CrowdStrike Falcon Competitors and Alternatives

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Amjad Khan
Real User
Information Technology Manager at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

A majority of its features are very good, well-designed, and programmed. Most of the machine learning has features where we took a deep analysis on kernel level scanning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

After deploying Traps, we saw the performance of the network improve by 65 to 70 percent. There was a drop in the latency rate over the application, when accessed via our… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some default policies which sometimes affect our applications and cause them to run around. In the hotel industry, we use a different type of data versus Oracle… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cost-effective compared to similar solutions. It fits for the small businesses through to the big businesses.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were the victim of ransomware. Prior to that we were using an antivirus application from Sophos, which was not able to detect that ransomware engine which encrypted our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Traps is a very good application when you compare endpoint security solutions available in the market. You can see your value for your money. You can see the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked with different product lines: McAfee, ESET Endpoint Security, and Sophos. However, I find the Traps to be much better in comparison to all the other… more»
Imad Taha
Real User
Group CIO at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 16 2020

What is most valuable?

Carbon Black works completely differently from other products. We tested different products and Carbon Black was selected because it does not remove a virus but it kills any suspect operations and it's up to the admin to check the scenario… more»

What needs improvement?

As far as I know, Carbon Defense has nothing that can be installed on mobile devices. It lacks a defense solution for mobile devices, especially mobile tablets. I would like to see support for mobile devices and the pricing should be less… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have branches, we have different companies, but we cannot buy less than 100 licenses. This does not make sense to me. We do have some big companies within our group. But if I have a small office with 20 users and all my licenses are in… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to get enough information about the differences in Carbon Black products from day one. In other words, if Carbon Black is claiming that Carbon Black CB Defense is enough, why are they always promoting the more expensive… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

To compare apples to apples, before going for Carbon Black I was thinking about CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike has a lot of very beautiful features that Carbon Black does not have, like IT asset management. But I am not buying this type of… more»
Reseller
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 31 2020

What is most valuable?

The interface is not so bad. The dashboard actually is good. It is simple. But it is not able to produce simulated attacks.

What needs improvement?

I know of more than ten critical cases with clients which affect their use of the product adversely. We work with the Malwarebytes company a lot and have discussed the existing problems with the manager of Research and Development. He would not just say "You are right." But even though he knows that… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are currently looking for a new solution because I am not satisfied with the product or the effort of the vendor to meet the needs of users. I have gone through the trouble of making a table for competition analysis between various vendors to see how they compare and that includes several vendors… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have a lot of baggage with this product because of problems I have with the customers, the implementation, the configuration, the settings — it is very, very troublesome. There are various players on the course now. Some solutions may perform better. I have had a bad experience with Malwarebyte in… more»
Real User
Co-Founder, CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

On the management side, we liked the way it displays things.

What needs improvement?

The downside is that the information displayed is not enriched enough. There was not much information available, that we could see. It should provide more details about the events that they have detected. There should be more information available post-incident. Basically, the user is informed that… more»

What other advice do I have?

The lack of details for the user is partly because of the way they detect. it is done passively, rather than dynamically, so they don't have a lot of information about the things that they already caught. The suitability of this solution for any particular person will depend on their expectations. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated many products. In fact, we tested most of them for our purposes of developing our own. Because we did a competitive analysis, we are keeping most of the information private. However, I can say that SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, and Carbon Black give you a lot more information than… more»
Mgingpart67
Real User
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the user-friendly interface. Our customers ask for something that is easy to use, easy to manipulate and doesn't require too much intervention. This is where SentinelOne scored big against CrowdStrike and Carbon Black. This solution is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

This solution would be more attractive to customers if the price were lower.

What other advice do I have?

I have done POCs with this solution for two customers and there has been no negative feedback. My advice for anybody considering this product is to do a POC and check to ensure it fits their environment. In some areas, this may be the best product to use, but in another environment, another product or another solution would be a better fit. It's always a matter of doing the POC and trying to get… more»
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