CrowdStrike Highlights Falcon Platform in New Partner Program

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Endpoint protection provider CrowdStrike has introduced its Elevate Partner Program to showcase the cloud-based integration capabilities of its Falcon Platform.

CrowdStrike's Upesh PatelThe program will provide customers and partners with: visibility to all endpoints in their environment; contextual information that leverages CrowdStrike’s Threat Graph technology; control capabilities to automate and orchestrate remediation and other activities; and more flexibility for choosing and deploying CrowdStrike products and services.

Upesh Patel, CrowdStrike’s vice president of business and corporate development, tells Channel Partners the new program expands on “our existing commitment to be a partner-centric company, and places some structure around the various types of partnerships.” Patel is leading the new program.

“We have seen impressive growth in customer acquisition over the past year and this new program will enable us to effectively meet spiking demand and put the right relationships in place to keep growing our presence globally,” he said. “From a technology standpoint, we have reached a new level of maturity through our cloud-based model and open APIs. As a result, customers and partners can deploy and integrate the CrowdStrike Falcon platform into their environment with greater speed and completely seamlessly. In addition, launching the partner program gives us the opportunity to make it easier for our customers to locate the right partner for their needs.”{ad}

CrowdStrike has partners in every category of the program and will continue to expand the scope of partnerships moving forward, Patel said.

“We have national coverage with our solution providers allowing customers to choose their trusted advisor in their region,” he said. “We have technology partners that cover threat intelligence platforms, SIEM, and network and security gateway solutions. We are very focused on working with the partners’ solutions that our customers have demanded. In a similar fashion, we have strategic partnerships with many managed service partners like Rackspace and systems-integrator partners.”

Cyphort is one of CrowdStrike’s technology partners. Anthony James, its vice president of product and marketing, said the combination of network and endpoint protection is “proven to be the best defense against advanced threats.”

“Cyphort’s flexible platform fits perfectly into the CrowdStrike Elevate model and we look forward to making it even easier to protect our shared customers,” he said.

The new program offers structure that will enable partners to locate resources and functionality from CrowdStrike in an “easier and more automated fashion,” Patel said.

“We have placed a tremendous amount of resources on the Web for our partners to help them work with CrowdStrike,” he said.

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