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CrowdStrike Positioned Highest for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Sunnyvale, CA — January 25, 2018 — CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced it was positioned the highest for its ability to execute and furthest to the right for its completeness of vision in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

CrowdStrike is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities — next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management — fully delivered via the cloud from a single lightweight agent. Unlike other antivirus solutions that rely on known signatures to detect malware, CrowdStrike Falcon utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and behavioral analytics that enable prevention and detection of never-before-seen threats and tailored response capabilities, depending on the severity of the malicious behavior. Additionally, CrowdStrike Falcon stands out with its effectiveness in stopping malware-free intrusions and fileless attacks that now comprise a significant portion of all threat activity.

Over the past 12 months, CrowdStrike has significantly expanded the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform and added innovative new modules to provide customers with an end-to-end solution that addresses endpoint security holistically. As the first cloud-native endpoint protection platform, CrowdStrike Falcon enables customers to stop breaches while bolstering their security postures and operations with significant vulnerability management and hygiene capabilities.

Leveraging the power of the CrowdStrike cloud, CrowdStrike processes over 78 billion security events a day to offer security teams extremely high visibility, control and protection, all through one lightweight endpoint sensor. In addition to customers reporting their satisfaction with simple and easy deployments, they also see unique benefits from CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch™— CrowdStrike’s industry-leading managed detection and response service.

“We believe that CrowdStrike’s position as a Visionary in terms of both completeness of vision and ability to execute validates that we’ve built the most effective, fastest, and most comprehensive  AI-enabled endpoint protection platform,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “To us, another key reason we are leading the market is our ability to leverage the industry’s largest threat telemetry to stop attacks without using signatures, while bolstering customers’ overall security postures with managed hunting, hygiene, and vulnerability management. We feel that this report captures our tremendous customer momentum globally and reflects our leadership position in the endpoint security market.”

“We chose CrowdStrike as an important component of our global cybersecurity platform because of its ease of installation and operation across Hilton’s growing global portfolio,” said Michael Leidinger, chief technology officer at Hilton. “Since we began working with CrowdStrike, we’ve been impressed by their commitment to develop the Falcon platform as we’ve expanded our own hospitality and guest-focused digital capabilities. Falcon is a fast, effective and easy-to-manage platform that helps our security team focus on what really matters – keeping our guests’ data safe.”

CrowdStrike Falcon supports all leading platforms including Windows 7 and Windows 2008 servers (and newer), OS X 10.10 (and newer), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Amazon Linux, Ubuntu and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) endpoints, data center servers, virtual machines and cloud, including AWS, Azure and Google.

  • You can find more information about the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms here.
  • You can gain full access to CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent™ by starting your free trial here.

*Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms,” Ian McShane, Avivah Litan, Eric Ouellet, Prateek Bhajanka, 24 January 2018.

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About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. It seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture eliminate complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed.

CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyberattack types, using sophisticated signatureless AI and Indicator-of-Attack (IoA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates over 78 billion security events a day from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.

There’s much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint protection but there’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

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