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TMCNet:  CrowdStrike Named to Forbes 2017 Cloud 100

[July 11, 2017]

CrowdStrike Named to Forbes 2017 Cloud 100

CrowdStrike ® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection has been named to the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners.

CrowdStrike Falcon® is the first cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform, providing organizations with best-in-class technology to prevent, detect, hunt and respond to cyber attacks in real-time. CrowdStrike's prevention engine sets a new standard in the industry for highly effective protection against malware and malware-free attacks by running its artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms in the cloud and on the endpoint. Its industry-leading cloud-native architecture collects and analyzes more than 48 billion endpoint events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries. Most importantly, the cloud enables the company to crowdsource protection across its entire global customer community within seconds of any attack attempt, immediately bolstering defenses for all.

"Our recognition in the Forbes Cloud 100 is an honor. When we started CrowdStrike, cloud-delivered endpoint security didn't exist as a category. Today, we are known as the pioneer of this new standard in endpoint protection," said George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer, CrowdStrike. "Only CrowdStrike Falcon's cloud-native technology can provide customers with scalable, pervasive protection that enables each organization to confidently prevent, detect and ultimately stop cyber attacks, while reducing overhead, friction and complexity."

As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100, Forbes' data partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, received hundreds of submissions from the top cloud startups. With that data, the Forbes Cloud 100 judge panel, made up of a majority of public cloud company CEOs, was then responsible for selecting and ranking the top 100 companies from all over th world. The evaluation process involved four factors: estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), people & culture (15%) and market leadership (35%), which the judge panel then weighed to select, score and rank the winners.

"Our inaugural Cloud 100 list showed the tech and venture capital community just how many standout private cloud companies there are to watch, and this year's list is no exception," said Forbes editor of the Cloud 100 list Alex Konrad. "Forbes has a keen eye for businesses, and combining that with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures' deep knowledge of the cloud industry, any company's inclusion on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list is cause to celebrate."

"These companies are leading the cloud technology revolution!" said Byron Deeter, a top cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. "The founders and teams behind the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 companies are of another caliber and we are beyond excited to celebrate the hard work and enormous value these companies are creating as they propel the trillion-dollar software industry forward."

"The business opportunity for cloud computing is tremendous as the spend on cloud computing and the rate of adoption continues to grow and advance the ecosystem," said John Somorjai, EVP Salesforce Ventures and Corporate Development. "We're thrilled to highlight the potential of these top-tier private companies in the field and see where they take their businesses and the economies around the world."

The Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the July 27, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine.

About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. Falcon seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates 48 billion security events from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.

There's much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint protection but there's only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

Learn more: https://www.crowdstrike.com/

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