CrowdStrike extends cloud-native security platform

Pictured: Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer for CrowdStrike


CrowdStrike, the specialist in cloud protection, has expanded the capabilities its Falcon platform which it said will deliver greater control, visibility and security for cloud workloads and cloud-native applications, from build to runtime.


CrowdStrike said the new capabilities will identify and remediate vulnerabilities from development to production for a wide variety of cloud environments, including containers.


With the incorporation of frictionless security and automated protection early in the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, it said DevSecOps teams will be empowered to deliver production-ready applications with minimal impact to build cycles. Additionally, it said the new features will help organizations prevent compliance violations with intelligent monitoring that detects misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and threats, and delivers guided remediation that equips developers with guardrails to avoid costly mistakes.


“We continue to deliver the broadest range of cloud security capabilities in a single cloud-native platform for on-prem, private, public, hybrid and multi-cloud environments that scales,” said Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer for CrowdStrike. “CrowdStrike’s Security Cloud is one of the largest deployments in the world, providing us a unique vantage point in supporting organizations’ shift to cloud-native architectures and their adoption of development and IT operations (DevOps). The capabilities we are announcing today secure development and deployment of applications in the cloud with greater speed, efficiency and confidence.”


CrowdStrike has also recently agreed to pay $400 million for Humio, which provides cloud log management and observability technology, to boost its extended detection and response (XDR). London-based Humio, which also has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, and Denmark, counts Aruba, New York City Cyber Command, Bloomberg, Michigan State University, and SpareBank 1 among its customers. The 5-year-old startup developed a data ingestion and analytics platform that CrowdStrike says will enable it to provide contextual index-free XDR “at a speed and scale that no other vendor can match.” Humio claims its platform “has virtually no latency even at massive ingest volumes” and can scale to hundreds of terabytes per day.


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