Sysdig vs. CrowdStrike

Learn why businesses searching for a cloud native application protection platform powered by runtime insights choose Sysdig to secure and accelerate innovation in the cloud.

Why Sysdig Is a Better Choice Than CrowdStrike

Detection and Response

Detects and responds to threats in real time anywhere in the cloud with 360-degree visibility and correlation across workloads, identities, cloud services, and third-party applications.

Strong XDR solution, but limited detection accuracy, context, and correlation for containers/Kubernetes and serverless events.

Hardening and Prevention

Correlates assets, activity, and risks across domains. Prioritize the most critical security risks using context from runtime insights, layered with real-time detections, vulnerabilities tied to in-use packages, and in-use permissions.

CrowdStrike is not DevOps friendly. It lacks comprehensive posture/permissions management and vulnerability prioritization capabilities, and it cannot correlate findings to provide meaningful risk prioritization advice.


Consolidates security with an end-to-end detection approach combining Drift Control, ML, and Falco detections, curated by Sysdig Threat Research. Combine agent and agentless for best-in-class detection.

Provides coverage for endpoints and Windows hosts, but underperforms in the Linux-centric Kubernetes world. Its closed policy engine does not allow customer control over rules nor their extensibility outside its boundaries.


Multi-layered enrichment that combines hosts, containers, Kubernetes, and cloud metadata.

Lacks the rich metadata needed to scope policies, filter events, and assign ownership. Lacks context to correlate events in containers with host-level ones.

Open vs Proprietary

Powered by Falco, a CNCF graduated project and the open source solution for cloud threat detection.

CrowdStrike is a black box solution with no visibility into or control over its decision logic.

Why Companies Choose Sysdig

Powered by runtime insights, Sysdig stops threats instantly and reduces vulnerabilities by up to 95%. We created Falco, the open source solution for cloud threat detection, and apply runtime insights to help you focus on the vulnerabilities and threats that matter most. Prevent, detect, and respond at cloud speed with Sysdig.

“In the cloud, everything happens fast. Time is of the essence when stopping attacks. Breaches can be very costly. Sysdig enables us to quickly detect and respond to cloud attacks at cloud speed by knowing what is happening, the exact container or location in the cloud, and what is causing it, versus the hours it used to take to detect and understand what needs to be done.”

- Platform Tech Team Lead
  • Real Time

    Detect threats in real time, rather than seeing them in the rearview mirror. Stop attacks up to 10x faster with Sysdig.

  • End-to-End Detection

    Consolidate security with a platform that provides end-to-end coverage, delivering breadth and depth.

  • Risk Prioritization with Runtime Insights

    Know what’s running in production across cloud and containers, so dev and security teams can focus on the vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, permissions, and threats that matter most.

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