Blog | Dec 17, 2019

eSentire and CrowdStrike: More Choice, More Signals — and More Cloud-Native Advancement

Today we announced a partnership with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection: this offering will protect an organization’s assets 24x7x365 no matter where their endpoints reside, by combining the power of elite threat hunting with next-gen antivirus and endpoint detection and response under a single agent to eliminate blind spots traditional technologies miss.

Additionally, our joint go-to-market and innovation partnership extends our customers’ choice and brings a unique offering to market. Combining our two cloud native platforms together extends multi-signal visibility and response across endpoint, log, network and cloud.

More Choice

CrowdStrike’s Falcon Insight—a powerful Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform— will be integrated into our multi-signal Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform.

Falcon Insight delivers continuous, comprehensive endpoint visibility that spans detection, response and forensics to ensure nothing is missed and potential breaches are stopped.

Adding CrowdStrike’s endpoint protection capabilities to our platform which already includes Carbon Black provides our customers with greater choice: both solutions have earned strong reputations in the cybersecurity community, and we want our customers to be able to choose the right endpoint solution for their needs.

More Signals

In addition to Falcon Insight, we will also integrate Falcon Prevent—cloud-native Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV)—into our MDR platform. Falcon Prevent combines the most effective prevention technologies with full attack visibility and simplicity and, in addition to Falcon Insight, provides valuable signals to power our MDR capabilities.

eSentire’s MDR portfolio will also include CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatchTM service (which will be made available as part of the esENDPOINT offering): a human threat detection engine that operates as an extension of your team, hunting relentlessly to see and stop the most sophisticated hidden threats. Combining the proactive threat hunting of eSentire with Falcon OverWatch service strengthens our customers’ breach prevention.

More Cloud-Native Protection

Finally, partnering with CrowdStrike lets us better manage the security challenges facing today’s businesses.

In particular, digital transformation has outpaced the evolution of traditional security approaches, so organizations now require cloud-native security solutions that advance and adapt at the speed of their business. CrowdStrike brings simplicity and efficacy to endpoint protection in our multi-signal cloud-native MDR platform.

The Future

In general, we’re executing on a strategy to expand the signal base for our customers and to combine these signals with visibility into other layers to gain a complete picture that we can effectively respond to—and doing so in an adaptable and versatile cloud-native solution.

As it relates to our partnership with CrowdStrike, this strategy means that integrating our two platforms to share signals is really only the beginning—you need only glance at CrowdStrike’s long list of endpoint security products to see that there are many possibilities for extension.

The future holds many opportunities and much promise, and we’re excited to partner with CrowdStrike to make that future more secure.

Stay tuned, for more to come as we near expected availability in early Q1 of 2020.

Sean Blenkhorn

Sean Blenkhorn

Chief Experience Officer

As a seasoned security leader, Sean Blenkhorn has spent much of his nearly 20-year career consulting with leading global (FORTUNE 50, 100, 500 and 1000) companies around security and compliance solutions.