Product Comparison

Webroot Business Endpoint Protection vs CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Cloud based endpoint protection against evolving threats.

What is Webroot Business Endpoint Protection?

Webroot is an Endpoint Protection platform aimed at businesses of all sizes looking for powerful Endpoint security. It’s a cloud-based platform that continuously monitors endpoints to detect and protect them against threats. It offers a single management console for admins with full vsisibilty over all endpoints within a network. Webroot take a predictive, adaptive, mulit-layered approach to Endpoint security, to allow it to stop threats in real time. The service has a focus on automated, real-time threat protection, with full reporting of threats and a range of pre-configured policies, or the option to create your own. This platform supports multiple operating systems as well as virtual environments.

For: Businesses looking for a full Endpoint detection suite with anti-virus threat detection, response and prevention.

Not For: Businesses looking for traditional anti-virus solutions.

Features

  • Multi-layered device defences and protection
  • Powerful malware detection and response with anti-virus, ransomware and spyware and browser based-attack protection
  • Real time protection against zero-day threats and phishing attacks
  • Strong admin controls such as white and blacklisting for what applications users can download to devices
  • Multi-vector protection, with defences across email, browsers, files and apps
  • Endpoint management can be enabled online to detect and remediate against threats from anywhere
  • Journalling and rollback features allow you to restore infected files to their uninfected states
  • Intelligent firewalls that work both within and outside the network, with tailored protection and dynamic risk prevention for users
  • Scalable platform that promises to install in just 30 seconds

Expert Insights

Webroot offers a powerful threat protection platform for businesses of all sizes. It offers businesses powerful network protection capabilities, with strong protection against viruses, malware and phishing attacks across multiple different vectors. This means that it offers protection for email threats, from web browsers and for malicious files and apps. The platform has a focus on real time threats, especially targeting user identity and privacy. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful. The system continuously monitors endpoint threats with machine learning algorithms that detect and respond to email threats.

The platform offers a single management console for Endpoint devices accessible on a client or in a web based form. Within this platform admins can access reports and implement pre-defined policies or create their own. This is a scalable platform that is lightweight and easy to manage. It’s cloud based, installs in seconds, and updates are regular to ensure security is up to date. This platform is a good option for businesses of all sizes looking for Endpoint Protection. It’s not a suitable platform for businesses looking for basic anti-virus. But for businesses looking for a full suite of Endpoint threat protection, detection and response, especially with a large remote user base, this is a strong solution to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: next generation endpoint anti-virus, threat detection and response.

What is CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection?

CrowdStrike is a market leader in the Endpoint Protection market. They offer multiple different Endpoint Protection products. Their standard Endpoint Protection platform is comprised of two modules to help businesses protect and monitor endpoint devices. The first is Falcon Prevent. This is an anti-virus platform which protects against malware attacks. The second is Falcon Insight. This is an Endpoint Detection and Response platform that delivers continuous monitoring of endpoint devices and potential threats. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to detect threats and is a cloud based platform with an agent that works on Windows, Mac and Linux endpoints. This platform has four different tiers, starting with Anti-Virus and ending in a complete Endpoint Protection.

For: Enterprise customers looking for an all in one Endpoint Protection suite with anti-virus and Endpoint Detection and Response.

Not For: Small businesses looking for a basic anti-virus solution.

Features

  • Automatically detects threats and sends prioritized alerts
  • Powerful anti-virus capabilities powered by machine learning to block threats, with exploit blocking behavioural analysis and more
  • Integrated threat intelligence to show the context behind attacks
  • Real-time threat response capabilities that show all Endpoints under investigation so you can take actions to remove threats
  • Cloud based solution that is easy and fast to deploy and get running
  • Flexible and scalable platform with multiple optional security modules such as removable media protection and automated malware analysis
  • Strong threat protection for MacOS devices
  • Powerful malware sandboxing module which includes hybrid analysis, runtime data, environmental customisation to protect against advanced and emerging threats
  • Falcon Spotlight vulnerability assessment helps organizations close security gaps and respond to threats
  • Centralized management
  • Reporting of all Endpoint activityis stored for 90 days with continuous monitoring and visibility
  • Unified agent with all management features within one accessible dashboard

Expert Insights

CrowdStrike is an advanced and holistic Endpoint Protection Platform. It offers businesses a full suite of granular security modules, ranging from anti-virus at the most basic level to an advanced Endpoint Detection and Response platform. It’s a strong platform for organizations with a large number of Endpoints to protect them against advanced virus threats, as well as physical threats like USBs loaded with malware or spyware. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful, with integrated threat intelligence and real-time response capabilities so that you can directly access Endpoints under investigation and run the best responses. The management dashboard offers reports and continuous monitoring of Endpoint Activity all within one simplified lightweight agent.

This is also a scalable platform. It’s a cloud-based service, and CrowdStrike has focussed on making the platform as lightweight as possible so as not to impact on individual Endpoint device performance. This is an advanced threat protection platform. It’s well liked by customers for it’s ease of use and advanced threat protection capabilities. This is an advanced option, and so although it does offer basic anti-virus as a module, it may not be the best option for smaller companies looking for endpoint anti-virus. But for organizations looking for a full suite of Endpoint Anti-Virus, Detection and Response, and some powerful additional modules, this is a strong solution to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: Cloud based endpoint protection against evolving threats.

What is Webroot Business Endpoint Protection?

Webroot is an Endpoint Protection platform aimed at businesses of all sizes looking for powerful Endpoint security. It’s a cloud-based platform that continuously monitors endpoints to detect and protect them against threats. It offers a single management console for admins with full vsisibilty over all endpoints within a network. Webroot take a predictive, adaptive, mulit-layered approach to Endpoint security, to allow it to stop threats in real time. The service has a focus on automated, real-time threat protection, with full reporting of threats and a range of pre-configured policies, or the option to create your own. This platform supports multiple operating systems as well as virtual environments.

For: Businesses looking for a full Endpoint detection suite with anti-virus threat detection, response and prevention.

Not For: Businesses looking for traditional anti-virus solutions.

Features

  • Multi-layered device defences and protection
  • Powerful malware detection and response with anti-virus, ransomware and spyware and browser based-attack protection
  • Real time protection against zero-day threats and phishing attacks
  • Strong admin controls such as white and blacklisting for what applications users can download to devices
  • Multi-vector protection, with defences across email, browsers, files and apps
  • Endpoint management can be enabled online to detect and remediate against threats from anywhere
  • Journalling and rollback features allow you to restore infected files to their uninfected states
  • Intelligent firewalls that work both within and outside the network, with tailored protection and dynamic risk prevention for users
  • Scalable platform that promises to install in just 30 seconds

Expert Insights

Webroot offers a powerful threat protection platform for businesses of all sizes. It offers businesses powerful network protection capabilities, with strong protection against viruses, malware and phishing attacks across multiple different vectors. This means that it offers protection for email threats, from web browsers and for malicious files and apps. The platform has a focus on real time threats, especially targeting user identity and privacy. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful. The system continuously monitors endpoint threats with machine learning algorithms that detect and respond to email threats.

The platform offers a single management console for Endpoint devices accessible on a client or in a web based form. Within this platform admins can access reports and implement pre-defined policies or create their own. This is a scalable platform that is lightweight and easy to manage. It’s cloud based, installs in seconds, and updates are regular to ensure security is up to date. This platform is a good option for businesses of all sizes looking for Endpoint Protection. It’s not a suitable platform for businesses looking for basic anti-virus. But for businesses looking for a full suite of Endpoint threat protection, detection and response, especially with a large remote user base, this is a strong solution to consider.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
Scalability

Summary

Review date: March 1st 2019

Snapshot: next generation endpoint anti-virus, threat detection and response.

What is CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection?

CrowdStrike is a market leader in the Endpoint Protection market. They offer multiple different Endpoint Protection products. Their standard Endpoint Protection platform is comprised of two modules to help businesses protect and monitor endpoint devices. The first is Falcon Prevent. This is an anti-virus platform which protects against malware attacks. The second is Falcon Insight. This is an Endpoint Detection and Response platform that delivers continuous monitoring of endpoint devices and potential threats. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to detect threats and is a cloud based platform with an agent that works on Windows, Mac and Linux endpoints. This platform has four different tiers, starting with Anti-Virus and ending in a complete Endpoint Protection.

For: Enterprise customers looking for an all in one Endpoint Protection suite with anti-virus and Endpoint Detection and Response.

Not For: Small businesses looking for a basic anti-virus solution.

Features

  • Automatically detects threats and sends prioritized alerts
  • Powerful anti-virus capabilities powered by machine learning to block threats, with exploit blocking behavioural analysis and more
  • Integrated threat intelligence to show the context behind attacks
  • Real-time threat response capabilities that show all Endpoints under investigation so you can take actions to remove threats
  • Cloud based solution that is easy and fast to deploy and get running
  • Flexible and scalable platform with multiple optional security modules such as removable media protection and automated malware analysis
  • Strong threat protection for MacOS devices
  • Powerful malware sandboxing module which includes hybrid analysis, runtime data, environmental customisation to protect against advanced and emerging threats
  • Falcon Spotlight vulnerability assessment helps organizations close security gaps and respond to threats
  • Centralized management
  • Reporting of all Endpoint activityis stored for 90 days with continuous monitoring and visibility
  • Unified agent with all management features within one accessible dashboard

Expert Insights

CrowdStrike is an advanced and holistic Endpoint Protection Platform. It offers businesses a full suite of granular security modules, ranging from anti-virus at the most basic level to an advanced Endpoint Detection and Response platform. It’s a strong platform for organizations with a large number of Endpoints to protect them against advanced virus threats, as well as physical threats like USBs loaded with malware or spyware. The threat detection and response capabilities are powerful, with integrated threat intelligence and real-time response capabilities so that you can directly access Endpoints under investigation and run the best responses. The management dashboard offers reports and continuous monitoring of Endpoint Activity all within one simplified lightweight agent.

This is also a scalable platform. It’s a cloud-based service, and CrowdStrike has focussed on making the platform as lightweight as possible so as not to impact on individual Endpoint device performance. This is an advanced threat protection platform. It’s well liked by customers for it’s ease of use and advanced threat protection capabilities. This is an advanced option, and so although it does offer basic anti-virus as a module, it may not be the best option for smaller companies looking for endpoint anti-virus. But for organizations looking for a full suite of Endpoint Anti-Virus, Detection and Response, and some powerful additional modules, this is a strong solution to consider.