As someone who commuted between Amsterdam and LAX for almost 10 years, having to use airport and hotel WiFi services, I became acutely aware of the need for online security. I immediately liked Zscaler as well as CrowdStrike. I had studied the CRWD when they went public but had concerns about valuation and waited until they tanked, but not long enough. I am now still slightly in the red but so far this cloud-native visionary company has executed well and I am sure earnings will be good since their customers, as Saul points out, rate the service 4.9*/5.
Here are the links to customer ratings as detailed in Saul’s post:
• Gartner, List of Customer Ratings, Best Endpoint Protection Platforms of 2019 as reviewed by customers</, https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/endpoint-protection-p…
• CRWD, PR 2019-11-26
• or CRWD Blog, 2019-11-26, https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/crowdstrike-receives-highes…
Previous Gartner publications that will help you understand CrowdStrikes advantages, risks and the competition:
• August 20, 2019, Gartner published the Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms where CrowdStrike is listed as one of the 5 leaders in the magic quadrant, scores highest as Visionary and second highest in Ability to Execute a bit below Microsoft. Gartner then goes on to analyze each alphabetically listed company by “Strengths” and “Cautions.” These are the same companies listed in the table below.
Their take on CRWD: “CrowdStrike’s cloud-native architecture provides an extensible platform that enables additional security services like IT hygiene, vulnerability assessment and threat intelligence. Its app store, the CrowdStrike Store, allows customers to acquire additional security functions, such as user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and file integrity monitoring, through partners that exploit the same client and cloud management console.
CrowdStrike has been a leader in the fusion of products and services, with very high adoption of the Falcon OverWatch service, which provides managed threat hunting, alerting, response and investigation assistance. CrowdStrike also offers the Falcon Complete service, which provides full managed detection and response, engagement consulting for incident response and a $1 million breach prevention warranty.” Gartner then lists CRWDS strengths and cautions, https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-1OCAOB9I&ct=19…
If you own CRWD or are consider buying it, I highly recommend studying this report. It is also useful for owners of Cisco, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks.
• On October 17, 2019, Gartner published a follow-up study, Critical Capabilities for Endpoint Protection Platforms https://www.gartner.com/en/documents/3970433/critical-capabi…. CRWD does not provide the copy of this report, just the above announcement, but proudly announce that they score “highest overall out of 20 vendors for use case Type A or ‘forward leaning’ organizations.”
They do publish the list of competitors and their scores. As you see from the table below, CRWD ranks first, closely followed by industry veteran Symantec. Here is how these endpoint security vendors rank:
Vendors’ Product Score for Type A Use Case
**Carbon Black 3.57**
**Trend Micro 3.38**
**BlackBerry Cylance 3.30**
**Panda Security 3.04**
**Palo Alto Networks 3.02**
**Check Point Software Technologies 2.28**
A Happy Thanksgiving to All,