3 Reasons Customers Choose Silverfort Over CrowdStrike

Microsoft Integration

Silverfort and Microsoft has a strategic partnership featuring native integrations with AD, Azure AD, Azure Authenticator, and the Defender Suite.

Real-Time Protection

Silverfort’s technology and architecture enforces MFA and Access Block policies at scale – even in production environments with hundreds of thousands of users.

Comprehensive Coverage

Silverfort integrates with all cloud and federation Identity Providers and leading MFA solutions, including custom and proprietary ones.

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Silverfort versus CrowdStrike: What’s the Difference?

 

Architecture:

Tested &
recommended by Microsoft
versus
overloading
Domain
Controllers

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Lightweight AD adapter co-developed with Microsoft results in minimal consumption
of Domain Controller resources.

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Heavy agents perform all processing on the Domain Controllers, often
causing downtime & requiring
significant increase of DC hardware
resources (~20-30%).

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Native integration with Entra ID (formerly Azure AD), Authenticator MFA & Defender
suite. Keep up with evolving security
requirements, such as stronger MFA
with number matching.

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Azure AD workaround requires installing ADFS & RADIUS servers in Entra ID, which only supports push MFA for Microsoft Authenticator.

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No modification of AD software, scheme, or OS. No password info sent to the cloud.

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Intrusive architecture that acts as a wrapper around LSASS to sync AD password hashes to CrowdStrike’s cloud. Requires connecting DC directly to the internet, as well as DC restart.

Approach:

Active prevention
versus
reactive detection

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Blocking identity threats in real-time by enforcing MFA protection on all authentications and access requests.

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Generating additional alerts for detected threats while malicious activity is still live, acting as another ‘sensor’ for the XDR platform.

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Extends MFA to all critical resources and interfaces, including PowerShell, PsExec, WMI, as well as legacy apps, file shares and more.

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Offers reduced MFA capabilities that might work in a lab or small environment, but cause technical issues when deployed at scale.

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Tested and proven prevention capabilities against ransomware attacks and nation state operations in multiple customer environments.

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Prevention capabilities are in limited use, aligned with CrowdStrike’s detection-oriented product strategy.

Coverage

Comprehensive
protection
on-prem and
in the cloud
versus
AD-centric

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Native integration with all leading on-prem and cloud identity providers (AD, ADFS, Entra ID, Okta, Ping, RADIUS, etc.).

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AD-centric approach with only partial visibility to cloud access logs, and without active protection capabilities for Entra ID, Okta and other cloud IdPs.

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Integrates with all leading MFA products and methods, as well as custom and proprietary MFA solutions.

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Only works with a limited number of MFA products with a mobile push MFA option, providing insufficient protection against MFA bombing and other rising attack methods.

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Capable of protecting even air-gapped networks without any internet connectivity, including support for FIDO2 and other physical MFA tokens, as well as desktop MFA options.

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Only works in environments where DCs can be connected directly to the internet.

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Lightweight AD adapter co-developed with Microsoft results in minimal consumption
of Domain Controller resources.

tick-mark-icon

Heavy agents perform all processing on the Domain Controllers, often
causing downtime & requiring
significant increase of DC hardware
resources (~20-30%).

tick-mark-icon

Native integration with Entra ID (formerly Azure AD), Authenticator MFA & Defender
suite. Keep up with evolving security
requirements, such as stronger MFA
with number matching.

tick-mark-icon

Azure AD workaround requires installing ADFS & RADIUS servers in Entra ID, which only supports push MFA for Microsoft Authenticator.

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No modification of AD software, scheme, or OS. No password info sent to the cloud.

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Intrusive architecture that acts as a wrapper around LSASS to sync AD password hashes to CrowdStrike’s cloud. Requires connecting DC directly to the internet, as well as DC restart.

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Blocking identity threats in real-time by enforcing MFA protection on all authentications and access requests.

tick-mark-icon

Generating additional alerts for detected threats while malicious activity is still live, acting as another ‘sensor’ for the XDR platform.

tick-mark-icon

Extends MFA to all critical resources and interfaces, including PowerShell, PsExec, WMI, as well as legacy apps, file shares and more.

tick-mark-icon

Offers reduced MFA capabilities that might work in a lab or small environment, but cause technical issues when deployed at scale.

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Tested and proven prevention capabilities against ransomware attacks and nation state operations in multiple customer environments.

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Prevention capabilities are in limited use, aligned with CrowdStrike’s detection-oriented product strategy.

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Native integration with all leading on-prem and cloud identity providers (AD, ADFS, Entra ID, Okta, Ping, RADIUS, etc.).

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AD-centric approach with only partial visibility to cloud access logs, and without active protection capabilities for Entra ID, Okta and other cloud IdPs.

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Integrates with all leading MFA products and methods, as well as custom and proprietary MFA solutions.

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Only works with a limited number of MFA products with a mobile push MFA option, providing insufficient protection against MFA bombing and other rising attack methods.

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Capable of protecting even air-gapped networks without any internet connectivity, including support for FIDO2 and other physical MFA tokens, as well as desktop MFA options.

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Only works in environments where DCs can be connected directly to the internet.

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