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CrowdStrike Secures Prominent Placement on the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 List with More than 2,400 Percent Growth Over Three Years

Demand for CrowdStrike’s Falcon endpoint protection platform leads to record business growth and global expansion

Irvine, CA — August 17, 2016 – CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services, today announced that the company ranked # 144 on Inc. magazine’s prestigious 2016 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

As the leader in endpoint protection, CrowdStrike is the only company to unify next-generation antivirus and endpoint detection and response (EDR) into a single agent backed by 24/7 proactive threat hunting — all delivered via the cloud. With advanced detection, prevention, and response features, the Falcon endpoint protection platform offers unrivaled capability to stop all types of attacks, including malware and malware-free intrusions.

“From day one, CrowdStrike’s innovative cloud-first approach was a disruptor for the security industry and has set the standard for endpoint protection,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “There is a rigorous selection process for the Inc. 500, and we are proud that we are the only endpoint security company listed. Capitalizing on explosive growth, this placement on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious ranking is another great milestone for our company, the technology we’ve built, and the incredible team at CrowdStrike.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%.The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. CrowdStrike’s core technology, the Falcon platform, stops breaches by preventing and responding to all types of attacks – both malware and malware-free.

CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify three crucial elements: next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all powered by intelligence and uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single integrated solution. Falcon uses the patent-pending CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ to analyze and correlate billions of events in real time, providing complete protection and five-second visibility across all endpoints.

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. CrowdStrike Falcon is currently deployed in more than 170 countries.

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More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology
The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Ilina Dimitrova
CrowdStrike
202.340.0517
ilina.dimitrova@crowdstrike.com

Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com

 

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