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Endpoint Detection & Response

Microsoft Defender vs. CrowdStrike Falcon for EDR

by Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

CrowdStrike Falcon EDR and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Advanced Threat Protection or ATP) are leading endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions. Both are known for ease-of-use and deployment simplicity.

This detailed guide explains how the two vendors compare across the following areas:

  • Detection capability
  • Forensics
  • Threat intelligence
  • Analyst workflows
  • Administration and support


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