Compare CrowdStrike vs. Cylance

CrowdStrike is ranked 6th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 10 reviews while Cylance is ranked 7th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 8 reviews. CrowdStrike is rated 8.6, while Cylance is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike writes "I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cylance writes "Endpoints are protected in real-time without the need of a centralized server". CrowdStrike is most compared with Cylance, Microsoft Windows Defender and Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), whereas Cylance is most compared with CrowdStrike, Carbon Black CB Defense and SentinelOne. See our CrowdStrike vs. Cylance report.
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Pros
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.The most valuable feature is its threat analysis.Scalability is good. We have had no issues with it.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to respond to zero-day and unknown threats.The Application Guard and ByteGuard are useful features.The solution is extremely scalable. It's got the hybrid functionality, it's got the system functionality and cloud functionality as well.On the management side, we liked the way it displays things.The solution is stable.The solution is pretty easy to scale.It handles situations that the other threat management tools wouldn't find. It has worked well covering the weaker sides of the other products that we're integrating.​Centralized dashboard online which can be used for managing a huge product.

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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.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.

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Our customers would like to see more automation with respect to how threats are handled once they have been detected.The OPTICS component could be made more user-friendly with respect to giving people more information.I would say one thing that they might need to bring in is protection for mobile devices.It should provide more details about the events that they have detected.The solution needs better dashboards that are easier to use.The security scripting needs improvement. It needs deeper security for scripting.I would like to see a better UI in terms of sifting through more specific data and providing analytics. A little bit more would be nice.​Work on the math model. We are catching a lot of false positives, which gets to be a pain at the start of a deployment.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.The pricing will depend upon your volume of usage.

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I think that the price we are paying is good for what it is.We would just add more if there are new users, but right now you just need one license for per user.Our licensing cost for the solution is around $4,000 for six months. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.​Shop around for sure and be assured the price you pay will be close to other solutions available, but even at a slight mark-up from the other solutions, you are getting real endpoint protection versus nothing more than a cheap security blanket that might keep you warm at night.Do not get hung up on price. You pay for what you get and expensive will hurt one time, where cheap will hurt forever, especially if you fall victim to a ransom attack, etc.​

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Miriam Tover
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Both Cylance and CrowdStrike are amongst the few top of the market in terms or endpoint protection. CrowdStrike was considered among the top 5 in 2017 and Cylance was considered the same in 2019. As they are both highly effective, CrowdStrike is very unique in its user-friendliness, while Cylance is very unique for its minimum utilization of computer's resources. If you compare initial pricing, you would go with Cylance, but you can always negotiate with both to get the best offers.

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I had a great experience having deployed CrowdStrike to tens of thousands of endpoints. It's easy to deploy and operationalize. It has provided protection against threats that other engines did not catch based on its powerful heuristics and AI.
CrowdStrike does invest heavily in R&D and provides advisory services on endpoint protection.

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I never used Cylance. We installed CrowdStrike on 6/6/19 and aside from a test file have had zero hits. CrowdStrike has some additional features available (at a cost). One that I am looking at is device control for USB storage devices for policy enforcement. Syslogs are being absorbed by my SIEM as well.

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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.

Cylance® is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that proactively prevent, rather than reactively detect the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware. Our technology is deployed on over four million endpoints and protects hundreds of enterprise clients worldwide including Fortune 100 organizations and government institutions.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace Inc.Panasonic, Noble Energy, Apria Healthcare Group Inc., Charles River Laboratories, Rovi Corporation, Toyota, Kiewit
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company6%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer6%
Company Size
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business62%
Large Enterprise38%
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