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2018-10-28T09:33:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for CrowdStrike Falcon?

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Top 20Real User

We completed a PoC using the trial version, and it was pretty easy to do. It took us less than an hour to deploy. It was just a matter of downloading a trial agent and setting it up. Having the trial version was important because the easier the PoC is, the better the chances are of us buying the tool. At approximately 40% more, Falcon is probably too expensive compared to Cisco AMP and Cylance, although that is because of the OverWatch feature. If you took out the OverWatch feature then they should be about the same. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee.

2021-03-25T16:49:00Z
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Top 10Real User

With respect to pricing, my suggestion to others is to evaluate the environment and purchase what you need.

2021-03-24T18:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We took advantage of Falcon's free trial before purchasing it, and it was very easy to get it. We were on the phone with a representative discussing our next steps and they offered the free trial, and we were set up and functional with it the next morning. Having a free trial period is something that is expected. If anybody wants our business in this space then it's necessary because we aren't going to purchase something without trying it first. The pricing is not bad. It's on the higher end of the market, but you get what you pay for. It's a little on the confusing side because the name of the item they're selling doesn't match what you see when you log into the product. If you buy "Protect" and you log into the product, you don't see "Protect". You see something else, like "Identify" or whatever. So, they need to do a better job of aligning product names from the sale to within the product. There are add-on fees for different packages that you can buy, and we are looking at adding on some feature functionality as we go forward.

2021-03-14T06:56:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We did the free trial to kick the tires. Part of that head trial was having us load stuff and trying to get by it, and we weren't. That trial really helped sell us that it was a good product. Getting the free trial was very easy. It has been years now, but it was as simple as just going to the website and requesting a free trial, then it was stood up maybe even that same day. It is hard to remember now, but it was very quick. The pricing and licensing are fairly good. It is definitely not a cheap product, but I have felt that it is worth the money that we spent. So, we have discussed it in the past, and were like, "Yes, it is probably pricier than some other solutions, but we also feel they really are the leader. We are very comfortable with their level of expertise. So, it's kind of worth the price that we pay." We do add their OverWatch protection, which is an extra bit of an add-on, but that gives us 24/7 SOC-type watching. So, we have added that on, which has been valuable as well. Outside of that, there have been no more additional costs.

2021-03-10T06:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We made use of the free trial and the process for getting set up was extremely easy. We spoke to our sales rep and in our discussions and demos, they offered the free trial. We accepted, they sent me a link and I downloaded the agent. I was then able to install it and login in less than five minutes. Having the free trial was very important in making our decision to implement CrowdStrike because without being able to test it, it's not something that we would have chosen. The pricing is definitely high but you get what you pay for, and it's not so high that it prices itself out of the market. That said, it's definitely one of the highest. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees and the fact that it's keeping us safe, and it's proven that it works, is worth it.

2021-03-08T20:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is too high. When we are reaching a new renewal, management always asks what's going on in the market.

2020-10-27T21:47:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price of CrowdStrike Falcon is a little high, but it can be negotiated.

2020-10-19T09:33:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Licensing cost is negotiable. There are no additional costs. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. I'm sure there's always something that can be improved.

2020-10-08T07:25:00Z
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Top 10Real User

When comparing to Microsoft, CrowdStrike Falcon is more expensive. I'm going by the client and some of the things that are driving their decisions. It's typical when Microsoft throws things in and it seems really cheap, even though you're spending a million and a half dollars with them. You may as well increase the value of that million and a half. My guess is that CrowdStrike is going to maintain parity or stay ahead of Microsoft.

2020-10-06T06:57:49Z
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Top 10Real User

Our licensing fees were between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, which was pretty expensive for a small business. It is not a one-time payment. Any upgrades that you want to do, you're going to have to pay multiple times.

2020-10-01T09:57:51Z
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Top 10Real User

The price is very reasonable and quite competitive in the market.

2020-08-30T08:33:28Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is much more costly than other cloud or on-premises solutions. However, it offers good stability, so if a client can afford it, we tend to recommend it as an option.

2020-08-12T07:01:48Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing could be reduced. If it was more reasonable that would be great.

2020-08-09T07:19:59Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm not sure what the exact cost of the solution is.

2020-08-02T08:16:48Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The pricing is good and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. It is similar to that of Cylance and our on-premises solution.

2020-07-23T07:58:34Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution. That's a detail our finance department handles.

2020-07-12T11:48:43Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing on CrowdStrike is per license. It was about $42 per seat yearly.

2020-07-02T10:05:59Z
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Top 10Real User

I believe that we pay about US$ 65,000 annually which covers 900 machines in the company. There are no other costs but there are additional features that can be purchased but we haven't done that.

2020-06-17T10:56:00Z
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Real User

This solution has a very competitive price.

2019-06-05T09:07:00Z
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Real User

We are at about $60,000 per year.

2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
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Real User

The setup of CrowdStrike is very simple. It supports all three platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux), and it has support for the specific version of the above OS. Which means sometimes, a particular OS won't be compatible with the CrowdStrike version.

2018-12-17T09:44:00Z
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Real User

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. I would like them to further reduce the price, because it is quite pricey at the moment.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Consultant

The pricing will depend upon your volume of usage.

2018-11-06T13:09:00Z
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Real User

I do not have experience with the cost or licensing of the product.

2018-10-28T09:33:00Z
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