CrowdStrike vs. SentinelOne

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Why customers choose CrowdStrike over SentinelOne

SentinelOneWeak coverage, can’t stop attacks

  • ×79% coverage in the latest MITRE Engenuity test, missing 30 sub-steps
  • ×Supervised-ML detection engine misses advanced threats, including fileless and credential-based threats
  • ×High false positive rate buries SOC teams in a mountain of alerts
  • ×Anticipates missing threats, relying on “rollback” as an ineffective response that can’t guarantee remediation

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike Proven to stop breaches

CrowdStrike’s AI-powered Indicators of Attack (IOAs) and integrated threat intelligence deliver unmatched breach prevention and curated alert context, independently proven by MITRE with 100% detection and protection scores. We use unsupervised machine learning to find stealthy attacks and cut out false positives that drain your time.

100 %

Protection, visibility, and analytic detection in the 2023 MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluations.

SentinelOne Hard to maintain

  • ×Multiple agents required for full platform capabilities, delaying rollout times and complicating module adoption
  • ×Heavy agent consumes significant resources, potentially impacting endpoint performance
  • ×Manual agent updates drive up operational burden
  • ×Manual exclusions required for software interoperability issues, creating blind spots for adversaries
  • ×Reboots required for extensive false positive tuning

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike Effortless to operate

CrowdStrike’s single, lightweight agent deploys all platform modules and installs in minutes to hundreds of thousands of endpoints. Our automatic update process eliminates operational workload for customers and ensures every endpoint always has the latest capabilities and protection — no cumbersome tuning or reboots required.

Customer assessment

70 %

Less hours to maintain1

SentinelOneWeak, disconnected point products

  • ×Multiple disjointed consoles slow down investigation and response
  • ×Lacks integrated cloud security modules (CSPM, CIEM, ASPM), leaving gaps for adversaries
  • ×Limited in-house MDR creates homework for SOC teams
  • ×Ineffective identity security module lacks behavioral baselining needed to catch credential abuse
  • ×Poor industry validation raises doubts over efficacy

The CrowdStrike difference

CrowdStrike The platform for cybersecurity consolidation

CrowdStrike’s unified console reduces complexity and cost, integrating industry-leading capabilities across endpoint, identity, cloud, MDR, next-gen SIEM, data protection, exposure management, and threat intelligence. Our platform automatically correlates data across products into a unified incident workbench, streamlining investigations, and accelerating response.

66 %

faster investigations2

2 x

more effective security teams2

Proven by MITRE

CrowdStrike dominated the last two MITRE ATT&CK evaluations — one open-book and one closed-book — scoring highest among all vendors tested and leaving SentinelOne in the dust.

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Seamless deployment enables instant protection

Single lightweight agent deploys in minutes and is immediately operational — no reboot or tedious tuning required.

Burdensome deployment delays time to value

Full platform functionality requires multiple heavy agents and manual exclusions due to software interoperability, with no ability to automatically update sensors.

Detection Capabilities

Advanced detection, fewer false positives

Superior enterprise-grade visibility and detection across on-premises, cloud, and mobile devices to discover and hunt advanced threats without drowning analysts in a deluge of false positives or a mile-long list of exclusions. Industry-best 100% coverage in the latest MITRE Engenuity detection test.

Not equipped for modern threat detection

Next-Gen AV-based threat detection engine struggles to detect sophisticated multi-stage attacks, fileless attacks, and attacks that do not require malicious code execution. Their detection engine is also prone to false positives. Poor 79% coverage in the latest MITRE Engenuity detection test.


Comprehensive identity threat detection and response

CrowdStrike offers unified endpoint and identity protection to stop identity-based attacks through a single agent in real-time. By establishing baselines of normal user behavior, we automatically find and shutdown anomalies that indicate credential abuse.

Identity protection that can’t stop the threats that matter

SentinelOne’s identity protection requires a separate agent, and is blind to attacks using stolen credentials and insider threats. It lacks the identity baselining needed to understand normal user behavior and find anomalies that indicate a sophisticated attack.

Cloud Security

Complete cloud security, from code to runtime

CrowdStrike utilizes both agent and agentless approaches to provide a comprehensive CNAPP that protects the entire cloud estate with integrated cloud workload protection (CWP), cloud security posture management (CSPM) cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and application security posture management (ASPM).

Incomplete CNAPP

SentinelOne only offers cloud workload protection, and lacks natively integrated key cloud security modules for CSPM, CIEM, and ASPM.

Threat Intelligence

Global leader in threat intel

Fully integrated, world-class threat intelligence enables SOC analysts to do their jobs faster and more effectively. Leverage a list of recently published IOCs, adversary attribution, and an automated malware sandbox, all within a single user interface. 230+ adversaries tracked, 200,000 new IOCs published per day.

Lagging threat intel

Check-box threat intelligence functionality primarily built on 3rd party feeds that delivers minimum value. SentinelOne’s threat intelligence delivers a fraction of the IOCs, limited adversary attribution, no adversary tactic discovery, and no integrated malware sandbox.

Managed Detection and Response

All-inclusive MDR

CrowdStrike is the #1 leader in MDR by market share (Gartner). Our service delivers end-to-end response across endpoint, identity, and cloud to conclusively remediate attacks, with zero customer handoffs that waste time or increase risk. CrowdStrike had the highest detection coverage out of all participants in 2022 MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation for Managed Services.

Limited MDR

SentinelOne’s MDR can only provide basic remediation actions via standard agent actions without costly IR hours. Any SentinelOne MDR involvement beyond basic endpoint remediation is limited to guidance only, not action. SentinelOne only scored 84% coverage in the 2022 MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation for Managed Security Service.

Validated by industry leading analysts

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Leader in Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

CrowdStrike is positioned highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision.

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Leader in Forrester Wave: Cloud Workload Security

CrowdStrike is rated as having the strongest strategy of all vendors.

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Leader in Forrester Wave: Managed Detection and Response

CrowdStrike is rated as having the strongest strategy of all vendors.

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Leader in Forrester Wave: External Threat Intelligence Service Providers

CrowdStrike positioned highest for current offering and furthest for strategy.

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Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Platforms 2023 Vendor Assessment

CrowdStrike named one of only four “Leaders”.

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29,000 customers trust CrowdStrike to protect what matters most

CrowdStrike Falcon has been amazing! Not only is the application extremely lightweight, but it also catches all anomalous activity and can immediately stop it.

CrowdStrike Falcon helps us identify the source of a threat accurately, blocks the triggering file or script before it can cause damage. The AI / ML based detections are very helpful because they catch threats that other vendors may fail at.

The Falcon platform has allowed us to consolidate our security toolbox. It yields big savings for us, but more importantly, it allows us to focus. When an alert hits from the Falcon platform, we’re able to address it without being distracted by other tools.

The value for the money that CrowdStrike offered was hard to challenge. Pella is a growing business and we saw that investing in CrowdStrike would help us improve security in an expanding and more complex environment. Also, we found that CrowdStrike managed services have a level of maturity nobody else could match.

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Platform provides protections for all kinds of threats, exploits, known and unknown threats,[and] also supports all types of cloud infrastructures along with different types of container platforms.

They are an excellent defense against malicious attacks. I find their machine learning to be the best-in-class for EDR for unknowns or zero-day attacks, which aligns with our security objectives.

One of the best EDR solutions [on the] market. I really like the interface of the platform, it is so much user friendly. False positives are very less compared to the previous endpoint security solutions we have used. A light weight agent makes it a very stable product.

CrowdStrike Falcon is an all in one solution — One agent, low impact.

I would highly recommend CrowdStrike Falcon to any organization serious about bolstering its cybersecurity defenses. The platform’s effectiveness in threat detection, proactive mitigation, and scalability make it a valuable asset in today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.

Good cloud security tool recommended for every organization [that’s] easy to use [and has a] number of features.

CrowdStrike is the next level security for cyber protection offering the best protection and innovative software.

You place a sensor on your computers that requires a very small amount of memory. It’s not like other programs that slow down the computer. CrowdStrike is constantly scanning your computer from the cloud and responds in a millisecond when it detects anything. It couldn’t be less painful, and it couldn’t be more reassuring.

The best feature of CrowdStrike Falcon is that it is very easy to use and manage and works in offline mode also and the product implementation was very easy. The customer support was also helpful.

I have been in the industry for close to thirty years and this has been one of the best endpoint protection programs I have ever used. We feel confident as an organization that we are protected on the endpoints at all times. The Falcon Complete team is great for providing assistance whenever we need it.

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security addresses critical cybersecurity challenges by providing real-time threat detection, rapid response capabilities, and seamless integration. This proactive approach enhances our overall security posture, safeguarding digital assets and ensuring a robust defense against evolving threats.

Probably the most valuable thing to me is the real-time response piece. I can remove files from the endpoint, drop files on the endpoint, stop processes, reboot it, run custom scripts, and deploy software. Pretty much no other tool can do all that.

CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security is an awesome tool with great capabilities, it offers [an] easy to use interface where administrators can do monitoring and do the policy configuration.

It offers a comprehensive approach to protect user identities and it helps to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems. Detects suspicious user behavior with the help of behavioral analytics. Comes with threat intel which have very accurate threat data.

Falcon Complete is amazing for smaller Security Teams that need enterprise class endpoint protection.

CrowdStrike has built a very powerful combination of modules that cover a broad swath of the cyber security mission, especially as it relates to endpoint. While no security tool is a silver bullet, Falcon does a great job of tackling some of the most prevalent and impactful challenges in defending endpoints.

1. Individual results may vary. Based on a customer assessment of CrowdStrike vs traditional, legacy AV vendors
2. IDC: The Business Value of the CrowdStrike Falcon XDR Platform