CrowdStrike vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP)

As of June 2019, CrowdStrike is ranked 10th in Endpoint Protection for Business with 11 reviews vs Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) which is ranked 1st in Endpoint Protection for Business with 35 reviews. 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 Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) writes "You can deploy it to Windows, Mac, and Linux with one console to cover all three". CrowdStrike is most compared with Cylance, Microsoft Windows Defender and Carbon Black CB Defense. Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) is most compared with Microsoft Windows Defender, McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection and ESET Endpoint Security. See our CrowdStrike vs. Symantec Endpoint Protection (EPP) report.
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Pros
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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The most valuable feature is the virus and malware detection capability.This solution has helped us because it is really useful for blocking all kinds of viruses.Threat protection has always worked well.Endpoint protection has improved our operations by protecting our servers from potential cyber threats.Endpoint Protection is the next generation. It covers antivirus, spamware, ransomware...The fact that it has centralized management is the most valuable feature.The technical support is very good. They have an Indian support team, so there are no delays in receiving support.Symantec has cloud-based endpoint protection, so whether a user is off the network or on the network, the endpoint will be protected by the cloud.

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Cons
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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This solution needs better compatibility with services and applications.Sometimes, when we are creating a new policy, some of the clients are not being updated with the latest policy.This latest version has proven unreliable for management and installation.We must have complete dissolution with advance care protection but we are finding out that we need more Symantec technical specialists. We have identified a need to hire at least one more technical specialist familiar with Symantec to improve our solutions capabilities.Any external device which is inserted into a computer should be subject to an auto-scan policy, to automatically scan it before accepting the device... They need to make it more user-friendly, so that when anyone puts in a USB stick it will be scanned, popping up any problems before it is used.About four years back, Symantec's signature was very heavy and their signature patch was around 200MB or 300MB files.There are a few negative points. They should separate the feature for each separate solution for mobile devices. The second one is about the price, it's expensive. Finally, the third would be the complexity of implementation.I think the CPU dependence should be enhanced.

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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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Compared to other products and brands here in Mexico, the price is okay, somewhere in the middle. Our solution is unique in that it can adapt to a variety of pricing and licensing constraints considering we have the corporate, government, and academic mandates. ThePricing and licensing for our country is very good. It's not that expensive and the endpoint security is very good. It's not as cheap as some others, but they are not as good.We pay on a yearly basis...Zero-day threat or advanced attacks should be part of the endpoint. The product should not require you to buy a separate license.Each annual client license is around 1200 or 1600 INR.Pricing and licensing are important to us when choosing a product.It's not cheap.It is the better product, even if it is a little on the higher side.

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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.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is a powerful endpoint antivirus software solution, which provides multiple layers of protection against all types of known and unknown threats. Powered by SONAR and Symantec Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection combines all the security tools that you could require into one proactive solution.

It integrates antivirus, firewall, antispyware, intrusion prevention, application control and device control, and allows you to manage all of these tools centrally from one agent. Upgrades happen automatically, and the software offers seamless migration from previous versions.

This solution maximizes the security and performance of physical and virtual systems, and is compatible with multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Symantec Endpoint Protection is recommended for environments with more than 250 users.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace Inc. Audio Visual Dynamics, Red Deer Advocate, Asia Pacific Telecom Co. Ltd., Kibbutz Ein Gedi, and AMETEK, Inc.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company43%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company14%
Hospitality Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm36%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
University16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Local Government11%
Integrator11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise38%
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