Crowdstrike Gartner Award

CrowdStrike® Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that for the second year in a row it has the highest overall rating among vendors named in the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Endpoint Protection Platforms. CrowdStrike received a 4.9 rating out of 5 based on 228 verified customer reviews, the highest of all vendors named with this Customers’ Choice in this market, as of 31 October 2019.

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who purchase, implement and/or use the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform. The Gartner Peer Insights methodology collects data to help clients with a synthesis of which vendor products are the most highly rated by customers for Endpoint Protection Platforms. Vendors recognized as a Customers Choice must have 50 or more approved ratings and an average overall rating of 4.5 stars or greater.


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</,…

• CRWD, PR 2019-11-26…

• or CRWD Blog, 2019-11-26,…

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,…

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…. 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

**CrowdStrike	                     4.25**
**Symantec	                     4.12**
**Microsoft	                     3.85**
**SentinelOne	                     3.62**
**Carbon Black	                     3.57**
**McAfee	                             3.53**
**Cisco	                             3.43**
**Trend Micro	                     3.38**
**BlackBerry Cylance	             3.30**
**Bitdefender	                     3.24**
**Sophos	                             3.24**
**Kaspersky	                     3.09**
**Panda Security	                     3.04**
**Palo Alto Networks	             3.02**
**ESET	                             2.80**
**F-Secure	                     2.59**
**FireEye	                             2.53**
**Check Point Software Technologies    2.28**
**Fortinet	                     1.96**
**Malwarebytes	                     1.96**…

A Happy Thanksgiving to All,

I. M.


Thanks for the links and the personal experience imyoung, I especially liked these evaluations from the Gartner Peer Insights:


“This Was The Fastest Endpoint Protection Solution Deployment I’ve Ever Seen!”
— Information Technology Manager in the Finance Industry

“We needed an endpoint protection which can be quickly deployed without much configuration and without a steep learning curve. The Falcon complete deployment fully satisfied all our Cybersecurity endpoint protection criteria and the after service received is absolutely phenomenal.”

“CrowdStrike Is The Gold Standard”
— IT Systems Administrator in the Energy and Utilities Industry

“When you’re looking for cyber defense of key infrastructure, CrowdStrike sets the gold standard in the industry. My interactions with them have been nothing but professional. I sleep better at night knowing they’re protecting my critical infrastructure.”
(Saul: I sleep better at night too with my CRWD investment after reading these reviews).

“Game-Changing Endpoint Security. Provide Exceptional Insight Across An Enterprise Network.”
— Director Of Security in the Manufacturing Industry

“From the POC to full deployment across nearly 10,000 endpoints, CrowdStrike continues to provide exceptional support. We have been able to swiftly deploy the Falcon agent across our entire ecosystem with virtually no issues — the agent consumes almost no system resources. The Falcon platform enables us to drive threat detection and containment to just a few minutes, with no alert fatigue.”


I am new to this service and have just found some of your posts. Can you recommend some of your most recent posts so I can catch up on some of your thinking. Thank you. dr.aj

Once you click on a post look to the right (computer) and on the Mobil app its at the bottom for “Announcements”. Under that start with the Knowledge base. There you can also find other posts that give you an idea of the theme of the board.

Also you can look for recomendations on a particular post, meaning others like it.

You can find the board rules posted every Monday. Read those to get idea whats allowed etc…

Enjoy and welcome!


Saul writes an invaluable overview each month, generally on the last weekend of the month. November will probably appear in the next few days. You can see his October edition here:

MY portfolio at the end of Oct 2019…