CrowdStrike vs. Microsoft Windows Defender

As of June 2019, CrowdStrike is ranked 10th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 11 reviews vs Microsoft Windows Defender which is ranked 4th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 1 review. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike writes "I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point". The top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Defender writes "Has good detection rates, is low on system resources, doesn't interfere or hamper workflows, and it's easy to use". CrowdStrike is most compared with Cylance, Microsoft Windows Defender and Carbon Black CB Defense. Microsoft Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP), ESET Endpoint Security and Norton Security Premium.
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We start CrowdStrike having more control over the endpoint machine and servers. In terms of use, we can see more positives now and we are doing more investigations also.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.

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Ensures that I'm working with a product that gets updated regularly without me having to remember to do it. Since it's a Microsoft product, I'm confident that it requires a low use of system resources. The benefit of that being that my computer isn't constantly being drained.

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Sandboxing is what we are missing the most from CrowdStrike. They promise to have it on our accounts by December of next year.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.

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It would be nice to have a paid upgrade that would provide additional screening of the day-to-day activities.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The CrowdStrike license is calculated per machine, per PC. It cost us around $100, i.e. no less than that. It cost us around $50 per machine for the three-year license.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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Also Known As
Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
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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.

Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.
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Sample Customers
Rackspace Inc.Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company43%
Insurance Company14%
Hospitality Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm35%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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