2020 Press Releases

March 19, 2020

Forrester Research Named CrowdStrike a Leader in Enterprise Detection and Response Report

CrowdStrike® Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced that Forrester Research, Inc. named CrowdStrike a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report.

As Forrester states[1], “Customers buy an EDR solution for its detection capabilities, and there simply are no other vendors in the space that have an intelligence organization of CrowdStrike’s scale to enable the development and services to deliver that capability.” In all three of the following reports, CrowdStrike is one of two vendors evaluated and the only one named a Leader: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020; The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites (ESS), Q3 2019 and The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q1 2019.

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection And Response, Q1 2020 report identified what it stated are the 12 most significant EDR vendors to evaluate strengths and weaknesses based on 14 criteria grouped into three high-level segments: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. In Forrester’s evaluation, CrowdStrike received the highest score possible in 11 of the 14 criteria:

  • Current Offering: Endpoint Telemetry, Security Analytics, Threat Hunting, ATT&CK Mapping, Collection

  • Strategy: Product Vision, Performance, Commercial Model

  • Market Presence: Enterprise Clients, Deployed Endpoint, Product Line Revenue

According to Forrester[1], “It should come as no surprise that CrowdStrike Falcon is seldom purchased as a standalone product, since the company’s adjacent services, such as threat hunting and cyber intelligence, are often the benchmark other client references use when describing capabilities they wish were available in their selected products.”

CrowdStrike’s EDR solution Falcon Insight™ delivers continuous, comprehensive endpoint visibility that spans detection, response and forensics to ensure nothing is missed and potential breaches are stopped. Falcon Insight, powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, answers queries in five seconds or less – even across trillions of events – and stores event data for 90 days regardless of the number of endpoints in the environment. Falcon Insight automatically detects and prioritises malicious attacker activity and then distills security alerts into incidents, reducing alert fatigue by 90% or more. Falcon Insight also provides a real-time enterprise threat score that helps organisations measure and understand their current threat level and how it’s changing over time. The breadth and depth of endpoint activity details captured by the lightweight Falcon agent enable proactive and managed threat hunting and powerful response actions allow customers to contain and immediately remediate endpoints. Falcon Insight, built upon CrowdStrike’s single-agent cloud-native platform, is deployed and operational within minutes without impacting endpoints.

“We believe this latest recognition from Forrester further solidifies CrowdStrike’s position as a major leader in the endpoint security market,” said Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike. “As adversaries become more sophisticated, so too must the security solutions that protect global customers daily. Our recognition as a leader in three Forrester Wave reports indicates, in our opinion, cybersecurity solutions must go beyond piecemeal products to become end-to-end platforms that detect threats, provide proactive analysis and ultimately stop breaches across the board.”