CrowdStrike granted patent for next-generation endpoint security platform

CrowdStrike 112CrowdStrike Inc., an Irvine, CA-based provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24×7 monitoring and incident response services, announced on July 2 that the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core functionality of CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint security sensor. The USPTO Patent No. 9,043,903 covers kernel-mode sensor technology, invented by CrowdStrike architects Dave Diehl and Alex Ionescu and co-founders Dmitri Alperovitch and George Kurtz, for monitoring, detecting, and preventing sophisticated attacks with a groundbreaking Indicator-of-Attack-based security approach.

CrowdStrike Falcon is the only fully Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based endpoint protection solution, detecting malware and non-malware-based attacks, and offering critical context and real-time search capability. The patented kernel-based security agent is critical to the core functionality of the platform. Unlike conventional endpoint detection technologies that require on-premise management servers that are hard to scale and create additional complexity and increase total cost of ownership, Falcon’s cloud-based endpoint technology requires no on-premise hardware and allows for rapid deployment and updates with no disruption to customer systems or end users.

“Massive worldwide deployments of CrowdStrike Falcon sensors across our large customer base have resulted in us detecting and thwarting highly sophisticated nation-state and organized criminal threat actors every single day. We are excited to have secured this patent from USPTO, further validating the unique architecture and capabilities of our platform,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike.

“As a long-term player in the financial services industry, we’ve seen growth in both the sophistication and frequency of cybersecurity threats. We reviewed a number of endpoint security vendors and chose CrowdStrike Falcon to protect our customers and our assets, due to its behavioral analysis capabilities as well as its ability to protect against new age malware,” said Corey Moscoe, Chief Information Security Officer from a major financial services provider. “CrowdStrike’s Falcon endpoint technology is a critical component of our existing security strategy.”

Source: CrowdStrike