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Gartner Positions CrowdStrike as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Irvine, CA – February 1, 2017 – CrowdStrike Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). CrowdStrike has demonstrated a proven ability to replace legacy antivirus (AV) solutions and protect against known and unknown threats without the use of signatures. As a result, the platform provides more complete protection while allowing organizations to control their security spending and reduce overhead.

CrowdStrike Falcon™ is the first cloud-native endpoint protection solution that stands above competitive offerings by providing robust threat prevention leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced detection, response and activity recording, as well as forensics capabilities — all through a highly intuitive management console. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ that processes 30 billion security events per day, powering the most complete endpoint detection and response capability available to organizations. With this revolutionary functionality to crowdsource threat protection, CrowdStrike is augmenting its machine learning engine with behavioral-based detection to stop breaches without the use of signatures for the entire customer community.

The CrowdStrike platform works regardless of whether the hosts are connected to the network or offline, providing complete threat protection. CrowdStrike Falcon has been independently tested and certified as an effective AV replacement, including validation from testing with AV-Comparatives and SE Labs.  In addition, the Falcon Platform has received independent validation for PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance. To augment support for customers with smaller security teams, CrowdStrike offers Falcon OverWatch, a managed hunting service that provides proactive, 24/7 threat monitoring. As such, CrowdStrike Falcon is the only platform that unifies next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.

“CrowdStrike offers the most advanced, effective, and flexible solution in the endpoint protection market. The management platform is fully cloud-based which made it possible for us to deploy across all endpoints in minutes and gain immediate protection and visibility without disrupting the flow of our business,” said Mark Sauer, director of Information Technology at TransPak.

“We’ve also realized incredible efficiencies and operational gains with the 5-second search feature and the advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities.”

“CrowdStrike has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its cloud-native endpoint protection platform. We are the first and only company to provide a complete end-to-end solution that unifies next-generation AV with EDR and managed hunting — all via a single lightweight agent,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Our positioning in terms of both Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute validates our ability to replace legacy AV and offer a more effective solution to our customers.”

CrowdStrike Falcon supports all leading platforms including Windows 7 and Windows 2008 servers (and newer), OS X 10.10 (and newer), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) endpoints, data center servers, virtual machines and cloud, including AWS, Azure and Google.

For more information, read a blog by George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer here.

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud-native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attacks, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyzes and correlates over 30 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.

Many of the world’s largest organizations 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.

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[i] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms” by Eric Ouellet, Ian McShane, Avivah Litan, January 30, 2017