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CrowdStrike’s Story


“We don’t have a mission statement — we are on a mission to protect our customers from breaches”

— George Kurtz, CrowdStrike CEO and Co-Founder

CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 to fix a fundamental problem: The sophisticated attacks that were forcing the world’s leading businesses into the headlines could not be solved with existing malware-based defenses. Co-founders George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch realized that a brand new approach was needed — one that combines the most advanced endpoint protection with expert intelligence to pinpoint the adversaries perpetrating the attacks, not just the malware.


The Story Behind the CrowdStrike Story

(a letter from our founders)

Prior to starting CrowdStrike, George and Dmitri spent a year traveling the globe visiting the world’s largest organizations, listening to their security challenges. As the Worldwide CTO, and the Vice President of Threat Research (respectively) at one of the largest security vendors on the planet, we were both painfully aware that existing solutions were falling short, unable to meet the latest challenges in information security.

The in-depth investigations we were conducting for customers who had been hacked — along with a glance at the headlines on any given day — confirmed what we already knew: Despite spending millions of dollars on the best security products and personnel available, major organizations were suffering devastating breaches, seemingly on a daily basis. And there was no “silver bullet” technology to offer that could keep our customers from becoming the next headline.


Our revolutionary approach and mission has allowed us to attract the best and brightest, not just from the technology and security sectors, but also from law enforcement, industry, and intelligence communities. What binds us all together is a shared passion for creating the next-generation technologies and services necessary for defeating today’s toughest adversaries.

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CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against advanced cyber attacks, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyzes and correlates over 1 trillion events per week from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.

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