CrowdStrike Competitors: Alert Logic vs. CrowdStrike
Managed detection and response (MDR) solutions provide organizations with advanced SOC teams and technologies that help them protect their asset environments from cybersecurity risk without having to construct the requisite infrastructure themselves.
See how Alert Logic stacks up against another one of the industry’s most popular cybersecurity providers: CrowdStrike.
|24/7 security coverage|
|Mature MDR SOC service|
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|Flexible Customization Options|
* CrowdStrike’s Rapid MTTR is based on endpoint detection capabilities.
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Why Customers Choose…
Fast Threat Detection and Response Times
Malicious actors are constantly improving and fine-tuning their hacking abilities, and many of them are able to inflict wide-scale damage across an organization almost instantly. CrowdStrike Falcon Complete helps organizations replace slow, cumbersome, traditional approaches to cybersecurity in order to successfully detect, investigate, and respond to network security incidents in a matter of minutes.
24/7 Security Protection
CrowdStrike’s managed security team consists of certified cybersecurity experts with decades of experience in the industry, providing customers with 24/7 threat hunting, threat intelligence, and incident response. Human-led cybersecurity processes ensure dedicated, personalized threat detection and incident responses. However, they can be limited when not complemented by automation technology.
Cloud-Native Endpoint Protection
Supported by the cloud-native Falcon platform, CrowdStrike’s Falcon Complete provides comprehensive endpoint security protection of all assets across customers’ environments, without requiring them to build expensive and time-consuming security infrastructures. CrowdStrike is traditionally an endpoint detection and response (EDR) provider, focused primarily on protecting the endpoint rather than the data at the network core.
Eliminate Operational Inefficiencies
CrowdStrike Falcon Complete provides customers with a managed security team that enables organizations to outsource their critical cybersecurity functions to a trusted partner, including monitoring, incident response, and threat hunting. This service also provides 24/7 security coverage so organizations can maintain leaner, more dedicated in-house security teams without sacrificing a robust around-the-clock security posture.
Simple Deployments for Faster Time-To-Value
Falcon Complete uses a simpler deployment model that houses all data in the cloud, ensuring customers don’t have to build a cybersecurity governance infrastructure from scratch. Not only does that accelerate their time-to-value, but it also reduces the costs associated with investing in a new cybersecurity solution.
Human-led Data Intelligence
Alert Logic’s team of security experts keeps a close eye on industry data to gather customer and cybersecurity information from across different industries. This provides customers with advanced threat intelligence they can use to make accurate, real-time decisions about the security incidents their organization faces.
Dedicated Security Professionals
Alert Logic’s cybersecurity technology stack enables customers to automate manual processes to handle a much larger volume of log information. However, customers also receive dedicated security experts assigned to their account to add an additional layer of personalization to their solution. Customers receive an optimal blend of automated processing speeds and white-glove customer service from real humans.
Fully Customized to All Assets
Customization sits at the heart of Alert Logic’s MDR solutions. We tailor all of our services to fit the exact cybersecurity needs of each one of our customers’ organizations. Customers can priority-rank the assets in their ecosystem based on the level of protection that is required, ensuring the Alert Logic team is giving proper focus and attention to each area of business.
Scale to Meet Changing Needs
Alert Logic’s MDR platform centralizes all asset visibility and security analytics in a single location so users can easily manage all security alerts, intelligence, and responses, ensuring complete security coverage whether they are scaling up or down. When compared to CrowdStrike, the Alert Logic MDR platform provides more comprehensive security coverage for applications, endpoints, datacenter, and cloud networks.
Easy Access to Security Insights
The Alert Logic MDR platform provides customers with a user-friendly dashboard view of all security incident and analysis information. Customers can easily navigate the dashboard to identify and rank-order their security priorities, giving their teams more time and energy to focus on other priorities.
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Questions you should ask before choosing a cybersecurity solution
It can be difficult to know exactly what information you need to gather when researching the MDR solutions market and making a purchase decision. The following questions can serve as a guide to help get you started:
How mature is my current cybersecurity strategy?
Selecting an appropriate cybersecurity vendor starts by understanding how mature your current cybersecurity strategy and policies are. Conducting compliance audits will help you determine whether your current policies adhere to the relevant regulatory frameworks, including NIST, ISO, and HIPAA, demonstrating at least basic cybersecurity proficiency.
However, you need to go a few levels deeper than that. It’s also important to consider the application of your cybersecurity controls across your organization to understand how consistently your policies are being applied. As part of this process, you should evaluate your current SOC teams to learn if they are properly trained (and staffed) to handle malware and other cyber threats.
This information will help you identify the gaps in your cybersecurity strategy, which will enable you to pinpoint the vendors that are best equipped to facilitate your cybersecurity maturity.
Should I prioritize automation in my security software?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities power cybersecurity solutions that are built for the modern enterprise, allowing security teams to automate critical manual processes and promote greater flexibility. Automated solutions also help security teams reduce the amount of time they spend on repetitive responsibilities like monitoring security alerts, collecting log information, and initiating incident responses, giving them more time to devote to other high-value priorities.
However, relying too much on advanced technology could create gaps in your security stack that open new vulnerabilities. Automation capabilities should be paired with insights and intervention from human experts who can provide a deeper level of precision and customization that ensures your strategy perfectly matches your needs and requirements.
Which stakeholders do I need buy-in from?
It’s critical that your cybersecurity solution meets the needs and requirements of all relevant departments, teams, and individuals across your organization. Before creating a shortlist of cybersecurity solutions/vendors, you should engage key stakeholders to understand both their cybersecurity and processing needs and limitations to help you select a vendor that is suitable for all involved.
Of course, if you are not the final decision maker, it will also be necessary to obtain buy-in from the relevant C-level executives that must sign-off on any technology purchase. You will need to demonstrate precisely how the proposed cybersecurity solutions match the requirements of your business while also staying aligned with overarching business objectives.
How did the proposed cybersecurity vendor handle past breaches?
Even the most robust, comprehensive cybersecurity solution will not provide protection against every threat. Malicious actors are constantly improving their capabilities, and that inevitably means some cyber-attacks may be successful. It is worth asking potential cybersecurity vendors to list and describe cybersecurity breaches that either took place in their other customers’ networks or in their own.
Ask them to detail how they responded to these events and what new procedures they devised to reduce the chances of a similar breach happening again. This not only helps you understand where the vendor’s own vulnerabilities are, but also how well they respond to a constantly evolving threat landscape.
How do I evaluate different cybersecurity solutions?
Ultimately, the true mark of an effective cybersecurity solution is determined by how well it fits your specific security requirements. It should be fully capable of providing security to each of the assets, devices, and endpoints in your ecosystem — whether they live in the cloud or on-premises environments. But it also must have the flexibility to adjust depending on the changing threat landscape in a way that’s most relevant to your industry.
Finally, the right cybersecurity solution should not require an overhaul of your existing governance policies and security controls; it should fully integrate with your teams, processes, and approaches to seamlessly augment your existing cybersecurity strategy.
“We would have needed multiple vendors on board to be able to do what we are doing with just Alert Logic. I would recommend Alert Logic, hands down.”
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