see a combination of the different features from Apex One and OfficeScan in Trend Micro Smart, rather than as upgraded features.The only drawback to this solution is that it needs different products for different types of clients, and it would be better to have a single agent for all of the products.We were considering switching to SentinalOne because it has pre-detection, and Trend Micro does not offer this; it's something the solution should add.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly.Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines.This solution has a very competitive price.We are at about $60,000 per year.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.I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.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.

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Our organization has paid licensing for three years, which averaged about $4.00 USD per user. We've been satisfied with the licensing. It's quite reasonable.The licensing is on a yearly basis and I believe our organization paid about $2,000/year. However, it's been a while since I looked at the pricing and we no longer use the solution.This solution provides good value for the price.We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We pay approximately 100 Euros a year per user. There are no additional fees above this.

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Overview

Falcon sensor (small and light) and cloud (big and powerful) work seamlessly to deliver real-time protection and visibility -- yes, even when the sensor is not connected to the internet. The simplicity of CrowdStrike’s architecture finally gives you the freedom to replace and retire the complicated, performance-robbing security layers that clutter your environment.

This architecture lies at the heart of Falcon, CrowdStrike’s pioneering cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform. It both delivers and unifies next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, security hygiene and threat intelligence. Using its purpose-built cloud native architecture, the Falcon Platform collects and analyzes more than 30 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries.

Traditional security solutions can’t keep up with your users. Turning to multiple point products to address the myriad of challenges only increases complexity and may leave gaps in your security. Plus, you need a flexible solution that can grow and change with you as you migrate from on-premises to the cloud. To effectively counter today’s evolving threat landscape, you need integrated security that consolidates your view across all layers of protection and all deployment models.
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a connected suite of security capabilities that protects
your users no matter where they go or what they do. This modern security delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network, using the broadest range of threat protection techniques available. Plus, you can evolve your protection along with your business using flexible on-premises, cloud, and hybrid deployment models that fit your IT environment today and tomorrow. In addition, you can manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single “pane of glass,” giving you complete visibility of the security of your environment.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace Inc.Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Blekinge County Council, Bulgarian American Credit Bank, Cancer Research UK, Delacour, Evalueserve, Gulftainer, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Mazda Motor Logistics Europe, MEDHOST, Nikigolf, Ochsner Health System, SIAX Computing Solutions, Tegen
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Engineering Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government5%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government13%
Media Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise30%
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