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What is CrowdStrike Falcon?

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.

Request a free trial here: https://go.crowdstrike.com/try-falcon-prevent

CrowdStrike Falcon is also known as CrowdStrike.

CrowdStrike Falcon Buyer's Guide

Download the CrowdStrike Falcon Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2021

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HA
Senior Associate - IT at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
A lightweight solution that readily alerts us to unusual behavior

What is our primary use case?

CrowdStrike is an anti-virus solution, and we use it to protect our users from malware.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution has made the lives of the IT staff much easier, compared to the previous one."
  • "I would like to see the machine learning feature enhanced."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody implementing this solution is to understand the requirements. Look at their vision, and understand how the technology is changing in the market in order to meet the threat of cyber attack. They need to follow the latest standards. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Kunal Gupta
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
It can connect to host and isolate it from the network if needed

What is our primary use case?

We are currently using this solution as an ERD tool to control and remediate threat from the endpoint remotely, it serves as a next-gen antivirus solution. It can also be used in a forensic investigation, threat hunting, trend analysis, malware analysis, etc.

What other advice do I have?

It comes with various modules, so you can choose the module that you need on the basis of the costing it comes with. This is definitely not cheap; it comes with a cost which may depend on the organization if they need it.
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ES
Director of Security at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
We are now able to find the root cause analysis on any threat

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is detection and forensics. The product is cloud-based, so we use the latest build which is available.

Pros and Cons

  • "We are now able to find the root cause analysis on any threat. We can figure out where the issue came in versus just dealing with where it is at the moment."
  • "As the company has grown, the technical support has felt less personal."

What other advice do I have?

It does everything that it claims, making our life significantly easier. Definitely consider CrowdStrike. It will probably save you from a lot of threats that other products wouldn't catch. Our security program is relatively immature, but this product has definitely been one of the keystones of our program.
SS
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
When an issue is detected you can log into the GUI and get very specific details about what happened

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is as an endpoint protection service.

Pros and Cons

    • "The GUI can use improvement, it's cloud-based so sometimes the interface can be a bit slow. The interface could use a little bit more speed."

    What other advice do I have?

    I would advise someone considering this solution to just read the documentation. You should start with the documentation, it's very clear and very simple. Anything you need is in the documentation. I would rate it a nine out of ten.
    DC
    Director of Cloud Architecture at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    We are happy with its ease of use and touch notification

    What is our primary use case?

    We use it for threat management.

    Pros and Cons

    • "We have seen a reduction to the performance hit to our operating systems."
    • "We are happy with CloudStrike's ease of use and touch notification."
    • "We have had to open a case with the technical support to get some issues and bugs resolved."

    What other advice do I have?

    I would anyone to look at this product based on our company's experience so far. We have both the on-premise and AWS versions of the product.
    PG
    IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
    Real User
    It has helped us with security and managing threats that we see currently in our environment

    What is our primary use case?

    It's security-related product. A security environment based on AIML. It is not like the older stuff, which used to have signature-based updates.

    Pros and Cons

    • "Because it is security product and acts like an AIML smart product, not merely based on daily/weekly updates and signatures."
    • "Unfortunately, native applications are not supported."

    What other advice do I have?

    Do a thorough PoC. Don't go ever go by the sales team unless you have tested it and know it works for your environment, because every environment is unique. The sales guy will promise you the moon. Only unless you have tested, you know it delivers. The product has met its purpose for us. We use both the on-premise and AWS versions. They are both good products and very simple to move, install, and configure.
    AM
    User
    Real User
    It alerts us to malicious malware issues 99% of the time, and will end the attack.

    What is our primary use case?

    It logs automatically and generates alerts. It is all automatically integrated with the cloud.

    How has it helped my organization?

    CrowdStrike will detect any malicious malware attack on the machine. It will end the attack, and immediately alert us to the issue. I would say it catches the attacks 99% of the time.

    What is most valuable?

    I think the automatic alert feature is the most important feature. 

    What needs improvement?

    The management  and log aggregation need some improvement. We have had some issues with the logs. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    One to three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is a scalable solution.

    How was

    Fadhullah Iskandar Roy
    Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    The AWS configuration is good, but the cost is quite pricey

    What is our primary use case?

    The primary use case is threat protection.

    Pros and Cons

    • "The most valuable feature is its threat analysis."
    • "Scalability is good. We have had no issues with it."
    • "I would like CrowdStrike to provide some correlation in the threat analysis, so we can visualize things better."
    • "Whenever there is a feature release (upgrade) where we push to all the endpoints, it causes something to be blocked without us knowing."

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend CrowdStrike as a first option product, but to look at others as well. The new features that they have released were not bad. AWS is better than the on-premise version because it can support cloud resources.
    Nachiket Sathaye
    Information Security Consultant with 201-500 employees
    Consultant
    I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point.

    What is our primary use case?

    We are currently using this solution as a replacement for our antivirus solution. It also helps us in terms of forensic investigation, malware analysis, endpoint detection and response.

    Pros and Cons

    • "I like the overall reports of this solution. They are crisp, and to the point."
    • "It has an extremely low footprint, so it has got minimum impact on the user end points in terms of CPU and memory usage."
    • "It is cloud-based, and this does make some weary of the data being held on the cloud. Privacy requirements must be taken into account."
    • "The dashboard does not have the facility to export the reports in a PDF format, which I can quickly share with internal stakeholders."

    What other advice do I have?

    It is a complete cloud-based solution, so they will have to factor in the compliance requirements as well. Not everyone is comfortable sending the data to the cloud, especially considering the privacy requirements. CrowdStrike needs to think of local and regulatory requirements. But, one thing is for sure, CrowdStrike will not take your personal data to the cloud, it only takes your metadata from the endpoint. But, if the company's having some stringency regulations, it will definitely be harder for them to keep the data in the cloud.
    it_user871761
    Senior Financial Analyst - Data Analytics at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    We can see what processes are running on the system, what registry keys have been enabled

    What is our primary use case?

    Primary use is for endpoint investigations.

    Pros and Cons

    • "Enables us to understand what processes are running on the system, what registry keys have been enabled."

      What other advice do I have?

      The most important criteria when selecting a vendor come down to the capability of the technology, the cost, the support, how it fits into our overall architecture strategy, and the stability of the company. For instance, if it's a small company and they go under, you might as well have not invested in it. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10 because it has all the features that we need. It's within our budget, and it fits into our overall architecture strategy. There are a few features that could be added, as mentioned. I would recommend this technology.