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Question: How does Crowdstrike Falcon compare with FireEye Endpoint Security?
Answer: The Crowdstrike Falcon program has a simple to use user interface, making it both an easy to use as well as an effective program. Its graphical design is such that it makes an extremely useful tool for securing computers from malware and viruses. All of the information that you need is gathered in a central location for careful analysis. It is also easy to navigate, which is a big plus in its favor. Crowdstrike Falcon also offers the ability to access its protective software anywhere on the planet that has a connection to the internet. This makes it an easily accessible anti-malware program. The cloud component of the program makes it especially useful for large organizations. In a world where remote work is a crucial addition to companies of various sizes, unlimited access to software that can secure the future of their organization is crucial. A large staff will now have the ability to continue their business without the fear of malicious actors. A further aspect of the program which is impressive is its ability to both provide real-time data and at the same time keep the hardware running at normal speed. It maximizes security while not sacrificing the speed of the work that the user is trying to accomplish. These two aspects make Crowdstrike Falcon the type of program that has a clear advantage over its competitors. FireEye Endpoint Security offers its users the ability to integrate itself with other environments and software. This provides a level of flexibility that is valuable in any sort of software, much less an anti-viral program. It also has a simplicity of use and precision in spotting unknown malware. All of these qualities make it a pretty effective piece of software. However, FireEye does not offer a cloud option like Crowdstrike Falcon does. This serves to limit its usefulness to companies that operate remotely. Conclusion Crowdstrike Falcon definitely offers a flexible and versatile program that has much to offer for the relatively low price being paid. FireEye Endpoint Security lacks the cloud compatibility of Crowdstrike Falcon. Overall, Crowdstrike Falcon seems to be the far more effective software.
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"It is a very stable program.""It doesn't impact the devices. It is an agent-based solution, and we see no performance knock on cell phones. That was a big thing for us, especially in the mobile world. We don't see battery degradation like you do with other solutions which really drain the battery, as they're constantly doing things. That can shorten the useful life of a device.""Another of my favorite features is called the Device Trajectory, where it shows everything that's going on, on a computer. It shows the point in time when a virus is downloaded, so you can see if the user was surfing the internet or had a program open. It shows every running process and file access on the computer and saves it like a snapshot when it detects something malicious. It also has a File Trajectory, so you can even see if that file has been found on any of your other computers that have AMP.""Integration is a key selling factor for Cisco security products. We have a Cisco Enterprise Agreement with access to Cisco Email Security, Cisco Firepower, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco Talos, Cisco Threat Grid, Cisco Umbrella, and also third-party solutions. This is key to our security and maximizing operations. Because we do have the Email Security appliance and it is integrated with Threat Response, we have everything tied together. Additionally, we are using the Cisco SecureX platform, as we were a beta test for that new solution. With SecureX, we are able to pull all those applications into one pane for visibility and maintenance. This greatly maximizes our security operations.""The entirety of our network infrastructure is Cisco and the most valuable feature is the integration.""Any alert that we get is an actionable alert. Immediately, there is information that we can just click through, see the point in time, what happened, what caused it, and what automatic actions were taken. We can then choose to take any manual actions, if we want, or start our investigation. We're no longer looking at digging into information or wading through hundreds of incidents. There's a list which says where the status is assigned, e.g., under investigation or investigation finished. That is all in the console. It has taken away a lot of the administration, which we would normally be doing, and integrated it into the console for us.""The ability to detonate a particular problem in a sandbox environment and understand what the effects are, is helpful. We're trying, for example, to determine, when people send information in, if an attachment is legitimate or not. You just have to open it. If you can do that in a secure sandbox environment, that's an invaluable feature. What you would do otherwise would be very risky and tedious.""If somebody has been compromised, the question always is: How has it affected other devices in the network? Cisco AMP gives you a very neat view of that."

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"Their endpoint is pretty flawless. There is no lag on the machines at all. Even though I have a good overview of all the machines, that's pretty much the most valuable feature of CrowdStrike Falcon.""The OverWatch is the most valuable feature to me. It's a 24x7 monitoring service, and when they see anything suspicious in my environment, they will investigate.""It's given me a level of confidence that my network is secure.""The detection is very reliable. Also, OverWatch is a great feature.""The initial setup is very simple.""As long as the machine is connected to the Internet, and CrowdStrike is running, then it will be on and we will have visibility; no VPNing in or making some type of network connection. CrowdStrike always there and running in the background; for us, that is big. We wanted something that could give us data as long as the machines connected to the Internet and be almost invisible to the employees.""The feature that I find to be the most valuable, is being able to look at the system analysis and being able to baseline what is installed on the system.""The Protect functionality on the laptops provides great visibility into what's occurring, and the cloud management of the platform is what we needed."

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"The exploit guard and malware protection features are very useful. The logon tracker feature is also very useful. They have also given new modules such as logout backup, process backup. We ordered these modules from the FireEye market place, and we have installed these modules. We are currently exploring these features.""FireEye Endpoint Security is easy to use and lightweight compared to others.""It has a feature called Isolation. If a device is compromised, we can connect it to our SOC, and no one would be able to access it. This way we can limit the damage to the network while we are investigating.""It's a stable solution with good performance.""FireEye Endpoint Security's scalability is awesome. I think it is one of the best on that front.""It is easy to use, flexible, and stable. Because it is a cloud-based solution and it integrates all endpoints of the cloud, we can do an IOC-based search. It can search the entire enterprise and tell us the endpoints that are possibly compromised."

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Cons
"The connector updates are very easily done now, and that's improving. Previously, the connector had an issue, where almost every time it needed to be updated, it required a machine reboot. This was always a bit of an inconvenience and a bug. Because with a lot of software now, you don't need to do that and shouldn't need to be rebooting all the time.""The GUI needs improvement, it's not good.""We have had some problems with updates not playing nice with our environment. This is important, because if there is a new version, we need to test it thoroughly before it goes into production. We cannot just say, "There's a new version. It's not going to give us any problems." With the complexity of the solution using multiple engines for multiple tasks, it can sometimes cause performance issues on our endpoints. Therefore, we need to test it before we deploy. That takes one to three days before we can be certain that the new version plays nice with our environment.""I would recommend that the solution offer more availability in terms of the product portfolio and integration with third-party products.""The thing I hate the most, which they have not fixed, is when it creates duplicate entries within a console. If you have a computer and you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or you upgrade your agent from version 6 to 7, it creates a new instance in there instead of updating the information. Instead of paying a license for one computer, I have to license two computers until I manually go in, search for all the duplicate entries, and clean them out myself.""We don't have issues. We think that Cisco covers all of the security aspects on the market. They continue to innovate in the right way.""The technical support is very slow.""We had a lot of noise at the beginning, and we had to turn it down based on exclusions, application whitelisting, and excluding unknown benign applications. Cisco should understand the need for continuous updates on the custom Cisco exclusions and the custom applications that come out-of-the-box with the AMP for Endpoints."

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"The solution needs to have integration with on-premises security devices and security facilities. That means all the security products, including the perimeter firewall, the DMZ.""The console is a little cluttered and at times, finding what you're looking for is not intuitive.""The Integration with tools, SOC tools, could be better.""It would be nice if they did have some sort of Active Directory tie-in, whether that be Azure or on-prem. Sometimes, it is difficult for us to determine if we are missing any endpoints or servers in CrowdStrike. We honestly don't have a great inventory, but it would be nice if CrowdStrike had a way to say this is everything in your environment, Active Directory-wise, and this is what doesn't have sensors. They try to do that now with a function that they have built-in, but I have been unsuccessful in having it help us identify what needs a sensor. So, better visibility of what doesn't have a sensor in our environment would be helpful.""Any kind of integration that you want to do, such as using the API to connect to a SIEM, is complex and it will be expensive to do.""It does take more time to scan than other solutions.""A year and a half ago or more, if you put in a support request by email, then it wasn't timely addressed. It could be a day to three days before you received a response, which was a bit frustrating. There was a lot of customer feedback around this issue, which has been greatly refined.""Too many false positives."

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"They have something called Managed Detection and Response. They get intel from their customers, and that intel is shared with the rest of FireEye's customers. I want to subscribe to their intel, but that is not available to us.""The Linux support is very poor. I use base detection. Currently, they are providing malware protection and logon track features in Windows and Mac. These features aren't available in Linux. It will be helpful to extend these capabilities to Linux. We would also like assets grouping and device lock protection features, which are included in their roadmap.""Most of these types of solutions including others, such as Carbon Black and FortiEDR, all have the same features. However, Carbon Black is the leader when it comes to being robust and user-friendly and this solution should improve in those areas to stay more competitive.""We would like to solution to offer better security.""It has very good integrations. However, its integration with Palo Alto was not good, and they seem to be working on it at the backend. It is not very resource-hungry, but it can be even better in terms of resource utilization. It could be improved in terms of efficiency, memory sizing, and disk consumption by agents.""Malware detection can be better. It doesn't have support and detection for the recent malware, but it has a compensatory control where it can do the behavior-based assessment and alert you when there is something malicious or unexpected. For example, when a certain user is executing the privilege command, which is not normal. These dynamic detections are good, and they compensate for malware detection.""The reports need more development. They need more details on the reports and more details taking the executive view into consideration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.""The Enterprise Agreement is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of Cisco products. In that vein, it was very affordable.""There is also the Cisco annual subscription plus my management time in terms of what I do with the Cisco product. I spend a minimal amount of time on it though, just rolling out updates as they need them and monitoring the console a couple of times a day to ensure nothing is out of control. Cost-wise, we are quite happy with it.""Our company was very happy with the price of Cisco AMP. It was about a third of what we were paying for System Center Endpoint Protection.""There are a couple of different consumption models: Pay up front, or if you have an enterprise agreement, you can do a monthly thing. Check your licensing possibilities and see what's best for your organization.""In our case, it is a straightforward annual payment through our Enterprise Agreement.""Whenever you are doing the licensing process, I would highly advise to look at what other Cisco solutions you have in your organization, then evaluate if an Enterprise Agreement is the best way to go. In our case, it was the best way to go. Since we had so many other Cisco products, we were able to tie those in. We were actually able to get several Cisco security solutions for less than if we had bought three or four Cisco security solutions independently or ad hoc.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable. The cost of AMP for Endpoints is inline with all the other software that has a monthly endpoint cost. It might be a little bit higher than other antivirus type products, but we're only talking about a dollar a month per user. I don't see that cost as being an issue if it's going to give us the confidence and security that we're looking for. We have had a lot of success and happiness with what we're using, so there's no point in changing."

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"Our company pays approximately US$ 65,000 annually for 900 machines.""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."""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.""All I can say about the licensing cost is that it's negotiable.""The price is too high.""Our licensing fees were between $50,000 and $60,000 per year, which was pretty expensive for a small business.""Different components are additional price points. We got the components that were right for us, but other organizations may require more (or less) components to suit their needs.""The pricing is not bad. It's on the higher end of the market, but you get what you pay for."

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Netanya Carmi
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Hello, I think it doesn't make sense to just compare device protection and automated response security solutions, it's missing to protect identities, devices, and insider access. I think: The best and most valuable option is Microsoft.

Microsoft 365 Defender is a unified pre- and post-breach enterprise defense suite that natively coordinates detection, prevention, investigation, and response across endpoints, identities, email, and applications to provide integrated protection against sophisticated attacks.

With the integrated Microsoft 365 Defender solution, security professionals can stitch together the threat signals that each of these products receive and determine the full scope and impact of the threat; how it entered the environment, what it's affected, and how it's currently impacting the organization. Microsoft 365 Defender takes automatic action to prevent or stop the attack and self-heal affected mailboxes, endpoints, and user identities.

Microsoft 365 Defender services includes:
1. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats.
2. Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Plan 1 protects email and collaboration from zero-day malware, phish, and business email compromise,  Plan 2 adds post-breach investigation, hunting, and response, as well as automation, and simulation (for training).
3. Microsoft Defender for Identity, a cloud service that helps protect your enterprise hybrid environments from multiple types of advanced targeted cyber-attacks and insider threats.
4. Microsoft Cloud App Security, is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that operates on multiple clouds. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyber threats across all your cloud services.

If the end customer already has Microsoft 365 in companies or educational institutions, they already have the collaboration tools, only the security and endpoint management tools should be added, all with Microsoft 365 E5/A5, no more investment is being made, it is being consolidated, visibility is gained, responses are automated, the fatigue of operating so many security events that you do not have the time or personnel to review them decrease.

I hope this has generated value for you.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is signature-based malware detection.
Top Answer: Licensing fees are on a yearly basis and I am happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The GUI needs improvement, it's not good. There are false positives in emails. At times, the emails are blocked and… more »
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Top Answer: Both of these products perform similarly and have many outstanding attributes. CrowdStrike Falcon offers an amazing… more »
Top Answer: The CrowdStrike solution delivers a lot of information about incidents. It has a very light sensor that will never push… more »
Top Answer:  The Crowdstrike Falcon program has a simple to use user interface, making it both an easy to use as well as an… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to use, flexible, and stable. Because it is a cloud-based solution and it integrates all endpoints of the… more »
Top Answer: If you compare your solution without the antivirus solution, and the price of the agent, it is a little bit expensive… more »
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Overview

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is subscription-based, managed through a web-based management console, and deployed on a variety of platforms that protects endpoints, network, email and web Traffic. AMP key features include the following: Global threat intelligence to proactively defend against known and emerging threats, Advanced sandboxing that performs automated static and dynamic analysis of files against more than 700 behavioral indicators, Point-in-time malware detection and blocking in real time and Continuous analysis and retrospective security regardless of the file's disposition and Continuous analysis and retrospective security.

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. 

Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.

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FireEye Endpoint Security is an integrated endpoint solution that detects, prevents and responds effectively to known malware and threats traditional anti-virus endpoint security products miss. It expands endpoint visibility and provides contextual frontline intelligence to help analysts automate protection, quickly determine the exact scope and level of any attack activity and adapt defenses as needed.

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Find out what your peers are saying about CrowdStrike Falcon vs. FireEye Endpoint Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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CrowdStrike Falcon is ranked 1st in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 27 reviews while FireEye Endpoint Security is ranked 9th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 5 reviews. CrowdStrike Falcon is rated 8.8, while FireEye Endpoint Security is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CrowdStrike Falcon writes "Speeds up the data collection for our phishing playbooks dramatically". On the other hand, the top reviewer of FireEye Endpoint Security writes "Enables us to do IOC-based search across the enterprise and isolate compromised devices". CrowdStrike Falcon is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, SentinelOne, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, whereas FireEye Endpoint Security is most compared with Darktrace, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Tanium and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our CrowdStrike Falcon vs. FireEye Endpoint Security report.

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