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CrowdStrike Receives Highest Score for the Type A Use Case or “Lean Forward” Organizations in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms Report

CrowdStrike secures the highest three product scores across all use cases (Type A, Type B, and Type C), showcasing its industry-leading, comprehensive technology

Sunnyvale, CA — June 1, 2018CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has given CrowdStrike the highest product score in the Type A use case in Gartner’s inaugural Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report[i].

Gartner’s research assessed 21 Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) vendors for three use cases based on type of organization. CrowdStrike received the highest score for the Type A use case, which focused on “lean forward” organizations that adopt new technologies very early in the adoption cycle. CrowdStrike also received the second highest scores for the Type B use case and third highest score for the Type C use case named in the report, which we believe attests to the overall strength and value of the CrowdStrike portfolio.

“Through our unique cloud-native platform, CrowdStrike is leading the industry with the most comprehensive endpoint solution to help our expansive global customer base stop threats. In addition, we are laser-focused on delivering a one-stop-shop platform to simplify security management, optimize resources and add critical capacity to ensure customers withstand even the most advanced attacks,” said George Kurtz, chief executive officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike. “In our view, this report from Gartner is another key validator that CrowdStrike’s cutting-edge technology continues to revolutionize the way our customers confront the unique cyber challenges they face virtually every day.”

The Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms research is a brand new report from Gartner that is a companion of the analysis for the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, and uses the same data collected during that research period. Within the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, CrowdStrike was positioned highest for its ability to execute and furthest to the right for its completeness of vision in the Visionaries quadrant. [ii]

For the Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report, “Gartner reviewed the following classes of products and services: prevention, console alerting and reporting, EDR core functionality, EDR advanced response, third-party integration, EPP suite, managed services, geographic support, and OS support.”

CrowdStrike is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities — next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management — fully delivered via the cloud from a single lightweight agent.

CrowdStrike continues to significantly expand the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform through the addition of new cloud-native modules to provide customers with a comprehensive solution. CrowdStrike processes over 100 billion security events per day, spanning the globe, to offer security teams unprecedented threat telemetry, all through one lightweight endpoint sensor.

You can read a blog about this critical accomplishment here.

You can gain full access to CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent™ by starting your free trial today.

[i] Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms” by Eric Ouellet, Ian McShane, 30 April 2018.

[ii] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms” Ian McShane, Avivah Litan, Eric Ouellet, Prateek Bhajanka, 24 January 2018.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About CrowdStrike® 

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 over 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.

You can gain full access to CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent™ by starting your free trial here.

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