CrowdStrike added to DHS CDM approved products list

Sunnyvale, CA-based CrowdStrike Inc. announced on October 24 that its portfolio of cutting-edge solutions, part of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, has been approved to deliver critical cyber capabilities in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM). CrowdStrike offerings are positioned to help increase visibility and enhance operational security of critical government endpoints to secure them from the ever-evolving threat landscape.

The CDM program provides federal agencies a phased approach to implementing cybersecurity capabilities and tools to address the most pressing cyber issues first. The program was first established by the United States Congress in an effort to more efficiently allocate cyber resources and provide federal agencies with innovative security tools and tactics to mitigate risk.

CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch, Falcon Insight and Falcon Prevent have been approved as effective tools in delivering integrated CDM capabilities across multiple “Phase” areas of the program through their recent addition to the CDM Approved Products List (APL). CrowdStrike integrates both Phase 1 that requires both the management and control of devices to define what is on the network with Phase 3 to show what exactly is happening on the network. These capabilities move beyond asset management to more extensive and dynamic monitoring of security controls. CrowdStrike offers a demonstrated ability to identify vulnerabilities, close the gaps of legacy endpoint protection solutions by identifying malware and malware-free intrusions, and provide automation to accelerate remediation and investigation in the wake of an incident. CrowdStrike operationalizes baseline capabilities within CDM to stop potential and active breaches — demonstrably improving the cyber posture of federal networks and endpoints.

CrowdStrike integrates both Phase functionalities in a unified platform that identifies and understands what is on an organization’s network while providing proactive continuous monitoring, managed 24/7 threat hunting, and strategic threat intelligence at the endpoint. This ensures faster identification and remediation and more effective incident response across the enterprise. This important distinction paves the way for cybersecurity professionals in the public sector to achieve a true posture of cyber resilience using the advanced and innovative technical capabilities delivered by CrowdStrike.

In addition, CrowdStrike enhances the value derived from CDM – moving past visibility to deliver true operational security capabilities through a single integrated platform. CrowdStrike’s FedRAMP authorized endpoint protection platform, CrowdStrike Falcon, rapidly enables agencies to prevent and detect all cyber attacks.

“The CDM APL approval provides further validation that CrowdStrike is now a critical integrated enterprise security solution for federal civilian agencies. CrowdStrike continues to differentiate itself by providing not only visibility into all threat activity but also better endpoint prevention, detection and response and more efficient remediation for customers,” said James Yeager, CrowdStrike’s vice president of Public Sector and Healthcare. “CrowdStrike is also able to offer an ongoing assessment of environments to help effectively combat risk, mitigate the most critical threats, and improve the overall cyber hygiene of federal agencies.”

CrowdStrike products, solutions, and services are available exclusively to all federal, state and local government agencies through DLT Solutions, a leading government solutions aggregator, in partnership with their growing number of channel partners. By providing industry-leading CrowdStrike solutions to the public sector, DLT is enabling the government to deliver modern, secure, and resilient endpoint security to their organizations.

“DLT is very excited that CrowdStrike has been added to the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Approved Products list,” commented Brian Strosser, president of DLT. “Leveraging CrowdStrike Falcon across the CDM program enables DLT to fortify the cybersecurity of all civilian government data and networks in a time when technologies and threats are rapidly evolving.”

Source: CrowdStrike