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CrowdStrike Named A Leader in Endpoint Detection and Response by Independent Research Firm

CrowdStrike receives the highest possible scores in 14 criteria and the top ranking in the Current Offering and Market Presence Categories

Sunnyvale, CA — July 5, 2018CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. named CrowdStrike a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018 report. As Forrester states[1], “CrowdStrike understands and articulates the problem of combating sophisticated actors better than anyone.” Just weeks ago, CrowdStrike was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report[2]. CrowdStrike is the sole vendor named a Leader in both Endpoint Security and Endpoint Detection and Response reports.

The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018 report identified the 12 most significant EDR vendors to evaluate strengths and weaknesses based on 20 criteria grouped into three high-level segments: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. In Forrester’s evaluation, CrowdStrike was the top ranked vendor in the Current Offering and Market Presence categories and tied for the top ranking in the Strategy category. CrowdStrike received the highest score possible in 14 criteria:

  • Current offering: Performance Impact, Asset Management, Audit Capabilities, Behavioral Analysis, Threat Hunting, Custom Alerting, Containment Actions, Alert Management, Time to Deploy and Solution Effectiveness
  • Strategy: Product Vision and Market Approach
  • Market presence: Number of Customers and Total Deployed Endpoints

According to Forrester, CrowdStrike “has built an endpoint detection and response (EDR) product company buttressed with threat intelligence and digital forensic services that are widely respected across the industry.”

CrowdStrike pioneered the first cloud-native, AI-enabled endpoint protection platform fully delivered by a single lightweight agent to pinpoint and remediate known and unknown threats. It is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities — endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management.

“We believe our position as a leader in both Forrester Wave reports clearly validates CrowdStrike’s separation from the rest of the endpoint security vendors. In our opinion, the report validates CrowdStrike’s technology roadmap, strategic direction, and the cloud-native approach as the foundation of our end-to-end endpoint security platform,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike. “Our explosive global customer growth, coupled with what we consider to be continuous analyst validation, are clear indicators that the CrowdStrike Falcon platform has become the de facto endpoint security solution that companies turn to.”

CrowdStrike recently executed a financing round of over $200 million, led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP, with participation from March Capital and CapitalG. The latest round of financing will help CrowdStrike continue to accelerate the global demand for the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, the new standard for endpoint protection.

CrowdStrike currently processes over 100 billion security events per day throughout the world to offer security teams unprecedented threat telemetry, all through one lightweight endpoint sensor. With this industry advantage, CrowdStrike is the leading provider of EDR capabilities to enterprise and mid-market organizations looking to detect and respond to threats with speed, agility, and efficacy.

CrowdStrike has doubled down on its commitments to customers and now offers a warranty of up to $1 million for its EPP Complete solution.

Find more information about The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018 here.

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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.

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[1] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018 report by Josh Zelonis with Stephanie Balaouras, Bill Barringham, and Peggy Dostie
[2] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 by Chris Sherman, Salvatore Schiano with Christopher McClean, Madeline Cyr, Peggy Dostie