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  • Protect against malware with next-gen antivirus.

    Anticipate and adapt to advanced threats, safeguard your business around-the-clock from both known and unknown malware, even when you’re offline.

  • Get unrivaled visibility with USB device control.

    Gain easy visibility and control over all USB devices in your environment with effortless monitoring and management. Enable safe and accountable sage of any device connected to your endpoints like USBs, cameras, and printers.

  • Simplify your host firewall management.

    Simplify firewall administration with flexibility and control. Easily administer security controls and updates regardless of VPN status or network configuration.

  • Defeat adversaries with automated threat intelligence.

    Get real-time insights into threats with CrowdStrike Falcon® Intelligence. Stay proactive — get the information you need to prevent attacks before they happen and stop adversaries in their tracks.

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*Featured G2 data points. Threat Intelligence, Spring 2023. Rated #1 for User Satisfaction. Rated #1 for Deployment; Rated #1 for Likelihood to Recommend. Rated #1 for Ease of Use

Discover the power of CrowdStrike Falcon®

CrowdStrike Falcon is the foundation of next-generation endpoint protection. Discover the power of real-time threat detection, simplified management, and proactive threat hunting, and unleash the unmatched protection of CrowdStrike.

Reduce complexity

The Falcon platform is 100% cloud-based and doesn’t require hardware, additional software, or configurations.

Powered by a single lightweight sensor

The intelligent, lightweight CrowdStrike Falcon sensor, unlike any other, blocks attacks on your systems while capturing and recording activity as it happens to detect threats fast.

Get in-depth visibility

The CrowdStrike Security Cloud® is the brains behind the Falcon platform. Get complete, real-time visibility into everything happening throughout your environment.

Big protection at an affordable price

CrowdStrike offers bundles that fit a variety of business needs and budgets, so no one has to go unprotected.

Easy Installation

Reduce complexity

The Falcon platform is 100% cloud-based and doesn’t require hardware, additional software, or configurations.

Single Sensor

Powered by a single lightweight sensor

The intelligent, lightweight CrowdStrike Falcon sensor, unlike any other, blocks attacks on your systems while capturing and recording activity as it happens to detect threats fast.

Real-time Visibility

Get in-depth visibility

The CrowdStrike Security Cloud® is the brains behind the Falcon platform. Get complete, real-time visibility into everything happening throughout your environment.

Affordable Protection

Big protection at an affordable price

CrowdStrike offers bundles that fit a variety of business needs and budgets, so no one has to go unprotected.

What's included

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Falcon Prevent

Next-gen Antivirus

Anticipate and adapt to advanced threats, and safeguard your business around-the-clock from both known and unknown malware, even when you’re offline.

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Falcon Device Control

USB Device Control

Gain easy visibility and control over all USB devices in your environment with effortless monitoring and management. Enable safe and accountable usage of any device connected to your endpoints, like USBs, cameras, and printers.

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Falcon Firewall Management

Host Firewall Management

Simplify firewall administration with flexibility and control. Easily administer security controls and updates regardless of VPN status or network configuration.

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Falcon Intelligence

Threat Intelligence

Get real-time insights into threats with CrowdStrike Falcon® Intelligence. Stay proactive — get the information you need to prevent attacks before they happen and stop adversaries in their tracks.

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CrowdStrike Marketplace

Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Explore, deploy and purchase all of the integrations and products you need on the CrowdStrike Marketplace to supercharge your existing cybersecurity stack.

What to expect

  • Get access

    Submit the free trial form on this page and get access within 24 hours.

  • Install the Falcon sensor

    The first and crucial step of the trial is installing the Falcon sensor, which provides official protection for your systems. Once installed, there’s no need to reinstall as long as your account is active.

  • View detections

    Once you’re in, review the three test detections to see how CrowdStrike Falcon protects your environment.

  • Try out more modules

    Your trial includes the Falcon Prevent, Falcon Intelligence, Falcon Device Control, and Falcon Firewall Management modules, with the option to test additional modules at no extra cost.

Frequently asked questions

CrowdStrike Falcon® Prevent next-generation antivirus (NGAV), threat intelligence, device control, and firewall management are automatically included in the trial.

The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Supported Windows 64-bit servers:

  • Server 2022
  • Server Core 2022
  • Server 2019
  • Server Core 2019
  • Server 2016
  • Server Core 2016
  • Server 2012 R2
  • Storage Server 2012 R2
  • Server 2012
  • Server 2008 R2 SP1

Supported Windows OS:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 7 Embedded POS Ready

Supported macOS:

  • macOS Ventura 13.0
  • macOS Monterey 12.0
  • macOS Big Sur 11.0

Supported Linux OS:

CrowdStrike supports these x86_64 versions of these Linux server OSs:

  • x86_64, Graviton 64, and s390x zLinux versions of these Linux server OSs:
    • x86_64
    • Alma Linux
      • 9.0: sensor version 6.41.13804 and later
      • 8.6: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
      • 8.5: sensor version 6.33.13003 and later
      • 8.4: sensor version 6.29.12606 and later
  • Amazon Linux 2
  • Amazon Linux AMI
    • 2018.03
    • 2017.09
  • CentOS
    • 8.5: sensor version 6.33.13003 and later
    • 8.4: sensor version 6.24.12104 and later
    • 8.3
    • 8.2: sensor version 5.34.9917 and later
    • 8.1: sensor version 5.27.9101 and later
    • 8.0
    • 7.9: sensor version 5.43.10803 and later
    • 7.8: sensor version 5.30.9510 and later
    • 7.4 – 7.7
    • 6.7 – 6.10
  • Debian
    • 11: sensor version 6.34.13108 and later
    • 10: sensor version 6.20.11711 and later
    • 9.1-9.4: sensor version 5.33.9804 and later
  • Oracle Linux
    • Oracle Linux 9 – UEK7
    • Oracle Linux 8 – UEK 6
    • Oracle Linux 7 – UEK 6: sensor version 6.19.11610 and later
    • Oracle Linux 7 – UEK 3, 4, 5
    • Oracle Linux 6 – UEK 3, 4
    • Red Hat Compatible Kernels (supported RHCK kernels are the same as for RHEL)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) Note: For DaemonSet deployment only.
    • 4.11: sensor version 6.46.14306 and later
    • 4.10: sensor version 6.46.14306 and later
    • 4.9: sensor version 6.39.13601 and later
    • 4.8: sensor version 6.39.13601 and later
    • 4.7: sensor version 6.39.13601 and later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 9.0: sensor version 6.41.13804 and later
    • 8.7: sensor version 6.48.14504 and later
    • 8.6: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • 8.5: sensor version 6.33.13003 and later
    • 8.4: sensor version 6.24.12104 and later
    • 8.3
    • 8.2: sensor version 5.34.9917 and later
    • 8.1: sensor version 5.27.9101 and later
    • 8.0
    • 7.9: sensor version 5.43.10803 and later
    • 7.8: sensor version 5.30.9510 and later
    • 7.4 – 7.7
    • 6.7 – 6.10
  • Rocky Linux
    • 9.0: sensor version 6.41.13804 and later
    • 8.6: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • 8.5: sensor version 6.33.13003 and later
    • 8.4: sensor version 6.29.12606 and later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES)
    • 15 – 15.4. SLES 15 SP4: sensor version 6.47.14408 and later
    • 12.2 – 12.5. SLES 12 SP5: sensor version 5.27.9101 and later
    • 11.4: you must also install OpenSSL version 1.0.1e or later
  • OpenSuse LEAP
    • 15.4: sensor version 6.47.14408 and later
    • 15.3: sensor version 6.39.13601 and later
    • Note: Supported kernels are the same as SLES 15 SP3 and SLES 15 SP4
  • Ubuntu
    • 22.04 LTS: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • 20.04 LTS: sensor version 5.43.10807 and later
    • 18-AWS
    • 18.04 LTS
    • 16-AWS
    • 16.04 LTS and 16.04.5 LTS
    • 14.04 LTS
  • Graviton
    • Alma Linux ARM64
      • 8.7 ARM64: sensor version 6.48.14504 and later
      • 8.6 ARM64: sensor version 6.43.14005 and later
      • 8.5 ARM64: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • Amazon Linux 2
    • CentOS ARM64
      • 8.5 ARM64: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) ARM64
      • 8.7 ARM64: sensor version 6.48.14504 and later
      • 8.6 ARM64: sensor version 6.43.14005 and later
      • 8.5 ARM64: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • Rocky Linux ARM64
      • 8.7 ARM64: sensor version 6.48.14504 and later
      • 8.6 ARM64: sensor version 6.43.14005 and later
      • 8.5 ARM64: sensor version 6.41.13803 and later
    • Ubuntu
      • 20.04 AWS: sensor version 6.47.14408 and later
      • 20.04 LTS: sensor version 6.44.14107 and later
      • 18.04 LTS: sensor version 6.44.14107 and later
      • s390x zLinux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • Red Hat 7.7, 7.8, 7.9
    • Red Hat 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5

The CrowdStrike Falcon platform is optimized for Google Chrome.

CrowdStrike Falcon is a 100% cloud-based solution, offering security as a service (SaaS) to customers. Once you’ve deployed the sensor onto the endpoint, your endpoint is protected online and offline — 24/7.

Any existing solutions should be uninstalled before you begin your trial. The CrowdStrike Falcon trial is pre-configured to the highest security setting for your protection and will work optimally if it is the only AV solution on your endpoints. If you need assistance, contact the Trial Team at falcontrial@crowdstrike.com.

The CrowdStrike Falcon® sensor only needs to be deployed once. It uses less than 1% of CPU. Updates are automatic and the sensor works online and offline.

Open the console menu. In the bottom right hand corner, you can find our Trial Resource Center. Select View Guides and then choose the correct guide for your operating system. Follow the appropriate guide instructions to deploy the Falcon sensor onto your endpoint(s).

CrowdStrike rated 4.7/5 by Endpoint Protection Platform Customers

As of May 2023 | Based on 213 reviews

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"Smart AV with real people behind the screen"

- Information Technology, Mid-Market

CrowdStrike is a smart AV that we can be deployed quickly via GPO or Script. It has been able to detect and alert us quickly when ever it has detected malware. Even with suspicious programs, it will quarantine and allow us to decide the next steps.

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"Secure your solution and Determine risk posture"

- Product Security, Enterprise

By using the CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Platform, todays modern businesses can benefit from advanced threat detection and response capabilities, real-time visibility, cloud-based management, and automated response capabilities.

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"Great product requiring minimal manual intervention and operation time"

- Sr. Systems Architect, Small Business

The platform is great for threat protection. I specifically appreciate that it has been tuned not constantly to give false positives like our previous vendor.

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