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CrowdStrike named Leader in Forrester Wave Cloud Workload Security Q1 2024
Wed, 31st Jan 2024

CrowdStrike, one of the largest and fastest growing companies specialising in cloud security, has been announced a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Cloud Workload Security, Q1 2024 report. This acclaim highlights the unparalleled strength and unique growth trajectory of the entity.

CrowdStrike established its position at the vanguard of the 13 vendors evaluated by showcasing remarkable acumen in cloud workload security (CWS) capabilities. The firm not only received the apex score in the Strategy category but also procured the highest possible scores in the Vision and Innovation criteria. The mention signifies the increasing confidence and preference of customers for its AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform. The platform is replacing existing cloud security point products with its CrowdStrike Falcon Cloud Security offering, a testament to its advancement and top-tier standards.

Raj Rajamani, Head of Products, CrowdStrike, unravelled his insights on the matter. He stated, “Adversaries are aggressively targeting cloud environments. Point security products with detection-only capabilities and stitched-together platforms are not enough for modern cloud security. Only CrowdStrike delivers visibility, remediation and prevention in a unified platform to stop cloud breaches,” Mr Rajamani took immense pride in the company's pioneering journey in cloud-native cybersecurity and stated that they intend to continue delivering innovative solutions to extend industry-leading protection across every area of the attack surface.

The CrowdStrike 2023 Global Threat Report disclosed a considerable increase of 95% in cloud exploitation cases over the past year. As adversaries have grown progressively focused and relentless, CrowdStrike elucidates that the key to thwarting cloud breaches necessitates a modern approach to protection that comprehensively addresses cloud security risk.

The industry’s most complete CNAPP solution, Falcon Cloud Security, offers holistic protection for the entire cloud estate. Its integrated cloud workload protection (CWP), cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud identity entitlement management (CIEM), and application security posture management (ASPM), provide complete visibility and protection from code to cloud. This advanced and comprehensive platform approach has convinced organizations to consolidate with CrowdStrike; hence replacing immature cloud security point products. This change affirms CrowdStrike’s established position as one of the largest and fastest-growing cloud security businesses in the industry.

The Forrester report lauded CrowdStrike, stating that the cloud security giant "shines in agentless CWP and container runtime protection" while portraying a "convincing CWS vision," equipped with innovation, partner revenue and CDR capabilities "ahead of the competition." In the broader context of demonstrating Falcon Cloud Security’s unified capabilities, the report proposed that “CrowdStrike is a great fit for firms looking for agent-first, behavioural-based threat detection that fits into an end-to-end CWS platform.”