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EY Announces George Kurtz of CrowdStrike Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Winner in Northern California

Kurtz joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs  

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2017 – EY has announced that George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, has received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the security category in Northern California. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kurtz was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Jose on June 23.

“Receiving this recognition in Northern California, the most competitive technology market, is truly an honor and a testament to the innovation and transformative work our team at CrowdStrike has applied to our mission to stop breaches,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO, CrowdStrike. “This award validates that the CrowdStrike Falcon platform has set a new standard in endpoint security.”

CrowdStrike® provides organizations with the only solution to prevent, detect, respond and hunt for attacks via a lightweight agent and is the leader in applying artificial intelligence/machine learning to endpoint security, providing unmatched prevention of malware and malware-free attacks on and off the network. CrowdStrike’s prevention engine sets a new standard in the industry for highly effective protection by running its artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms in the cloud and on the endpoint. Most importantly, the cloud enables the company to crowdsource protection across its entire customer community within seconds of any attack attempt, immediately bolstering defenses for all. As a result, CrowdStrike brings unrivaled insights into the modern-day threat landscape and is able to stop breaches with efficacy and efficiency.

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.

As a Northern California award winner, Kurtz is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In Northern California, sponsors also include Solomon Edwards as a Gold Sponsor and Chatham Financial and Big Picture as silver level sponsors.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. 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. Falcon 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 take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning 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 40 billion security events 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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ilina.dimitrova@crowdstrike.com

 

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