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CrowdStrike Falcon Wins CRN® 2016 Tech Innovator Award for Endpoint Security

Irvine, CA – November 14, 2016 – CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, announced today that CRN, ® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized CrowdStrike Falcon as the winner of the Endpoint Security category in the 2016 Tech Innovator Award.

These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

CrowdStrike Falcon, certified to replace legacy antivirus (AV), has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud architecture. The technology protects customers against advanced cyber attacks, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IoA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyzes and correlates over 27 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.

In addition, CrowdStrike Falcon is the first and only endpoint security solution unifying next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and a 24/7 managed threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. This enables customers to consolidate their agents and reduce cost and complexity associated with managing disparate technologies, while optimizing end-user experience.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by this prestigious award program for our unique cloud-based approach to endpoint security,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike. “CrowdStrike built a cloud native platform that sets a new standard in endpoint security protection while reducing complexity and ultimately improving organizations’ confidence that they can stop breaches. CrowdStrike Falcon is the only endpoint security solution that provides the full spectrum of protection, including prevention, detection, response, and intelligence — all the essential elements required to address today’s complex threat environment.”

“Each year, CRN recognizes vendor offerings that excel in increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users through innovation and technical advancement,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “From cloud to data storage to the Internet of Things, the products on this year’s list solve a wide range of difficult IT problems, truly enabling solution providers to better serve their customers.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against advanced cyber attacks, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyzes and correlates over 27 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.

Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.

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About the Channel Company

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Media Contact for CrowdStrike:
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CrowdStrike
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