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"The initial setup is very simple.""The OverWatch is the most valuable feature to me. It's a 24x7 monitoring service, and when they see anything suspicious in my environment, they will investigate.""The most valuable feature is the indicator of compromise, which show you what file was either quarantined or removed.""At this point what is most valuable is the interface, which is easy to navigate.""The 10 hours a week that we are freeing up from having to manage and monitor our AV solution has really allowed us to focus on other areas of the business. This has been a huge return on investment.""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 feature that I find to be the most valuable, is being able to look at the system analysis and being able to baseline what is installed on the system.""I like the detection rates of mobile threats."

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"Personally, I find the Game Mode of the Firewall very useful.""This antivirus is regularly updated, and the updates can be scheduled."

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"There are some aspects of the UI that could use some improvement, e.g., working in groups. I build a group, then I have to manually assign prevention policies, update policies, etc., but there is no function to copy that group. So, if I wanted to make a subgroup for troubleshooting or divide workstations into groups of laptops and desktops, then I have to manually build a brand new group. I can't just copy a build from one to another. Additionally, in order to do any work within a group, I have to first do the work on the respective prevention policy page or individual policy page, then remove the group if the group is assigned to a different prevention policy, remove the prevention policy, and then add the new one in. So, it can get a little hectic. It would be easier if I could add and remove things from the group page rather than having to go into the policy pages to do it.""In the six months that I have been using CrowdStrike, it has not been able to detect anything.""The biggest issue with Falcon as a standalone product is it doesn't have very much reporting.""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.""They need to strengthen the forensic capabilities of this product, for e-discovery.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. It does what it needs to do but there's always room for improvement.""Basically, they don't cover legacy OS or applications. That's the only issue we're concerned about""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."

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"Currently, the client is only available for the Windows Operating System but it would be good if it were released for Mac OS as well.""Some of our users say that the interface is a little bit outdated for 2020, and want it to be more modern and cozy."

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"With respect to pricing, my suggestion to others is to evaluate the environment and purchase what you need.""Our licensing fees were between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, which was pretty expensive for a small business.""The pricing could be reduced. If it was more reasonable that would be great.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable. I don't think we are getting charged more than what it is worth. It is fair, but I do not like how it is a la carte. I realize they do that so other organizations can buy and get the agent, getting it cheaper than you could otherwise. However, if you want the main core package, which has all the main features with the exception of maybe the multi-cloud protections, that can get pricier for an organization. So, you have to pick and choose what you want. I do not care for a la carte pricing.""Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines.""It is an expensive product, but I think it is well worth the investment.""The pricing is good and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly."

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"We use the free version of the software, but it can be upgraded to the paid Extreme Security edition.""This is a freeware product and I recommend using it."

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Top Answer: Cortex XDR by Palo Alto vs. CrowdStrike Falcon Both Cortex XDR and Crowd Strike Falcon offer cloud-based solutions that are very scalable, secure, and user-friendly. Cortex XDR by Palo Alto offers… more »
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Overview

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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ZoneAlarm protects you by preventing hackers from remotely accessing and controlling your device, and lets you know which apps have excessive permissions so you can decide whether they threaten your privacy.

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Terma, Optix, Samsung Research Amercia, SF Police Credit Union, Independence Care System, Mattias Thomsen, Carmel Partners, Desert Research Institute, CRIF, FXCM Inc, US State Agency
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Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Hospitality Company10%
Insurance Company10%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company19%
Insurance Company7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise47%
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CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 27 reviews while ZoneAlarm is ranked 7th in Anti-Malware Tools with 2 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while ZoneAlarm is rated 9.6. 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 ZoneAlarm writes "A regularly-updated and cost-effective way to secure against BYOD threats". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and FireEye Endpoint Security, whereas ZoneAlarm is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Check Point Harmony Endpoint, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, Malwarebytes and Sophos EPP Suite. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. ZoneAlarm report.

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