CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity firm that focuses on endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and cyber attack response services. It was founded in 2011 by George Kurtz, Dmitri Alperovitch, and Gregg Marston. The company’s core product, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, uses advanced threat intelligence and real-time threat detection to protect networks from cyber threats. The platform’s cloud-native architecture allows it to deliver security across on-premise, virtual, and cloud environments.
CrowdStrike’s solution focuses on detection and response to cyberattacks. While it also helps to prevent cyber threats, it mainly enables organizations to respond effectively when an attack occurs. The company’s approach is based on the belief that cyber threats are inevitable, and that organizations must be prepared to respond to these threats in real-time.
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CrowdStrike’s endpoint security and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions protect endpoints, including laptops, desktops, servers, mobile devices, and even Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This approach ensures that potential entry points for cyber threats are protected.
The endpoint security solution uses AI and machine learning algorithms to identify and block known and unknown threats in real time. It also provides detailed threat visibility, enabling organizations to understand the nature of the threats they face and take appropriate action.
XDR, on the other hand, is a security solution that automatically collects and correlates data from multiple security layers—such as endpoint, network, and cloud—to detect, investigate, and respond to threats. By integrating and analyzing data from all these sources, XDR can provide a more complete picture of the threat landscape, enabling faster and more effective responses to cyber threats.
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CrowdStrike’s threat intelligence and hunting services are designed to proactively identify and neutralize cyber threats before they can cause damage. These services utilize a combination of AI and human expertise to continuously monitor and analyze the cyber threat landscape.
Threat intelligence is the process of collecting and analyzing information about potential or current threats to an organization’s digital environment. This information is used to understand the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by cybercriminals, enabling organizations to predict and prevent cyber attacks.
Threat hunting is a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Instead of waiting for an alert or a breach to occur, threat hunters proactively search for signs of malicious activity within an organization’s digital environment. This allows them to identify and neutralize threats before they can cause significant damage.
Identity protection is another key component of CrowdStrike security. CrowdStrike’s identity protection solutions are designed to protect against identity theft, account takeovers, and other forms of identity-related fraud.
CrowdStrike’s identity protection solutions leverage AI and machine learning technologies to monitor user behavior in real time. This enables CrowdStrike to detect and respond to suspicious activity, preventing unauthorized access and safeguarding user identities.
Furthermore, CrowdStrike’s identity protection solutions are designed to integrate with existing IT infrastructure. This ensures that businesses can implement identity protection without disrupting their operations, enhancing security while minimizing disruption.
CrowdStrike also provides the following solutions focused on supporting security aspects of IT operations:
CrowdStrike’s IT hygiene and asset discovery solution helps businesses maintain a clean and secure IT environment. This includes identifying and removing outdated software, managing user privileges, securing configurations and more.
CrowdStrike’s cloud security solutions protect cloud environments and safeguard data, applications, and infrastructure. CrowdStrike’s cloud security solutions leverage the same AI and machine learning technologies used in its endpoint security and identity protection solutions, providing protection across all IT environments.
CrowdStrike’s observability solutions are designed to provide businesses with a view of the digital environment, enabling organizations to detect and respond to threats more effectively. CrowdStrike’s observability solutions leverage data analytics and visualization technologies, helping to identify trends, anomalies, and potential threats.
CrowdStrike offers a range of bundles and pricing options to suit different business needs and budgets. Pricing is subject to change, for the latest pricing please refer to the official pricing page.
Falcon Go is CrowdStrike’s entry-level offering. It includes a next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solution that can protect against advanced attacks, and basic device control to monitor and govern USB devices that could put the network at risk.
Package price: $299.95 (price includes 5 devices, additional devices at extra cost)
What you get:
Next up is Falcon Pro, a bundle that builds upon the features of Falcon Go, and adds advanced threat hunting capabilities. This allows organizations to identify and neutralize threats before they can cause harm.
Package price: $499.95 (Price includes the minimum of 5 devices required)
What you get:
For larger businesses with more complex cybersecurity needs, CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Enterprise package. This bundle includes all the features of Falcon Pro and adds in additional tools for threat intelligence and incident response.
Package price: $924.95 (Price includes the minimum of 5 devices required)
What you get:
Falcon Complete is CrowdStrike’s most comprehensive package. This bundle includes everything from the previous packages and adds in a dedicated team of CrowdStrike experts who monitor your systems 24/7. If a threat is detected, these experts take immediate action to mitigate the risk and protect your systems.
Current package price: $999.95 (Price includes the minimum of 5 devices required)
What you get:
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Cynet 360 is a holistic security solution that protects against threats to endpoint security and across your network. Cynet provides tools you can use to centrally manage endpoint security across the enterprise.
Cynet’s intelligent technologies can help you detect attacks by correlating information from endpoints, network analytics and behavioral analytics with almost no false positives.
With Cynet, you can proactively monitor entire internal environments, including endpoints, network, files, and hosts. This can help you reduce attack surfaces and the likelihood of multiple attacks.
Cynet 360 provides cutting edge EDR capabilities:
Learn more about our EDR security capabilities.
In addition, Cynet 360 provides the following endpoint protection capabilities:
Deception technology—planting fake credentials, files and connections to lure and trap attackers, mitigating damage and providing the opportunity to learn from attacker activity.