2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP)

CrowdStrike Is the Only Vendor to Rank Second Highest Across All Use Cases (Types A-C)

This year, CrowdStrike is recognized by Gartner as the highest scorer  for “Lean Forward” organizations (Type A) Use Case within the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report. (Type A organizations focus on best-of-breed solutions, adopt new technologies early and see technology as a competitive differentiator.) Of the 19 vendors evaluated, CrowdStrike is also the only vendor to rank second highest across all use cases (Types A-C), underscoring the company’s mission to stop breaches for customers of all sizes and maturity, per our view.

The Gartner Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms is a comparative analysis that scores products or services against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. Download this complimentary report to learn the analysis behind CrowdStrike’s recognition and what CrowdStrike believes it could mean for your organization and its cybersecurity posture.

The CrowdStrike Falcon® endpoint protection platform is built to stop breaches:

  • The Falcon platform’s single, lightweight-agent architecture leverages cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints on or off the network. 
  • Powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph® database, the Falcon platform correlates over 5 trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security. 
  • With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.


Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Mark Harris, Peter Firstbrook, Rob Smith, Paul Webber, Prateek Bhajanka, 6 May 2021.

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