CrowdStrike Named the Only Customers’ Choice in 2024 Gartner® “Voice of the Customer” for External Attack Surface Management

Of the five vendors evaluated, CrowdStrike received the highest rating of 4.5/5* and was the only vendor to be named Customers’ Choice.

As adversaries become faster and stealthier, they relentlessly search for vulnerable assets to exploit. Meanwhile, your digital footprint is expanding, making it increasingly challenging to keep track of all of your assets. It’s no wonder 76% of breaches in 2023 were due to unknown and unmanaged internet-facing assets.

Against this backdrop, it’s more critical than ever for organizations to maintain a continuous and comprehensive understanding of their entire attack surface. This is where CrowdStrike Falcon® Exposure Management comes in:

In the field of exposure management, the value of external attack surface management (EASM) cannot be overstated. In short, EASM helps organizations identify known and unknown internet-facing assets, get real-time visibility into their exposures and vulnerabilities, and prioritize remediation to reduce intrusion risk.

Integrated into Falcon Exposure Management are the robust EASM capabilities of CrowdStrike Falcon® Surface, which uses a proprietary real-time engine to continuously scan the internet, and map and index more than 95 billion internet-facing assets annually. This gives organizations a vital “outside-in” perspective on the exposure of these assets and helps security teams prioritize and address vulnerabilities — not based on generic vulnerability severity scores but based on real-world adversary behavior and tactics from CrowdStrike® Counter Adversary Operations threat intelligence.

The EASM capabilities of Falcon Exposure Management are best-in-class. But don’t just take it from us. Here’s what CrowdStrike customers had to say.

93% Willing to Recommend CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the only vendor named Customers’ Choice in the 2024 Gartner “Voice of the Customer” Report for External Attack Surface Management, with 93% of respondents saying they are willing to recommend CrowdStrike.

The “Voice of the Customer” is a document that synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights’ reviews into insights for IT decision makers. Here’s a sampling of the individual reviews and ratings on the Gartner Peer Insights page:

Falcon Surface is the EASM you need.”

“The tool gives critical insight into your attack surface helping to show what you don’t know.”

Strategic assessing for internet exposed assets.”

“A market analysis of external vulnerability analysis was carried out and after testing the product we were convinced to purchase it for the company.”

Effective ASM solution byte per byte.”

“Easy and continuous vulnerability assessment, effective risk prioritization, accuracy on remediations guidance.”

Our mission is clear: to stop breaches. Understanding and reducing risk is critical to stopping the breach, and we thank our customers for their support and validation of the unified CrowdStrike Falcon® XDR platform as the definitive cybersecurity platform.

Falcon Exposure Management: A Critical Component of the Falcon Platform

Organizations are embracing cybersecurity consolidation to reduce cost and complexity while improving security outcomes. Understanding the reduction of cyber risk across the modern attack surface is a critical component of any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. 

Falcon Exposure Management unifies real-time security data from Falcon Surface for EASM, CrowdStrike Falcon® Discover for asset, account and app discovery, and CrowdStrike Falcon® Spotlight for vulnerability management. CrowdStrike received a Customers’ Choice distinction in the 2024 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Vulnerability Assessment

With AI-powered vulnerability management and a comprehensive visual mapping of all connected assets, Falcon Exposure Management dramatically speeds up detection and response times, transforming reactive operations into proactive cybersecurity strategies to stop breaches before they happen. Integration with real-time threat intelligence correlates exposures with adversary behavior to help prioritize based on business impact and the likelihood of real-world exploitation. 

While traditional approaches to exposure management use disjointed products, only CrowdStrike delivers Falcon Exposure Management from the Falcon platform, making it fast and easy for customers to deploy the exposure management capabilities that customers love using the single lightweight Falcon agent and single console.

By deploying Falcon Exposure Management on the Falcon platform, organizations can realize incredible benefits such as a projected 200% faster CVE prioritization to respond quickly to critical vulnerabilities, up to 75% reduction in attack surface to lower the risk of a breach and up to $200,000 USD in annual savings by consolidating point products.


*Based on 32 overall reviews as of December 2023.

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