Crowdstrike and Fortinet: Why You Need Both

Cyber Security,Technology

CrowdStrike and Fortinet are both significant players in cybersecurity. Which is the best option (if not both) for your company's needs?

In 2021, South African companies faced the highest incidence of targeted ransomware and business email compromise attacks of any African country. Three out of four organisations say they faced an increased volume of email-based threats.

Does your organisation have a firm handle on the safety of your data and email? How safe is your network, for that matter?

Hackers pose considerable threats to businesses of all types. Unfortunately, there is all manner of attackers out there these days. Security should be a top priority for any company.

CrowdStrike and Fortinet are both significant players in the world of cybersecurityComparing Fortinet to Crowdstrike isn’t such a useful comparison since most businesses need both solutions. 

CrowdStrike Network Security

CrowdStrike is a cloud-native software company. It makes them more prevalent when working from home versus the office.

Often compared to Palo Alto Networks, CrowdStrike products offer endpoint protection in much the same way as a traditional antivirus would. They protect devices such as laptops, PCs, servers, and any other device connected to a network.

CrowdStrike’s software uses artificial intelligence to identify and eliminate security breaches and threats. CrowdStrike’s Falcon Endpoint Protection product is one giant platform providing endpoint security through its CrowdStrike Security Cloud.

The CrowdStrike Security Cloud:

  • Creates actionable data
  • Identifies shifts in adversarial tactics
  • Maps tradecraft in the patented Threat Graph

The expanded endpoint security uses cloud-scale artificial intelligence and deep link analytics. It protects endpoint options from individual devices to whole networks.

CrowdStrike offers services to:

  • 61 of 100 Fortune 100 companies
  • 37 of the 100 top global companies
  • 13 of the top 20 international banks
  • 7 of the top 10 energy solution companies
  • 5 of the top 10 largest healthcare providers

CrowdStrike offers security for individual users and businesses. It also has a variety of integration agreements with other tech companies.

Benefits Of CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is a single-solution technology option. It protects the technologies that run your home, business, and personal devices.

Because CrowdStrike is cloud-native, it helps to bring down operational costs.

One significant benefit that can’t be stressed enough is the use of big data and artificial intelligence with CrowdStrike. Not only is one platform working to protect your endpoint security. It’s also constantly learning and adapting to potential threats coming at your technologies and networks.

CrowdStrike is a single-agent software. It can protect you from the first day you use it across your technology platform. Because it’s a single agent, it doesn’t need other products to support it.

The enriched threat intelligence that’s part of the cloud data means it can constantly adapt to new threats being presented to always act proactively.

CrowdStrike comes with Falcon OverWatch as an added layer of protection.

Using CrowdStrike means you get the advantage of the support provided by the industry’s only dedicated remote remediation service.

Fortinet Network Security

Fortinet security solutions offer cybersecurity protection to all users, devices, and applications across all network platforms.

Fortinet Security Fabric uses Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) to create a consolidated security approach.

Fortinet Fabric reduces the complexity of cybersecurity on your platforms by stretching to protect analytics, intelligence, centralised management, and automation.

Fortinet Fabrics uses integrated and automated protection to:

  • Secure critical devices
  • Data
  • Applications
  • Connexions

In addition to reaching more than 615,000 customers worldwide, Fortinet works hard to train experts in the cybersecurity arena where specialised help is in demand.

They run the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA).

Imagine the Fortinet cybersecurity fabric as a broad, integrated, and automated digital platform that protects your technologies. It creates a digital attack surface.

Benefits Of Fortinet

Fortinet’s platform features allow security teams to control and protect devices at every level of the business network.

Organisations using Fortinet FortiClient features can enhance their ICT security because they:

  • Gain visibility of all technology assets
  • Reduce the size of attack surfaces
  • Enable advanced protection
  • Detect and diffuse threats in real-time
  • Achieve dynamic access control
  • Automate responses in the network
  • Support incident investigation

Machine learning used by Fortinet continually adapts to the threats coming at it in real-time. The solution makes the necessary adjustments to provide wide-range protection.

The platform’s threat hunting doesn’t allow your network and devices to sit and wait for an attack. Instead, its AI component learns as it gathers information about potential threats. You’re always protected because Fortinet actively defends against attacks.

Differences Between CrowdStrike and Fortinet

While both CrowdStrike and Fortinet are widely acclaimed in the cybersecurity world. There are some differences in how they function.

CrowdStrike offers its Cloud-Native Endpoint Protection Platform. It’s a cloud-native security platform offering endpoint cybersecurity. CrowdStrike puts into use its:

  • Next-Gen Av
  • EDR
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Hunting
  • Machine learning artificial intelligence

Fortinet offers its Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA). Their approach to cybersecurity means you get interoperability between distinct security products. This helps create a more consolidated security posture among your technology platforms.

Fortinet provides integration and automation across your technology infrastructure. This allows the company to provide unparalleled protection and visibility to the network, device, and appliance, whether virtual, in the cloud, or in your brick-and-mortar location.

Choosing Cybersecurity That Works for You

Both CrowdStrike and Fortinet are recognised as leaders in cybersecurity. Whether you are hoping for cloud-native cybersecurity or a consolidated security platform, these companies deliver.

If you’re looking for cybersecurity options or ways to improve the function of your network, NETLOGiX can help.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you set up an ICT solution protected with the latest cybersecurity solutions available in the market. We can help you decipher the best solution for your problem, whether it’s Fortinet or CrowdStrike. NETLOGiX provides both.

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