CrowdStrike vs Blackberry Cylance

Before deciding which cybersecurity solution is best for your organization, discover the key differences between CrowdStrike and BlackBerry Cylance.

3 reasons why

customers choose CrowdStrike over Blackberry Cylance

Comprehensive security

You are only secure if every asset is protected. The CrowdStrike Falcon® Platform, powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, secures all critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads and identity. The CrowdStrike Falcon® Platform delivers hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities. In addition, CrowdStrike offers fully managed endpoint protection delivered as a service—all backed by CrowdStrike’s Breach Prevention Warranty.

Maximum efficiency

The cloud-native CrowdStrike Falcon® Platform is purpose-built with a single lightweight-agent architecture, reducing complexity and simplifying deployment across an organization’s entire estate of endpoints and workloads, providing you immediate time to value. CrowdStrike enables customers to deploy tens of thousands of agents at once, with no reboots necessary to install or change security settings. Leveraging the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon® Platform provides automated protection and remediation proven to stop more than 99.7% of malware and ransomware attacks - while generating ZERO false positives. A single console offers access to the right data, allowing administrators to accelerate investigation and prioritize response.

Better protection

The CrowdStrike Security Cloud correlates trillions of security events per day with indicators of attack, the industry’s leading threat intelligence and enterprise telemetry from across customer endpoints, workloads, identities, DevOps, IT assets and configurations. Using world-class AI, the CrowdStrike Security Cloud identifies shifts in adversarial tactics, maps their tradecraft and creates actionable data in the patented Threat Graph to automatically prevent threats in real time across CrowdStrike’s global customer base. Only CrowdStrike provides full, automated protection across endpoints without impacting endpoint performance and end-user productivity.

The combination of world-class technology combined with expert threat hunters is absolutely mandatory to see and stop today’s most sophisticated threats. CrowdStrike’s team of elite threat hunters are working 24/7, proactively searching for threats and functioning as an additional layer of protection to catch evolving stealthy and sophisticated attacks.

Compare CrowdStrike to Cylance

Feature Cylance
Data repository Centralized
Cloud-native architecture centrally stores all data. Global data correlation powers advanced detection and enables threat hunting and investigation, regardless of the state of endpoints.
Data is stored on the endpoint and cannot be globally correlated. Endpoints must be online for collection.
EDR Full visibility
Continuous, comprehensive recording captures raw events and related information that provides needed context - critical for hunting and investigations.
Partial visibility
Sensor updates may require device reboots, including critical servers.
Proactive threat hunting 24/7 proactive hunting
Elite team of experts proactively hunt, investigate and advise on threat activity.
Monitoring & triage services
BlackBerry Guard is focused on threat monitoring and triage services. Threat hunting is limited to custom detections within the product, not human-led proactive threat hunting.
Threat intelligence Integrated intel
Alerts are automatically enriched with CrowdStrike threat intelligence including actor attribution, sandbox analysis and malware search for the threat and all known variants.
Not available
Does not offer true integrated threat intelligence.
Managed services 24/7 At your service
Fully managed endpoint protection delivered as a service by CrowdStrike’s team of experts and backed with a Breach Prevention Warranty.
Limited service
Does not manage policies, remediate hosts or provide a warranty.
Industry recognition Tried, tested, proven
Recognized as a leader by industry analysts and independent testing organizations.
Not available
Does not participate in most independent public business tests.

See why customers trust CrowdStrike

"When we engaged CrowdStrike, it was a complete 180. Now we've found that partner that will get us back to a stable operating point."

Jason Rooks
CI | Parkway Schools

"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."

Scott Stoops
Security Analyst | Ashland University

Protecting all companies from small business to enterprise


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Explore the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, and see for yourself why CrowdStrike excels over the competition.

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