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CrowdStrike Falcon Receives Highest Score in Every Category of Gartner’s Comparison of Endpoint Detection and Response Technologies and Solutions

Irvine, CA – July 22, 2016 – CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection today announced that its endpoint protection platform CrowdStrike Falcon™ received the highest scoring in all use cases evaluated by Gartner for its comparative assessment called Comparison of Endpoint Detection and Response Technologies and Solutions.

This is the first direct competitive analysis of endpoint, detection and response (EDR) vendors. The report provides an assessment of how products address the key capabilities and use cases identified for EDR tools. CrowdStrike received the highest ranking in all five use cases evaluated, covering:

  • Incident data search and investigation
  • Suspicious activity detection
  • Threat hunting or data exploration
  • Stopping malicious activity
  • Alert triage or suspicious activity validation

“This is great validation of CrowdStrike’s next-generation endpoint protection platform. Our unique approach is to combine advanced prevention technologies, powered by machine learning and behavioral analytics, with rapid detection and response, said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “CrowdStrike Falcon is the most comprehensive visibility solution currently available on the market, recording over 230 events across 24 key categories, including credential theft, exploit activity, in-memory activity, etc. It is also the most scalable EDR solution supporting massive deployments, including customers with more than 200,000 endpoints.”

Gartner is also recommending organizations consider EDR to help detect and respond to threats. “Enterprises that know compromise is inevitable and are looking for endpoint-based approaches for advanced threat detection, investigation and response capabilities, should consider EDR solutions,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner fellow emeritus in Gartner Research.

CrowdStrike’s pioneering approach unifies next-generation antivirus and endpoint detection and response into a single agent backed by 24/7 proactive threat hunting — all delivered via the cloud. With advanced detection, prevention, and response feature, the Falcon platform offers unrivalled capability to stop all threats, including malware and malware-free intrusions. Falcon Host includes an EDR component that provides all of the capabilities laid out by Gartner. It records all activities of interest on an endpoint for deeper inspection — on the fly and after the fact — allowing users to quickly detect and investigate attacks that passed through traditional prevention mechanisms. This retrospective capability is a breakthrough approach, made possible by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ correlating and providing instant access to events in real time across all deployed endpoints.

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 combining 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 170 countries.

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Source: Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, State of the Art Series: Cool Vendors and New Technologies in Security 2016, Neil MacDonald, 13–16 June 2016 | National Harbor, MD

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