CrowdStrike Expands Partner Footprint On the Heels of Record Growth in APJ
CrowdStrike increases investments in channel and partner program as part of regional growth strategy
SYDNEY, Australia – February 8, 2018 – CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced massive expansion of its partner ecosystem, operations, and footprint following record partner growth and sales in 2017. CrowdStrike experienced significant expansion in its active partner base in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and across the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, realizing massive growth in the number of new customers and upcoming opportunities.
CrowdStrike will continue to expand its international footprint following the establishment of operations in key markets including Singapore, Japan and India. In 2018, the company will further accelerate its customer and business momentum in APJ to continue to meet the spiking demand for its next-generation endpoint protection technology and services.
Underpinning the momentum in these regions is an increased demand from a variety of industries looking to replace legacy antivirus (AV) solutions with next-generation technology. Through CrowdStrike’s platform-first approach, partners receive an open framework for the development and deployment of next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), vulnerability management, IT hygiene and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. This is a major differentiator from other vendors in the space who mainly rely on obsolete consoles and architectures to offer point products, not an end-to-end solution.
To support the rapid growth of its partner ecosystem, CrowdStrike will be tripling its channel team headcount with a number of strategic appointments including additional hires to be located across Australia, India, Singapore and Japan. This investment highlights CrowdStrike’s continued focus on its partner program and commitment to supporting partners across the APJ region.
Other key growth indicators from FY17 include:
- More than doubled the roster of active partners in APJ
- Registered deals increased by 500 percent in APJ
- 350 percent increase in APJ new business pipeline
This year, CrowdStrike was positioned the highest for ability to execute and furthest to the right for completeness of vision in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.
Geoff Swaine, Channel and Alliances Director, APJ, CrowdStrike
“The CrowdStrike Falcon platform delivers our customers and partners with the most effective endpoint protection on the market, along with best-in-class performance, efficacy, and efficiency. Our leading technology coupled with a commitment to deliver active enablement and training resources to partners have helped us drive explosive growth across APJ in the past year. We are excited to continue to strategically expand our partner footprint and relationships across the region to support customer demand and further build out our presence in APJ.”
Dane Meah, CEO, InfoTrust
“As a specialized cybersecurity practice that combines best-of-breed controls with ongoing managed services, InfoTrust believes that CrowdStrike brings a game-changing approach to securing an organization from cyberattacks. The endpoint has never been more relevant when it comes to effective protection from today’s advanced threats, and our customers are looking for a different approach to the staid controls previously available. CrowdStrike’s innovative technology and services provides the differentiated offering that our customers are seeking. Leveraging CrowdStrike’s cutting-edge endpoint security capabilities, customers are able to gain a real-time view of what is happening in their IT environment, effectively stopping modern-day attacks.”
Ashok Prabhu, Founder, Director & CEO, Valuepoint Techsol Private Limited
“We’re seeing an increase in demand for cloud-based endpoint protection technology that is easy to manage and delivers on its promises. With its cloud infrastructure, CrowdStrike Falcon reinvented how endpoint security is delivered and offers a seamless solution that can be deployed in minutes and starts working immediately to stop breaches. ValuePoint TechSol is committed to offering our customers market-leading technologies and thanks to CrowdStrike, we’re able to help customers boost their security defenses and protect their organizations from all attacks.”
Chris Hagios, CEO & Founder, airloom
“At airloom, we are focused on helping our clients harness the power of cloud and mobility to help meet today’s business demands of accessibility and agility. By integrating CrowdStrike’s next-generation endpoint protection platform, we are able to keep critical data secure through an effective and simple-to-use SaaS offering. CrowdStrike Falcon has provided our clients with immediate time-to-value in staying consistently ahead of modern cyber threats.”
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), 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. It 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 AI 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 nearly 100 billion security events a day 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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