COMPANY PROFILE: Who is Crowdstrike?

Cyber Magazine looks at the history of cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, from its inception in 2011 to the present day.

What does CrowdStrike do?

CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity company protecting customers from all cyber threats by leveraging its Security Cloud to stop breaches.

From its inception in 2011, driven by George Kurtz’s vision, CrowdStrike was created as a different kind of cybersecurity company.

Cloud-native, CrowdStrike immediately brought a threat perspective, effectiveness, scalability, and flexibility aligning People, Technology, and Processes.

The CrowdStrike Falcon platform has revolutionised enterprise security for the cloud era. Its single lightweight-agent architecture leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints and workloads on or off the network.

Who are CrowdStrike's customers?

CrowdStrike's customers include: Goldman Sachs, Rackspace, CreditSuisse, Sega, Shutterstock and many more.

CrowdStrike timeline


CrowdStrike launched its threat intelligence module.


CrowdStrike listed on MIT Tech Review's 50 disruptive companies.

Launched EDR capabilities as a single solution 

Launched threat hunting module 


Named one of Forbes most promising companies 

Named a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum


Opened an EMEA headquarters

Opened an APAC headquarters

Named to the 2016 Inc 500 / 5,000 List

Was named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500


Launched full next generation AV module

Launched IT Hygiene model 

Named in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list 

Launched malware search module

Named in the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list 

Named the Fortune Best Place to Work in technology 

Launched vulnerability management and sandbox modules


Named a visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for endpoint protection platforms

Launched the falcon complete module

Won SC Magazine 2018 Best Security Company and Best Enterprise Security Solution 

Named a leader in Forrester Wave for Endpoint security suites

Launched a device control module

Received Fedramp authorisation 


Launched the CrowdStrike store, the industry's first security cloud ecosystem of trusted third party applications.

Announced the first enterprise EDR solution for mobile devices.

Named a leader in the Forrester Wave Report for incident response services

Named a publicly traded company (CRWD)

Launched Crowdstore


Named leader in the Forrester Wave


Introduces managed service for digital risk prevention 

Launches Falcon Forensics on GovCloud





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