Competitive Analysis

Silverfort vs CrowdStrike

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Architecture:

Tested &
recommended by
Microsoft
VS.
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 (~30% or higher).

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Native integration with Conditional Access and the entire Microsoft security stack including Entra ID, Entra MFA, & Defender
suite. Keep up with evolving security
requirements, such as stronger MFA
with number matching.

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Limited integration with Microsoft which supports push MFA
for Microsoft Authenticator and number matching.

 

 

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No modification of AD software, scheme, or 0S. No password info
sent to the cloud.

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

Approach:

Active prevention
VS.
reactive detection

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Protecting against 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 another ‘sensor’ for the XDR platform. Very few CrowdStrike customers are able to use its MFA in production due to its DC overloading.

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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 protection capabilities against ransomware attacks and nation state operations at multiple customer environments

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

Coverage

Comprehensive
Protection Both
On-Prem and
in the Cloud
vs.
AD-centric

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Native integration with all leading on-prem and cloud identity providers (AD, ADFS, Azure AD, 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 Azure AD, Okta and other cloud IdPs.

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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.

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

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Native integration with Conditional Access and the entire Microsoft security stack including Entra ID, Entra MFA, & Defender
suite. Keep up with evolving security
requirements, such as stronger MFA
with number matching.

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Limited integration with Microsoft which supports push MFA
for Microsoft Authenticator and number matching.

 

 

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No modification of AD software, scheme, or 0S. No password info
sent to the cloud.

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Intrusive architecture that acts as a wrapper 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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Protecting against 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 another ‘sensor’ for the XDR platform. Very few CrowdStrike customers are able to use its MFA in production due to its DC overloading.

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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 protection capabilities against ransomware attacks and nation state operations at multiple customer environments

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Protection 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, Azure AD, 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 Azure AD, Okta and other cloud IdPs.

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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.

3 Reasons why 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 enable it to enforce MFA and Access Block policy at scale in even in production environments of hundreds with hundreds of thousands users

Comprehensive Coverage

Silverfort integrates with all cloud and federation Identity Providers, as well as with leading MFA solutions (including the ability to integrate with custom and proprietary ones)

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