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Independent Research Firm Names CrowdStrike A Leader in Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike scores highest of all vendors in Strategy; receives top ranked score in Threat Detection category 

Sunnyvale, CA — September 23, 2019 — CrowdStrike® Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. named CrowdStrike as a Leader in the The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites (ESS), Q3 2019 report. CrowdStrike received the highest ranking of all vendors in the Strategy category and achieved the highest scores possible within 17 of the criteria. According to the report, “CrowdStrike has the most fully featured endpoint security suite with an EDR lineage.”

As today’s security leaders look to integrate threat prevention, detection and response in the increasingly complex threat landscape, it’s critical that solutions extend visibility and offer flexibility in a variety of changing IT environments. As such, Forrester’s research assessed vendors on a weighted scale that ranks capabilities across multiple categories, with a score of “5.0” being the highest. CrowdStrike Falcon received a 5.0 across 13 of the 19 criteria within the Current Offering category.

CrowdStrike received the highest score possible in the following criteria:

  • Malware prevention
  • Attack remediation
  • Detection efficacy
  • User experience impact
  • External integrations
  • Mobile

CrowdStrike also received the highest score possible in every sub-criteria within the Threat Detection criterion, receiving a 5.0 in:

  • Malicious behavior protection
  • Threat hunting
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Threat intelligence

In its assessment Forrester states, “Most EDR tools are increasing their native support for threat prevention technologies but CrowdStrike has managed to outpace the other EDR players and, based on its recent IPO, is now one of the largest overall endpoint security suite vendors. Its cloud-based Falcon platform was one of the first to offer direct technology-sharing partnerships through an open app marketplace, giving buyers the ability to extend endpoint capabilities quickly and directly through the console. This has positioned the company with one of the most active third-party development communities around their endpoint platform.”[1]

Similar to how other cloud giants transformed their industries, such as Salesforce with CRM, CrowdStrike is transforming the security industry with the first Security Cloud  offering the first and only single-agent cloud-native endpoint protection platform that seamlessly delivers a full suite of endpoint security capabilities. Through the use of cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI), CrowdStrike offers customers unprecedented threat telemetry and provides real-time protection and visibility across all endpoints. To remediate known and unknown threats, CrowdStrike Falcon delivers next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management all via a lightweight agent.

Unlike any other security solution, Falcon provides customers with the power of crowdsourced protection through the CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, collecting and analyzing two trillion security related events a week. In addition, earlier this year CrowdStrike launched the CrowdStrike Store the first unified Security Cloud ecosystem of trusted partners which allows vendors to build their technologies on top of the CrowdStrike intelligent agent, adding value and access to customers.

“Being named a leader in the Forrester Wave for ESS, as well as being ranked highest in the Strategy category clearly demonstrates, in our opinion, that CrowdStrike is leading the market in defining next-generation endpoint security,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike. “Legacy and newer security vendors are being disrupted by CrowdStrike because of their inability to make the necessary conversion to the cloud. Only a highly scalable, cloud-native solution such as Falcon can deliver on its promise to stop breaches. We believe this analyst report is yet another third-party validation that CrowdStrike continues to separate itself from the pack with our game-changing cloud-native technology that stops breaches.”

Find more information about The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q3 2019, please visit here.

Read a blog from Brian Burke, senior director of analyst relations, about this industry recognition.

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[1] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites (ESS), Q3 2019, Forrester Research, Inc., September 23, 2019

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike® Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining security for the cloud era with an endpoint protection platform built from the ground up to stop breaches. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform’s single lightweight-agent architecture leverages cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints on or off the network. Powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, CrowdStrike Falcon correlates over two trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security.

With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.

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