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CrowdStrike delivers advanced threat protection for cloud and container workloads

CrowdStrike delivers advanced threat protection for cloud and container workloads

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CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, has announced expanded Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) capabilities for the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to deliver greater control, visibility and security for cloud workloads and cloud-native applications from build to runtime.

The expanded CSPM and CWP capabilities for the CrowdStrike Falcon platform identify and remediate vulnerabilities from development to production for a wide variety of cloud environments, including containers. Gartner has predicted that, “Growing adoption of cloud-native applications and infrastructure will increase use of container management to over 75% of large enterprises in mature economies by 2024 (up from less than 35% in 2020).”

With the incorporation of frictionless security and automated protection early in the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, DevSecOps teams are empowered to deliver production-ready applications with minimal impact to build cycles. Additionally, the new features will help organisations 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 organisations’ shift to cloud-native architectures and their adoption of development and IT operations (DevOps). The capabilities we are announcing secure development and deployment of applications in the cloud with greater speed, efficiency and confidence.”

New Falcon Horizon CSPM Capabilities:

  • Provide cloud-native security posture management for multi-cloud environments
  • Monitor cloud identities for least privileges
  • Ensure continuous compliance

New Falcon Cloud Workload Protection Capabilities:

  • Delivers broad support for container runtime security
  • Identify security threats prior to running containers in production
  • Stop threats when containers are most vulnerable, during runtime
  • Uncover hidden threats
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