The Silicon Review
CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 to fix a fundamental problem: The sophisticated attacks that were forcing the world’s leading businesses into the headlines could not be solved with existing malware-based defenses. Co-founders George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch realized that a brand new approach was needed — one that combines the most advanced endpoint protection with expert intelligence to pinpoint the adversaries perpetrating the attacks, not just the malware.
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon™ platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud-native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against advanced cyber attacks, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyzes and correlates over 50 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across more than 170 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.
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 healthcare providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.
Letter from the Founders
George Kurtz, President/CEO & Co-Founder | Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO
Prior to starting CrowdStrike, George and Dmitri spent a year traveling the globe visiting the world’s largest organizations, listening to their security challenges. As the Worldwide CTO and the Vice President of Threat Research (respectively) at one of the largest security vendors on the planet, we were both painfully aware that existing solutions were falling short, unable to meet the latest challenges in information security.
The in-depth investigations we were conducting for customers who had been hacked — along with a glance at the headlines on any given day — confirmed what we already knew: Despite spending millions of dollars on the best security products and personnel available, major organizations were suffering devastating breaches, seemingly on a daily basis. And there was no “silver bullet” technology to offer that could keep our customers from becoming the next headline.
Today, we are one of the leading firms in our space. For us, it’s all about securing the brand, the data, and the people. At the end of the day, hacking and the attacks we see in the media have a real impact on people’s lives. Here at CrowdStrike, we are extremely proud to provide a high level of protection to our rapidly expanding base of customers. It’s a responsibility that we take very seriously, and it drives us to constantly push the envelope, hunting for new threats and adversaries, and devising better ways to stop them.
Crowdstrike’s Next-Generation Antivirus Solutions
CrowdStrike® helps organizations stop breaches by offering the most comprehensive cybersecurity solutions available today. Built on cloud-native architecture and delivered via a single lightweight agent, the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform delivers next-generation endpoint protection with unrivaled speed, scalability, and visibility across the entire kill chain, defending against today’s most sophisticated and stealthy attacks, while being mindful of your resource and budget requirements.
Falcon Prevent™ is CrowdStrike’s next-gen antivirus solution. It offers a radically new approach by combining all the security capabilities required to protect against both legacy and modern attacks into a single lightweight agent. Powered and delivered by the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, that same agent uses next-generation protection such as machine learning to block malware but also includes behavioral analytics and continuous monitoring to prevent today's sophisticated malware-free attacks. In addition, Falcon Prevent delivers an unprecedented level of visibility into attempted attacks by showing all details of the attack in an easy-to-read timeline.
Using its purpose-built cloud-native architecture, the Falcon platform collects and analyzes over 100 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries.
CrowdStrike is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. Its Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.
CrowdStrike is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. It wants you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.
In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in CrowdStrike’s Code of Conduct, as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedure and providing positive suggestions and stories.
The information you provide will be sent to CrowdStrike by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have CrowdStrike’s guarantee that your comments will be heard.
The Chief Man
George Kurtz, President, CEO & Co-Founder: Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has more than 23 years of experience in the security space, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling small and large organizations. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for the businesses he has run.
Kurtz has been quoted or featured in many major publications, media outlets, and television programs including CNN, Fox News, ABC World News, Bloomberg, CNBC, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Network World, and many others. He also authored the best-selling security book of all time, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.