CrowdStrike
Vs SentinelOne

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Enterprises Choose CrowdStrike

Here’s why CrowdStrike soars above SentinelOne

Flexible architecture

for the digital world

IT’S IN OUR DNA:

Purpose-built in the cloud to eliminate complexity and simplify deployment across an organization’s entire estate of endpoints and workloads.

THEY’RE STILL LEARNING:

Massive spending on a complete management overhaul has still not overcome their inability to scale to the needs of large enterprises.

WE’RE NIMBLE:

Lightweight agent that avoids the performance overhead historically associated with endpoint protection agents.

THEY’RE OVERWEIGHT:

Endpoint agent has high memory consumption, high disk IO utilization and high disk usage to the tune of GBs on disk.

WE’RE AGILE:

Our design enables the industry's fastest deployment and instant operationalization - without requiring a reboot after installation.

THEY’RE CLUNKY:

Their agent requires a reboot to enable all protection features and new ML models require a fully new agent version.

WE’RE COMPATIBLE:

The Falcon agent works seamlessly alongside your critical business applications -- out-of-the-box -- providing security without impacting productivity.

THEY’RE INCOMPATIBLE:

Agent compatibility issues with business software have customers frequently creating custom exclusions in addition to referencing a catalog of dozens of the most common exclusions.

Automation & recovery
that enterprises
can trust

WE'RE PROACTIVE:

We have a multilayered response with ML and behavioral protections to prevent ransomware from occurring and provide protections for your Windows volume shadow copies.

THEY'RE REACTIVE:

Their rollback feature provides a false sense of security as ransomware is likely to exfiltrate data in addition to encrypting files, and once the valuable data has left your network it is too late.

WE’RE CONFIDENT:

We have high confidence in our verdicts and stop the breach without overwhelming operators with false positives.

THEY’RE ALARMISTS:

Their approach creates high rates of false positives, leaving customers to triage the overwhelming onslaught of alerts.

WE’RE CONSISTENT:

Full remote response server functionality.  We offer all response features regardless of type of server, avoiding exposure or compatibility issues.

THEY’RE INCONSISTENT:

Architectural decisions result in incompatibility between response features and critical infrastructure components such as Domain Controllers.

Cloud workload protection
for the
entire enterprise

WE’RE END-TO-END:

Providing end-to-end security with image scanning and runtime protection, misconfiguration detection, step-by-step remediation, and full threat hunting across workloads, devices and infrastructure.

They Look The Other Way:

A majority of breaches involving cloud workloads are the result of misconfiguration, but SentinelOne’s cloud workload security offers no visibility into cloud configurations, leaving you vulnerable.

WE’RE SECURE NOW:

Full force protection deployed right out of the box, on Day One, to tens of thousands of endpoints, with no professional services required.

THEY’RE A “PROCESS”:

False positives during deployment and lengthy onboarding services are what you can expect.

WE COVER IT ALL:

Vulnerability management can be built into CI/CD, with full Daemonset architecture support across Kubernetes with EKS, AKS, GKE, including support for AWS Fargate serverless compute container.

THEY DON’T:

Basic malware scanning for instant images only. No support for AWS Fargate, AWS Secrets, nor for securing images against stands-based assessments such as CIS benchmarks.

Complete Zero Trust protection

WE’RE COMPREHENSIVE:

CrowsStrike Falcon is the only integrated platform to protect endpoints, identities, and workloads to offer a comprehensive  Zero Trust solution that extends to protect unmanaged systems, legacy systems, and even SaaS platforms.

THEY ARE INCOMPLETE:

SentinelOne does not offer native capabilities for identity protection. 80% of breaches are identity-driven - leaving a big gap in your Zero Trust strategy.

WE MEET NIST STANDARDS:

We comply with NIST 800-207, the industry’s most comprehensive standard for Zero Trust. Crowdstrike provides complete Zero Trust protection with native capabilities to protect against identity-related attacks.

THEY DON’T:

SentinelOne fails to comply with NIST 800-207 standards for complete Zero Trust protection and relies purely on partner integration to offer Zero Trust.

WE PROVIDE AD SECURITY:

Active Directory is the weakest link in cyber defense. CrowdStrike provides strong AD security, detecting and preventing lateral movement in real-time and customers against modern identity-centric attacks that can bypass endpoint security.

THEY DON’T:

SentinelOne has no native capabilities to detect and protect against AD attacks, leaving customers exposed to catastrophic attacks when adversaries manage to bypass endpoint security.

Data retention & streaming
365/24/7

WE PROVIDE INSIGHT:

The CrowdStrike Falcon Platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence, evolving adversary tradecraft and enriched telemetry from across the enterprise 365/24/7 for all customers by default.

THEY PROVIDE BASIC ALERTS:

All you get are basic alerts that lack valuable context from threat intel or sandbox analysis. Customers are left on their own to prioritize the most important alerts.

WE’RE EFFORTLESS:

CrowdScore, using AI technology, automatically determines when multiple alerts are related, consolidates them into one incident, and then prioritizes based on criticality.

THEY’RE DIFFICULT:

Massive levels of false positives making it a daunting task to access event telemetry for validating a detection, understanding what has occurred, or to reconstructing the triggering activity.

WE SEARCH IT ALL:

Threat hunters can search through all collected events at scale, with no UI limitations that would delay investigation. And the response is not limited to the amount of the results it returns.

THEY SEARCH MUCH LESS THAN WE DO:

Threat hunting doesn’t scale. Searches can’t return all the results because the record counts are capped. The unique endpoint event types captured are less than half of CrowdStrike.

Hunting, securing, guaranteeing

and no fine print

WE’RE HIGH EFFICACY:

OverWatch can focus on hunting and detecting new threats because Falcon protects with such high efficacy and confidence.

THEY’RE TRIAGE:

Their approach delivers so many false positives that many customers need Vigilance as an add-on service to triage alerts and identify true positives.

WE’RE HUNTERS:

Falcon OverWatch hunts across all endpoint telemetry, compares and contrasts across customer environments helping to make even better informed decisions. WE DISCOVER NEW ATTACKS – WE DON'T JUST RESPOND TO DETECTIONS.

THEY’RE GATHERERS:

SentinelOne Vigilance responds to product alerts as a starting point and gathers more information to validate and prioritize that alert.

WE’RE COMPLETE:

Falcon Complete is the only fully managed endpoint protection that includes surgical remediation, backed by CrowdStrike's Breach Prevention Warranty.

THEY’RE PARTIAL:

Ransomware warranty is strictly limited to ransomware attacks. Lots of strict requirements and only Windows machines running the latest agent version are eligible.

Automated insight and control
so you
don’t have to

WE'RE NEXT GEN:

CrowdStrike has redefined security with the world’s most advanced cloud-native platform that protects and enables the people, processes and technologies that drive modern enterprise.

THEY'RE LAST GEN:

They mainly focus on prevention use cases and provide the bare minimum (or less) for critical capabilities enterprises require today from threat intel and cloud security to vulnerability management and identity protection.

WE MANAGE:

Delivers vulnerability management, not just vulnerability reporting. Falcon far surpasses any competitor’s endpoint product in the event types it collects and provides all the insight and interactive controls needed to prioritize and resolve at scale.

THEY REPORT:

Vulnerability assessments don’t include OS level details, any remediation guidance; doesn’t even correlate with report alerts.

WE’RE LOW RISK:

Detects unmanaged devices with no network impact, nor any additional risk introduced into the environment.

THEY’RE HIGH RISK:

Ranger's active scans can trigger IDS/IPS systems – requiring remote workers to be cautious with 3rd party networks and infrastructures.

WE’RE AUTOMATED:

Our unrivaled adversary threat intel data predicts how your organization may be targeted, by automatically prioritizing the environment, and then using asset configuration and vulnerability data to determine what is at the highest risk of being exploited.

THEY’RE MANUAL:

Users are left to prioritize alerts and events themselves to understand their most important tasks – wasting time on activities that could be automated.

Consistent testing matters
right out
of the box

WE TEST EVERYWHERE:

CrowdStrike consistently participates in AV Comparatives, SE Labs, and MITRE ATT&CK evaluations as well as SE Labs Breach Response Detection Test.

THEY CHERRY-PICK:

No participation in AV Comparatives and only included in a single test from SE Labs in 2021.

WE’RE THOROUGH:

CrowdStrike provides one of the widest ranges of third-party scored test results covering a wide variety of malware, environments and use cases – participating in 12 tests since the beginning of 2021.

THEY MISS THE MARK:

SentinelOne only participated in 2 tests since the beginning of 2021.

3 Reasons Why Customers Choose CrowdStrike Over SentinelOne

CrowdStrike delivers industry leading
automated prevention and detection
The CrowdStrike Security Cloud is the world’s largest unified, threat-centric data fabric, powering the next generation of protection and elite threat hunting to stop breaches. CrowdStrike secures the most critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data – to keep you ahead of today’s threats and stop breaches. Purpose-built in the cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform delivers hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities.
Today’s sophisticated attacks require world-class automation
AND elite threat hunting and human expertise
Using world-class AI, the CrowdStrike Security Cloud identifies shifts in adversarial tactics, maps their tradecraft and creates actionable data in the patented Threat Graph to automatically prevent threats in real time across CrowdStrike’s global customer base. CrowdStrike’s team of elite threat hunters are working 24/7, proactively searching for threats and functioning as an additional layer of protection to catch evolving stealthy and sophisticated attacks.
CrowdStrike Helps Security Teams by
Eliminating False Positives
False positives create a huge amount of work that can bog down investigations and lead to alerts being missed. In comparative testing by leading, independent third parties, CrowdStrike’s automated protection and remediation has been proven to stop more than 99.7% of malware and ransomware attacks - while generating ZERO false positives.
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Customers Trust CrowdStrike

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We don’t have an antivirus solution that’s waiting on signatures to be developed and pushed out. What we’ve got is that we’re part of a larger collection of organizations that are running CrowdStrike, so any data that we see gets fed back into the system and someone else will benefit from that knowledge. And it’s all because it is cloud-based.

Scott Stoops Security Analyst
Ashland University

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