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CrowdStrike Expands Endpoint Prevention and Visibility Capabilities as Part of Falcon Platform Summer Release

CrowdStrike Falcon® Achieves Top Score for Antivirus Certification

Irvine, CA – August 2, 2016 – CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, today announced a slate of enhanced features and capabilities for the  CrowdStrike Falcon®™ Platform as part of its Summer release. The new enhancements include:

  • Additional machine learning-based prevention functionality, providing customers with granular control over how they protect themselves against known and unknown malware. CrowdStrike’s machine learning capabilities earned a 100% efficacy rating according to independent test results published on July 28th by SE Labs.
  • New behavioral exploit prevention indicators of attacks (IOA) for further protection against sophisticated browser and web server-based exploitation.
  • Enhanced visibility within its endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution, adding eight new system events across three new categories: Scheduled Tasks, Firewall Activity and User Account Creation Activity, bringing the total to 240 continuously recorded events across 27 categories — the most extensive in the industry.
  • New Falcon user interface (UI) to provide greater ease of use and more efficiency for customers to manage detection and alert workflows.

“CrowdStrike Falcon® is the first and only solution to truly unify next-generation AV, EDR and managed hunting — into a single agent and delivered by the cloud — for the most comprehensive endpoint protection solutions on the market today,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike. “With this release, CrowdStrike further solidifies this unique approach by delivering greater range of visibility into threat activity, increased prevention through enhanced and validated machine learning, and a new UI designed to enhance ease of use and support more advanced workflows.”

CrowdStrike’s machine learning capabilities continue to set the industry standard after earning a 100% efficacy rating on its first public test according to results published on July 28th by SE Labs, which is a member of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO). CrowdStrike scored a 100% rating for detecting both known and unknown samples of malware with a false positive rate of zero percent.

“While no silver bullet solution exists that achieves perfect results like this in every test, we take great pride in this accomplishment and plan to continue building out our malware prevention capabilities with machine learning and behavior-based analysis to offer customers the most advanced threat protection available,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief technology officer.

CrowdStrike prevention capabilities continue to excel with the development of new behavioral exploit prevention indicators of attacks (IOA) to provide further protection against sophisticated browser-based exploits, in addition to its broad existing capabilities in pre-execution exploit mitigation techniques. Specifically, a groundbreaking new malware-free intrusion prevention IOA is now in place to protect organizations against web shell-based attacks.

“We’re seeing cyber attacks becoming more and more targeted, and the need for a solution that can provide multiple functions to address the complexity of the attacks is imperative,” said David Giambruno, chief information officer, Shutterstock. “CrowdStrike solves our prevention, detection and visibility challenges by unifying next-generation AV and endpoint detection and response (EDR) via a cloud-delivered model. Their solution provides us an advanced level of threat protection and visibility into what is happening in our environment via a single agent.”

Finally, CrowdStrike is transforming the Falcon user interface to provide greater ease of use and more efficiency for customers to manage detection and alert workflows. As part of this effort, CrowdStrike is previewing a new activity app, adding enhancements for users to view and triage detections and assign those detections for analysts to review within a security operations center team — all from the view of one screen. CrowdStrike will demonstrate the new UI at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 3rd and Thursday, August 4th at booth #507 in the Business Hall of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

As part of its Falcon Platform Summer release, CrowdStrike is also launching an expanded set of offerings to combat eCrime.

Learn more about the Falcon Platform Summer release at this blog by CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz.

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. CrowdStrike’s core technology, the CrowdStrike Falcon®™ platform, stops breaches by preventing and responding to all types of attacks – both malware and malware-free. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify three crucial elements: next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all powered by intelligence and uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single integrated solution. Falcon uses the patent-pending CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ to analyze and correlate billions of events in real time, providing complete protection and five-second visibility across all endpoints. Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies. CrowdStrike Falcon® is currently deployed in more than 176 countries.

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