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CrowdStrike expands Linux protection, adds machine learning prevention

22 May 2020

CrowdStrike has today announced that its CrowdStrike Falcon platform is bolstering its Linux protection capabilities with additional features, including machine learning prevention, and custom and dynamic Indicators of Attack (IoAs).

CrowdStrike says its solution delivers proven breach prevention and visibility from its cloud-delivered platform via a single lightweight agent that supports endpoints and cloud workloads on all platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices.

With rapidly increasing cloud workloads, risk of security breaches also rise in tandem. 

Linux hosts thus require an all-encompassing solution that can provide deep runtime security, whether they are running on public or private clouds or on-premise data centres, including securing container workloads running on Linux hosts.

CrowdStrike says its Falcon solution secures these diverse workloads via a single agent, which detects and prevents malicious processes using dynamic IoAs.  

Falcon also enables customers to tune behavioural detection and prevention for their environment using custom IoAs, the company says.

“At CrowdStrike, we remain laser-focused on solving the most challenging customer pain points,” says CrowdStrike chief product officer Amol Kulkarni.

“A crucial part of that puzzle is protecting Linux systems through Falcon’s game-changing technology.

“As workforces and workloads become increasingly complex, Falcon is able to protect Linux systems in a variety of environments including containers, offering our customers the ability to automatically prevent even the most complex malicious activity from cyber threat actors. 

“We are committed to giving our customers the most transformative cloud workload protection platform on the market to keep their critical systems operational and their data secure 24/7.”

The Falcon solution unifies all the technologies required to successfully stop breaches on Linux, including antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, and threat intelligence integration.

“CrowdStrike Falcon has revolutionised the way we approach Information Security across a multitude of platforms and workloads, giving us complete global visibility into our complex environment,” says Navitas global head of security Gavin Ryan.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, our organisation had to pivot its approach to business operations, introducing our new digital campus. 

“The single agent and cloud-native infrastructure of Falcon offered us immediate time-to-value and has proved crucial in keeping the information of our students, staff and investors secure during this critical time. 

“Falcon’s capabilities to prevent cyber threats are unmatched.”

Premier Cooperative network administrator Jonathan Pate says Falcon has allowed the company to omit the use of multiple products to secure their workloads.

“As a critical part of the food and energy supply chain in our state, it is vital that our data is protected from advanced threats across all environments, regardless of the operating system,” says Pate.

“CrowdStrike Falcon’s platform-centric approach has transformed how we secure our business with its machine learning and IoA capabilities that automatically prevent malicious activity and ensure that our endpoints and cloud workloads across all platforms remain secure. 

“The Falcon platform has also allowed our team to remove the cost and complexity that comes with using multiple products, enabling us to more quickly and better secure our remote workers and locations so that they may continue to drive the business forward.”