CrowdStrike Falcon Insight: EDR Product Overview and Features

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Company description: CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 to fix sophisticated attacks that were forcing businesses into the headlines and could not be solved with existing malware-based defenses. Co-founders George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch combined the endpoint protection with intelligence to pinpoint adversaries. It is privately held, with funding from the likes of Google Capital, Warburg Pincus, and Accel.

Product description: The CrowdStrike Falcon Insight platform offers cloud-delivered endpoint protection. It delivers and unifies IT hygiene, AV, EDR, managed threat hunting and threat intelligence.

Markets and use cases: Customers include ADP, Rackspace, Shutterstock, The Center for Strategic International Studies, Cardinal Innovation Healthcare and Telstra. CrowdStrike boasts top ten players among the largest global companies, as well as the top ten financial institutions, top ten healthcare providers and top ten energy companies.

Agents: An agent is deployed.

Applicable metrics: Using its cloud-native architecture, the Falcon platform collects and analyzes more than 30 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries. Analysis is done of more than 70 adversaries, their tactics, techniques and procedures, and associated campaigns.

Security qualifications: PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST, FFIEC, PCI Forensics, NSA-CIRA, SOC 2, CSA-START, AMTSO

Intelligence: Falcon Intelligence delivers APIs and feeds for integration with SIEM, IDS, and Threat Intelligence platforms. Intelligence can be consumed directly into enterprise systems in real time.

Delivery: CrowdStrike is cloud-delivered endpoint protection.

Pricing: The company uses a subscription pricing model.

Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including ServerWatch and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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