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CrowdStrike Named a Leader for the Second Time in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Gartner positions CrowdStrike furthest to the right in Completeness of Vision and second highest on Ability to Execute, which we believe reaffirms its position as the pioneer solution for endpoint security

CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection and cloud workload protection, today announced it has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader and the security vendor placed furthest for Completeness of Vision in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP)1. CrowdStrike is the only company to not only maintain its Leader position but obtain furthest position in Completeness of Vision in the EPP Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive time.

This Magic Quadrant assesses the innovations that allow organizations to protect their enterprise endpoints from attacks and breaches. Technologies and practices in this space are being shaped by two trends: the continued growth and stealth of endpoint attacks and the sudden surge in remote working.

“CrowdStrike continues to set the standard as an industry pioneer and change the way organizations tackle security threats. We believe no other vendor has achieved CrowdStrike’s explosive trajectory within the EPP Magic Quadrant. We feel our position as furthest to the right within the Completeness of Vision category demonstrates how committed CrowdStrike is to meet the demands of businesses worldwide and help them to stay rapidly ahead of the evolving threat landscape. This validation of the Falcon platform shows that organizations are looking to adapt to meet the intricacies of today’s rapid work environment with an end-to-end platform that will offer them the security transformation needed to thrive,” said Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike.

An essential companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms2 is a comparative analysis that scores key products or services against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. This year, Gartner recognized CrowdStrike as the highest scorer for “Lean Forward” organizations (Type A) Use Case within the 2021 Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms report. Type A organizations “tend to focus on best-of-breed solutions that address their business, technology and security needs, and have the capacity to integrate, develop or build custom-made components as required.” Of the 19 vendors evaluated, CrowdStrike is also the only vendor to rank second highest across all use cases (Types A-C), underscoring the company’s mission to stop breaches for customers of all sizes and maturity, per our view.

Additionally, CrowdStrike had the highest rating among vendors named in the 2019 and 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions Reports. Gartner Peer Insights documents customer experience through verified ratings and peer reviews from enterprise IT professionals. As of April 28, 2021, CrowdStrike reviews include the following:

“Traditional AV is a thing of the past, managing multiple products to cover all areas is a huge waste of IT personnel resources and a source for headaches. Not to mention performance drains on endpoints. Give Falcon a try, it's the resolution to all of the above and the product itself continues to impress us over and over.” (read full review)

— IT Director in the Healthcare Industry

“We have one mission - protect the most important asset of the company, employee productivity. As the Head of Security of a growing company resources (dollars, time, focus) are spread wide. CrowdStrike’s managed service took all of the fear and concern of exploited endpoints to the bottom of the list, enabling us to focus on more strategic and pressing controls. Flawless execution for over a year and not a single credible exploit will have me returning to CrowdStrike again and again” (read full review)

— Head Of Security in the Manufacturing Industry

“Best security product I've ever had the pleasure of using. Incalculable peace of mind. Reporting is great, detection and prevention is great, Spotlight (vulnerability management) is great” (read full review)

— Director Of Information Security in the Education Industry

For additional information on the evaluation, please visit the CrowdStrike website for a blog from CrowdStrike’s chief marketing officer, Marianne Budnik.

To get a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant, please visit the CrowdStrike website.


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About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining security for the cloud era with an endpoint and workload protection platform built from the ground up to stop breaches. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform’s single lightweight-agent architecture leverages cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints and workloads on or off the network. Powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, CrowdStrike Falcon correlates over 5 trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security.

With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.

There’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Paul Webber, Peter Firstbrook, Rob Smith, Mark Harris Prateek Bhajanka, 5 May 2021.


Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Mark Harris, Peter Firstbrook, Rob Smith, Paul Webber Prateek Bhajanka, 6 May 2021.



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