CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

COMPANY: CrowdStrike

Falcon Endpoint Protection Standard defends against all types of attacks — from malware to the most sophisticated — and provides full visibility with a single agent.

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CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Review

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.

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CrowdStrike Vendor Overview

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.

Website https://www.crowdstrike.com/
Employees on LinkedIn 1438
Glassdoor Rating (106 reviews)
Founded 2011
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Support Team Location(s) California, USA

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Service Overview

Support Page https://www.crowdstrike.com/endpoint-security-products/crowdstrike-support/
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CrowdStrike EPP Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Protects against commodity and zero-day malware, ransomware, exploits and advanced malware-free, file less attacks. Optional modules for removable device protection and system vulnerabilities scanning.
Threat Detection and Reponse The CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ database stores event data and answers queries in five seconds or less, even across billions of events. Integrated threat intelligence delivers the complete context of an attack, including attribution
Management Console Unifies all capabilities in a single lightweight agent with all endpoint management capabilities.
Scalability Cloud based and easy to deploy solution that deploys in seconds and works on all major operating systems in a single agent. Lightweight agent with little performance impact.
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Threat Protection
Threat Detection and Response
Management Console
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