SentinelOne, in our view, offers higher levels of protection across a broader range of platforms than CrowdStrike as validated by third parties, including SE Labs and Virus Bulletin. It is also a 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms Leader with higher scores from customers on multiple review sites.
Choosing the right endpoint protection and cybersecurity detection and response tool has become business-critical. Technical considerations must align with organisational priorities.
This article evaluates two competing platforms in this broader context. (Full disclosure: Claranet has selected SentinelOne as a strategic partner.)
Business challenges for EPP and EDR
Mid-market and enterprise-scale companies face serious challenges when it comes to improving their security posture:
Protecting multiple platforms, including the latest microservices and containerised workloads. Consequently, broad platform support is a priority.
Meeting the highest levels of compliance and regulation for data protection, such as GDPR as applied to medical records or PCI-DSS for credit card processing. As a result, the highest level of validated protection is required.
Preventing, detecting and investigating breaches across an ever-broadening attack surface with resource-, budget- and time-constrained teams. This emphasises ease of use, automation and support.
SentinelOne includes support for Windows, Mac as well as 10 different Linux distributions (compared to seven for CrowdStrike). It also includes runtime support for containers and serverless workloads, including Kubernetes. This broad support reduces the need for multiple security tools and reduces your attack surface.
SentinelOne scores over CrowdStrike in protection features, including: advanced network discovery, broad OS support for USB and Bluetooth control and out-of-the-box protection with minimal configuration required.
In objective tests and third-party evaluations, SentinelOne consistently scores higher than CrowdStrike:
The only vendor to achieve zero missed detections across Windows and Linux in the 2020 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK evaluation.
SentinelOne received the highest possible score in SE Labs' annual Breach Response Test.
SentinelOne achieved the highest VB100 certification from Virus Bulletin in stringent tests on Windows.
Ease of use and support
This comparison relies heavily on SentinelOne's side-by-side analysis which goes into more detail.
Single interface for the whole platform.
Patented automatic and 1-click remediation & rollback.
SentinelOne's lead widens when it comes to client reviews. On Gartner Peer Insights, SentinelOne received the highest overall rating of 4.5 compared with other vendors in the same space. One CISO summed up the SentinelOne advantage: "It simply works as advertised, with it constantly adding new functionality and improved UX."
Choosing the right partner
Lastly, of course, there's a big difference between buying the book and reading the book. Likewise, to get the most out of a platform like SentinelOne, you need expert partners, like Claranet, who can help you deploy, configure and manage it.
With 20+ years' experience in the cybersecurity realm with a large team of experts, Claranet has the technical experience to help you deploy and manage your SentinelOne. In addition, we can support it with services such as penetration testing, continuous security testing, and managed security services to provide a 24/7 detection and response Security Operations Centre (SOC) and managed detection and response service.