CrowdStrike Extends Falcon Platform with Enhanced Cloud and Data Centre Coverage

CrowdStrike, a provider in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, has announced, as part of its Spring release, new features of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform custom-built for cloud providers and modern data centres, providing best-in-class prevention, detection and response for Windows, Linux or macOS servers, powered by artificial intelligence/machine learning.

The company says servers used in the modern-day data centre are faced with commodity, as well as advanced stealthy attacks. CrowdStrike Falcon leverages its industry-leading artificial intelligence/machine learning as well as industry-leading Indicator-of-Attack (IoA) behavioral analysis to bring real-time protection to servers whether on-premise, virtualised or in the cloud. As data centre or cloud deployments grow or evolve, with CrowdStrike Falcon, customers are freed from having to add additional management servers or controllers for endpoint protection.

With Falcon’s lightweight agent the firm says customers can quickly and easily add end-to-end protection with instant zero reboot deployments, no performance impact or signature updates – all of which improve the performance of business-critical servers. CrowdStrike Falcon enables management of all systems, irrespective of their location, from a single console providing a consolidated view into all assets for the enterprise.

CrowdStrike Falcon supports all major platforms including Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. It also provides protection for guest OS hosted on all popular hypervisors and protects Windows, Linux and macOS guests with a kernel-mode agent. CrowdStrike Falcon allows for complete protection policy control, with full flexibility around policy deployment at the individual server, group or cloud platform/data centre levels. Irrespective of how a server is deployed, the security team retains complete visibility and the control required to prevent or contain the attack.

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David Dungay

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