Enterprises Choose CrowdStrike
Here’s why CrowdStrike soars above SentinelOne
for the digital world
IT’S IN OUR DNA:
Designed for the cloud-native, work-from-anywhere world.
THEY’RE STILL LEARNING:
On-premises, legacy architecture design that is deployed to a cloud, with inadequate scaling for enterprise use.
Lightweight agent that avoids the performance overhead historically associated with endpoint protection agents.
Endpoint agent that has high memory consumption and high disk utilization to the tune of GBs on disk.
We enable customers to deploy tens of thousands of agents at once, with no reboots necessary to install or change security settings.
Their technology requires a reboot to install, and needs custom builds to reduce their false positive problems.
Offers the full range of protection on all supported platforms on the day of release – most recently MacOS Big Sur – with full-featured support for the whole enterprise.
Offers severely limited capabilities on non-Windows platforms, with up to a 2-plus month wait for protections on new operating system releases.
Automation & recovery
We provide truly autonomous, surgical remediation without requiring customer intervention or downtime to “rollback,” restore or reimage.
Can only remediate a threat if they detect it and their “rollback” doesn’t work in all scenarios. Organizations shouldn’t rely on a local and partial backup to resolve a breach.
When we have high confidence in a prevention verdict, we’re able to stop the breach without overwhelming operators with false positives.
Allows a high rate of false positives, inflating autonomous and machine-learning-based prevention, and they now charge extra to address the overwhelming false positives from that outdated approach.
Full remote response server functionality. We offer all response features regardless of type of server, avoiding exposure or compatibility issues.
Architectural decisions result in incompatibility between response features and critical infrastructure components such as Domain Controllers.
Cloud workload protection
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.
Difficult to operationalize with hard limits on the number of workloads and no auto-updates. And if the agent is out of date, then the “Ransomware Warranty” doesn’t apply either.
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.
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
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. They miss 80% of threats that are identity based - leaving a big gap in your Zero Trust solution.
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.
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.
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
WE PROVIDE INSIGHT:
365/24/7 we deliver malicious incident details – enriched with threat intel and adversary attribution - for all customers by default. Simply search event details.
THEY PROVIDE BASIC ALERTS:
All you get are basic alerts.
CrowdScore, using AI technology, automatically determines when multiple alerts are related, consolidates them into one incident, and then prioritizes based on criticality.
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.
Their approach delivers so many false positives that many customers need Vigilance as an add-on service to triage alerts and identify true positives.
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.
SentinelOne Vigilance responds to product alerts as a starting point and gathers more information to validate and prioritize that alert.
Falcon Complete is the only fully managed endpoint protection that includes surgical remediation backed by a “no fine print” warranty of up to $1 million.
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
don’t have to
WE'RE NEXT GEN:
CrowdStrike’s Security Cloud delivers enterprise security for what is most critical for the next digital wave – Endpoint Security, Cloud Security, Zero Trust.
THEY'RE LAST GEN:
Can’t adequately perform basic current-gen endpoint capabilities because of legacy constraints.
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.
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 triggers IDS/IPS systems – requiring remote workers to be cautious with 3rd party networks and infrastructures.
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.
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
of the box
We consistently participate in AV Comparatives, SE Labs, and MITRE ATT&CK evaluations as well as SE Labs Breach Response Detection Test.
THEY DON’T TEST:
No regular participation in standards-based AV testing, nor detection tests beyond basic e-crime adversary emulation.
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 15 tests since the beginning of 2020.
THEY MISS THE MARK:
SentinelOne only participated in 4.
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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.
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