CrowdStrike vs. Trellix

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Why customers choose
CrowdStrike vs. Trellix


Security that can’t get off
the ground

Trellix’s heavy agent requires an endpoint reboot on deployment and bogs down systems with its high resource requirements. Taxing deployment and platform maintenance makes just getting started with Trellix a challenge.

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CrowdStrike difference

Our single, lightweight CrowdStrike Falcon® agent deploys in minutes to hundreds of thousands of endpoints and updates automatically to simplify operations and ensure security teams are focused on preventing breaches, not on maintenance.


Coverage gaps that lead
to compromise

Trellix’s security is based on signature-based antivirus (AV) that misses modern-day threats and leaves companies vulnerable to compromise. With poor visibility, customers have no way to hunt threats that easily bypass their legacy detection engine.

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CrowdStrike difference

AI-powered detection capabilities with fully integrated threat intelligence stops the most sophisticated adversaries across the entire digital infrastructure — all without using legacy signatures.


Multiple agents and conflicting UIs with overlapping functionality

Trellix’s offering is stitched together from disparate security acquisitions, creating a disjointed user experience that leads to ineffective security. Products from acquisitions with overlapping capabilities are still sold separately with no integration, separate agents, and different management consoles.

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CrowdStrike difference

Falcon’s single console and single agent ecosystem creates a cohesive user experience that streamlines workflows and lets security teams do their jobs faster and more effectively.

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Seamless deployment enables instant time-to-value
The single, lightweight Falcon agent deploys in minutes and is immediately operational — no reboot or on-premises infrastructure required. Full platform functionality is delivered from a single console with an automated update process, ensuring the latest security capabilities.

Complex deployment slows down security
Endpoints require a reboot on install, and on-premises infrastructure may be required for delivery. Full platform functionality requires multiple separate consoles, with its own update process for former McAfee and FireEye products. Trellix has known performance issues and suffers from a heavy agent.

Detection capabilities

Advanced detections purpose-built for modern security
Superior detection coverage across your entire digital infrastructure, leveraging cutting-edge AI and behavioral indicators of attack to generate high-fidelity alerts for even the most advanced threats.

Legacy detections not suited for modern security
Detection framework relies on legacy signatures and lacks robust behavioral protection, leaving customers vulnerable to previously unseen threats. The platform lacks ML capabilities for Mac and Linux, and capabilities are inconsistent across different operating systems.

Visibility and threat hunting

Award-winning EDR
Continuous raw event recording provides unparalleled visibility. Hunt for sophisticated threats with full endpoint telemetry at industry-leading speed and scale, regardless of whether hosts are online or offline.

Limited EDR with poor visibility
With EDR data stored on the sensor, the platform needs to reach out to the endpoint to access full telemetry. Visibility is restricted when endpoints are offline, making threat hunting and alert investigation difficult.

Threat intelligence

Industry-leading threat intel
Fully integrated, world-class threat intelligence enables security analysts to do their jobs faster and more effectively. Leverage a list of recently published IOCs, threat actor attribution, and an automated malware sandbox, all within a single user interface for maximum context.

Lagging threat intel that provides little value
Native threat intelligence is limited to a known database of hashes and IPs. There is no threat attribution, no adversary tactic discovery, and no automated malware sandbox.

Managed services

World-class service
CrowdStrike Falcon Complete managed detection and response (MDR) achieved the highest detection coverage in the first-ever MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluations for Security Service Providers. Falcon Complete MDR provides 24/7 vigilance, forensic analysis, and incident handling to surgically eliminate threats across your digital infrastructure at the first sign of an intrusion.

No managed services
No in-house services for MDR, managed threat hunting, or hands-on remediation.

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Customer stories

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