I like that Crowdstrike allows me to easily correlate data between my firewalls. What’s most useful for my needs is the intelligence modules feature. I also find that Crowdstrike Falcon’s dashboard is very user-friendly; Information is easy to find because of how it is presented and everything is linkable, which is a big win for me. Stability is fantastic and so is the scalability. I was able to do so many endpoints so easily, and without any issues. In terms of pricing, Crowdstrike Falcon is reasonable for all that it has to offer. As far as technical support, that has been great too.
Trend Micro Deep Security offers a lot of features. It guarantees security for your data center, cloud, and containers - all with a unified and comprehensive SaaS solution and without compromising performance. Although that might make it sound appealing, every time there are new features released, they have to be paid for separately, which I am not thrilled about.
Trend Micro Deep Security offers powerful protection, an all-in-one workload security option (which may help with eliminating the cost of deploying multiple point solutions), and flexible integration. They also offer a “pay-for-what-you-use” pricing model which is hard to come by. While their pricing model seems enticing, a big downside for me is that it does not support versions prior to Windows 7. It has a good intrusion prevention feature that I like. However, that is not enough for me to settle for Trend Micro Deep instead of Crowdstrike.
I much prefer Crowdstrike Falcon over Trend Micro Deep Security because I feel that it is much more reliable. While Trend Micro Deep Security may be represented as a classic antivirus solution, I am satisfied with the overall performance of Crowdstrike Falcon and happy with my purchase of the product.
Having previously run a penetration testing company, I can tell you that the general feedback I have from professional hackers is that CrowdStrike Falcon does make their job a lot more difficult.
The "traditional" players in the endpoint protection market e.g. Trend Micro, Symantec and McAfee they generally view as trivial to bypass.
I can't say one way or the other for sure, but, having experienced Trend Micro in the past from an endpoint perspective they have their own way of doing things. They certainly didn't catch everything that even basic a/v like SEP did and they had a very convoluted setup and system configuration. Not sure on how falcon compares but cost wise Trend would probably be the cheap option while Falcon would be more expensive but easier to work in/with.
Which do you use and why?