CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the explosive growth of its channel operations and partner ecosystem. This news comes following record partner momentum and sales acceleration through the first half of 2018 and the company announcing a Series E round of $200 million.
Additionally, CrowdStrike announced an expansion of its relationship with Dragos, launching a joint Incident Response (IR) retainer offering. The service is designed to provide a one-stop shop solution allowing organizations to quickly and effectively respond to and prevent threats targeting both endpoints and industrial control systems. These new offerings have been created to specifically meet the needs of IT and operational teams who are responsible for protecting critical organizational systems and infrastructure.
CrowdStrike continues to evolve its Elevate Partner Program with new categories in MSSP, cloud-workload procurements, and OEM/Embedded partnerships. CrowdStrike works with its partners to enable a “whole-ecosystem” approach based on six paths to partner engagement and profitability. Those being:
Channel: Reselling through a rich program that focuses on the product first.
Technology Alliances: Providing out-of-the-box integrations between the CrowdStrike technology and other innovative technologies to create complete customer solutions.
MSSPs: Delivering value added services to customers with CrowdStrike as an enabling technology.
OEMs: Embedding CrowdStrike technology into third-party hardware, software, and service solutions.
CrowdStrike Platform: Building applications that based on data from the Falcon platform deliver high-value insights to customer environments.
Cloud Procurements: Leveraging CrowdStrike to empower security teams with improved visibility and control for cloud-based infrastructure and workloads.
Today, CrowdStrike has over 50 integrations with strategic technology alliances. The company will continue to further accelerate its customer momentum and the rapid development of its partner ecosystem to meet the spiking demand for its next-generation endpoint protection technology, intelligence and services. CrowdStrike will continue to expand its international footprint, heavily investing in partnerships and alliances in critical regions such as the UK, Germany, Benelux, India, Singapore, Japan, etc.
Other key global milestones:
375 percent growth in partner sourced business
387 active partners
370 percent increase in deal registrations
477 percent CAGR of partner-driven closed business
Through CrowdStrike’s cloud-based platform-first approach, partners receive an open framework for the development and deployment of next-generation cloud native modules integrated into a single solution, simplifying orchestration and automation. This is a major differentiator from other vendors in the space who mainly rely on obsolete, complex architectures that don’t easily integrate with modern-day enterprise security solutions and are cumbersome and slow to deploy.
As CrowdStrike continues to rapidly scale the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, the company leverages unparalleled threat telemetry and visibility into the global threat landscape. Powered by industry-leading AI, CrowdStrike processes over 150 billion security events a day to stop all attack types, including never-before-seen cyber threats. CrowdStrike’s AI engine is able to make more than 2.3 million decisions each second, significantly advancing real-time threat protection with speed and accuracy.
Recent third-party industry validation for CrowdStrike’s groundbreaking technology have come from major analyst firms, such as Forrester and Gartner. Forrester named CrowdStrike as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report. According to the report, “CrowdStrike has helped shaped the mold for the modern endpoint security suite.” CrowdStrike was also positioned the highest for ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.
CrowdStrike is the only security company that offers a free trial of its antivirus replacement solution, CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent™, enabling immediate deployments through the power of the cloud. CrowdStrike stands so firmly behind its powerful technology, that the company recently announced a warranty of up to $1 million for its EPP Complete solution.