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CrowdStrike Expands Operations in APAC and Achieves Strong Growth in First Half of 2017
Company broadens footprint in Singapore, New Zealand, India and Northern Asia; appoints key hires in Asia Pacific Region
SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 23, 2017 – CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced rapid expansion of its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations on the heels of triple-digit bookings growth. The company has established offices and headcount in key markets including Singapore, New Zealand, India and Northern Asia. Increased demand within the APAC region for CrowdStrike Falcon®, the first cloud-based endpoint protection platform, continues to spike as organizations replace legacy antivirus (AV) solutions with next-generation technology.
CrowdStrike Falcon is the only platform that unifies next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. With CrowdStrike Falcon, organizations can replace their AV or augment it with a full-scale endpoint protection solution, powered by a cloud-native architecture and artificial intelligence/machine learning.
While CrowdStrike opened APAC headquarters in June 2016, the organization has had customers within the region for more than four years. Since then, CrowdStrike has seen growing momentum in its business and operations, sales growth, and a rapidly expanding customer base. This May, CrowdStrike completed a $100 million Series D funding round, led by existing investor Accel along with CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), Warburg Pincus, March Capital Partners and regional investor Telstra. This round of funding will help CrowdStrike further accelerate its APAC expansion to meet the spiking demand for its Falcon platform.
In tandem with expanding operations, CrowdStrike has made multiple strategic hires to continue investment in the APAC region including regional director for India and SAARC, APAC director of Channel and Alliances, and regional Sales and Marketing managers for New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Victoria, Australia. CrowdStrike’s operations in APAC now include Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, and parts of Northern Asia.
Other regional milestones include:
● 245 percent growth in new customers, year over year
● Total bookings year-over-year increased by 410 percent
● 154 percent channel pipeline growth
● Doubled headcount and continued investments to broaden the partner and channel pipeline
Kevin O’Sullivan, head of Security Services, Kinetic IT
“Today, customers are looking to move away from point products and adopt comprehensive solutions to not only transform their legacy AV but also add capabilities to detect and respond to advanced attacks. CrowdStrike Falcon offers exactly that and enables customers to stop breaches regardless of how threats continue to evolve. CrowdStrike and Kinetic IT share a commitment to putting the customer first and delivering best-of-breed solutions to drive value and ROI and we look forward to continuing to our productive partnership.”
Michael Ostrowski, regional vice president of Sales, APAC at Proficio
“As a global, next-gen cybersecurity services provider, Proficio is continually focused on providing its clients with state-of-the-art monitoring, detection and response solutions like CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform. Through our valued partnership with CrowdStrike, we are able to offer our clients the most comprehensive and effective solution to stop modern-day attacks and give them a definitive advantage against the rising tide of threats that they are facing not just in the APAC region but globally as well. The CrowdStrike Falcon platform not only improves our overall visibility into our customers’ environment and but it also allows us to provide better actionable intelligence, recommendations and remediation.”
Andrew Littleproud, vice president of APAC, CrowdStrike
“The CrowdStrike Falcon platform delivers to customers maximum protection against modern-day threats, along with best-in-class performance, efficacy, and efficiency. This powerful combination has allowed us to set a new standard in endpoint security, which is driving incredible momentum in our sales across APAC. We are excited to expand our presence in APAC countries and will continue to invest within the region throughout the rest of 2017.”
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. Falcon seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates 40 billion security events from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.
There’s much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint protection but there’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.
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