Cloud protection firm CrowdStrike wins 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Michael Sentonas, Chief Technology Officer at CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike, a cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has chosen CrowdStrike as a Winner for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. CrowdStrike is hailed for cloud security with CrowdStrike Cloud Security, its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).

Why did CrowdStrike’s solution stand out?

CrowdStrike’s adversary-focused approach to Cloud Native Application Protection Platform provides agent-based and agentless solutions delivered from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. This gives firms the flexibility needed to determine how best to eliminate security risks and ensure compliance at scale across the app development lifecycle in the cloud.

CrowdStrike’s CNAPP capabilities optimize cloud deployments by providing complete visibility, shift left security, continuous breach prevention and industry-leading threat intelligence.

“Our CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize those technology vendors that are making the biggest impacts in digital transformation for solutions providers with unique, cutting-edge products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, Chief Executive Officer of The Channel Company.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate each and every one of our 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We’re delighted to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space,” Blaine Raddon further commented.

What were the executive’s thoughts on the milestone?

“With CNAPP, we believe you need both agent-based and agentless solutions to protect cloud infrastructure. CrowdStrike allows you to detect and block attacks in real time with world-class threat intelligence and comprehensive visibility into risks across your cloud environments, and achieve cloud compliance,” said Michael Sentonas, CTO at CrowdStrike.

“Other vendors tout agentless Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) solutions that claim to deliver visibility and prioritization of threats in cloud environments. In reality, their technology is limited to a single snapshot each time you conduct a scan for threats. It’s not real time, and they can’t remediate threats – they’re simply detecting them.”

“Firms can get end-to-end protection from the host to the cloud, delivering greater visibility, compliance and threat intelligence to outsmart the adversary and stop breaches.”

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