CrowdStrike or SentinelOne: Which endpoint protection solution is better?

IT Central Station users review two top endpoint protection solutions: CrowdStrike and SentinelOne.

Endpoint security has become one of the key components of any organisation's cybersecurity strategy as 80% of known breaches now involve endpoints. Unfortunately, for those involved in protecting their companies' endpoints, it has never been harder to select the right solution to keep on top of it all.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at CrowdStrike and SentinelOne, two of the highest reviewed solutions in the endpoint protection market.

Below is a brief summary of the report, highlighting what real IT Central Station users think of each solution - from their most valuable features, to how they've improved individual businesses, as well as what each solution could do better.

 

CrowdStrike

Falcon sensor and cloud work seamlessly to deliver real-time protection and visibility

With an average rating of 8.6 from nine reviews, CrowdStrike is one of the leading endpoint protection solutions available to security professionals. This popularity has resulted in CrowdStrike's solution proving popular with companies from a range of industries including software R&D, comms services, and government. Although massively popular at larger organisations (62%), CrowdStrike has a presence within organisations of all sizes, and smaller companies of less than 200 employees make up roughly 31% of reviewers.

Compared to other solutions, users believe CrowdStrike has made the lives of IT staff much easier, whilst delivering a reduction to the performance hit on their operating systems. It has also allowed customers to find the root cause analysis of any threat. However, the solution could be improved by enhancing its machine learning feature and by offering support for native applications.

 

SentinelOne  

Delivering autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent

Achieving an average rating of 8.8 from nine reviews, SentinelOne slightly edges out CrowdStrike among IT Central Station users. Like CrowdStrike, SentinelOne appeals to numerous industries, and competes directly with the former for customers working in software R&D, and comms services. 10% of midsize organisations make use of SentinelOne, whilst 60% of reviewers come from organisations of over 1000 employees and 30% from those with workforces smaller than 200.

SentinelOne's plaudits often cite its automated, active EDR as a key benefit of the solution when compared to its competitors. Advanced API capabilities and a user-friendly interface also help to make it a stand-out solution. Unfortunately, critics do highlight a few issues with the solution - mainly a high price point, laborious set-up, and underwhelming alerting features which prevent the solution from dominating the market.

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