Falcon Prevent: Cloud-native Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV)

Falcon Prevent offers the ideal AV replacement solution by combining the most effective prevention technologies with full attack visibility and simplicity — you’ll be up and ready immediately.
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Why Choose Falcon Prevent

  • Better Protection

    Better Protection

    CrowdStrike's cloud-native next-gen antivirus protects against all types of attacks from commodity malware to sophisticated attacks — even when offline.

  • Fast & Easy Deployment

    Fast & Easy Deployment

    Falcon Prevent is fully operational in seconds, no need for signatures, fine-tuning, or costly infrastructure.

  • Optimal Performance

    Optimal Performance

    From initial deployment through ongoing day-to-day use, Falcon Prevent operates without impacting resources or productivity.

Technical Features

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State-of-the-art prevention

State-of-the-art prevention

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence detect known and unknown malware and ransomware
  • Identify malicious behaviors and prevent sophisticated fileless attacks with AI-powered indicators of attack (IOAs), script control and high-performance memory scanning
  • Exploit blocking stops the execution and spread of threats via unpatched vulnerabilities
  • Detect and quarantine on write stops and isolates malicious files when they first appear on a host
  • Industry-leading threat intelligence is built into the CrowdStrike Security Cloud to actively block malicious activity

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Full attack visibility at a glance

Full attack visibility at a glance

  • Provides unparalleled alert context and visibility
  • Unravels an entire attack in one easy-to-grasp process tree enriched with contextual and threat intelligence data
  • Prevention events are reported using detailed terminology from the MITRE ATT&CK framework to pinpoint the exact tactics and techniques being used

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Protection everywhere

Protection everywhere

  • Purpose-built in the cloud to eliminate complexity and simplify deployment across an organization’s entire estate of endpoints
  • Broad platform support including Windows, Windows Server, macOS and Linux
  • Lightweight Falcon agent running on each endpoint includes all the prevention technologies required to protect the endpoint, whether it is online or offline
  • Covers the numerous gaps that are often left by legacy AV solutions

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Simple, fast and lightweight

Simple, fast and lightweight

  • Cloud-native platform operates without constant signature updates, complex integrations or on-premises equipment
  • CrowdStrike’s design enables the industry's fastest deployment and instant operationalization - without requiring a reboot
  • Minimal CPU overhead does not impact system performance and end-user productivity

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Technical Center

For technical information on installation, policy configuration and more, please visit the CrowdStrike Tech Center.

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Product Validation

Customers Trust CrowdStrike


Tested and proven leader

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


    Read the report to see why CrowdStrike was Named a “Leader” in Forrester Wave for Endpoint Detection and Response Providers, Q2 2022.

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    Read the press release to learn why CrowdStrike was named a Customers’ Choice vendor in the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Report for EPP.

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  • Named a Leader

    Download this complimentary report to learn why CrowdStrike was named a “Leader” in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

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Visit our third-party evaluations page to see how CrowdStrike performed against the industry’s most rigorous tests and trials.

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Our bundles are specifically tailored to meet a wide range of endpoint security needs.

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Falcon Prevent For Home Use

Enable employees who use a home system to access corporate resources to work safely and productively. To learn more, visit the Falcon Prevent for Home Use FAQ.

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