Compare Sophos to CrowdStrike

Prevent breaches, ransomware, and data loss with Sophos Endpoint and Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

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Sophos provides on-device protection and automated response that eliminates threats in real-time. CrowdStrike gathers and analyzes data in the cloud, slowing response time.

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Proactive Protection

Customers need every layer of defense to stop attacks early.

Proactive Protection

Sophos uses web, application, and peripheral controls to reduce your attack surface and block common attack vectors. We utilize anti-ransomware, anti-exploitation, and other technologies to stop threats fast before they escalate. CrowdStrike lacks web protection and application control capabilities, leaving security gaps for attackers to exploit.

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Timing is Everything

Detection is nice, but real-time protection is better.

Timing is Everything

Sophos uses real-time, on-device protection to block and roll-back ransomware, prevent exploits, limit lateral movement, apply dynamic defenses against hands-on-keyboard attackers, and automatically isolate compromised endpoints. CrowdStrike relies heavily on collecting data in the cloud to detect threats. This introduces a delay that could make a difference whether you have the timely containment of a breach, or need to report a breach.

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Future-proof and Consolidate

Cybercriminals don’t just attack endpoints. Get the full picture with Sophos.

Future-proof and Consolidate

To add endpoint, network, message, or cloud security functionality with Sophos, all you have to do is activate a new component. Then, you can manage threat detection and response on your own with Sophos XDR or add reinforcements with our 24/7 MDR service, including integrations with third-party security controls. CrowdStrike doesn't offer the breadth of services to deliver this integrated experience.

Sophos vs CrowdStrike

FEATURES Sophos CrowdStrike

Attack Surface, Pre- and Post-Execution

 

 

Attack surface reduction, with multiple technologies for web protection, application control, and device control that eliminate attack vectors and protect against data loss

Fully provided

Partially provided

Strong protection by default, with no configuration required

Fully provided

Partially provided

Defenses that automatically adapt to human-led attacks

Fully provided

Not provided

Automated Account Health Check to maintain a strong security posture

Fully provided

Not provided

Security Heartbeat to share health and threat intelligence between multiple products

Fully provided

Not provided

Automatic document rollback after encryption by ransomware

Fully provided

Not provided

Protection from remote (over the network) ransomware encryption

Fully provided

Not provided

Feature parity across Windows, macOS, and Linux

Partially provided Partially provided

Management, Investigation, and Remediation

 

 

Single management console for managing and reporting

Fully provided

Fully provided

Alert triage and assistance

Fully provided

Fully provided

Extensive threat-hunting and investigation capabilities

Fully provided

Fully provided

Suitable for customers without an in-house SOC

Fully provided

Fully provided

Suitable for large enterprise organizations with a full in-house SOC

Fully provided

Fully provided

Threat Hunting and Response

 

 

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) functionality

Fully provided

Fully provided

Integrated extended detection and response (XDR) enables analysts to hunt for and respond to threats across your environment, correlate information, and pivot between endpoints, servers, networks, mobile devices, emails, and public clouds

Fully provided

Fully provided

MDR service provides 24/7 threat hunting, detection, and unlimited remediation to organizations of all sizes, with support available over the phone and through email

Fully provided

Fully provided

Incident response included in top MDR tier

Fully provided

(Optional IR Retainer for lower MDR tiers)

Not provided

Integrated with third-party security control to leave your existing security investments, deliver full visibility into your environment, and provide detections and alerts to your team and the MDR team

Fully provided

Fully provided

Encrypted network traffic analysis (NDR)

Fully provided

Partially provided
Active Threat Protection

Adaptive Attack Protection

Adaptive Attack Protection is a dynamic step up in endpoint security. When a hands-on-keyboard attack is detected, Sophos Endpoint automatically activates extra defenses based on a "shields up" perspective. It stops an attacker and provides you with time to respond. For more information, watch the Adaptive Attack Protection video.

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A Unified Security Ecosystem

Consolidate your defenses by integrating your endpoint, server, network, mobile, email, and cloud security and third-party security controls in an Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem that CrowdStrike can't match. All Sophos products are continuously optimized with real-time threat intelligence and operational insights from Sophos X-Ops.

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