Monday, September 9, 2013

CrowdStrike Raises $30 Million for Security Driven by Big Data Analytics

CrowdStrike, a start-up based in Irvine, California, has raised $30 million in Series B financing for it ssecurity technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks.


CrowdStrike's cloud-based next-generation threat protection platform leverages execution profiling and predictive security analytics. The company said the fusion of big data and security intelligence allows companies to not only proactively respond to advanced threats, but also to hunt, query, and gain insight into all activity across the enterprise. CrowdStrike's Global Intelligence Team currently tracks 40+ actors around the world, including state-sponsored adversaries originating from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and India; and infuses this intelligence in its technology solutions.

The company recently introduced the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform which enables enterprises to identify unknown malware, detect zero-day threats, pinpoint advanced adversaries and attribution, and prevent damage from targeted attacks in real-time. The core of the Falcon Platform is a global network of host-based detection sensors driven by world-class cyber threat intelligence to provide rapid/instantaneous detection and prevention capabilities to enterprises and governments worldwide.

The new funding was led by Accel Partners and included founding investor Warburg Pincus.

http://www.crowdstrike.com


  • CrowdStrike was co-founded in 2011 by George Kurtz, former founder and CEO of Foundstone and Worldwide CTO and GM at McAfee / Intel, Dmitri Alperovitch, former VP Threat Research at McAfee / Intel, and Gregg Marston, former CFO at Networks in Motion. Gerhard Watzinger, CEO of iGATE and former EVP of Corporate Strategy at McAfee, is Chairman of the Board. 

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