CrowdStrike Falcon for Azure

The CrowdStrike Falcon® for Azure platform simply and effectively protects all Microsoft Azure workloads, including containers

Why choose Falcon for Azure

Automatically discover Azure workload footprints

Gain insight into the scope and nature of your Azure resources, so you can secure all virtual machines, uncover and mitigate risks, and reduce the attack surface

Comprehensive visibility

Comprehensive visibility into Azure workload events and virtual machine metadata enables detection, response, proactive threat hunting and investigation, to ensure that nothing goes unseen in your cloud environments

Reduce complexity

Key integrations support continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows, allowing you to secure Azure workloads at the speed of DevOps without sacrificing performance

Features

How Falcon protects Azure workloads

Azure virtual machine discovery

  • Provides insight into your Azure virtual machine footprint, so you can secure all workloads, uncover and mitigate risks, and reduce the attack surface
  • Automatically discovers existing virtual machine deployments — without installing an agent — by enumerating Azure virtual machines
  • Provides real-time information about workloads, including context-rich metadata about virtual machines by state, type, region and resource group, as well as public-facing virtual machines, total storage, virtual networks and security group information for Azure
  • Identifies virtual machine resources that are not protected by the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform
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Comprehensive visibility into Azure workloads

  • Gathers metadata at the Azure virtual machine level to easily identify owners of resources involved in an alert
  • Continuously monitors events to provide visibility into workload activities, including activities running inside containers; a full set of enriched data and event details enables investigations against ephemeral and decommissioned workloads
  • Offers proactive threat hunting across virtual machines and endpoints from the same console
  • Detects and investigates attacks that span multiple environments and different types of workloads, pivoting from endpoint to virtual machine to containers

Container security

  • Secures the Azure host and container via a single Falcon agent running on the host, and runtime protection defends containers against active attacks
  • Investigate container incidents easily when detections are associated with the specific container and not bundled with the host events
  • Captures container start, stop, image and runtime information, and all events generated inside the container, even if it only runs for a few seconds
  • Container support includes Open Container Initiative (OCI)-based containers such as Docker, orchestration platforms such as self-managed Kubernetes, and hosted orchestration platforms such as AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) and OpenShift
  • Provides visibility into container footprint including on-premises and Azure deployments, so you can easily view container usage — including trends, uptime, images used and configuration — to identify risky and misconfigured containers

Runtime protection

  • Combines the best and latest technologies to protect against active attacks and threats when Azure workloads are the most vulnerable — at runtime
  • Includes custom indicators of attack (IOAs), whitelisting and blacklisting to tailor detection and prevention
  • Offers integrated threat intelligence to block known malicious activities and delivers the complete context of an attack, including attribution
  • Provides 24/7 managed threat hunting to ensure that stealthy attacks don’t go undetected
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Simplicity and performance

  • Built in the cloud for the cloud, Falcon eliminates friction to boost cloud security efficiency.
  • Powerful APIs allow automation of CrowdStrike Falcon® functionality, including detection, management, response and intelligence
  • Chef and Puppet integrations support CI/CD workflows
  • It operates with only a tiny footprint on the Azure host and has almost zero impact on runtime performance, even when analyzing, searching and investigating
  • Flexible consumption-based and annual-based subscription models support agile business planning
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Cloud Security Solutions

CrowdStrike Falcon® Cloud Workload Protection

Provides comprehensive breach protection across private, public, hybrid and multi-cloud environments, allowing customers to rapidly adopt and secure technology across any workload.

CrowdStrike Falcon® Horizon

Provides multi-cloud visibility, continuous monitoring and threat detection, and ensures compliance enabling DevOps to deploy applications with greater speed and efficiency – cloud security posture management made simple.

CrowdStrike® Container Security

Accelerates critical detection, investigation and threat hunting tasks performed on containers — even on ephemeral containers after they have been decommissioned — enabling security teams to secure containers at the speed of DevOps without adding friction.

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CrowdStrike is proud to be recognized a leader by industry analyst and independent testing organizations.

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