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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"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.""If somebody has been compromised, the question always is: How has it affected other devices in the network? Cisco AMP gives you a very neat view of that.""One of the best features of AMP is its cloud feature. It doesn't matter where the device is in regards to whether it's inside or outside of your network environment, especially right now when everybody's remote and taken their laptops home. You don't have to be VPNed into the environment for AMP to work. AMP will work anywhere in the world, as long as it has an Internet connection. You get protection and reporting with it. No matter where the device is, AMP has still got coverage on it and is protecting it. You still have the ability to manage and remediate things. The cloud feature is the magic bullet. This is what makes the solution a valuable tool as far as I'm concerned.""The threat Grid with the ability to observe the sandboxing, analyze, and perform investigations of different malicious files has been great.""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 entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""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.""The solution's integration capabilities are excellent. It's one of the best features."

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"There's almost no maintenance required. It's very low if there's any at all.""The most valuable feature is the activity dashboard because it gives you a holistic view of your environment from a security standpoint.""It's given me a level of confidence that my network is secure.""The UI is simple and self-explanatory. Everything is easy to understand.""At this point what is most valuable is the interface, which is easy to navigate.""The Protect functionality on the laptops provides great visibility into what's occurring, and the cloud management of the platform is what we needed.""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.""The detection is very reliable. Also, OverWatch is a great feature."

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"The analytics are important because if there is an abnormality then it provides that information to us.""The solution is very easy to use.""The protection that it provides from ransomware is valuable. The awareness that it has is also valuable. It didn't have a central console earlier, but now it has a central console, which is pretty good.""WatchGuard is very user-friendly. It provides us with all of the security services we need."

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Cons
"The room for improvement would be on event notifications. I have mine tuned fairly well. I do feel that if you subscribe to all the event notification types out-of-the-box, or don't really go through and take the time to filter out events, the notifications can become overwhelming with information. Sometimes, when you're overwhelmed with information, you just say, "I'm not going to look at anything because I'm receiving so much." I recommend the vendor come up with a white paper on the best practices for event notifications.""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.""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.""The technical support is very slow.""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 one challenge that I see is the use of multiple endpoint protection platforms. For instance, we have AMP, but we also have Microsoft Windows Defender, System Center Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Malware Protection Engine deployed. So, we have a bunch of different things that do the same thing. What winds up happening is, e.g., if I get an alert for a potential incident or malware and want to pull the file, I'll go to fetch the file to analyze it. But, one of these other programs has already gotten it, so the file has already been quarantined by another endpoint protection system. AMP doesn't realize that and the file fetch fails, then you're left wondering what's going on.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""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."

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"The console is a little cluttered and at times, finding what you're looking for is not intuitive.""We would like to be able to perform on-demand scanning, rather than relying on the scheduler.""I think there's an opportunity to enhance the AI or at least the traps to say, if something changes from this baseline, let us know and flag it.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. It does what it needs to do but there's always room for improvement.""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.""The management reporting functionality needs to be improved.""The Integration with tools, SOC tools, could be better.""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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"The ease of detecting where an issue is should be improved.""The reporting isn't so good. If they worked to improve this aspect of the solution, it would be much stronger.""When it comes to live-monitoring, the user-interface could be improved to make things easier.""It can have a couple of false positives, but after you add them to your allow list, it works fine. It could have better Mac support. I am pretty sure it doesn't have much support for Mac. It can be installed on a Mac, but it is not that good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 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.""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 Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable.""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.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""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.""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."

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"The pricing is definitely high but you get what you pay for, and it's not so high that it prices itself out of the market.""Years ago, when we bought CrowdStrike, you got everything it had. I was a little concerned when they broke this out into a la carte modules where you can buy EDR, Spotlight, etc., picking and choosing off the menu. I was a little worried that the solution would get watered down. However, I realized in my previous organization when we had the full suite that there were a bunch of features in it that we didn't have time to operationalize. So, I warmed up to it. I get the whole, "Look, you can pick and choose. Okay, everybody buys a steak, but do you want mashed potatoes, or do you want lobster mac and cheese?" So, you can pick the sides that you want, so you can buy the solution that you want and operationalize versus paying a lot of money and getting a bunch of things, but not using 60 percent of the tools in the box.""The pricing could be reduced. If it was more reasonable that would be great.""It is an expensive product, but I think it is well worth the investment.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable. I don't think we are getting charged more than what it is worth. It is fair, but I do not like how it is a la carte. I realize they do that so other organizations can buy and get the agent, getting it cheaper than you could otherwise. However, if you want the main core package, which has all the main features with the exception of maybe the multi-cloud protections, that can get pricier for an organization. So, you have to pick and choose what you want. I do not care for a la carte pricing.""The price is too high.""All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable.""The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly."

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"The price of WatchGuard is very good.""The pricing is competitive."

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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: The protection that it provides from ransomware is valuable. The awareness that it has is also valuable. It didn't… more »
Top Answer: It can have a couple of false positives, but after you add them to your allow list, it works fine. It could have better… more »
Top Answer: We have got WatchGuard Firewalls. So, we use their EDR, which is a part of the security package that they provide us. We… 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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Hackers are designing malware to be more sophisticated than ever. Through packing, encryption, and polymorphism, cyber criminals are able to disguise their attacks to avoid detection. Zero day threats and advanced malware easily slip by antivirus solutions that are simply too slow to respond to the constant stream of emerging threats. Organizations of all sizes need a solution that leverages a holistic approach to security from the network to the endpoint. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response (TDR) is a powerful collection of advanced malware defense tools that correlate threat indicators from Firebox appliances and Host Sensors to stop known, unknown and evasive malware threats.

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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%
Reseller6%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Hospitality Company10%
Insurance Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company21%
Government5%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise47%
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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 27 reviews while WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is ranked 18th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 4 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response 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 WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response writes "Easy initial setup and stable but not as efficient as Palo Alto". 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 WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is most compared with SentinelOne, Sophos Intercept X, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro XDR and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response report.

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