CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. is a US-based multinational cybersecurity company headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company provides security solutions for cloud-based workloads, endpoint security, threat intelligence and cyber attack response.
Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc. was founded by three partners in 2011. They brought on a 4th in 2012, a former FBI official, to lead the newly designated Crowdstrike Services group. The group was intended to pair with existing services and provide response services for victims of cyber crimes. The company launched its first product, Falcon, in 2013, and it is still the primary source of revenue. The company counts cloud-based giants like Google, AWS, Redhat, Salesforce.com and ServiceNow as clients, among many others.
In the time since, Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc has been at the heart of the fight against cybercrime. Its research and services have detected or been used to investigate numerous high-profile events, including the Sony Pictures hack, the DNC hack and espionage by China against the US.
Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc entered a high-growth phase around 2015 and raised funds through multiple capital raises. Google is a notable investor and one of the world’s leading cloud infrastructure providers. The company maintains a high level of institutional ownership to this day.
Crowdstrike came to the public market in 2019. The company held its IPO on the NASDAQ Exchange and surprised the market with its valuation and post-IPO action. The stock first traded above the expected range and then quickly doubled in price. However, investors had to endure a brief pullback to below the IPO price in late 2019 and early 2020, which was negated by a surge in demand spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Total revenue in 2022 came in at $1.45 billion, up 66% from the previous year.
The company offers its services via five packages all based on the core Falcon system. The base package is called Falcon Go and is suited to smaller operations and those just getting started with Crowdstrike. The highest level is Falcon Complete which provides end-to-end security and response services. Services are classified into three groups: prevention, response and assessment/evolution of needs.
Crowdstrike is the recognized leader in endpoint security. Endpoint security focuses on securing digital endpoints such as computers, laptops and mobile devices used by a network. Gartner’s Customer’s Choice Award is among the many awards and recognitions, which the company has won for several years. On a category basis, the company scored 4 out of 5 stars in all five categories, with responses from more than 230 individual companies.
One of the advantages of using Crowdstrike is its unified nature. Not only can users get an end-to-end security package, but they can leverage its research capabilities as well. These capabilities are seen in the proactive threat detection and prevention tools at the cutting edge of today’s cybersecurity industry. Advanced AI helps to connect the dots and provide more comprehensive protection.