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CrowdStrike Enhances Security Hygiene for Workloads on AWS

CrowdStrike Inc. today announced the availability of Falcon Discover for Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads. Falcon Discover provides security, operations and development teams with detailed visibility and extensive control over Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, improving overall security posture.

As today's enterprises continue to migrate their critical data and implement hybrid centers to host workloads that are both on-premises and on the cloud, maintaining security consistently is challenging. Today, many organizations of all sizes lack security resources and are looking for solutions that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate.

Falcon Discover allows organizations to quickly visualize existing Amazon EC2 deployments across all regions (including instances without an endpoint security product installed) and subsequently monitors cloud trail logs for any modifications to the environment. As a result, the customer has a more complete picture of their networks and any systems or applications, enabling centralized, automated management and improving the organization's security posture.

"As customers move workloads to the cloud, they need visibility and consistency to effectively manage their systems and applications and prevent threats," said Amol Kulkarni, senior vice president engineering and product management of CrowdStrike. "As part of our cloud native platform, Falcon Discover for AWS offers security teams a robust solution with a simple deployment to give them unprecedented visibility and enriched context improving their overall security posture."

Falcon Discover highlights instances where there are security gaps and provides rich context to analysts, enabling rapid response in the wake of a security-related event faster and more efficiently.

Additionally, Falcon Discover for AWS provides the following benefits to customers:

  • Consistent visibility over all instances and endpoints - Provides organizations consistent visibility and control over endpoints irrespective of whether they are running on-premises or as an Amazon EC2 instance on AWS.
  • Manage the unmanaged - Allows for security teams to efficiently identify unprotected and unmanaged assets.
  • Enriched context - Assists analysts while triaging detections and provides additional context about the impacted system.
  • Built in the cloud for the cloud - As a cloud native application, Falcon Discover scales easily, instantly deploying additional endpoint security onto any Amazon EC2 instance with no hit to performance and no requirement to reboot.
  • Simple availability - Falcon Discover is available for procurement on AWS Marketplace, simplifying the customer experience and allowing them to choose the size and duration of their contract.

"We are excited to see the launch of Falcon Discover for AWS, an innovative endpoint security offering that complements AWS's native security offerings, providing deeper visibility and control of workloads running on AWS," said Terry Wise, global vice president of channels and alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "CrowdStrike has been a long standing AWS collaborator delivering cloud based security offerings and we are excited to see Falcon Discover launch today."

CrowdStrike is the only next-generation vendor offering the full spectrum of endpoint security capabilities - next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management - fully delivered by a single lightweight agent. CrowdStrike has pioneered the first fully cloud-based endpoint protection platform with machine learning capabilities to pinpoint and remediate known and unknown threats.

"Falcon Discover not only helps managing AWS workloads, but also provides better visibility into our systems and applications to detect and prevent threats," said John Visneski, director, information security & data protection officer, The Pokemon Company International. "The deployment of Falcon Discover was one of the easiest rollouts we've ever seen, and it's empowered our security teams with the additional insights necessary to improve our overall security hygiene."

CrowdStrike currently processes over 100 billion security events per day throughout the world to offer security teams unprecedented threat telemetry, all through one lightweight endpoint sensor. CrowdStrike continues to significantly expand the capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform through the addition of new cloud-native modules, like Falcon Discover for AWS, to provide customers with a comprehensive solution.

Gain full access to CrowdStrike Falcon PreventTM on AWS Marketplace by starting your free trial today.

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:55 AM by David Marshall
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