Falcon is the CrowdStrike platform purpose-built to stop breaches via a unified set of cloud-delivered technologies that prevent all types of attacks — including malware and much more. Today’s sophisticated attackers are going “beyond malware” to breach organizations, increasingly relying on exploits, zero-days and hard-to-detect methods such as credential theft and tools such as PowerShell that are already part of the victim’s environment or operating system. CrowdStrike Falcon responds to those challenges with a powerful yet lightweight solution that unifies next-generation antivirus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), cyber threat intelligence, managed threat hunting capabilities and security hygiene — all contained in a tiny, single, lightweight sensor that is cloud-managed and delivered.
Falcon for Public Sector FAQ
CrowdStrike is uniquely positioned to help U.S. federal agencies deliver on cyber operational excellence — the main focus of cyber assurance missions and program modernization efforts. CrowdStrike natively supports and enables federal agencies and organizations by intelligently bridging the gap between the federal Cloud First and Cloud Smart initiatives and multiple technology modernization mandates, which include the adoption of cloud-based cybersecurity technologies and protection of cloud-based assets. Agencies already understand and have realized the agility and cost benefits associated with the software-as-a- service (SaaS) model provided in the form of customer relationship management (CRM), human resources and other business-critical solutions.
CrowdStrike has extended those benefits to cybersecurity and now leads the industry with its cloud-native architecture. CrowdStrike® solutions drive down the cost and complexity associated with legacy security architectures that have proven unable to meet the latest challenges in information security.
The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform provides federal agencies with the unique ability to upgrade their current cyber operations capabilities to detect and prevent never-before-seen attacks while they are still in progress — protecting agencies against threats that their conventional defenses can’t even see. Rather than relying solely on the historical role of event, alerts and other indicators of compromise (IOCs) to determine whether and where breaches have already occurred, CrowdStrike proactively identifies active indicators of attack (IOAs) in real time to detect and curtail adversary activity before a breach occurs. The CrowdStrike Falcon platform is both FedRAMP-authorized and listed on the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Approved Products List (APL).