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CrowdStrike Named to CNBC’s 2017 Disruptor 50 List


Endpoint security and AI leader recognized as one of the most innovative and disruptive private companies

Irvine – CA – May 16, 2017 – CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that it was named to the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, an annual list of private companies revolutionizing the business landscape and challenging the status quo.

CrowdStrike has disrupted the security market by pioneering the first cloud native endpoint protection platform, enabling customers to not only block malware but to stop breaches. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform is the only end-to-end solution that unifies next-generation antivirus (AV) with endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed threat hunting — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.

CrowdStrike Falcon’s cloud-based architecture offers a level of scalability and speed of response that was previously unheard of in the security industry. Most importantly, the cloud enables the company to crowdsource protection across its entire customer community within seconds with each attack attempt feeding into defenses for all. Leveraging the processing and scaling power of the cloud, CrowdStrike Falcon ingests 40 billion security events a day, continually collecting one of the industry’s largest threat databases.

The company leads the market in applying artificial intelligence/machine learning through the cloud and on the endpoint to ensure that customers are able to prevent all types of threats, including malware-free intrusions, without the use of signatures.  As a result, CrowdStrike has unrivalled insights into the modern-day threat landscape and is able to stop breaches with efficacy and efficiency.

“Since the onset of the company, we took on the challenge to shake up the security industry and create better, next-generation technology to enable organizations to confidently stop cyber attacks,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer. “We have built the most advanced, effective and comprehensive endpoint security solution on the market and we’re honored to be recognized as one of the most innovating and transformative private companies today.”

Previous winners include Uber, AirBnB, Slack, SpaceX, among others. For the full list of Disruptor 50 companies, please visit:

About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation 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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