Startup CrowdStrike launched this week, announcing plans to offer a security product by the second quarter of 2012 that specifically targets advanced persistent threats (APTs).

"'This will help identify adversaries, attacks and procedures,' says George Kurtz, CEO of the San Francisco-based outfit, which he co-founded with CTO Dmitri Alperovitch," writes Network World's Ellen Messmer.

"Exactly what CrowdStrike, said to have 20 employees and offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, will come up with later this year to fight APTs is unclear, but the company has gained significant financial backing from investment firm Warburg Pincus with a round of $26 million in funding announced this week," Messmer writes.

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