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CrowdStrike Named a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in Endpoint Security Suites Evaluation

CrowdStrike Falcon® Receives Highest Scores Possible in Seven Evaluation Criteria

October 19, 2016 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVINE, Calif.– CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, today announced that Forrester has named CrowdStrike a ‘strong performer’ in their report “The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2016,” a comprehensive overview of the endpoint protection vendor landscape. According to Forrester, the CrowdStrike Falcon® ™ platform can now be used as a standalone replacement for anti-malware tools in certain environments. In addition, customers report a high level of satisfaction with CrowdStrike’s ability to prevent and especially detect threats to their environment, with a very low detriment on endpoint user experience.

CrowdStrike Falcon® received the highest scores possible in seven evaluation criteria, including; attack detection, threat intelligence, and products impact on endpoint user experience. Additionally, CrowdStrike tied for the second highest score in go-to market strategy criteria.

“In my career, the deployment of CrowdStrike Falcon® was perhaps the easiest global security technology rollout I’ve seen. By leveraging the technology’s cloud architecture and CrowdStrike’s expertise, we were able to deploy with incredible speed and efficacy. We realized the value immediately,” said Roland Cloutier, staff vice president and chief security officer at ADP. “We always look for highly effective solutions that align to our enterprise security ecosystem and cyber defense strategy. CrowdStrike exceeded our expectations. They enabled ADP’s Cyber and IT organizations to consistently manage and better protect our datacenter platforms around the globe while also leveraging our existing investments and resources through innovative technology and advanced API capabilities.”

“We believe this report is another great validation for the unique and compelling approach we’ve taken to change the way organizations around the world protect their endpoints,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “CrowdStrike’s robust technology roadmap has allowed us to deliver a full endpoint protection platform, capable of replacing legacy antivirus solutions. Additionally, CrowdStrike has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading native cloud architecture. We are the first and only company to provide a complete end-to-end solution that unifies next-gen AV with EDR and managed hunting — all via a single lightweight agent.”

As part of its next-generation endpoint protection technology, CrowdStrike uses powerful signatureless machine learning algorithms and Indicators-of-Attack (IoA) based threat prevention to identify and block known and unknown threats. In addition, CrowdStrike Falcon® provides unrivalled visibility within its endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. As part of the company’s enterprise technology roadmap, CrowdStrike is actively developing and releasing numerous open APIs to allow for seamless integration with existing architectures and fast deployments, efficacy and scalability.

To learn more about CrowdStrike’s inclusion in the “Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q4 2016,” read a blog by George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike, available here.

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud delivered next-generation endpoint protection. 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 antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single lightweight sensor. 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. The company leads threat prevention with its potent combination of signatureless machine learning and behavioral-based analytics.

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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