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CrowdStrike Uses Unique Platform to Extend Its Technology Ecosystem and Launches New Elevate Partner Program

Appoints Upesh Patel as vice president, Business and Corporate Development

Irvine, CA – February 29, 2016 – CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services, announced today that it is leveraging the unique cloud-based integration capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon™ Platform to provide customers and partners:

  • Unprecedented visibility to all endpoints in their environment
  • Contextual information that leverages CrowdStrike’s Threat Graph™ technology allowing customers and partners the ability to interact and explore endpoint activities and harness the collective wisdom of their data in Falcon Cloud
  • Control capabilities to automate and orchestrate remediation and other time-consuming activities

The CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program will provide these capabilities to technology partners, solution providers, system integrators and managed service providers that deliver bespoke solutions to customers.

“An open platform is a foundational component to help customers prevent breaches,” said George Kurtz, chief executive officer, CrowdStrike.  “The Falcon platform combined with our partner ecosystem, allows customers to leverage the security investments they have already made and work with solution providers they are already familiar with. Our cloud-based model and open APIs powered by our Threat Graph technology are key differentiators for partners and customers allowing frictionless adoption and integration of our solutions across the enterprise.”

The CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program will be led by Upesh Patel, recently named as vice president of Business and Corporate Development. Patel brings more than twenty years of business and technology experience to CrowdStrike, having led business development efforts at leading security companies such as Guardium and Trusteer (now both part of IBM Security). Specifically, he was also one of the original pioneers of the OPSEC program at Check Point Software. He joins CrowdStrike from Blue Coat Systems, where he was vice president of business development.

“In today’s environment, speed means everything for customers,” said Patel. “Speed to integrate, roll out, and manage a solution, along with the rapid ability to react, anticipate and stop threats.  All of this can only be achieved via a SaaS-based security platform that has open APIs and supports customers’ desire to weave a next-generation endpoint solution into the fabric of their existing workflows. In addition, our unique technology and business model makes CrowdStrike a natural fit for the entire partner ecosystem allowing them to add additional value to customer environments.”

News Highlights of CrowdStrike Elevate:

  • Customers with sophisticated security architectures with multiple technologies will enjoy the benefits of the integration capabilities that CrowdStrike Falcon Host and CrowdStrike Falcon Intelligence provides.
  • Customers and Partners can leverage Falcon Platform APIs to query CrowdStrike Threat Graph providing unprecedented visibility of endpoint threat activity at the endpoint, generating the context customers need to prioritize the alerting capabilities of their integrated solutions and make better and faster informed decisions.
  • Customers that lack the resources to manage and monitor Falcon solutions can leverage the full services provided by CrowdStrike Elevate Managed Service Providers to take advantage of a range of additional management, monitoring and alerting services built with Falcon.
  • Via the CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program, customers will now have greater flexibility for choosing and deploying CrowdStrike products and services needed to meet their cyber security requirements, from their most trusted advisors.

Supporting Quotes:

Threat Stream: Colby DeRodeff, Chief Strategy Officer

“Just like it takes a holistic approach to security, it also takes a holistic approach to bring cyber security solutions to market,” said Colby DeRodeff, chief strategy officer for ThreatStream. “Speed is everything when it comes to cyber security; knowing something is going on in your network, identifying what it is, stopping it, and remediating the effects. The same goes for delivering cyber security solutions to customers: The easier and faster they can access what they need via their choice of delivery models, the stronger position they will be in for protecting their online assets. CrowdStrike’s Elevate program provides all of this and more, and we are excited about working with them to make it the model for the entire cyber security industry.”

Optiv:  Chris Scanlan, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales

“We continue to see a growing surge of malware and non-malware-based cyber attacks around the world, putting pressure on organizations to reassess their security programs to better protect their businesses against all types of cyber threats,” said Chris Scanlan, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Optiv. “Optiv provides holistic, end-to-end cyber security solutions that help companies achieve their security goals through the right mix of people, process and technologies like CrowdStrike’s SaaS-based endpoint platform. Our partnerships with leading providers such as CrowdStrike are a critical part of our approach to addressing our clients’ security needs.”

Cyphort: Anthony James, vice president of Product and Marketing

“Adversaries are more sophisticated than ever and continue to come up with new techniques to carry out an attack,” said Anthony James, vice president of Product and Marketing, Cyphort. “The combination of network and endpoint protection is proven to be the best defense against advanced threats. Cyphort’s flexible platform fits perfectly into the CrowdStrike Elevate model and we look forward to making it even easier to protect our shared customers.”

CSC:  Dan Hushon, chief technology officer and general manager for cyber security

“CSC and CrowdStrike bring a combined total of more than 40 years of diverse security experience from both the public and private sectors on a global scale,” said Dan Hushon, chief technology officer and general manager for cyber security, CSC.  “CSC and CrowdStrike are working together across a wide range of strategic partnership activities involving consulting, intelligence operations and managed security service offerings to combat advanced persistent threats and better manage risk at a global scale. The CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program epitomizes our working relationship with CrowdStrike.”

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About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. CrowdStrike’s core technology, the 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 patented 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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