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CrowdStrike Named 2015 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Irvine, CA – August 5, 2015 – CrowdStrike Inc., provider of the first true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based next-generation endpoint protection platform, today announced that it has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum (WEF). CrowdStrike has been honored as one of the world’s most innovative companies for pioneering groundbreaking technology in the cybersecurity industry and for driving visionary leadership and long-standing market value.

CrowdStrike has dramatically advanced organizations’ ability to fight off persistent and sophisticated cyber threats by enabling them to detect, prevent and respond to attacks, at any stage – even malware-free intrusions. The company’s next-generation endpoint protection platform, CrowdStrike Falcon™, identifies and thwarts nation-state and organized criminal adversaries, saving its customers millions of dollars in potential damage and preventing the theft of valuable assets and personally identifiable information (PII).

“Being the first endpoint protection company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer is an incredible honor and a true testament to the innovation and impact of our CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform and our record-breaking customer acquisition and corporate growth,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike. “Every day, we detect, prevent, and thwart cyber attacks across some of the largest and most targeted organizations worldwide, protecting intellectual property, guarding innovation, economic growth, and fair business practices.”

“We’re glad to see CrowdStrike make it to the selection,” said Fulvia Montresor, head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “CrowdStrike is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership.

Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011). More information on past winners can be found here.

This distinction marks the latest in a series of awards recognizing CrowdStrike for its continued growth, technical innovation, and industry impact. In addition to being selected as a 2015 Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Winner, CrowdStrike was also named to Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Most Promising Companies for 2015, CRN’s 2015 Top 25 Emerging Vendors, and MIT Technology Review’s prestigious list of the 50 Most Disruptive Companies.


About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike™ is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre and post incident response services. CrowdStrike Falcon is the first true Software-as-a- Service (SaaS) based platform for next-generation endpoint protection that detects, prevents, and responds to attacks, at any stage – even malware-free intrusions. Falcon’s patented lightweight endpoint sensor can be deployed to over 100,000 endpoints in hours providing visibility into billions of events in real-time.

CrowdStrike operates on a highly scalable subscription-based business model that allows customers the flexibility to use CrowdStrike-as-a-Service to multiply their security team’s effectiveness and expertise with 24/7 endpoint visibility, monitoring, and response.

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